Saturday, April 05, 2014

A picture, and the story behind it


A couple of weeks ago, our oldest grandson contacted my daughter:  He told her he intended to propose to Heather, his girl friend of five years, and wanted pictures of the event.  It was to be a surprise.  How could they pull this off?  

My daughter works at a lab that processes pictures for professional photographers.  One of her co-workers does a great job of taking pictures.  So Rachel told the grandson that she would contact Heather and tell her that her co-worker was doing a project that involved taking pictures of couples out-of-doors. 

"But when I tell Heather about this," my daughter told him, "you have to absolutely refuse to have your picture taken until the last minute.  That way she won't suspect."   

Arick and Heather were here last night, and Heather asked if Cliff and I were also helping with the couples project, since it was to be held on our place.  I was at a loss for words (because I knew what was really going to happen), but I said, "I'll message Rachel on Facebook and ask her if we are supposed to do it."  

Rachel and I decided that Cliff and I would play along.

So this morning, everybody was here.  As you can see, Cliff and I weren't dressed up:  He's wearing his John Deere shirt, I'm wearing my Old Settler's Reunion shirt.  

We all headed back to the pasture, and Rachel said, "OK, who's going to be first?"  

Somebody said it should be Cliff and me.  So the big smiles on our faces tells you that it was all a farce, a trick to fool Heather so she would be surprised.  We knew what was coming, and we didn't really care what we looked like.  I think it's one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.  

Cliff and I think she might have had an inkling of what was going on, but maybe not.  Either way, it was a fun day.      


12 comments:

Margaret said...

Personally, I think that is a fantastic photo of both of you. Your faces are glowing with happiness!!

Judy VanMeter said...

I'm glad you didn't really care what you looked like because you both look so natural - it's just a really good picture of both of you! And how did Arick and Heather's picture turn out?

Donna said...

I haven't seen them yet. There is a video of Arick proposing, but no pictures. I think the photographer is busy photo-shopping the horse manure out of the pictures.

Paula said...

Very good picture of you and Cliff, frame it.

Celeste Sanders said...

I love this picture. Looks like you are so happy and in love. It also looks like you are coming down and aisle...

TARYTERRE said...

Whatever the reason... it's a lovely photo of the two of you. Sounds like you had fun playing along.

Hollie said...

I love the picture also!! I think you guys are getting younger!!! Yall look like two teenage sweethearts!Sweet idea for Heather
!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is a great picture! What a fun thing to do!

krueth said...

What a great picture of you two. You look so natural. Definitly one to frame! What a fun idea for the proposal. Wendy

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I love it! The picture, the farce, the whole thing.
Barbara
Life & Faith in Caneyhead

Carlene Noggle said...

This is such a great picture of you and Cliff!!!! I LOVE it!!!

Lori said...

I love it! You two are even in step. It's a really, really good photo, and your smiles are so genuine. I think that was a great idea of Arick's, too, and I hope they will be very happy together. I'm assuming she did say yes! lol