Behind The Butter

The Proposal

To say I was surprised is the understatement of the century.

I had absolutely, completely, NO IDEA this was happening. I mean, I knew eventually Adam and I would get engaged — we’ve talked about it dozens of times and, let’s be honest, I knew from the moment I set eyes on him that he was going to be my husband someday. And no, I’m not just saying that…I actually wrote in my journal that evening that I was sure I had just met my future husband. That boy never stood a chance.

The day Adam proposed, we were camping up at Hendy Woods, one of our favorite little spots in Mendocino County. We had a delicious breakfast {me, scrambled egg + bacon + cheese sandwich and him, buttermilk pancakes} at the Boonville General Store and then decided to go out for a hike in Big Hendy Grove.

We were hiking along when suddenly, Adam completely faceplanted on the trail. I’m talking, sliding into second base. He had mud all over his shirt, his hands and face. I felt SO BAD for him but he promised he was fine and we hiked on. We hiked for a couple hours before getting back to the car and heading back to our campsite for lunch {peanut butter sandwiches!}. It was then that he told me he thought today would be a great day to take those Christmas card photos I had been harassing him about for weeks now. He said we’d go wine tasting and get the guy from the winery to take our photo in front of the vineyards…it would be perfect. I was so excited to take the photos, but I whined, “You didn’t tell me we would be taking photos! I only packed gross hiking clothes!!” He assured me jeans and a t-shirt were fine.

We went to our first winery and enjoyed a tasting outside. Adam wanted to buy a bottle of the Petit Syrah to have with our chili + hot dogs that night for dinner, but when he went to reach for his credit card, he realized it was missing. We called the General Store and they didn’t have it, and we realized the only place his card could be was on the trail that we had hiked earlier — it must have fallen out when he fell.

So…we re-traced our steps. I was a little perturbed because I was excited about going to the next winery and taking our Christmas photos, but I insisted the card must be on the trail and we’d quickly grab it before heading back out wine tasting.

It was cool in the forest, so I grabbed my fleece vest from the trunk and we quickly headed back out on the trail. We got to the exact spot he fell five hours ago and there was no card but suddenly Adam goes:

“Dear, I see the card! I found it!” He was pointing to a large blue index card stapled to a redwood tree right in front of us.

“What are you talking about?! What is that? We need to find your Amex card before someone else grabs it!”

“No, I found the card! Look at it!”

I stepped forward and looked at the card….it just read “I love you” on the front. Adam pulled it off the tree and flipped it over.

“I love you because you love to get lost in the woods…”, the card read.

At this point I still had no idea what was going on and I was REALLY confused. He didn’t lose his Amex card? He planned that faceplant earlier in the mud?

Adam just grabbed my hand and pulled me down the trail. He grabbed another card stapled to a tree. It also had a reason of why he loved me. Then, the surprise really hit — our friend, Stephen, jumped out from behind the tree and started snapping photos of us. Stephen lives in Texas. It was just so out of place and so random, that I completely lost it. I had no idea what he was doing here…in the middle of Hendy Woods….thousands of miles from Austin.

We kept walking down the trail.

Then, Stephen’s wife, Morgan, stepped out from behind another tree holding an index card that stated another reason Adam loved me. At this point, I started to tear up. Stephen and Morgan are some of our dearest, dearest friends and I always thought they miiiiight be a part of the proposal but I never, ever, thought they would come here to California. I just assumed Adam would do it in Texas! I was blown away.

Right after seeing Morgan, Adam put a blindfold on me and led me into the seat of a black suburban. He drove me next door to a gorgeous apple farm and took off my blindfold. I couldn’t believe who I saw:

One of my best friends, Ashley, was standing there {also far from home} with a rose, a cup of fresh apple juice and another note of why Adam loves me.

After seeing Ashley, Adam led me over to a table in the vineyard and read my favorite card out loud:

“I love you because I am the Almanzo to your Laura…no matter what trials and hardships stand in our way…”

The bandana was re-tied around my eyes, I was put BACK into the car and we drove over to a breathtaking vineyard, that’s name literally translates to “Field of Dreams”.

When Adam pulled the blindfold off me, I couldn’t have been more shocked to see our good friend, Rocky, standing in front of a keyboard, dressing in a tux in the middle of the vineyard.

He read another love card to me then started playing and singing a Sam Cooke song while Adam led me in a slow dance.

Laughter mingled with tears….I was so overwhelmed with emotion and excitement at this point because I knew what was coming….

Right after the song ended, the blindfold was put back on and this time, we drove down the hill and got out of the car again.

Adam took off the blindfold and my yoga teacher and friend, Anna, was standing there in front of me!

She read another card and I started to cry….

But then we got back in the car and I was driven to a beautiful rustic barn on the vineyard.

When I stepped inside, all my friends were there, beautiful food + drinks were set out on a long table and mason jar candles illuminated the room.

There was a projector set up and a video started running….Adam had actually gotten all my other friends and family members on tape reading more cards with reasons why he loves me…

In the end, 50 cards with reasons why he loved me were read and tears were streaming down my face. He had managed to videotape my best friends, my parents, his parents, my grandparents… was very, very, VERY moving. Lots of happy tears in the room!

The last video was our friend, Paul, who busted out his guitar and sang our song, Tupelo Honey. We started dancing and at the end of the song, Adam dropped down to a knee and proposed.

You guys, even though I knew this day would eventually come, it was completely and totally surreal. I started crying and our friends waited outside while we had a bit of private time together.

After about 10 minutes, Adam ushered me outside saying, “I’d like to introduce my fiancee — the future Mrs. Beaugh!!!”

Everyone cheered, we popped bubbly and took more photos together. I was completely elated…I had never felt so happy in my entire life. NONE OF THIS would have ever been possible without our amazing friends. We have the very best friends in the world and they absolutely made our special day complete.

We quickly packed up camp and drove back to Healdsburg, where we all celebrated with a big, fun dinner at SpoonBar…right down the street from where this story all began!



I can’t WAIT to marry this man that God has given me. He makes me want to be a better person and is a true blessing to me in every way. Wahoo!!





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  • polly
    November 7, 2012 at 3:31 am

    crying here at 6:30am… πŸ™‚
    perfect start to my day! love you guys! happiest tears ever!!!!


    tell Almonzo that your sister Mary approves. πŸ™‚

    • Katie D.
      November 7, 2012 at 5:09 am

      So does Carrie πŸ˜‰

      • jenna
        November 7, 2012 at 6:48 am


    • Becca
      November 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Totally crying at my computer. It is an amazing, loving, considerate man that plans an engagement like that (not to mention can include a Little House on the Prarie reference). He is certainly special. I am so happy for you both!!

  • Sharon
    November 7, 2012 at 3:31 am

    So romantic! Tell Adam he raised the bar for all boyfriends out there. I won’t tell my husband, as our story was a bit “less out of this world” but still special because it was ours :-). Enjoy this beautiful time. Finding your special person is just such a wonderful feeling. As you said, you know when you know. Thank you for sharing! Wish you and Adam all the best that God has in store for you.

  • Jenn
    November 7, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I am so excited for you Jenna! Your proposal story is amazing and I definitely cried when I read it. My husband and I just celebrated 4 years of marriage and I thank God every day for giving me such an amazing man. I know that you and Adam will be so happy together!

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    November 7, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Wow… what an amazing adventure he took you on! I would have grown so impatient, just ask me already!? Adam went to great lengths with this, I’m so impressed. Wow. Congratulations to you both πŸ™‚

  • Jamie
    November 7, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Yay!! What a sweet story. Best wishes to you!

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    November 7, 2012 at 3:55 am

    That’s an amazing story, he’s a keeper! πŸ˜€

  • MyThy as in "Mighty"
    November 7, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Wow, the BEST engagement story I’ve heard yet! SO happy for you and Adam and so happy to see this all happening in Santa Rosa/Menodocino County (where dedicated fiance is from!). Will you guys be getting married there? If so…hope you don’t mind us stealing some of your wedding plans as we plan to return home to get married!

    • jenna
      November 7, 2012 at 6:51 am

      We plan to get married in Texas!

      • MyThy as in "Mighty"
        November 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

        Aww, makes sense though! Can’t wait to hear about your wedding planning on the blog! =)

  • Jamie Carpenter
    November 7, 2012 at 3:59 am

    πŸ™‚ What a wonderful story! You are going to never get sick of telling that story!

  • Jennifer S
    November 7, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Oh my gosh, I love it! Congratulations to you both!!!

  • Lisa O
    November 7, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Wow what a story!! I think it’s the most romantic one I’ve heard. Thank you for sharing, it warmed my heart here in Australia. Me thinks the Aussie man needs to take a leaf out of the American man’s book! xx

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    November 7, 2012 at 4:01 am

    What a beautiful story! I’m crying happy tears over here right now! Congratulations!

  • Heather
    November 7, 2012 at 4:01 am


    I’m totally sobbing on the couch while my 8-month-old stares at me. Such a beautiful proposal!

  • Megan L.
    November 7, 2012 at 4:05 am

    OH MY GOD, this is the sweetest proposal story I have ever heard in my life. Thank you so much for sharing the story! Congratulations to you both, and I wish you a lifetime of happiness! I can’t wait to follow along in your upcoming adventures!

  • Courtney @ Translating Nutrition
    November 7, 2012 at 4:05 am

    What an amazing engagement story! So incredibly sweet, and a true testament to your relationship. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Charley
    November 7, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Crying here too at 6:15 in the morning…what a beautiful story. God bless!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    November 7, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Beautiful story!!!

  • Anne
    November 7, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Your story is so beautiful, bringing me to tears first thing in the morning! Congratulations, he sounds so so wonderful!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    November 7, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Aaaaaand sobbing… Jenna!!! This is one of the most unique proposal stories I have ever heard – can you even imagine how long Adam has been planning this out?! He looks cool as a cucumber throughout the entire thing too!! You two sound like you have a beautiful relationship, and I couldn’t be happier for you. Enjoy your engagement to the fullest, it almost feels like the relationship is brand new again, in an amazing, exciting way. Congratulations!!!

    • jenna
      November 7, 2012 at 6:51 am

      He actually said he had only been planning for two weeks…which sounds totally crazy to me. All those nights when I thought he was working late or watching football with friends, he actually drove all the way to the proposal spot to “scout” all the details.

  • Danielle
    November 7, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Oh my gosh! I’m bawling. That is one of the most, if not THE MOST beautiful engagement stories I have ever read. Congratulations again, Jenna. You deserve every moment of the marital bliss to come. Happy wedding planning πŸ™‚

  • Jin
    November 7, 2012 at 4:25 am

    congratulations!!! what a great story!

  • Megan
    November 7, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Congratulations! What a beautiful story and fantastic way to start the next chapter in your lives together. It’s a good thing I’m already married because a proposal like this is a fairy tale that would be hard to beat πŸ˜‰

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    November 7, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Omg Jenna, this story literally brought years to my eyes on the subway enroute to work! As a reader since 2008, i am so so so happy for you! Cheers to Adam for such an amazing proposal!

  • Susan Celmer
    November 7, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Adam did good. And so did you. Congrats again!

  • Ellen
    November 7, 2012 at 4:39 am

    How beautiful! You are so blessed! Congrats!

  • Kelly
    November 7, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Such a beautiful story! so happy for you!!!

  • Madison
    November 7, 2012 at 4:43 am

    oh my gosh! I just teared up! amaazing!!! congratulations!

  • Sam
    November 7, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Looks like you found a keeper! How sweet ! Congratulations!!

  • Rachel
    November 7, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Congrats, Jenna! That is an amazing proposal story. Adam is a lucky guy!

  • Natalie Rae
    November 7, 2012 at 4:47 am

    This makes my heart happy!
    You are quickly becoming my favorite blog- As I rediscover my Christian faith from my youth and I start to cook more, your blog is a great foundation for my everyday adventures and reading. I almost daily reference you to the Husband as “the girl in California who’s book I bought” (as I point to the book on the coffee table and my Husband rolls his eyes :))

  • Kay
    November 7, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Congrats! He sounds very special!!

  • RJ
    November 7, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Sounds like a proposal from a movie! Congratulations!

  • Heather
    November 7, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Congrats Jenna (and Adam, too!) I’ve been following your blog since the start so I feel like I know, and love, you and was SO happy reading this. You definitely deserve all the happiness in the world, and know that you have it in front of you with Adam by our side πŸ™‚ God Bless!

  • Denise Waghorn
    November 7, 2012 at 4:52 am

    What a beautiful summary of what took months to create – you are both blessed to have found each other. And to be surrounded by true friends and a loving family. May the rest of your life be as completely breathtaking, and may be share in all the celebrations coming your way. Congratulations!

  • Aimee from AL
    November 7, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I was SOOO excited to get up and read this this am and it didn’t let me down! Congrats to you both! He did good πŸ™‚

  • Pam
    November 7, 2012 at 4:53 am

    As I read this I thought this would make for a wonderful read! You are always sharing what your reading, maybe you should write your story! Just an idea. Beautiful!

  • Lauren
    November 7, 2012 at 4:56 am

    What a beautiful story and how incredible that it’s all photographed! Wishing you two all of the best! πŸ™‚

  • Megan
    November 7, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Crying happy tears for you!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!

    Have you done a post on how you and Adam met and began dating? I would loooove to read that!!

    • jenna
      November 7, 2012 at 6:49 am

      I need to re-write our story — that’s a good idea πŸ™‚

      • Charlotte Marie
        November 7, 2012 at 7:41 am

        I would agree! I’ve only been following the blog for a couple of years, so I don’t think I know how y’all started dating. What a wonderful proposal story – I’m so happy for y’all! Your blog is one of my favorites and so many of your recipes have become staples in my household. Your “pantry pasta” even made my picky husband become a kale lover! Thank you!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    November 7, 2012 at 5:08 am

    what an amazing and beautiful proposal. i had goosebumps the entire time. i’m so thrilled for you both!! xoxo

  • Theresa P
    November 7, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I just balled my eyes out!!! What a wonderful, WONDERFUL story!!! Congrats to you both πŸ™‚

  • Debbie B
    November 7, 2012 at 5:10 am

    He is something special! You make a wonderful couple! Congrats!

  • Rachel Cooks
    November 7, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Oh my gosh….tearing up! So happy for you! YAY!

  • Colleen @ MissPetiteSweets
    November 7, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Such a great proposal story! Congratulations!

  • Karleen
    November 7, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Happy tears, happy tears! What a sweet, sweet proposal story! So happy for you & your new adventure.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    November 7, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Just beautiful πŸ™‚ So happy for you guys!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    November 7, 2012 at 5:16 am

    That’s such a beautiful proposal. Congratulations!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 7, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Oh wow, I have got MAJOR chills right now! This is the cutest story EVER!! Tell Adam he did an amazing job, and how awesome is it that you have photos of the entire day?! You two are adorable! Congrats!

  • Kathryn
    November 7, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Omg what an amazing proposal!! Congrats!!

  • jenna
    November 7, 2012 at 5:22 am

    what a beautiful engagement story! congrats!

  • Jessicaisbaking
    November 7, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Such a beautiful story! I wish you and Adam all the happiness in the world!

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    November 7, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Beautiful!!! Adam is a very special guy to have gone to those lengths. Congrats!

  • Samantha Cernock
    November 7, 2012 at 5:26 am

    That’s an awesome story!

  • Amy
    November 7, 2012 at 5:30 am

    What a beautiful story — Adam did an amazing job planning the day πŸ™‚ Congratulations again — you two are such a perfect fit together, I know you have a lifetime of happiness ahead of you <3

  • Laura
    November 7, 2012 at 5:30 am

    This story tops them all!! Congrats!!!!

  • Barbara
    November 7, 2012 at 5:31 am

    wow! that is some proposal!

  • Maria
    November 7, 2012 at 5:31 am

    We are beyond thrilled for you guys! We love you! xoxo

  • Angela
    November 7, 2012 at 5:32 am

    What a beautiful proposal and now cherished memory! So happy for you, congratulations! PS- cant wait to read about the wedding!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    November 7, 2012 at 5:32 am

    WOW! I am so happy for you. It is obvious that Adam loves and adores you so much – and you him – and you two deserve the best!

  • Ginna
    November 7, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Ah! What a sweet, sweet proposal story. I am so excited for you guys!!!

  • Jessica
    November 7, 2012 at 5:35 am

    can’t even take this. love!!

  • Shae
    November 7, 2012 at 5:40 am

    What a beautiful proposal, congratulations!!!

  • Beth
    November 7, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Congratulations and many blessings to you both. I am crying happy tears for you this morning.

  • Gennin
    November 7, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Wow! What an amazing proposal. I too am shedding tears of joy for you both. Congratulations!!!!

  • marcia compton
    November 7, 2012 at 5:41 am

    that is the most unbelievable sweetest story I have ever heard. Can not wait to hear more details!

  • Kara
    November 7, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Beautiful! I absolutely love that he referenced Almanzo and Laura! Congratulations!

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl
    November 7, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Seriously?????? Where the heck did you find that guy? Tears. and joy. Congrats!!!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    November 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Also crying here at 9 am. This is the most beautiful story evereverever. So happy for you, Jenna!! <3

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    November 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Oh my gosh, this is the sweetest proposal story that I’ve ever heard! Congratulations!

  • Heather {ModernMealsforTwo}
    November 7, 2012 at 5:54 am

    I really shouldn’t have read this before a meeting at work. I’m sitting here dabbing my eyes. That’s an amazing engagement story and I’m so happy for you!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day
    November 7, 2012 at 5:59 am

    This story is stunningly beautiful…so unique and truly filled with love. I am so happy for you guys and wish you many years of blessings and happiness!

  • Urban Wife
    November 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

    What a beautiful proposal!! It gave me goosebumps. Also, how awesome that y’all will have pictures of this special moment in your lives. God is wonderful and He certainly has brought two wonderful people together. πŸ™‚

  • Julie
    November 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Tearing up! What a beautiful story! Can’t wait to hear all the wedding details to come! Gods blessings to you!

  • Jenna | The Paleo Project
    November 7, 2012 at 6:01 am

    crying at work. he is so creative and his love for you is unbelievable. I’m so happy for you, jenna.

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    November 7, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Such an amazing proposal!!!!

  • Shannon
    November 7, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Such an amazing story Jenna! So happy for you!!!!!!!!!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    November 7, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Just finished doing my make-up, and I’m going to have to do it all over again because I am bawling over the beauty, thoughtfulness, and love captured in this post. How lucky you and Adam are to have found each other. Congratulations x 1 million! xoxo

  • Katie
    November 7, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Huge giant congratulations to you! I had chills through the whole read…well done, Adam! Also…those pictures?! Pricesless! I wish I had pictures of my engagement!

  • Christina
    November 7, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Did you notice that in the last picture, you two shadows became one!!!

  • Marisa Toomey
    November 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I’m a new reader but feel like I’ve known you for ages! Thanks for sharing this amazing part of your life and CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Ali O
    November 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Thanks so much for sharing all the details! So unbelievably happy for you both! πŸ™‚ Congratulations again & wishing you much joy during this awesome time! It’s so special…We just celebrated our 1st anniversary about a month ago. Time goes so quickly, remember to stop and smell the roses along this chapter of your journey together!

  • Katie
    November 7, 2012 at 6:22 am

    amazing story. that’s like out of movie!! so wonderful. congrats!!!

  • Chelsea
    November 7, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Congratulations! You guys are too adorable πŸ™‚

  • monica
    November 7, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Cutest proposal ever!! My heart’s melting right here.

  • Summer
    November 7, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Beautiful proposal, heartfelt congratulations to you both!

  • Amber
    November 7, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Oh my, that is a beautiful proposal story. I have tears running down my cheeks. Congratulations! Happy wedding planning!

  • Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
    November 7, 2012 at 6:38 am

    What a WONDERFUL story- he’s a keeper! πŸ™‚

  • erin
    November 7, 2012 at 6:38 am

    what a lovely way to get engaged! the best part is that you will have photos of the whole thing to remember it by…gah, so awesome.

  • Grace @ Practicing Grace
    November 7, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Just teared uppppp

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    November 7, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I am in tears. So happy for both of you. What a wonderful proposal. He really pulled out all the stops for it!

  • MaryK.
    November 7, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Congratulations to both of you!

    Absolutely beautiful! Well done, Adam! You have this pregnant lady sobbing at work. πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    November 7, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Very cute story. Congrats!

  • Flavia
    November 7, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Congratulations, Jenna! What a heartwarming engagement story. You have one great fiancee! Blessings and love!

  • Angie @ Losing It and Loving It
    November 7, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Oh Jenna! Such a beautiful story. Congrats again.

  • katie
    November 7, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Wow, Adam set the bar high! That is an amazingly special and well thought out engagement! Congratulations to you both and enjoy this phase, because it’s just a small glimpse! Marriage is the best πŸ™‚

  • jaime @ sweet road
    November 7, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Oh my god that is so elaborate and beautiful! I don’t even know Adam and I can tell his excitement and willingness to create that sort of a master plan for a proposal means you guys are going to be great, he really really loves you, and he’s a super fun dude! Congratulations!

  • the domestic fringe
    November 7, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Oh, my goodness. What a wonderfully romantic story. You are blessed. Congrats to you and your hubby to be.

    You also have amazing friends, but then, you already know that.

  • Andrea
    November 7, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Oh my goodness, this is the sweetest story! Congratulations on your engagement!

  • Kelly J. R.
    November 7, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I’m sitting here at work all choked up trying not to start bawling at my computer. What an INCREDIBLE engagement story! WOW!!!! Congratulations again and God Bless.


  • aeb
    November 7, 2012 at 6:53 am

    maybe this is weird for me to say, but as a long-time reader, i’ve often wondered, “when will jenna and adam get married?” i remember when you first started talking about him on the blog – I am so happy for you two!

    Best wishes, Jenna! This is an amazing proposal; congrats to Adam!

  • Robyn @ thereallife_RD
    November 7, 2012 at 6:54 am

    this is the best proposal I have ever read! God is so good, so happy for you two!!!

  • Wendy
    November 7, 2012 at 6:55 am

    So happy for you! I feel like I just found out one of my good friends is getting married, and I’ve never even met you. πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    November 7, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Oh, I am teary-eyed as well! What a great story! I wish you both many happy years together!

  • Stephanie
    November 7, 2012 at 6:56 am

    The sweetest proposal ever!! Congratulations!!!

  • Amy
    November 7, 2012 at 6:56 am

    So very, very sweet. I’m so happy for y’all and can’t wait to watch your journey together. YAY!

  • ashley
    November 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    This is just so beautiful. So thrilled for the two of you <3

  • thehealthyapron
    November 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Wow, this is an unbelievable proposal! I cannot believe he was so clever and thoughtful!! Great job Adam! Congrats to you!!

  • Lauren @ La Dolce Pita
    November 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Gorgeous and totally touching engagement story…Enjoy wedding planning & congratulations!

  • Audra@The-Baker-Chick
    November 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I am so happy for you! What a creative and loving man you have! With a proposal like that, I’m sure you have many years of thoughtfulness ahead of you!

  • Wendy
    November 7, 2012 at 6:58 am

    This is the sweetest story and man. Never has a proposal story made me tear up before. God bless.

  • Laur
    November 7, 2012 at 6:58 am

    WOW! SOOOO AMAZING! I would not have had the patience though! ha ha. after the first few things I’d have been like WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?! JUST SAY IT!

  • bridget {bake at 350}
    November 7, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Oh, Jenna! You weren’t kidding about needing Kleenex!!! LOVE, love, love this!

    Enjoy every second!

  • Abby@ The Frosted Vegan
    November 7, 2012 at 7:00 am

    What a WONDERFUL story! Congrats!

  • Rachel
    November 7, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I wish you two all the best!

  • marisa
    November 7, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Tears! Congratulations!!

  • Amie
    November 7, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Best.propoasal.EVER. I’ve been following your blog for years – so happy for you. I still have chills!

  • Patty
    November 7, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Great blog and AWESOME proposal story!

  • Maryz
    November 7, 2012 at 7:03 am

    This is so sweet…tears running down my face! So very happy for you!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch}
    November 7, 2012 at 7:05 am

    GAH! I have a huge lump in my throat! Such a beautiful and romantic proposal… Congrats Jenna! XO

  • Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets
    November 7, 2012 at 7:05 am

    what an amazingggggg story. soooo cute. you had me holding back tears at my desk.

  • Samantha Angela
    November 7, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Wow, he really went all out didn’t he!

  • Leslie Means @ Her View From Home
    November 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Wonderful. Great story for your next book – and what fun pictures! πŸ™‚

  • Kristen
    November 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Jenna, I just wanted to say congratulations! Also, I love your blog, I mean love! I have read it faithfully for over a year and tried tons of recipes, laughed (a lot), felt empowered, cried(especially today’s engagement story) and been introduced to so many new things. I truly feel like we are friends πŸ˜‰ You have given me so much advice, unaware I’m sure haha, and today you have given me the best advice, to love myself enough to hold out for that amazing guy who will do ANYTHING for me, and also the hope that God has him somewhere and he is waiting for me, somewhere out there and when the time is right I will meet him. Thank you so much for being here for me almost every morning! Best wishes for you and Adam and a lifetime of love and joy.

  • Kristina
    November 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

    What a BEAUTIFUL story, Congratulations!!!

  • Laura @ My Pink Thumb
    November 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Well that story certainly kicked my pregnancy hormones into high gear!! Trying to stop myself from sobbing here at my desk!
    I am a long time luker and just wanted to with you and your hubby-to-be the biggest of congratulations!!!

  • Betsy
    November 7, 2012 at 7:08 am

    WOW! That’s such a beautiful proposal story. Thanks for sharing, Jenna!

  • Brittany
    November 7, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Made my morning! Thank you for sharing and a big high five to the fiance! He did a great job!

  • Dominique
    November 7, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Ok, now I’m crying! I knew he was a keeper from the day you introduced us to Almanzo. He sure loves you! Congrats!

  • kk @ the mom diggity
    November 7, 2012 at 7:09 am

    CONGRATS!!!!!! What a beautiful story of love, so excited for you guys!

  • Jessi
    November 7, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Congratulations Jenna! I have been a reader for many years and every weekend you and Adam have had a trip planned for the last 8 months I have thought to myself “Could this be the weekend!?” I also am recently engaged and am feeling all of those emotions that I felt all over again reading your story! So happy for you!!!

    • Liz
      November 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      Me too!!! And it was sooo crazy, today as I was typing in the blog’s address after not visiting for about a week, I thought, “I wonder if they’re engaged yet?”! Lo and behold… Congrats!!!!!!

  • LivedinItaly
    November 7, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Luckily I am married and don’t have to meet this level of creativity. I feel for my fellow brothers who want to do something different for their proposal. Buona fortuna!

  • Liz
    November 7, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Wow, that brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations. What a beautiful story!

  • Andee
    November 7, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Sweetest proposal EVER!! Many years of happiness to you both…I was once told if you can survive wedding planning, the marriage is a piece of cake! Here’s to blissful planning and marriage!

  • Julie B.
    November 7, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Congratulations and I pray you have a wonderful engagement and marriage!

  • Rachel
    November 7, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Ahhh!! LOVEEEE it! LOVE Love! I just got engaged to the man of my dreams too and feel completely blessed. Wishing you all the best!!! Enjoy every minute of being an engaged couple πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    November 7, 2012 at 7:15 am

    AND I’m crying happy tears here in Texas! Way to go Aggie! SO happy for you two! Definitely set that bar high πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah
    November 7, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Congrats! This is such a beautiful story- I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to read about all of the upcoming plans!! This is so romantic- I hope to be this lucky someday. The ring looks beautiful!!!

  • gina (fitnessista)
    November 7, 2012 at 7:18 am

    happy tears over here! so thrilled for you <3

  • Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee
    November 7, 2012 at 7:19 am

    What an incredible story! Congratulations to you both πŸ™‚

  • eppie
    November 7, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Congratulations! What a beautiful story. Love reading your blog and trying your recipes. Adam sounds fantastic, what a blessing — and I’m pretty sure I recognize that ring he’s wearing (I’m an Aggie too!) — so he must be a great guy. (Most Aggies are.)

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    November 7, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Absolutely DYING. <3

  • Sarah @ Yogi In Action
    November 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Wow! That is the most elaborate engagement story I have ever heard! He must have been planning it for so long!

    Congratulations again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful love!

  • Tammie
    November 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I couldn’t wait to hear the details…and they were just like I expected…WONDERFUL!!! You are an awesome writer and a very lucky lady…Adam (my nephew) is a terrific young man and your lives together are only going to get better and better…and yes, I’m sitting here at work crying, but it’s a good cry!!!

  • Christy
    November 7, 2012 at 7:22 am

    So excited to read this and it definitely made me tear up at work. I’m so happy for y’all!! Such a beautiful story!

  • jenna k
    November 7, 2012 at 7:22 am

    wow, i love this. how beautiful! i just love that you were so surprised! i was attempting to stay cool through reading this, but i definitely lost it like 1/4 of the way through.
    congratulations to both of you! it’s so obvious through your posts and through all the pictures of you two (especially these) that you just have so much love and respect for each other. it’s the kind of relationship single gals like me pray for and dream of everyday, and i’m so thrilled for you!

    ahh pleaseeee go back and rewrite your story sometime! i occasionally go back and read old posts, and i find it so entertaining to read those of when you’d first met bc i always feel like i know a big secret that old you doesn’t fully understand yet πŸ™‚

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    November 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

    what an awesome story! congratulations! my husband surprised me by driving halfway across the country to propose (4 1/2 years ago…i was living in va beach for the summer). it was so sweet.

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    November 7, 2012 at 7:24 am

    ohhhh my gosh. dying over here. adam – maaajor props! amazing proposal! so happy for you both!!

  • chanda
    November 7, 2012 at 7:24 am

    This a truly touching and amazing proposal. The tears just started to run down my eyes. Congratulations!

  • Laura
    November 7, 2012 at 7:25 am

    This is so sweet, brought a tear to my eye! I’m so happy for the two of you! Can’t wait to hear the wedding details!

  • Mallory Moore
    November 7, 2012 at 7:25 am


    This is the most romantic story!! Such an exciting time for you both!!! I can’t wait to read about the wedding plans and your journey together! YAY!! Congratulations!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    November 7, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations, Jenna! What a wonderful proposal!

  • Jennifer L
    November 7, 2012 at 7:26 am

    wow… that’s an amazing proposal! So thought out and sweet… how incredible to have your friends there and so many pictures for posterity!


  • Mariell
    November 7, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Congratulations!!! What an incredible proposal!

  • Rebecca Hoover
    November 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

    OMG! That was the best engagement story ever! How romantic.

  • Jenn
    November 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Many many congratulations to you and Adam! I know God will bless your lives together! I can’t wait to read along the steps of this journey!

  • Kim
    November 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

    TEARS!! That was absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations to you both!!! Looking forward to reading about the rest of your adventure!!!!

  • Lindsey
    November 7, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Holy guacomole… that was one of the best engagement stories I have EVER heard of! Seriously, what a great guy!! Congratulations, you guys! Can’t wait to read the wedding recap!

  • Laura
    November 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

    How thoughtful! Definitely crying over here–what a sweet man you are marrying. Congratulations!!

  • K.
    November 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Now I’ve wept twice today: Once when Obama talked about his wife and daughters in his victory speech, and once reading this! What a beautiful day for you both. Congratulations!

  • Stacey I
    November 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Oh that had me tearing up!! What a wonderful, thoughtful proposal!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Anne Kendall
    November 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

    What an incredible proposal story — by far the most creative I’ve ever heard of! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  • Denise @ Creative Kitchen
    November 7, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Congratulations Jenna!!! I’m so thrilled for you both! What an amazing proposal. πŸ˜‰

  • Nicole
    November 7, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Such an adorable proposal! Congratulations!

  • Christi
    November 7, 2012 at 7:42 am

    What a sweet, sweet proposal story and testament to the love and man God gave you. Thank you for sharing the story with us! Enjoy every second of being engaged and just get ready … it really does get even better once you’re married!

  • Cookin' Canuck
    November 7, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Fantastic, absolutely fantastic, Jenna. I’m so happy for you. It sounds as though you have a keeper (and so does Adam).

  • April B @ Marathons N Martinis
    November 7, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Beautiful! Such a sweet story. You two are such a sweet couple.

  • Alicia Orozco @NeverEverBeenSkinny
    November 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

    That is great. Congrats. You had some awesome pictures taken for your memories and the 50 cards are just so amazing!

  • Beverly Aragon
    November 7, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Holy happy tears! I’m a sobbing mess right now. I just love how much LOVE you two share. Congrats!!! πŸ™‚

  • deva at deva by definition
    November 7, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I am crying reading this. So sweet. God has definitely blessed you!

  • Caitlin F.
    November 7, 2012 at 7:55 am

    What a beautiful proposal! Congrats pretty lady!!

  • kirsten
    November 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Wow what a beautiful way to propose! Congratulations to you and Adam! πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    November 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Wow. I actually teared up reading this. It reminded me so much of when my husband proposed, also in the woods while camping, also having gathered together as many of my friends and family as possible. Congratulations, and best wishes!

  • Quinn
    November 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

    That is BEAUTIFUL! Every girl dreams of having an engagement story like this! Congratulations and best wishes!

  • Susan
    November 7, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Wow! Incredible engagement that must have required a lot of planning. Congratulations!

  • Anne P
    November 7, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Congratulations again!!! What an amazing proposal – so thoughtful and sweet. Very excited for you two!

  • Cathy
    November 7, 2012 at 8:07 am

    What a wonderful day! These memories will be so much sweeter as you recall them in the years ahead. My hubby and I celebrate 38 years next month. We married at 18 and 20. We are blessed. May God bless you and Adam.

  • Jim Morris
    November 7, 2012 at 8:07 am

    It was an honor to be part of the video. Very very happy for both of you. I love it when goode things happen to goode people.

  • Becky Henderson
    November 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Oh man. This is making me so teary eyed. Congratulations again Jenna! What a beautiful proposal. I can’t wait to see all your preparation for your beautiful wedding! HUGS!

  • April
    November 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Love love love this story! As a reader of your blog for the past 2 years, I’m so happy for y’all!! πŸ˜€

  • Morgan L
    November 7, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I just started reading your blog last week, and I must say…I’m so happy I did. Congratulations to you both!

  • Ryane
    November 7, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Such a beautiful story and so deserving are you and Adam! Heres’s to many years of happiness for you two!! πŸ™‚

  • Sonia the Mexigarian
    November 7, 2012 at 8:25 am

    i read the post as soon as it went up on twitter and my husband ended up asking why i was crying in bed and using the sheets as a tissue. lol.

    that has to be one of the most heartfelt, beautiful and loving engagement stories i have ever heard. the love you have for one another is so evident in your photos and the words you write. the thought and care he put into the whole thing. . . . wow.

    again, congrats on your engagement. blessed be.

  • Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats
    November 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I have to say that is the BEST proposal story I have EVER heard! So heartfelt and sincere. You have seriously made a great catch:)

  • Lesley
    November 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Congratulations!! Tearing up over a cup of coffee. Your blog is a go-to-morning read for me. So happy for you and Adam!

  • Dione
    November 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Congrats to the two of you, what a beautiful story. Confession: when I bought your book I immediately read the back of it to see if it included a “surprise” ending. Guess it just came a few months later… πŸ™‚

  • Regina
    November 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    congratulations! that was the cutest and most sincere proposal ever!

  • Maggie
    November 7, 2012 at 8:33 am

    That is so incredibly sweet! Congratulations!

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love
    November 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

    OMG I am crying in the office now, people must think that I am crazy! Thank you for sharing, you are a beautiful couple and I wish you the best!

  • Beth Trizza
    November 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

    WOW…just WOW! Best wishes for a beautiful life.

  • Megan
    November 7, 2012 at 8:44 am

    What a wonderful a story, congrats and best wishes!

  • Stacy
    November 7, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Such a beautiful story! Congrats and best wishes to the two of you!

  • Jen W
    November 7, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I thought our proposal was pretty cute, but yours is the cutest one I’ve ever heard (or read)! Good job Adam! Best wishes on your planning πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany
    November 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations! I could not be happier for you (which I know is so strange since you don’t know me, but I feel like I know you). I too married and Aggie πŸ™‚ Praying for you as you plan your wedding and for a wonderful marriage!

  • krystal
    November 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

    You two truly have a special, amazing relationship! This was BEYOND ADORABLE! I teared up two and I don’t even personally know you guys! I can’t imagine how amazing this day must have been. Congrats!

  • Marleah
    November 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

    So happy for you both – congratulations and God bless you!

  • allyson mcbreen
    November 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Oh my gosh!!! AMAZING PROPOSAL Story!!! He is such a keeper. Congratulations.

  • Purely Twins
    November 7, 2012 at 8:51 am

    crying over here!! beautiful story!! one of the best engagements ever
    so happy for the both of you

  • Emma
    November 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I am so happy for you! My fiance and I got engaged in July, and will be getting married on our 10-year anniversary next year. We’ll actually be in your neck of the woods… we’ve decided to have a destination wedding at San Francisco City Hall! We are incredibly excited to visit this beautiful part of the country and make a little piece of it ours. Congratulations from a long-time reader. You seem incredibly, genuinely happy and, while I don’t personally know you, I am thrilled for you and your Almanzo.

  • Chatelaine
    November 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Wow, just wow. I’m teary and I just love this story. Engagements stories are my favorite and this is at the top!

    Your fiance is a special man, hold on tight to that one!

  • Anne
    November 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

    What a beautiful story! Best Wishes!

  • natalie@thesweetslife
    November 7, 2012 at 8:56 am

    you are GLOWING! how exciting–congrats and many blessings to you both!

  • Tiffany
    November 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Amazing story! I’m crying a little too:). I read your book last week and when I finished I just had the feeling you would be getting engaged soon!

  • Poetesswug (Deb)
    November 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! ;’_’; Congratulations!!!

  • Alex
    November 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

    What a fairy tale!! I read this story during class (Professional Responsibility for Lawyers, no less) and totally teared up, which is probably neither professional nor very responsible, haha. Congratulations!!

  • Jen of My Tiny Oven
    November 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations!! I am sitting here at my desk at work, with tears in my eyes!! Adam is so SWEET!! What an amazing proposal. WOW!!
    I hope you two have a long and wonderful life together!

  • Addy@ Six-Kick Switch
    November 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

    So amazing! What a traveling proposal, congratulations to you both!

  • Jill
    November 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

    What a beautiful story!! Congrats!

  • Angela Hunter Geiss
    November 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Wow…Almanzo & Mary…my best friend was a student in the blind school!!!! Awesome…Crying….beautiful…you are one lucky girl to have found your prince…your knight in shining armor…he is a keeper! Congratulations from Santa Rosa!

  • Sharla
    November 7, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I am speechless!! that is amazing. Congratulations!!!!

  • Jess
    November 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

    YAY!! so very happy for you πŸ™‚ was wondering when he’d get around to it.. you two seem perfect for one another and that is a truly beautiful proposal. Congratulations!!!

  • Jenn
    November 7, 2012 at 9:15 am

    So incredibly beautiful…I’m holding back happy tears at my cubicle!

    Congratulations to you both. You are so blessed to have so much love between you both AND your amazing friends. Wishing you a lifetime of love, adventures and laughter!

    <3 Jenn

  • Erica
    November 7, 2012 at 9:17 am

    TOTALLY crying here! Absolutely beautiful, perfect, and God-breathed;) Love you!

  • Jennifer
    November 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

    This is such an amazing story! I’m so happy for the two of you!!

  • Elisabeth
    November 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Just beautiful! I’m sitting here tearing up πŸ˜‰

    Sounds like Adam did an awesome job planning the proposal – seems
    like it must have taken awhile to get all that done! πŸ˜€

  • Nicole
    November 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Oh my God. You and Adam are perfect for eachother, really beautiful people. CONGRATULATIONS! Incredible story I”m having my boyfriend read this hahaha best wishes!

  • Maggie
    November 7, 2012 at 9:27 am

    That is the most beautiful proposal Jenna… Crying as I read it. Thank you for sharing it with us. So happy for you!

  • Aubrey
    November 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Jenna, you made me cry at my cubicle at work! Now everyone knows I’m reading your blog instead of being productive!


  • Adam's mom
    November 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

    So… While I KNEW the plan for a while, had my own copy of Adam’s β€œproposal agenda”, had seen the gorgeous ring via Facetime, and nearly hyperventilated while waiting in Texas to hear from them afterwards, I smile through tears Every Single Time I think of the extreme happiness in their voices when I did get the call. And like most of you, these extraordinarily BEAUTIFUL photos make me cry each time I look at them and I can’t seem to QUIT looking at them, so I definitely have to keep the tissues handy!
    Adam adores surprising the people he loves and it was so important to him that he succeeded at this ultimate surprise for Jenna. Their friend, Rocky, told me that he β€œexecuted everything perfectly!” and the evidence is in the photos of Jenna’s beautiful face. Even more importantly, the very evidence of their love and happiness is there and I am truly thankful to God for that. I could definitely gush for waaaay too long, but there’s one thing I’d like to say about both of them, and since many of you have known Jenna longer than I have, you doubtlessly have already figured it out: Adam and Jenna are 2 of the most REAL…most amazingly genuine people you will ever meet. I’ve always been so very, very proud to be Adam’s mom and now I am equally proud and happy to be Jenna’s mother in law to be! Love them so much!

    • K
      November 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      …You should raise more sons! πŸ™‚

    • mom
      November 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you Nancy for the beautiful thoughts and words. Just “ditto” for me! An amazing, beautiful occasion in the lives of two people we love so very much. I have never seen such love and pure happiness in Jennifer’s eyes as I did in the photos of her looking into your sons eyes. We are certainly blessed!

    • Rikki (Adam's cousin)
      November 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Jenna! I have already cried happy tears when I saw all of the pictures, and now I am crying again reading the story behind the pictures. Absolutely beautiful! I always knew that the girl who captured Adam’s heart would be someone super special. After all, the woman who he compares all other women with – his fabulous mom- is pretty spectacular, so I knew that whomever he gave his heart to would have to be pretty wonderful herself! Adam’s a great guy, and I am so glad he has found such love and happiness with you. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us. I can’t wait to meet you in a few weeks!

  • Courtney
    November 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

    SO sweet!! Me and my office mate just sat in our office reading this and it gave us chills! Congratulations πŸ™‚ Very happy for you- enjoy each minute!

  • NupurT
    November 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Congratulations!! Is it normal to be this happyand excited for someone you have never met ?? I totally think soo.. Love the proposal and the pictures. Its a great start to a brand new adventure.Big hug all the way from India!! πŸ™‚

  • Caroline H
    November 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I just. wow. I can’t even deal. What an amazing way to take this next step in your lives together. Love at it’s finest! SO happy for you :o)

  • Hillary {Nutrition Nut on the Run}
    November 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

    This is the best proposal story I have ever EVER heard. You deserve it! Adam is one creative guy. I can’t wait to hear about the wedding planning. I know it’ll be a beautiful event. Congratulations, Jenna!!

  • jennifer
    November 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

    what a beautiful story. tears were streaming down my face. best wishes to you and your fiance! xoxo

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

    WHAT a story and how it all transpired. Amazing that he PLANNED that all out – wow, I give him props! And of course, you look so beautiful, happy, and just so happy for you guys. HUGE CONGRATS!!

  • Stacey
    November 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Ah-mazing. This is the most beautiful proposal story I’ve ever read. He totally treasures you, girl! Congratulations and prayers for your continued happiness!

  • hazel
    November 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

    wow! what an awesome memory he has made for you both! I always thought he would do it on a camping trip. So happy for you. You are a beautiful couple! How about a close up of the ring? Can’t wait to watch the plans come together for the big day!

  • marla
    November 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Jenna ~ this is all so romantic and amazing!! Congrats to you both πŸ™‚

  • Janel
    November 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

    This post has me in happy tears! I am so thrilled for you. Congratulations!

  • LisaG
    November 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

    How perfect; he’s a real southern gentleman!!

  • Mandy
    November 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Congrats, what a wonderful story! Your post earlier in the week about being too stunned and shaky to write anything reminded me of myself. When my husband proposed, I felt like I was living in a paralell universe for a while. πŸ™‚ Blessings as you start this journey together!

  • Ashley@ Sweat for Sweets
    November 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    This is the cutest engagement story I’ve ever heard!

  • Amy
    November 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Wow, I am so happy for you!! This is just, like, the best!!!

  • Debbie
    November 7, 2012 at 10:03 am

    What a romantic and meaningful way to propose. No wonder you were crying!!!! I cried so much when my husband proposed. This post brought back sweet memories.

  • Sydney
    November 7, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Congratulations again! And way to go Adam! What an incredibly special day! Happy tears for you both! Congratulations you two!

  • Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama
    November 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Awesome!!! Adam put in some serious work and planning πŸ™‚ Love the Almonzo and Laura reference. I loved Little House on the Prairie. Congratulations and best of wishes. May God bless you both in your future together.

  • Jessica Grady
    November 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

    So happy for you Jenna! Seriously, I was crying reading that post!! Such an amazing proposal from Adam! Congratulations and may God bless your marriage!

  • Erica Swallow
    November 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Congratulations! Adam, so proud of you! What a lovely proposal. Can’t wait to meet the future Mrs. Beaugh! (And can’t believe that hasn’t happened already!)

  • Jennifer S.
    November 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

    This is the most beautiful story EVER. Congratulations!!!

  • sherri
    November 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

    what a wonderful story!! it is so cool that we (followers of your blog) got to witness your courtship with adam. clearly you two were meant to be together!! happy day!!

  • Rebecca
    November 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Congrats! What a lovely engagement story!

  • elizabeth @ chronic venture
    November 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

    this is am AMAZING story! what a sweet, thoughtful, creative proposal. so happy for you both!!

  • Ashley
    November 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

    What a moving and special day!! πŸ™‚ So HAPPY for you and Adam! πŸ™‚ <3

    Looking forward to the many adventures ahead…

    You are going to make a Stunning bride πŸ™‚

  • Lauren @ Sassy Molassy
    November 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I so love this story, Jenna! THanks for sharing it with us and awesome job to Adam for orchestrating the entire thing. How cool to have all your friends from near and far there to celebrate with you! Beautiful photos at the winery too!

  • Polly O
    November 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Congrats Jenna! Love looking at blog and this proposal sounds amazing. Great read! Best wishes!

  • Leela
    November 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Ahhhhh perfect. Perfect thing.

  • britt
    November 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

    congratulations!! this is the most perfect proposal story i have ever read – so incredibly thoughtful.

