Saturday, August 30, 2008

We're Engaged!!

It was all so very exciting!!!! It was Saturday, Aug. 23, (exactly one year after I left for Ecuador) Gabe and I went to the Bee's baseball game.  He had asked me a few days before that if I wanted to go, making sure to tell me that there would be fireworks after the game. I said for sure I was in for the fireworks!  We went on Saturday to a sold out game. For the first 5 innings Gabe and I were having fun, but for some reason, after the fifth inning,things got a little crazy.  Gabe haddecided to propose that night during thefifth inning.  He had gone down to the stadium and got it all figured out.  I guess what was supposed to happen was that they were supposed to put us on the jumbo tron during the fifth inning, I would look up on the screen and be so excited that I was larger than life, and then it would flash "Abigail, Will you marry me? -Gabriel" (Isn't he the cutest?  When he was about 7 years old, he saw 2 people get engaged in the row ahead of him at a baseball game and always wanted to do that same thing!)  ANYWHO.... So this was all suppossed to happen during the fifth inning, but i didn't.... and not in the sixth and not in the seventh and not even in the eighth.  This whole time, Gabe is kinda freakin out, making up stories about howhe was sick and had to keep getting up, when really he was trying to figure out what in the worldwas going on!!!! He was getting all nervous and irritated, and I was thinking that my mom's dinner that night had made him sick.  I kept telling him that we could leave, that we didn't have to stay if hedidn't feel good.  But he kept telling me that he would stick it out.  Well.... In the top of the ninth inning.... IT HAPPENED.  All these announcements kept flashing up on the screen, mean while I was trying to talk to Gabe, even though he wasn't being very responsive.  He just kept pointing at the screen....WATCH THE SCREEN ABBY!  And then I saw it...."Abigail, will you marry me? -Gabriel"   From that moment on, I was in a state of shock.  I turned to him and he was down on one knee.  He was trying to ask me if I would be his forever, but i couldn't hear him from all of the screaming and cheering around us.  I just kept saying, "YES, YES, YES!!!"  Then he pulled out the most beautiful ring, put it on my finger, and looked at me for an answer.  All I remember is the guy behind us say,"Well???"I yelled, "YES!" And we stood up and he kissed me.  Then he said, "Look up."  I looked up and in the stands above us were my parents and my little sister laur, his parents and his little brother Matt.  They were all there and filming everything.  I was so happy they were there and they got to share that with us.  We went and got pictures and then watched the fireworks.  It was the most amazing nightof my life.  I am so happy and so in love.  Sometimes I get these random excited butterfly attacks where I can't help myself but throw my hands in the air and say, "WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!!!  I am so excited and I cannot wait to spend forever with my very best friend!  I love you Gabe!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


It's official.  We are that couple, the bloggers.  I've gotta be honest.  We've had this blog up with our title and picture for a couple days now, and I just can't bring myself to write anything.  I don't really know what to write.  I read my friends blogs and they are so gosh darn cute and fun, and I am so interested with what they are doing.  I don't how interesting this will be to other people, but its fun.  And we came up with a good title, so we thought we had to start one.   Gaby,  The inspiration for our blog.  The combination of our two names, and we like to think that it would be our name if we were one of those lame celebrity couples, ya know... kinda like bennifer.  So here it is the official Gaby blog, I know you all are dying to keep up with what is going on in the life of the gabigail (another awesome name we came up with...).  But it will be fun to post some pics and keep in touch with everyone!