Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Inside Scoop

I promised I would share the events of my engagement story so sorry it took so long. 

So on Friday Ben and I had both taken the day off of work. We started off the morning eating breakfast together and then headed off to Wildlife World Zoo. It was so much better than the regular Phoenix Zoo because there was hardly anyone there and all the animals were so much closer. 
(neither of these pictures is zoomed in at all... we were just that close)

We got to pet the porcupines and antelope... although I don't think we were supposed to but no one was there to stop us. The monkeys were awesome and this little guy even managed to get on the outside of his cage. My favorite part of the zoo was feeding the giraffe. You go up on this platform so you are eye level with the giraffe and then stick out your hand with giraffe food and he just comes right over. I even got to kiss the giraffe on his big fat hairy lips... How many people can say they've done that?

Anyways, back to my story. After the zoo we both went home and took naps and Ben picked me back up at around 5. He took me down to Main Street and we walked around for a bit, revisiting our favorite places. Then we went to eat at Olive Garden and headed over to a park in Chandler that we had rode bikes in when we first started dating. We walked down the bike path and found a bridge over the canal and stopped on it. Ben told me that this was the exact spot where he first fell in love with me and then got down on his knee and proposed.

I think my exact words were "SHUT UP"... I was so excited that I almost forgot to say yes... But of coarse I did and now we're getting married!


Brittany said...

Sooooo romantic!!! (sigh...) haha! Yay for the Jones's!!!

Emily said...

I'm laughing my head off. Why are you so funny?!
That is a crazy looking monkey with a weird nose.
My first reaction to kissing the giraffe is simply, "Yick." What if they carry weird diseases or something? I hope you cleaned your lips before kissing Ben.
That ring is stunning! Even better from the side-view.
I petted penguins at a zoo once and then had a lady who worked there come reprimand me for it and tell me to wash my hands immediately because of something the birds have on them.

melmck said...

i'm so excited! i love ben and knew he needed to be close to my family somehow after you guys babysat gracie. congrats!

Leslie said...

that's such a great story, what a nice place to propose! you can always go back, which is great. :)