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Posted by Katherine Putnam on May 17th, 2010

“No more a smart little girl with no heart, I have found me a wonderful guy!”

Between Facebook, the family grapevine and the gossip mill at school I’m not sure that this post will surprise anyone, but for those who are either out of the loop or want to see the news written in another forum…

Chris and I are engaged!

He proposed yesterday (Sunday, May 16) by a fountain in a local plaza after treating me to a scrumptious Bolivian lunch. I think I let him finish what he was saying before bursting out with an emphatic “yes!” but I was a little distracted at the time, so I may have interrupted.


Yesterday was a flurry of Skype calls home and a blur of excitement and contentment. My cousin (and my friend), Natalie, got engaged last weekend so I am now filled with double the amount of excitement; I look forward to many long chats as we plan our weddings and serve in one another’s bridal parties.

Today we announced our engagement during the morning staff devotions but decided to let the students notice on their own. (My theory: if they’re not smart enough to notice, they’re not smart enough to know.) The gig was up by my third period drama class when Rachel (Queen of Hearts and CCS director’s daughter) and Ari (Knave of Hearts) spotted the ring and practically vaulted over seats to get to my left hand.


Although I’ve been thinking about wedding planning and brainstorming ideas for a few months now (yes, I have sketched the bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses, groom and groomsmen ensembles and my dress…don’t judge!) that doesn’t mean that we have any set-in-stone plans at the moment. On top of that, we’re kind of on the wrong continent to go church shopping; luckily Mom and Dad are willing to help us on that front. Provided we find a church that’s available, we hope to marry March 26, 2011.

I don’t think I can overstate how very, very lucky I am. Chris is far more loving, patient, kind, brilliant and witty than I deserve; he is by far the best surprise I’ve ever received.


Please pray for us (and for Natalie and Chad) as we embark on wedding planning; pray that God would be at the center of our relationship and that he would guide and bless our marriage.


Katherine Elyse

8 Responses to “Wonderful”     

  • […] On Sunday, May 16th, I asked Katherine Elyse Roten to marry me, and she said yes! I’m so happy! She’s written more about it, so I’ll lazily point you at her post. […]

  • Andrea Palmer says:

    those pictures would make anyone reading this feel fuzzy inside. Can’t wait for that wedding to happen! And good luck with the planning! At least you have a good amount of time, somehow I think the details of planning one is the best kept secret…haha <3

  • Aunt Sherry says:

    Awww! I’m so happy for you. Your last two paragraphs made me tear up. It’s a mystery where Bess and George have gone when it seems they were with us such a short time ago. It seems they have disguised themselves as lovely grown women soon to be wives.

  • Lauren Arnold says:

    Katie!!! I’m so happy for you my cousin. You look incredibly happy and content. We don’t get to catch up very often so here is a big hug from me to you!!() I just can’t believe you are getting marrrrrieeed!!! so cool. love you! Lauren

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  • Natalie says:

    We are going to have so much fun planning together!!! So happy for you and Chris!

  • Aunt Deb says:

    Such a happy time! Congrats to both of you:)You know it’s just right when each of you feels like the “lucky one” Thanx for sharing the details. Love, Aunt Deb

  • Uncle Barry says:

    I am very happy for you both. Can’t wait to see your Dad entering into Wedding World.

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