  • Laura-Ashely
    November 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Amazing proposal story!! I need to get myself together, my coworkers are looking at me funny.

  • Katie Wenberg
    November 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Awwww πŸ™‚ you guys are soo cute!!! I love that so many people got to share your special moment!

  • kim@hungryhealthygirl
    November 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

    What an absolutely beautiful and well thoughtout proposal! The pictures are priceless! Congrats!

  • Gabriela
    November 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Jenna, I’ve been a reader for several years but rarely comment. I had to today, though! What a beautiful engagement story, and the photos that go along with it are gorgeous as well. Congratulations to you both!

  • HilJo
    November 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

    What a sweet sweet story!! I am so impressed πŸ™‚ And so happy for you!!

  • Sarah
    November 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

    So truly sweet- the very best of wishes to you and Adam!

  • Tiff
    November 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Hello there!

    I just stumbled upon your blog today and wanted to say hi πŸ™‚

    And congrats! My hubby and I just got married 2 months ago and it’s been such a blessing.

    I’m a Jesus lover myself and am super excited to begin following your blog πŸ™‚

  • Katie @ peacebeme
    November 7, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Congrats Jenna! He is lucky to have you. I just got married in June and marriage is amazing!

  • Sam
    November 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I read your blog weekly. I am now sitting in austin texas at my desk at work with tears

  • Katie
    November 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I squealed I was so excited when I saw this!! Yay for you!! You guys are going to have an amazing life!!

  • Kristin
    November 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Breathtaking! Congratulations again!

  • Jacquelyn B
    November 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

    This story is so wonderful! I cried through the whole thing. I am so happy you have found your true soulmate. May you two live happily ever after!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    November 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Ahhhhh!! This is so exciting!! What a romantic you have πŸ™‚

  • Kelly @ Serving Home
    November 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I had a feeling it would happen when you went on one of your camping trips! Everytime you came back from one I would wonder…”Why hasn’t he proposed yet?” Well he was waiting for the right time for everyone to be there. So excited for you!

  • meghan @ struggle muffins
    November 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

    What a fairytale proposal – congrats!

  • Jessica
    November 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. What a proposal Adam-great job! Best wishes to you both πŸ™‚

  • ak
    November 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I could not have been more surprised to see someone dressing in a tuxedo either. Also where is the mud on his shirt?!

  • Sarah
    November 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Jenna, seriously you are so blessed. What a special way to get engaged. Well done Adam!
    Wishing you the best! Thank you for sharing : )

  • Shari @ The Daily Dish
    November 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    What an amazing proposal! Sounds perfect. Congratulations!!!

  • Shannon
    November 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    omg..i have tears in my eyes here at work…sooooo amazing! congrats! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife
    November 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Congrats! Very creative and sweet.

  • Ali
    November 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    WHAT an amazing proposal!! Congratulations! Marrying your best friend is indeed one of the greatest gifts God can give a person! πŸ™‚ Best wishes! <3

  • Brittney
    November 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Wow, he’s a keeper!

  • Christina
    November 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    <3 LOVE! <3

  • Ashley
    November 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    That is such an amazing story! Thank you very much for sharing! Also, congrats! He is a keeper! πŸ™‚

  • Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte
    November 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    This is such a beautiful proposal story! Congratulations to you both!

  • Karen4Gators
    November 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Congrats!!! I teared up reading this — how romantic and fun. I would love to hear how your two met.

  • Heather Fischer
    November 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    What an amazing proposal! So happy for you both, Jenna! Congratulations πŸ™‚

  • Shane
    November 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Wow, that was the most epic engagement ever! Congrats again! I’m so glad you moved to Cali…hehe.

  • Julie
    November 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    OMG this is the coolest proposal I’ve ever heard of! I.can’t.even!!!! SO COOL!!

  • Mo
    November 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I just love how your nails are perfectly manicured. :p Everything about this was so perfect, he is a true treasure! So happy for you! Congrats!!!

  • Catherine
    November 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    What an amazing proposal! I teared up reading it! πŸ™‚ It reminded me of when my husband proposed to me (using pictures and memories in a scrapbook he made). I am really happy for you and Adam! Congrats again! πŸ™‚

  • Lydia
    November 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Jenna, what a fun proposal! I am so happy for you guys! I just got married less than 2 months ago, and the engagement & wedding was the most incredible year of my life:-) you have so much to look forward to, so enjoy every second of it!

  • Cameron
    November 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Beautiful story! Trying to hold back the tears here at work. Congratulations!

  • Jaime
    November 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    OHHHH. I have been waiting FOREVER to read THIS post… and of course I HAD to work today and had to wait until tonight to read it. Jenna, I am over-the-moon exhilarated for you and Adam. What a fantabulous story and I adore.adore.adore.adore the picture of you, blindfolded, with the cards in your hands and Adam grinning behind you. LOVE. Congratulations, and all my love to you and Adam as you start the next phase of your lives together.

  • Kelly @ The Quotable Kitchen
    November 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    This is such an amazing story Jenna! Congratulations!!!

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    November 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    oh my gosh I love everything about this proposal, totally made me tear up. Congrats!!!!

  • Jess T
    November 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm CONGRATULATIONS!!!! what a beautiful proposal!

  • stacy
    November 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Seriously awesome!! You are one lucky lady!

  • Kimberly @ Kimberly's Treats
    November 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    This is the best proposal story! Congratulations and I’m so happy for both of you! Can’t wait to hear all about the wedding planning!

  • Michelle {LiveLoudly}
    November 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Wow! What an amazing man you found. Congrats to both of you. It’s always nice to see someone take the extra time and intention to create a special engagement that means something special to them.

    Congrats again!
    -Michelle {LiveLoudly}
    Health & Wellness Blog

  • Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset
    November 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    This totally made me cry…and I DON’T cry easily at stuff like this…WOW. Adam is wonderful. SO exciting!

  • Holli
    November 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Simply beautiful.

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    November 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Hands down, best proposal story EVER. Wow. Way to go, Adam!!

  • Leslie
    November 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Wow!!!! I have never heard of such a beautiful proposal, it brought tears to my eyes!! God has truly blessed you both! Congratulations!

  • Tamara
    November 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    My two year old is wondering why Mommy is crying. This is a proposal out of the movies. I love it! Congratulations!!!

  • Christy
    November 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    omg, after a very very long day at work feeling like crap, coming home to read this just brightened my day!! congratulations! i only know you through your blog, but im here crying my eyes out. soo happy for you and Adam and A+ to that boy!

  • Lauren
    November 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Congratulations! What a beautiful proposal!

  • Mary
    November 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Like someone said earlier, I only know you through your blog, but wow–definitely brought tears to my eyes!!

  • Annie
    November 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    hehehehehehe πŸ™‚

    i totally remember when you first told me you had a crush on him. i’m so happy and excited for you both! <3

    ps. of course rocky would be in a tux…

  • Jessica @ New Girl, New City
    November 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    This literally brought me to tears! I remember reading about Adam on your blog and in your book when you first met him and throughout your relationship and I’ve always known you two were meant for each other!!! I’m so happy for you!

  • jamie
    November 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Oh my goodness what a perfect proposal!! I was trying to read this at work this morning, but I was blocked because it talks about “alcohol” (the vineyard). I was so mad haha! I’m glad I finally got to read this wonderful story. Congrats to the both of y’all!!

  • Erin
    November 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    What an amazing proposal story! I LOVE love! Your story brought tears to my eyes. There is absolutely nothing better than finding the love of your life. I wish you two the best! Happy wedding planning!

  • Alyssa
    November 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Congratulations! I have been waiting for this post for a long time, but especially after I read your book! Best of luck to you both!

    p.s.-You couldn’t have taken any better photos-even while suprised, crying, and whatever else emotion there was-you look gorgeous in all of them!!

  • Anne
    November 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Beautiful story, Jenna–you two are so lucky to have each other! I am enjoying a nice juicy glass of Murphy-Goode pinot noir in your honor!

    • Anne
      November 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      P.S. I also feel privileged to have been able to follow you for the past few years…way back when you were in Florida and in culinary school! Thank you so much for sharing so many touching details about your life for so long. It’s been a true pleasure πŸ™‚

      • Lia
        November 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm

        I second that!

  • caroline
    November 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Spectacular! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. All the best to you and Adam!

  • Lia
    November 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Yup. That was amazing and beautiful and so many other words. My heart is bursting for you guys! BIG HUGS! And millions of congratulations. It is so clear that he makes you so happy, even from across the ether we have been able to tell. I wish you endless happiness, joy, and compassion!

  • Kari@Loaves n Dishes
    November 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a man putting SO much into a proposal. He is so obviously the man for you! God bless you both.

  • Jessica N.
    November 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Congratulations!!! That is the most amazing proposal I’ve ever heard, and it just proves exactly how well he knows you and how much you are meant to be together πŸ™‚

  • Kim
    November 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Oh my goodness, you two totally made me cry. Relish those memories and hold onto that special feeling. It’s truly a blessing, and I am so, so, so happy for you. This might sound crazy (forgive me if it does) but I’ve been praying God will continue to bless you, because it’s such a joy to read your blog. CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Halle
    November 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I am a longggg time reader (like even before the mysterious Almanzo!) but infrequent commenter, but I couldn’t resist today. πŸ™‚ It’s been such a joy following along your relationship – you guys are the cutest and seem like a perfect fit. Congratulations and nothing but good wishes for your future together!!

    But seriously, THE best engagement ever?? He’s a keeper!

