C'na and Mark

Friday, October 7, 2011 was just a regular day for me. I shot a couple’s maternity session that evening and had a blast doing it. After the session, I called Mark to see what him and Shane were up to and he said that they were headed to Olive Garden to get something to eat and the rest of the conversation went like this:

Me: Cool, I will head that way.

Mark: No, we are about to pull up and it will take you too long to get here.

Me: {thinking…what is he up to?} I am just Downtown Mark, it will take me like 15-20 minutes to get there.

Mark: Ummmmmmm… {insert long pause here} I will see you tomorrow babe. I am just going to spend some time with Shane tonight and I will see you in the morning. Ok?

Me: {thinking…is he serious? did he just not invite me to eat and I am hungry too…} Fine Mark, hang with Shane.

Mark: Ok babe, I will call you later because we are here. I love you.

Me: {thinking…he is really not inviting me to dinner} I love you too {as I pull into Whataburger to get a chicken sandwich}

Two hours passed and I am at home on my computer editing photos and I hear a noise that sounds like someone was trying to break into my house. I get up and check the back door to make sure everything is locked and while walking back to my computer, my living room ceiling falls on me. I repeat, my ceiling literally fell on me and I have the scars and photos to prove it.

I call Mark in a frantic {of course I was crying my eyes out} and he was the voice of reason. Little did I know, Mark had just left from having dinner with my parents at Olive Garden asking for my hand in marriage. {I guess that is a pretty good reason not to invite me to Olive Garden…}

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Mark and I met at my house for clean up because it looked like a dust storm blew threw my house. After a couple of hours, we go our separate ways and I head to my Mom’s house. I end up getting locked out of my Mom’s house because no one had a key to the bottom lock that I locked…So, I had to wait on a locksmith to come and open the door and change the lock. Four hours later…the locksmith is gone and Mark calls to tell me to come over for dinner later.

I arrive at Mark’s and he is in the kitchen peeling shrimp and he tells me to sit down because dinner will be ready soon. He brings the plates and to my surprise he has cooked sauté shrimp with broccoli and snow crab legs {my favorite}. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. We ate and watched “House” on TV and kicked back like we normally do.

Mark went into the computer room/Shane’s toy room and asked me to come and proof this presentation that he is going to give at class tomorrow. I go, and it looked like a real PowerPoint presentation with a grey background and pink writing. The title of the presentation was “What is Love” and it had bullet points with definitions about love so I really thought this was for his class.

I began to read it and Mark told me that I was reading too slow. There were photos of us throughout the presentation and when I got to the last page, there were two bullet points and the last one said, “Now close your eyes C’na and make a wish.” So I repeated it aloud and said, “Now close my eyes and make a wish Mark?” and he said “Just do it!” So, I closed my eyes and I wished that the contractors fix my house right…

Mark says, “Did you make your wish?” {My eyes are stilled closed} and I said “Yes.” Then he said, “Now open your eyes. Was this what you wished for?” AND IT WAS THE RING!!! I busted out crying and said “No, but I’ll take it!” Mark could not stop laughing at me and he kept saying, “Babe, how do you just cry like that and so quick?” I told him that I didn’t know I was just happy because I was totally surprised. Mark got down on one knee and said, “C’na Roberts, will you be my WIFE?” and you know I said YES!

I called my Mom and texted all of my friends while Mark fell asleep on the sofa holding my hand because all of his family knew already.

C’na is a worldwide and extremely talented photographer – check out her gorgeous portfolio here.