Sunday, we went to Summit Church and Top of the Hill for lunch to watch the Women's World Cup. Neither of us had been to Chapel Hill in way too long, and thought that it would be fun to go back for the afternoon. After lunch we went walking on campus and stopped at my FAVORITE place...the back steps of South Building overlooking the quad toward Wilson Library. (If you've never stopped on those steps before, you totally should on account of that campus is beautiful and it is such a WOW, I WENT TO SCHOOL HERE, HOW LUCKY AM I? and MAN, COLLEGE WAS SO FUN moment.) It was just as beautiful as it always is and of course empty on account of it being summer.
When we stopped, Bryce asked me if I knew what today was. I didn't, but he reminded me that on that day we had been dating for 1,234 days. He proceeded to sing the 1234 chorus from Plain White T's and then he got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him.
I had been pretty adamant about not asking him when he would propose and just trusting in him that he would pick the perfect time, so I was completely not expecting anything. But, I always just knew that when it did happen, I would have a major freak out. You know, tears, jumping, laughing, the works. None of that happened though, and when he asked I just said very calmly, "Yep, I will marry you." And that was that. (We went to the Melting Pot afterwards and had a delicious dinner and that was also so fun!)
All of the pictures are thanks to Bryce's college roommate who was hiding nearby. I had no idea he took these until a couple months after the fact.
Be sure to check out our "official" engagement pictures that were also taken on campus (because where else would they be taken?!) by some great friends here.
Linking up here: