Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MY SISTER IS ENGAGED!

ALLERT, ALERT! My sister, my darling role model sister is ENGAGED!

I couldn’t post this until she told all her friends… and it went “facebook official”. ha! I AM SO BEYOND EXCITED. We have known since May. Talk about HARD TO KEEP A SECRET :) :)

And the story goes…

Kyle took my parents out about 2 months ago to ask for their permission and blessing. Jonna was in Guatemala at this time. Perfect, right? We have been collaborating ever since and Kyle came up with a perfect idea. 9 roses to represent their 9 months of dating and the final rose would lead to the proposal.

 The "handoff" of roses. Kyle's parents to Josh and I!

 Series of Roses... and the Final Rose (given by a random lady).
{{click to enlarge and see the roses}}

Josh and I had the great privilidge of putting the roses out while they were at dinner and camping out in the bushes/trees to get some awesome photos that they will remember FOREVER!

 JUST before the proposal. Adorable!

Anddd... he's down on ONE knee :) WOO HOO!

ENGAGED FOR REAL!!! MY SISTER IS ENGAGED!

Mom and I coordinated an Engagement Party with our Families!

God is SO cool... do you want to know why?? One of the ways is that Josh's family is best friends with Kyle's family (my future bro-in-law) they all grew up together! It is amazing. Simply amazing that God would use our relationship to bring my sister to her future husband. Well, there is controversy on this, everyone had their say. However... we know GOD did his thing ONCE again!!!!!! We are thrilled!

Jonna and Kyle telling the story at the party

 Couldn't be MORE excited for my darling sister!!!!

Lenzen, Future Cross, and Thurston Clan :) Pretty good lookin' 

Fireworks to end the night!!!

Sparklers and Fun!

Start of something amazing! I am sure my blog will be filled with lotsa wedding stuff now :) Sister asked if I could be like their wedding coordinator... on top of the Matron of Honor. OF COURSE! Could I just start a business? I love all things related to weddings. Seriously, Truly! 

Jonna and Kyle --- you two are a perfect match. God knew what he was doing in saving you for each other! Through the challenges and crazyness of life it is so BEAUTIFUL to know that this is THE BEST! This is what he means when he says he will give you the desires of your heart. Amazing! WE love you soooo much :)

34 Beautiful comments!:

Heather said...

How fun! Congrats to her!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Aw, Congrats to your sister!!
Love the pictures!

chubskulit said...

How3 sweet, Congratulations to Kyle and Joanna and good luck for long long years of happiness. Lovely photos of a happy family,.

LYDIA said...

So happy for Jonna and Kyle! That is very exciting!

nicole said...

that is so exciting!!!!

Hannah Jo said...

YAY! How fun, and how sweet that your family was there to celebrate! And good luck with wedding coordinating, I understand, I'm pretty much obsessed with all things wedding:-)

Congrats to your sister! The pictures are beautiful!

Mr and Mrs. Stoneking said...

Congrats to her! What a fun time!! Your sister looks JUST like you by the way!

Jordan said...

Congrats to your sister and Future brother in law! Sweet proposal and great pictures (btw). Congrats!

Joni Lenzen said...

Once again Ria, you did an awesome, delightful job of relaying this incredible story! All the pictures are amazing!! You really captured the beauty of the "Rose Walk". It was fun to scheme with you in the preparations for the engagement party as well. We have so much fun and excitement ahead!! Can't wait to get goin on the planning! Ok, so we have to remember . .. this is JONNA'S wedding . . .he he!!

...::Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

How exciting! Congrats to your sister. :)

Mateya said...

How fun! Congrats to her! Your poor parents, two weddings in two years hehe :) I am sure they are thrilled!

Mrs. A said...

aww congrats to your sister how sweet and what a perfect proposal. I'm sure you will be busy in the months to come with all the wedding details :)

Lauren said...

awww...what a precious proposal! and congrats to your sister! God is so good!

Ali @ Mommie Life said...

Oh how fun and exciting!! And it IS crazy how much GOD influences us and puts the people we are supposed to meet right in front of us... Even if he has to do it a couple times... :)

sara said...

Congrats! What a sweet proposal and what looks like an awesome party!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations to your sister! My sister just got engaged recently, too, and we are having so much fun planning everything!

Karah said...

So exciting!! My brother and his girlfriend just got engaged this weekend. Yay for all things wedding!!!

Jenny said...

So sweet and incredibly exciting! Congrats to your Sister and her fiance! God is truly shinning on your family and filling it with lots of blessings!

Jonna said...

Thanks sissy for the sweet recap of it all! So fun to see Gods faithfulness! Thanks for all your help, cant wait to have you by my side in all the planning! Love you lots!! :)

beka said...

Awww, congrats to your sister!
Wonderful news!!

Claire said...

I am sooooooooo happy for your sister! My sister and I got married 4 months apart and pregnant 3 months apart! It's so fun to share such huge life experiences as sisters!!!!! It will be sooo much fun to share the wedding planning experience as her coordinator too! Be blessed in this fun season :)

Amanda said...

yay! congrats to you and your family! you and your sis are so cute!!! you got some good pics too. have fun!

enjoylife said...

Another Lenzen wedding! How fun the process will be with all your wheels a-turnin. Let me know if you have any questions on anything - I might have some good resources for you guys. Seems like just yesterday we were all planning your special day!

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Congratulations to your sister! Those pictures are so beautiful - she will be happy to have those forever! Good luck with wedding planning - I miss it :)

EmmyLou said...

OMGOSH this is so exciting!!!!!!!!! I love reading peoples engagement stories!! I bet it was a hard secret to keep. She is beautiful and I send them both many, many blessings! Thank you so much for all your encouraging and thoughtful comments! :) xo

Shani said...

How romantic!

Christina said...

so SO so excited for Jonna!!! :) Your family is truly blessed! It is so encouraging to see the way God works when we put Him at the center and trust in His plan :) You girls are wonderful role models. Love ya both!

VandK said...

yay! that is sooooo exciting!!! have fun helping plan her wedding!! congrats! :)

Marie said...

Only 9 months of dating and already engaged?!
That's really fast, I think!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

That is all so exciting! How absolutely fabulous!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Those pictures made me tear up! Congratulations to Jonna & Kyle :)

And Marie--my husband and I were engaged at 6 months and eloped 2 months later. Others may view it as fast, but when you know...you know! It's been the best decision I've made in my life yet!

~Miss Raquel said...

So cute!! Awesome! Praise the LORD! Great pics, Ria! Thanks for sharing.
*hugs*
~Miss Raquel

Char said...

Congrats to your sister!! How exciting! And what a creative way to ask, way to go!! You and your sister are gorgeous!

Morgan said...

Soooo exciting!!! I got chills as I read this. God is so great. Congratulations to your sister and Kyle!!!