  • Cathy
    November 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    That was completely perfect and so thoughtful and romantic! Nice job, Adam! Love truly is the best feeling in the world and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together. πŸ™‚

  • alyssa - life a la wife
    November 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    This is the sweetest proposal ever! I love when guys get creative πŸ™‚

  • Kay
    November 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    What a beautiful proposal, EVER! Great job, Adam! Congratulations to you both! Love you!!

  • Caroline L.
    November 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Jenna, I am honestly so, so, so happy for you. There are tears in my eyes right now. Congratulations – Adam seems like the most amazing man (Lorenzo! I remember that…)… it has been such an honor to read through y’all’s adventures through your years together and especially this proposal. Best of luck in all the wedding-planning, am so thrilled for both of you πŸ™‚

  • Jenna W.
    November 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    That is the sweetest proposal ever! You guys are so perfect for each other πŸ™‚

  • Megan
    November 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations!! <3

  • Annie
    November 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Jenna- have been reading your blog for 2 years (maybe 3?) and have never commented but I ADORE this proposal story and am so happy for you. Even before reading how Adam
    (aka Almanzo) planned the day, I loved your comment that you knew from the beginning that you were going to marry him (“he never stood a chance”). Not only are you an amazing chef but also a phenomenal writer. Remember that girl!

  • Jill
    November 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Wow, one of the best engagement stories EVER!! Congrats!

  • Pam
    November 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    God is good!

  • The Healthy Hostess
    November 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Best engagement in the world. You deserve each other and all the happiness in the world! πŸ™‚

  • Kathryn
    November 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Wow…love this story. Thanks for sharing.

  • Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
    November 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    oh my!!! such a great man just doing ALL of that for you to have the best memory ever! best engagement story I’ve ever heard of! congrats!!!

  • Grace
    November 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    AMAZING engagement story! You & Adam are perfect for each other. May you both with blessed with an amazing future….filled with love, laughter & good health! Congrats!!

  • Alexandra @ Alexandra in Moscow
    November 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!! What an absolutely wonderful and moving story <3. I wish you two all the best!

  • DianeG
    November 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Congratulations Jenna and Adam!! Cheers to Adam for such an incredible proposal. And how wonderful that it was all caught on camera so you could relive it whenever you want (and share it with us – thank you!). My husband and I celebrated 5 years of marriage this year and I have to say it’s just wonderful. Enjoy every minute of your engagement, and best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness.

    PS It was mentioned somewhere way up in the comments – I would also love to see a “how it all began” post to complement this one. I’ve been reading daily for a while, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard that story.

    • Cara
      November 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Read her book, you will find out!

  • luv what you do
    November 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    That might be the sweetest story ever and definitely worthy of repeating in your next book! How special to have your friends part of your moment! Congrats!

  • Chelsea
    November 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This is perfect. You look so blissfully happy! Congratulations, Jenna!

  • jan
    November 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Now that has to be the best proposal ever! Congrats!

  • Kimberly
    November 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    OMG! What an amazing proposal! That took a lot of planning and thought – so sweet! Congratulations!

  • Jolene (
    November 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    WOW. What an amazing proposal! He’s a keeper!!

  • Alison (Fueling for Fitness)
    November 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I’m overwhelmed… amazing story for an amazing girl & couple. Congratulations, and I wish you both all the best. :):)

  • Becky
    November 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing this exciting story. I’ve been following you since Murphy Goode and I love seeing you happy!! Congratulations to you both.

  • wendy
    November 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    congratulations, what a beautiful story!

  • Jenn (eating bender)
    November 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Jenna, this is incredible! Thank you for sharing such an amazing moment with us. Congratulations – so excited for you and Adam!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    November 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    What an amaaaaazing love story Jenna. And, what a proposal!!! Well done, Adam…well done! I am so happy for you both. xo

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
    November 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Best story EVER! What a magical day!

  • Mel
    November 7, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    What an amazing proposal. I’m so happy for you!

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  • Lily O' Dare @ Candied-Life
    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Easily the greatest proposal story i’ve ever read. I couldn’t be more excited for you Jenna, love to the two of you! beautiful!!

  • Karen
    November 8, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Your story is so touching! He put so much thought into it. Congratulations!

  • Monica
    November 8, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Sweetest story ever! Congrats.

  • kyla
    November 8, 2012 at 5:07 am

    What a beautiful story, and a perfect start to my day. I started tearing up in my kitchen!

  • allisonemme
    November 8, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Such an AMAZING way to propose πŸ™‚ congratulations!

  • Claire
    November 8, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Congrats! Isn’t is fun to be able to call him you fiance??? πŸ™‚ Go provides in ways we can’t imagine!

  • Kim
    November 8, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I had to stop and compose myself so I could continue reading. I couldn’t see the words towards the end, my eyes were so filled with tears.

  • Karen T.
    November 8, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Ummm, can I just say that is the greatest engagement story EVER???? That man is definitely a keeper. I love how he included your friends and family in the proposal!!

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  • Sarah W
    November 8, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Crying here in my cubicle so happy for you guys! What a beautiful proposal =)

  • Katina
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  • Allison
    November 8, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Annnnd I’m crying…at work…at my desk…awkward! This was such a sweet story! I’ve loved reading your all’s story over the years. It sounds like he really loves and cherishes you. I could only be so lucky to find that some day! Congratulations!

    P.S. – you should submit this to!

  • Sarah
    November 8, 2012 at 7:25 am

    SO happy for you Jenna! I wish you two the best πŸ™‚

  • Jean
    November 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

    What a beautiful story – thank you for sharing it with us. It’s very apparent that Adam is CRAZY about you; he had to do a lot of planning to pull this off! It’s just the beginning of your life together. Congratulations & God Bless.

  • Danielle
    November 8, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Congrats!!!!! Girl, I’m telling you….. I saw the title pop up and I thought “She’s messing with us again”…..then I saw the first photo and promptly started tearing up in Starbucks. I’ve never been so excited for someone I don’t actually know, lol!

    Again congrats! Have fun! Enjoy the engagement phase and wedding planning!

    btw, I also just finished your book yesterday and loved it πŸ™‚

  • Malkire
    November 8, 2012 at 8:37 am

    How incredibly special!

  • Pretty Patti
    November 8, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I’m not sure how I stumbled upon your website, but your proposal was soooo sweet! Congratulations and best of luck.

  • Christy Batterson
    November 8, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Absolutely beautiful! congratulations!!!

  • Dali
    November 8, 2012 at 8:59 am

    What a beautiful proposal! It moved me to tears… congratulations!!

  • CC in NJ
    November 8, 2012 at 9:27 am

    What a beautiful story!! Congratulations to both of you…. I just found your site thru The Pioneer Women’s site, I am looking forward to buying your new cookbook.

    Best wishes to you!!

  • Nicole
    November 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Such a lovely well thought out proposal, congrats!

  • Carrie @ The Cook's Palette
    November 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Oh my gosh…incredible! I’ve been following you for YEARS! My sincerest congrats.

  • Angela
    November 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story.

  • Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian
    November 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Absolutely beautiful! You’re one lucky lady, congrats!

  • Bonnie
    November 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Actually crying at work reading this story – and I only “know” you online! πŸ˜‰ A huge congrats – what a wonderful proposal – so full of meaning and just amazing to have all your friends in your life there! God IS good – enjoy this engagement time!

  • Laura
    November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    umm… he impressed me from the beginning when i thought he was just proposing in the woods because you both like to hike so much. THEN it just blew me away when he involved all your precious friends and family via wishes. HOW thoughtful!! i can only hope my current boyfriend involves my family and friends–they are the most important things to me (second to him, of course) and I think it makes it that much more meaningful that adam thought to have them involved. you two are two blessed, lucky people to have found each other! I do hope you plan to tie in wedding planning into the bog… i’d love to hear/see your thoughts and viewpoints. you’re too cute and creative to not share! best of luck! Enjoy this time–how fun right before the holidays?! guess he’s off the hook for christmas, huh?

  • Giselle@ahealthyhappyhome
    November 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    What a beautiful proposal! I have chills all over and tears streaming down my face and I’m not much of a softie! What a wonderful place to celebrate as well! We love Healdsburg!

  • Rachel @ My Happily Ever After
    November 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    omg i’m crying right now!! that is the sweetest, most wonderful proposal i’ve ever heard. congratulations to you and your husband to be!

  • The Healthy Apple
    November 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    OMG I am SO happy for you!! This is amazing and magical. You deserve this. YEA for you sista!!!
    Hugs from NYC!

  • AlisonJ
    November 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I had chills reading this. WOW, your husbandy-to-be really outdid himself! Amazing story!

  • Melissa
    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Now THAT’S a proposal! Beautiful, it made me cry:) congrats to you both.

  • Joanna
    November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    aw, that was so sweet. I got all teary eyed. πŸ™‚ That is a really cute proposal. Congrats again. πŸ™‚

  • Sherry
    November 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This actually made me cry. It’s the most incredible story I’ve ever heard. Congratulations:)

  • Andrea @ Vegvacious
    November 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Wow Jenna – you have a total keeper! What a beautiful engagement story!


  • Heather
    November 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! What a beautiful propsal! So excited for what the Lord has planned for you and Adam!

  • wendy
    November 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I am so happy for you! True love is hard to come by…. I have one that has ever so blessed my life! Wendy

  • Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
    November 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Sounds like you are having an incredible year Jenna! πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you!

