Tuesday, March 24, 2009


"details, i need details. like similies."
"i will bring you similies."

-Win a Date With Tad Hamilton

so here is the scoop. mostly in picture form. (lie)

my weekend with the cliffords was perfect.

i will admit i had an idea, but i was not honestly not entirely clued in...

friday night i spent talking and laughing like we were twelve with the
cutest future sister-in-law chicks....till 4:30am

apparently they were supposed to keep me there for most of the next morning
so mom/chris could set up and things... (didn't happen)

i got up at 7:30, with a need for a large dose of pain killers, and i went downstairs.
darlene looked at me like, "oh crap!" (but of course, i didn't pick up on it...)
she was making the food for our little
and played it off like they were for a picnic later.... (i am so obliv.

chris and dad showed up to say they went for an early morning "ride"(on the quads)
like its something they do all the time...
(again, bought it. "sure, why not... it's a bonding thing...")

chris came and told me we should go on a walk and i thought,
"oh, maybe this is it!"
we went on a pleasant walk and ended at a pretty water crossing...
...then turned back....
"WHAT?!" ok. it's not happening then....

we went home and most everyone was gone.
we sat on the perfect porch swing, enjoying the weather,
answering the phone every thirty seconds or so....
when shelby (youngest of the sisters) shows up on a quad.

CC gets all excited and says we should go!
(impromptu of course.... totally not planned....
wow- can't believe i didn't see right through this...)

the ride was fun and we ended up near a pretty creek.
oh sweet, he's being all romantic and crap and wants to look at the water and what not...

so we stopped a minute and i assume that we are going to get back on the hog and cruise some more.

then we walked around a huge rock to find this:

before we even saw what it was, i was a goner!

the next phase involves tears and blubbering and spurts of excitement....
(for those do not which to projectile vomit, i will leave the details out...;)

after he popped the question, i hugged him and he asked,
"so is that a yes?"

to which i replied:


i could't be a happier camper!

of course he played a few songs (i cried), we tried to eat something (no longer hungry),
but then we just headed back...

and i was shocked to see this crew!:

he had invited them up so they wouldn't miss it and they loved it.

this might be my favorite picture though.
i already win.
in fact, i knew after only 1 week i would marry him...
for his mother
if nothing else!

chris and his cute sisters.
yep. i come from all boys (+1) and he comes from all girls...
pretty perfect.

soon to be complete clifford family (+1)

5 years and coming...
someone must be watchin over me....

59 days...
59 days....
59 days.....!!!!!
(per the counter up left)

...planning updates soon to come....
stay tuned!


  1. Megs... I love you and I am SO happy for you! I cant wait to see and hear about the planning! You two are so cute together... I am just so happy for you! You are such an amazing person and he seems to match you perfectly! Yay!

  2. Congrats Meg. I'm all kinds of excited for you! And also, LOVE the picture of you and your dad.

  3. Ahhh! Congratulations Meg! He seems like such an awesome guy- perfect for you! And what a romantic too- I love that the whole fam was involved (he much know you well! :) ) Congrats again!

  4. K, that is the sweetest thing ever. Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!! I'm sure you've got it all covered, but PLEASE let me know if you need help with anything. Hooray for being in love!

  5. YAY YAY YAY!!
    M cubed + C squared = LOVE4EVA!

    Can't wait to meet him & do this whole wedding fun! I'm sure it'll be a PARTY! :)


  6. Um...I might have got teary-eyed during all that...

  7. I'm so excited for you! 58 days! That's awesome. I only had 56 days and it was the best engagement ever. Way to keep it short. ;-)
    Have so much fun planning!!!!! Congrats again.

  8. Congrats!! What a beautiful ring and a beautiful soon to be. :)

  9. I am so freakin' excited (jump through window)! This makes me so happy! I wish you could see me giggling and tearing up in my kitchen right now. This is so sweet, Meg. We could not be happier for you! We are just so thrilled. Congratulations almost-Mrs. Clifford!

  10. Loretta and RichieMarch 26, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Thanks for the full story! What a sweet proposal. See you soon!

  11. I am so so happy for you meg! I told your mom only a few months ago that meeting the man of your dreams was right around the corner!! Boy was I right!

  12. Congratulations Meg, that is such a great story, and he even thought to get your family up for it too, what a great day.

  13. I have to say this: After your experience with possible mother-in-laws, (soo not naming names) you deserve a great one. I love you honey, I am so excited for you, and for REAL, I need to hear this story.