- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
FI (!!!) and I had a busy/boring/typical day on Friday… Fixing a broken tail light, getting a new gas cap & programming the key-fob for his car. I cooked fried chicken for dinner & we snuggled up to watch a movie (The Bling Ring … coincidence?).
Somehow I noticed that the diamond specs sheet was missing from his desk (I knew he bought the ring, I picked it out with him and was present when it was purchased.) and I asked him, “Where did the specs sheet go? Did you toss it out? The receipt was attached to that!!” And while he was staring at me like a deer in the headlights it dawned on me… “THE RING IS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!” He just kept staring at me while a wry smile crept onto his face as I jumped around the room like a lunatic.
I’m really bad at getting surprised, so I may or may not have been obviously snooping for it… We ended up in the basement of the house with me peeking inside the dart board cabinet, which led to an impromptu first-ever game of darts.
I whooped his butt at 301 (a darts game) by over 200 points. Probably because he was so nervous. I cracked up laughing at the fact that I had beaten him so horribly, and he came to me and hugged me and said, “This is why I love you. Because you’re so silly! So… Do you want me to do it now?” I was excited but nervous and so I told him, “I dont know! I don’t know! This is scary!!! Do whatever you want!”
So he went to his secret hiding spot (somewhere in the bedroom, right under my nose!) and came back to the basement. After a beautiful speech that I barely remember because of my crying-snotty-excited-terrified state, he dropped to one knee and said, “Emilee, I love you more than anything in the world. Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?” And opened a dark-blue box to reveal my beautiful new ring.
He was wearing his glasses & flannel PJ pants while I had messed up hair, sweats & slippers on. No makeup, no shoes, in the basement of the house after whooping his butt at darts… THAT’S how my proposal went down and I wouldn’t change a THING!!!
Here’s a photo requested by FI about ten minutes after the fact… ‘Scuse my puffy face, I’m an emotional wreck.
Ring specs: Tacori 2627 set in platinum, .83CT center I color/SI2. 1.43TCW on the ring. Size 10.5