12.18.2012

A Scavenger Hunt for Me?

Is it just me or does it seem like every girl dreams of having a guy make a scavenger hunt for her? I've always wanted one. And guess what Adam did? He put together such a thorough & thoughtful one just for me :)

It was 12.12.12 and he wanted to make it special for me. I would say that he did a fantastic job.

We met at my apartment after work and he loaded me up with $10 (for gas), a protein bar, a flashlight, and a note that told me what to do.


The first stop was at my parents' house (my old bedroom specifically), because it's where we shared our first kiss. The stops weren't in any particular order, because he wanted to keep me guessing. At each place there was a little, wooden box that he built with a rose head, a picture of us, a mix CD with three songs (to listen to on the way to the next stop), and finally a note that described our memories at that particular place as well as a clue to lead me to the next place.


As the scavenger hunt went on, my emotions were stirred more & more. I couldn't believe the time and the thought that Adam had put into this! I can honestly say that it is one of the nicest things that anyone has ever done for me :)




11 boxes, 5 hours, and countless memories revisited later I returned to my apartment to find box number 12 waiting for me (he did 12 boxes because it was 12.12.12). Adam was sitting at my dining room table with "True Believers" by Darius Rucker playing. He sat at the table and sobbed for 15 minutes as he watched me read the last letter and go through the pictures that were in that last box. People, I have only seen Adam cry maybe three times during the seven years that I've know him. So for him to be crying like that absolutely melted my heart. 

Adam is my tough guy, so for me to see those emotions was a big deal. I feel like I got to know a new part of his heart. I was blown away by the attention that he gave to detail. I love him so much!

And no, this did not end in an engagement ;) He said that he's got something even better up his sleeve for that!

Photobucket

26 comments:

  1. BAHHHHHH
    This is the cutest thing ever!
    I mean, seriously, 4.5 million people are going to tell you how cute this is BUT don't let those just roll off your back... use those as a reminder about HOW MUCH THAT BOY LOVES YOU.

    ok the end.
    See you?? SEE YOU?? SEEEEE FREAKING YOU!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is so so precious. What a thoughtful, loving idea. So he does this just because,... I can't wait to see how he proposes!!! Oh! And the fact that he was sobbing.. So precious. :) you got it good little sassy girl!
    Love you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, this is absolutely amazing!! That is so incredibly thoughtful! I can not wait to see what he's going to do for a proposal if this was a "just because" thing!!

    PS I'm maybe a tad bit jealous ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. What. A. Guy!!! That is so sweet. Can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve for your engagement! Love that he cried...:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, that is so beautiful and so personalised, I love how from the heart this is...

    And boy oh boy, I can't even imagine the proposal story you two will have!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow! This is the stuff that movies are made of!
    And if he has something even better in store for your engagement--wow! You better get ready!! :)
    Sounds like you have an awesome guy there (and he has insanely nice handwriting!! My boyfriend's looks like chicken scratch haha)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my gosh, I'm excited to see what he's got up his sleeve! This is so dang sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  8. i may or may not have teared up a little reading that.. what a sweet guy! you definitely have a keeper girl!

    and i can't wait for the engagement story.

    and i'm with courtney.. i may be a tad bit jealous ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh my gosh! SO sweet! I cannot wait to see how he tops this with the proposal! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  10. this is so adorable and sweet! what an amazing man!! and I can't imagine what else could top that!

    ReplyDelete
  11. SO SWEET, and SO AMAZING! Well done to your man!

    I can't wait to see what the engagement surprise holds after this!!!

    What a great keepsake for your relationship and so much thought and love!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. so sweet of him to do this for you! and awesome that it was just for you. i need to find a guy like this haha. love it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. so sweet of him to do this for you! and awesome that it was just for you. i need to find a guy like this haha. love it!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is amazing!! What a sweet thing to do, and I can't even imagine how long that took him to prepare. I'd say you've found a good one for sure. :)

    Oh, and can I maybe have his number so he can give my bf a few tips on how to be romantic and creative? (haha, jk)

    ReplyDelete
  15. SQUEALING WITH JOY!

    I love this so much! You totally deserved this five-hour adventure filled with love. Cheers to you both!

    ReplyDelete
  16. That is so special. Adam's a keeper:)

    ReplyDelete
  17. How is this even real?!?! And there wasn't a ring at the end? Good grief, he is putting all men to shame!! That took so much work on his part, you are such a lucky gal! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. To put so much time and effort into this just shows so much of his heart and I'm so happy for you. :-) can't wait for you to get married to him haha
    Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am totally crying reading this!!!! I LOVE ADAM!!!!! Most of all.. I love his handwriting! My hubs writes like a second grader, and Adam totes has the cutest handwriting especially the way he curls his Y's!!!

    Man... I can just imagine what an emotional ball you must have been reading each letter and going through memory lane with him! He topped it ALL!!! I'm definitely sharing this post with my hubs... telling him to step up his game in life! LOL

    Love ya goooorl!

    ReplyDelete
  20. That is so sweet! My boyfriend hid my Valentines Day gift at the end of a scavenger hunt (all clues hidden in my home). He said he felt a little overwhelmed by the end. I can't begin to imagine how much thought and planning it took to do that! He's a keeper.

    ReplyDelete
  21. How truly sweet! If this was so lovely, I cannot wait to see how your engagement will be!

    ReplyDelete
  22. good god this is amazing lucky girl!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Haha, I was waiting for a RING to pop up at the end there! So, so, SO sweet! What a great guy you've got there, and what a fun day it sounds like you had! And yeah, I'm all about scavenger hunts. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Ok, so not sure how I missed this post, but this is so sweet! The time that he had to take to do this just because... you are one lucky girl!

    Oh and I can just imagine how emotional it was seeing him cry. Guys crying always get me. Always!

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your encouraging words :)
Seriously...every comment makes my day a little brighter!
SO THANK YOU for being wonderful!

If you have a question or need a response, please don't hesitate to email me at
jessica@lovelylittlethingsblog.com