As we walked past the hula-hooping hippies on the lawn, and took a look at the homeless man's cuuute puppy (all in Santa Cruz fun!), I turned to the water to take some shots of the sunset. It just-so-happened that as I turned back around to ask Ryan a question, my question came out more like "...what..!" There was Ryan, on one knee, telling me how wonderful I was... in words that kind of blurred together at the time... eventually ending in "I want to spend the rest of my life with you!" Little did I know, our random Thursday evening in Santa Cruz, would turn into the night we got engaged! I forgot all about the hula-hooping hippies, and our audience (Ryan has admitted he was trying to wait for the perfect time to get down on one knee when there was no one around... but they just wouldnt go away!) and I am pretty sure it was just the two of us standing there after that anyways :) Oh yeah ... I said "Yes!"
After texting and calling pretty much all of our friends and family (and of course, we just had to update our Facebooks with the news... all the time wishing we could change out status to 'engaged', but that would just have to wait until we got home...) for about an hour in the car in the parking lot, we headed over to Pleasure Pizza, grabbed a slice, and sat down next to a nice bonfire on the beach. Who ever said we weren't easy going? :)
After a few weeks of tiresome apartment hunting, and a letdown on "the perfect place", we moved into the real perfect 2 bedroom place on August 21st. We moved to Campbell (well, I did, Ryan was already living at the other end of Campbell), and now we have no intentions of moving from here anytime soon! Thank you to the fam and friends for the great moving and decorating help, it's definitely coming along! I will get some newer pictures up here soon, but for now, here are a few we took when we were just getting settled~
And as if all this news wasn't surprising enough to all of our friends and family, we found out in August that we would be expecting a baby! No, we weren't trying. Yes, we are excited. Thrilled actually :) It only took us 3 tests before we believed it, and even then, it was only made real when we got to see the ultrasound on August 18th (picture below!). We are looking so forward to being Mom and Dad to the little one! More news on this to come, but we are due March 13th, 2010!
More pictures to come from the wedding, and definitely more updates to come on Baby Johnson! Keep checking back to see what's new, I guarantee something will be... you must all have figured out by now that we like to keep you on your toes... :) xoxo -Sarah