After more than three years of dating, Matt Thiessen has popped the BIG question to Shannon Murphy of Atlanta, GA. She said “yes” and they plan on getting married August 22nd, 2009. They met while the boys from Releint K where on a mainstream radio tour and they stopped by The Morning Mess where Shannon is the co-host. We got the scoop from Shannon on how Matt pulled off the big surprise.
Yup, my left ring finger is officially “weighed down,” as he likes to say. The ring is beautiful. And I’m ridiculously happy and excited.
A ton of people who didn’t hear Matt and I explain the story of the proposal on the air wanted to be filled in, so let me set the scene:
It’s Tuesday, June 17th. Matt was SUPPOSED to be on a tour bus, traveling with the rest of the Relient K boys out to California to begin the Vans Warped Tour. However, he totally tricked me, and instead of getting on the bus with the rest of the band the previous night, he got a few hours of sleep, woke up early in the morning, and drove from Nashville (Where he’d been rehearsing for the past week) down to Atlanta.
The afternoon started with Matt surprising me at the radio station. (Being the dork I am, I started squealing. Literally.) We then headed to lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in the city (Bones!), where, consequently, I had an allergic reaction to something I ate. Go figure. My lips looked like little balloons. Pretty awful. (To get an idea of how ridiculous I looked, check out the pic!)
We started to head to the ER at Piedmont Hospital, but decided to just turn around and go home after my Mom called and suggested that I take some meds and let myself pass out for a few hours. But Matt had other plans. As soon as we pulled into the garage, he asked me if I wanted to play a game of Foosball. That’s when I knew. We have an inside joke about this: A few years ago, Matt hid a silver Tiffany’s ring in the table, which I conveniently found in the ball return after he scored. Since that day, I’ve always joked about wanting to play Foosball just so that I could “find my engagement ring.” So … He made the first successful shot yesterday afternoon, and I reached in to find … The ring.
He got down on one knee. And I said YES!
Pretty cute story, huh?!
Congratulations Matt & Shannon we pray God’s richest blessings on your life together. To learn more about the future Mrs. Thiessen and follow the wedding plans here is her stations weblog.