Monday, January 26, 2009

She said 'Yes'!!

Jonathan here to end the suspense.

On our last trip to Guatemala, the plan I had in place for months was finally carried out. Following nearly a week of spending precious quality time with some amazing children at Hermano Pedro orphanage in Antiqua, Gret and I strolled over to romantic central park. With its beautiful fountain from which flows a winding path of trees, flowers and shrubs nestled among numerous iron and wood benches, the park is a haven for love struck couples, both young and old, who sit beside one other, lost in their embrace. We cuddled for a while watching passers-by and were especially entertained by 2 young guatemalan girls that laughed, sang, played, and danced as we videotaped their silly antics. As the sun departed and the performers left us, I knew the time was right. Gret sounded perplexed as I fumbled through our bag for the hand-carved wooden frog I had secretely purchased at the local market earlier in the day. The frog doubled as a puzzle which made it perfect for this occasion. I knelt down beside her and said, "Give a kiss, and say yes. Turn this frog into a prince and be my princess." With that I pulled the pieces of the frog apart and hidden inside one of the pieces was a diamond ring. "Will you marry me?", I said. Her eyes wide and with enough of a pause to cause my hands to tremble even more (and make my eyes bug out of my head!!), Gret finally responded and accepted my proposal. We held each other as our tears flowed and our hearts melded together. I have the ultimate honor of knowing I will soon be married to and spend the rest of my life with the most amazing woman, Greta-Jo.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Guess what's happening

on August 1, 2009?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

You have to believe.

I am still gathering my thoughts regarding our recent trip to Guatemala. I have so much I want to share. Please enjoy the second slide show of our trip.
Stay tuned, details to come...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Amazing Grace

Monday, January 5, 2009

Two people who are making our trip possible...

My Mom(essie) and Dad volunteered to watch Carson while Jonathan and I travel to Guatemala on Wednesday. Please keep them in your prayers while we are away. Carson thoroughly enjoys spending time with his Mommom and Poppop. I just pray my sweet little boy is on his best behaviour. Carson can be very ornery at times...
Thanks Essie and Dad!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A few Carsonisms...

Micheal Micheal = Motorcycle.
Lollipopper = lollipop.
Ho Ho Ho, MisMistree = Santa says, Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas

Carson makes me smile every day :)