I'm engaged as of last week!
Here's the story:
Jen and I wanted to do something special for her birthday (last Tuesday). Since we're both biology nerds, we decided to go to the Bodies Exhibition in Downtown Seattle (a human cadaver exhibit). After that we had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Then, we went to Green Lake (a popular park in Seattle) and walked out on a dock in the rain. We talked for a while, and then as we were leaving, I "spotted" a wine bottle on the shore that Jen's roommates had planted for me. I picked it up and said, "Hey! What's with the litterbug!? I'm gonna go recycle this." And then I looked down and found a note inside the bottle and asked her, "Hey, what's this?!" She had guessed at that point that I had something to do with it, but went along with my plan of opening it anyway. She pulled out the scrolled up letter, unraveled it, and as she was reading the proposal, I got down on one knee, pulled out the ring, and asked her to marry me (which is exactly what the note said). She said, "Of course!" and then Jen's roommates came out from behind the bushes and took our picture. Then we all went back to their apartment and celebrated with birthday cake!
Woohoo!! ...and by the way, we are tentatively planning on an October 2007 wedding in Seattle.
I hope that all of you will continue to keep praying for us so that we would continue to be servants to each other and most importantly be focused on Jesus! Thanks so much everyone!!
Aaron (and Jen!)
P.S. - You can see pictures here: http://picasaweb.google.com/peznut/WeReEngaged