Monday, January 23, 2012

Oh Love.

Jacquie Here.

Hi. Remember me? Well, in case you are wondering why I haven't posted on my poor little blog in so long, I can only excuse myself with four words:

I fell in love.

And spending every second with him became more important than updating my blog. Hard truth, people.

Anyways... I have some pretty big news!! Gather round...

I can't even tell you how many times I've said/thought/typed/texted that today and I tell you what - it feels pretty amazing. Walking on clouds over here.

And what would a blog post about love and engagements be without the proposal story?? Well...

Every fairytale must begin with...

Once upon a time,

Jake and I were driving around enjoying the desert scenery and talking about all the hikes we wanted to put on our to-do list. And we decided it would be fun to go on a really early hike to watch the sunrise. So it's a plan.

Fast forward a couple days.. We were sitting on my couch last night (Sunday) talking about plans for our hike the next morning and he went over all the specifics with me. "Make sure you get to bed early enough tonight so that you aren't super tired when I pick you up at 5am!" and "I have it allllll mapped out. I'll bring a backpack. Wear layers so you don't get cold!".

I felt a little silly for secretly thinking, "Hmm.. Maybe he's going to propose!.. Haha nah, you're crazy. He just told you he doesn't even have the ring yet, silly!"

Fast forward ten hours and he's at my house knocking on my door. Five A.M. I finish lacing up my shoes, devour a bagel with cream cheese (yum), and we go.

So our hike is lovely, but dark, because the sun hasn't even come up yet. And I'm a liiiitttle paranoid about a creepy animal sound I keep hearing off in the darkness. But I feel safe because Jake's wearing a head lamp to light the way, which I think is awesome. Haha. So we get to a good stopping point where we have a nice view and we just stand there enjoying nature and each other's company.

Then he gets really intense about setting up our cameras on this rock and setting the self-timers, multi-shot, flashes, etc so he can 'get-a-good-picture-of-us-with-the-sunrise'. And I'm like, "Uh, Jake, we're gonna miss the sunrise!". Anyway, he gets the cameras all set up and takes a couple test shots of me.

It's ready. Then he pulls out a single red rose from his backpack and hands it to me and says, "Here, hold this and smile at the camera." And I'm thinking, "What? Why?". Haha. He hits the shutters on the cameras and comes over to me and before I know it, he's on his knee holding the most beautiful, perfect ring I ever saw in a little emerald box. And I'm holding my rose. And he says some very sweet, lovey things to me followed by, "Jacquelyn Michelle Hancock, will you marry me?" showing me his best smile.

At this point, I'm not sure whether I should cry or laugh or ask him to repeat the question. But it didn't take me long to know exactly what to say...


And we kissed and got very excited about living happily ever after.

I'm going to be a wife. I have a fiance, you guys. This is a big deal kind of.


The Future Mrs. Lyman.




  1. SO. SO. SO. cute..

    -Summer :)

  2. Congrats to you both!! I can't wait to meet that lucky guy.

    1. You'll get to meet him soon hopefully! We want to plan a trip to Utah to see the fam so we'll let you know!

  3. This is such a cute story :D I'm so excited for you both! (And me too... I am a little bit selfish yes!) But do we ever get to see these pictures??

    1. We're gonna be SISTERRRRRRRRRSSSS!!! Oh I can't wait!

  4. Wow! I am excited to have such a cute, creative, thoughtful, daughter-in-law. I'm sooo glad you said, "YES"! And after reading through your blog, I can see exactly why Jake was "twitterpated" with you from the first time he laid eyes on you (his words to me after first week). It is definitely a fairy-tale love story destined for a "happily ever after".

    1. Sheriece, I am so excited to have such an amazing Mother-in-Law! I'm so looking forward to all of the fun traditions and memories we'll have!


    1. We're gonna have matching husbands! (Jacob's).. hahaha! Thanks Ver! Miss you!

  6. Jacquie I am so excited for you and Jake!!!!!!!! Congratultons a 100 times over :)