  • Chris
    November 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I am wiping my tears as I comment, lol! Congratulations! What a sweet fiancΓ© you have – so, so thoughtful to include all the special people in your life for the proposal. I can only imagine what he has in store for your wedding day πŸ™‚

  • Susan
    November 8, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Wow! Now, that’s a proposal…..:)

  • Kristin Worthington
    November 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    You stood out of 3,000 videos on Murphy Goode web site
    I followed you to the top 50 then to 10
    And I knew when you packed and moved it was special
    And I’m so happy for you
    Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Alyson @
    November 9, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Holy wow! I almost cried reading this. So happy for you!

  • Ruth Crumplar
    November 9, 2012 at 6:32 am

    So happy for you! What a wonderful and beautiful story. Congratulations! Enjoy this special time in your life

  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog
    November 9, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Congrats!! What a beautiful story – it will be a day you’ll never forget. Best wishes for a life full of happiness, laughter and delicious food!

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
    November 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

    What a special story! I especially love the Little House on the Prairie reference. You got a keeper!

  • Talia
    November 9, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I’m literally shedding tears at work, no joke. This is by far on my top 5 list of best engagements that I’ve read about/heard about/been a part of (love it when friends of the fiancΓ©-to-be are included!). What an incredible guy, that Adam πŸ™‚ wishing you both nothing but happiness, and lots & lots of love.

  • julie {chefjulieyoon}
    November 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Congrats. What a lovely story and i love the photo documentation of everything. Happy for you! πŸ™‚

  • Pam
    November 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    WOW and CONGRATS!!! I am totally crying my eyes out with joy for you Jenna!! I’m a long time reader and am so happy that you and Adam are now engaged :)!! What a lovely, amazing, thoughtful engagement. I think it’s the best engagement story I have ever known!! Nice work Adam!

  • Clare
    November 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Amazing!! Congratulations and may God Bless you both!

  • Jenny
    November 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile now, and it’s crazy how that can make you feel connected to someone somehow! Reading this made me so happy, you are such a sweetheart and it is so clear that you found the man who will appreciate that and support you forever! Congrats to both of you on the next part of your wonderful journey together!

  • miladybowen
    November 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I have followed your adventures for years now and I am so excited for you. Enjoy the wedding planning!

  • Anna
    November 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Very, very, very sweet! Typed through the tears in my eyes…

  • Tammy
    November 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I have been following your blog/making your recipes for quite sometime and waiting for this day!!! beautiful people

  • Moni @ {Moni Meals}
    November 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Okay. BEST story and best proposal EVER! Congrats again!!!!!!! Yay for you too. πŸ˜‰

  • Teri
    November 9, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    How wonderful! Congratulations, Jenna! It sounds like you’re both very lucky to have found each other. May your lives together be forever filled with the same kinds of love and happy surprises that you had in this lovely proposal!

  • Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    November 10, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I’ve always liked you guys together. πŸ™‚ He seems like a really, really nice guy. I’m so happy for you both!

  • Tiffany
    November 10, 2012 at 6:52 am

    What a catch he is! Congratulations to you both. Long time reader who, like others, could palpably feel your love for each other through the pages. Thrilled for you!

  • Samantha
    November 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

    OMG. CONGRATS, i’m crying for you!


  • Kris
    November 10, 2012 at 8:05 am

    WOW. Congratulations to both of you! (HE is a keeper!!!)

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence
    November 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    The story made me tear up…so touching! Congrats!

  • Libby
    November 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Ohhh Jenna I am so pleased for you, another long-term reader here and I feel like I know you – I screamed when I saw the title of this post!!! πŸ™‚ Congratulations xxxxxx

  • Regina
    November 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

    CONGRATS! so amazing. i cried. you are going to be a beautiful bride!!
    if i give you my boyfriend’s email address, do you think adam will drop him a few ideas? haha

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  • marika
    November 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    this is such a beautiful story… better than the movies. congratulations!

  • Liz (formerly VeggieGirl)
    November 11, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Jenna, this made me cry – in the best way possible, of course πŸ˜€ I’m so happy to see YOU happy. This reminded me of when we had dinner in San Francisco and you told me just how happy you were to have met Adam. Congratulations to both of you. And I hope to see both of you in the near future sometime!

  • Karen Chatters
    November 11, 2012 at 5:07 am

    OH MY!! I’m crying big ugly tears of happiness for you! What a wonderful day for you both. Super huge congrats!

  • Life's a Bowl
    November 11, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Absolutely, unbelievably, PRECIOUS! I wish y’all nothing but happiness and bliss!!!

  • Morgan
    November 11, 2012 at 6:59 am

    If there was a like/love button I would push it 100 times! This was wonderful!! So happy for you and Adam.

  • Shaina
    November 11, 2012 at 8:06 am

    That is the cutest proposal story I’ve ever heard! Congratulations!!!!!

  • Karen
    November 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I was just talking about the Ingalls, but I was Pa!
    What an amazing love story! Congratulations! That Adam, where can I get one of those?

  • Toronto Girl West
    November 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I cried more than a few tears reading this story! Congratulations to you both!!!! And I’m so glad that you’ve been blessed with your happy ending – you so deserve it! <3

  • Karla @ myhighonlife
    November 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Brand new reader and just LOVE this story. I love that your man incorporated and brought all the special people in your life in on it. Beautiful! Congrats πŸ™‚

  • Jenny
    November 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    What a special moment to be remembered (and told and repeated) forever. Much happiness to you.

  • Gara
    November 12, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I’ve been a blog lurker before you even moved to California and even though I’ve never commented, I’ve been rooting for you and Adam for a long, long time. Congratulations!

  • Megan
    November 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

    That is seriously the sweetest story ever!

  • Val
    November 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Ahhh!!!!! Congrats Jenna πŸ™‚

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  • Tracey @ Cooking with Love
    November 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    So sweet! Y’all are precious!! Congratulations to you both! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    November 14, 2012 at 9:33 am



    • Jessica
      November 14, 2012 at 9:34 am

      PS: Excited to see you in Austin next week!!! And that shiny sparkler on your hand! πŸ˜‰

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake
    November 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Oh how romantic!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! I’ve loved tagging along on your journey and reading your love story develop along the way the past few years! Such an amazing and thoughtful proposal!

  • Kelly
    November 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    What an amazing engagement story! You found a keeper that is forsure! Congrats!

  • Jeanessa
    November 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I’m so happy for you, Jenna! Wishing you all the happiness and love that God has to offer – which is tons!

  • Carrie
    November 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Congratulations! I just finished reading your book this afternoon and came here to find out what happened with you two. May you have many years of happiness together.

  • Becca
    November 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    What a beautiful story – Congratulations and best wishes for a lifetime of love and joy!

  • anya
    November 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Beautiful engagement story! Best wishes again

  • Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine
    November 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    WOW! That proposal just blew me away! You are one lucky girl and he is one lucky guy. Cheers to a blessed engagement and a blessed marriage. Congratulations!

  • Bridget
    November 24, 2012 at 5:23 am

    I have missed out on your blog lately (sadness in my family), but I am really glad to read this. πŸ™‚ Sorry to be late, though “congratulations!!!” has no expiration date, methinks.

    To your happiness?!

  • Bridget
    November 24, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I did not type a question mark, but a tilde. Grrr at the one language setup of blog sites. No question mark needed about your happiness – maybe a question mark is needed about my bilingual keyboard….

  • Gwen
    November 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Ahmazing. What a special moment you’re remember forever and always! Congrats!

  • Claudia
    December 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Aw man!! I don’t even know you guys (seriously, I came across your blog two days ago via a link to your tortellini kale soup) and I teared up reading this!! Congratulations to both of you! It’s so lovely that your fiance involved so many of your loved ones in this special day :3

  • Jillian@Reshape Your Life
    December 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    That is the most beautiful proposal I have ever heard (or read)! I wish ya’ll nothing but the best and a long and happy marriage!!!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    WOW! I didn’t see this before…it popped up in those little picture boxes at the end of today’s post. That is a Norah Ephron-Nancy Meyers film. TRULY the most AMAZING proposal I’ve ever heard of. The most heartfelt. The most thoughtful, loving, and artfully composed. And most important….AUTHENTIC.

    Really spectacular in such a completely loving way. BTW Jenna. I knew the minute I saw my husband, Robbie’s Dad, he was it for me. Unfortunately, he died young, his b-day is Christmas Eve. I still see those eyes. I’m still in love. And I know he still loves me up in heaven.

    Congratulations!!! Wow. Laughing…in a good way!!

  • jac
    December 23, 2012 at 3:57 am

    What an amazing proposal! Love the Little House on the Prairie reference – I grew up reading the books and have always loved Laura and Almanzo’s story:)

  • Kim @ Sweet Heart Eats
    January 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

    What a beautiful story. I literally have tears in my eyes while reading at my desk at work. Adam put so much thought into how he was going to propose. It’s what every girl hopes for. I feel like sending this link to my boyfriend. LOL. I still remember rooting for you guys to start dating and knew this would one day happen one day. I’m so excited and happy for you! I love the “then” & “now” photos. Best wishes to you both!

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  • Dorothy
    January 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    that was beautiful! i love your blog =)

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    July 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I am crying and I don’t even know you. Your wedding and proposal were lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  • Aly
    November 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

    This is the most thought-out, adorable engagement process I have ever read about. Good job, Adam! You look so happy πŸ™‚

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    November 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    What a beautiful story!! I just went to Healdsburg 2 weeks ago for the first time! πŸ™‚

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    February 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    This post got me. So lovely.. Congrats to the both of you!

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