| Engagement Anniversary |

This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated our one year proposal-versary!! It really is amazing how fast the time flies- we had a quick engagement and have been married for almost 5 months now! I just love this man!!

August 29, 2009
My love gave me the dream proposal any girl could only wish for!! We had a zipline date planned for a couple of months, and I was really excited about it.


Little did I know that he had a top secret undercover plan that involved 33 family members and friends that flew in from all over to celebrate us!! 

Behind the scenes: everyone arriving, setting up Gator-themed balloons, and heading out to meet us for the grand finale!
Practicing the 'buddy system'. It was dark outside and they wanted to make sure everyone was in the right spot!
As I flew in on the last platform, my fiance to be was waiting on his knee with a ring in his hand. I was laughing, crying, screaming (I had noticed some familiar faces waiting off to the side), and overwhelmed with love for this man!


Still in utter shock!


What I saw as I was zipping in: "Will You Marry Me, Sonja?"


The safari ride back to the hall was so much fun. I had NO idea anything was going on behind the scenes! We told so many stories where they almost slipped, and why Binh was 'working late nights', or 'stuck in traffic' all those times- he was planning our engagement!! I'm so gullible. 

Back at the main hall of the zipline safari center. Binh had rented out the entire place for continued celebrations with everyone :)


With our sisters :)


Engaged to be married! I couldn't stop smiling!! 


God has truly blessed me with you in my life. So excited for all the wonderful things to come and all the memories that we get to share everyday of forever! Love you, bubs!!


  1. happy one year proposalversary! such a lovely engagement!! it's soo great that he got soo many people involved and t-shirts made! your ring is GORGEOUS too (since i've seen it in person)!

  2. OMG! Your story is toooo stinking cute! SOOO Unique! AH! Gives me goosebumps!!! Happy proposalversary!!

  3. that is AMAZING! excited for you!

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  4. awww that is too sweet!! great story!!

  5. Congratulations! You two look very happy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I loved learning about you and your husband's background in family (and food).