Post # 1
So, as I’ve posted before I am happily and patiently waiting to get engaged to my absoulte favorite person in the world, Mr. H. 🙂 On a day to day basis I totally creep all of the WB boards and comment, but I actually manage not to get all wound up about my own proposal very often. Today, I was on the phone with my mom when I did, in fact, get wound up and excited. Why? Because I think she totally just dropped a hint.
Background: My dad is one of those who will playfully insinuate that no one is good enough for his baby, lol. For example, he once joked (along w/my uncle) that they wanted to go on a guys only fishing trip with Mr. H. He said, “We just have to bring 2 anchors, one for him and one for the boat!” with a smile. He loves Mr. H and regularly refers to him as his son, but he still makes these little jokes and we all get a kick out of it.
Apparently though, my dad has been bringing up wedding planning/expenses with my mom and sister a LOT lately. And, here’s the hint I think I got. Mom said that she and my sister asked my dad if he thought that Mr. H would ask his permission to marry me when he was getting ready to propose. My dad’s normal response to this question (I’ve asked him before) has always been, “HE BETTER!” This time, he smiled and said, “I know he will.”
I know for a fact that about a month ago they had some 1-on-1 talk time; Mr. H and I were leaving on vacation, and I was going to park my car at mom and daddy’s house for the 3 days we’d be gone. Mr. H somehow got to their house 30 minutes before I did, and was talking to dad when I got there. I asked him if he had a nice talk with dad (sincerely not thinking anything of them talking, but wanting to make sure that dad hadn’t been talking about anchors and scaring him lol). Mr. H said, “oh we really did; we talked about me graduating undergrad, and about the future…” then he looked at me and smiled.
Do I have the crazy waiting bug, finally? Do I need to be talked down? Lol. For the first time I really got that giddy OHMYGODIT’SCOMINGSOON feeling that I’m sure the rest of you have already had and I literally squealed a little.
What was the first hint or first moment when you knew it’s really coming soon?
Post # 3
I think it sounds promising! You know your Dad, and it doesn’t sound like he would give that response otherwise (I like to be hopeful with all and any hints!). Just stay calm and busy and hopefully it will come soon!
Post # 4
@tigerallie: Thanks for replying! I like to be hopeful too, but I always feel like I’m risking being crazy. I guess I’ll just creep some more WB boards, pin a few wedding things on Pinterest, and continue feeling up Mr. H for ring boxes! Lol!
Post # 5
@MrsHalpert: Could be! Your family sounds a lot like mine!
Just keep enjoying this time…I know it sounds crazy but it’s an exciting time of “Is this it!?!?” and a tiny part of you will miss that when you can’t guess any more! You know it’s coming so just breathe and get a mani! ;o)
Post # 6
@Mars62312: yes! I really really LOVE that, omg is it today? feeling. Plus, I really enjoy knowing that these are the last few weeks/months I will have as being his girlfriend 🙂 and girl. a manicure is about 6 months overdue, haha
Post # 7
@MrsHalpert: Oooh sounds promising!! Congrats, pretty lady! 😀 Your whole family sounds so excited, that’s awesome! I agree with the PP, treat yoself to a manicure! 😀
Post # 8
@MrsHalpert: WOW L-U-C-K-Y girl! I would be wiggling out of my seat if my mom said that to me. That made me excited for you!
Sounds promising, if you really think about it, the process is all falling into place. The 30 minute talk with dad while your not there, dads not so normal response to the question, talk about planning and expenses.
Sounds like there might be an engagement for you right around the couner! I hope!
Post # 9
That DEFINITELY sounds like a hint to me!
Post # 10
I’m pretty excited…but also stifling it a little (just a little) because even if he talked to my dad a month ago, it could still be June before anything happens. But it’s still exciting that it seems like the ball is rolling! 🙂
I’m curious to know from those of you that are already engaged–what was your moment that you KNEW it was officially in progress? 🙂 I love proposal/engagement stories!
Post # 11
@MrsHalpert: Exciting!!!! But try to avoid dwelling on it, you will drive yourself crazy. I am waiting also, but I know for a fact it’s coming, and before the end of the year! First hint, caught him looking at rings on laptop, taking pics of them with his cell. He thought I couldn’t see the screen lol. The same time he’s snapping pics, he’s asking me about my travel plans for work. (I work out of state 1wk of the month) So that was my first hint. Later that week while I am out of state, he text my sis while I was sitting right beside her, confirming my ring size!! A few days later while face timing, he tells me that he’s glad I wasn’t coming home on Tuesday b/c my Xmas present was coming in the mail. Then he says “well it’s not really a Xmas present, but you won’t get it till Colorado.” (We are going skiing) I already knew what he was up to, but I said “oh yeah?? Ill find it!” He said he wasn’t keeping it at the house. (bank safety dep box I hope???!) After I am back home, he comes home late one day. I said”why didn’t you text me on your way home?” He said he was busy doing secret stuff, lol. Then he goes into our room, opens my jewelry box, slips one of my rings on his pinky and says to me: “to me, real jewelry looks like fake jewelry.” LOL COME ON DUDE!!!!! How many hints are you going to drop?!?! It’s been horrible the past couple weeks!!! I’m trying to keep quiet b/c I know he wants to surprise me, but men…… Ah they undrestimate our intelligence! I will update you guys when it happens, most likely the day after Christmas or so. I haven’t seen the ring, he just knows I want a round solitaire. He asked me a couple months after we started dating because he wanted it to be a surprise and we have really never talked marriage at all!! It’s driving me crazy knowing that my ring is HERE!!!! In our TOWN!!! EEEEEEK!!!
Me lately….. :-/
Post # 12
Well it sounds like maybe he had the conversation a month ago.. WHAT’S HE WAITING FOR?
Post # 13
@Future_Mrs_Dr_I: AHHH those are some exciting hints! Maybe he’s trying to gauge your reaction or somehow reassure you that he’s very much in the process. I would be jumping out of my skin if I knew logistics of a ring…in my town…!!! 🙂 Keep us posted, especially after Colorado! Good luck 🙂
@futuremrsk18: lol good question! I don’t know if he had the ring when he had the talk, or if the talk was the first step and NOW he’s doing ring stuff and planning. No idea. But knowing Mr. H, he’s planning some big date I’m sure. For our anniversary in June, he’d tried to arrange for a private dinner on the rooftop terrace of the hotel where we had our first kiss. It didn’t work out because the bank froze his money because there was apparently a charge they didn’t recognize and were trying to prevent identity theft (which we were grateful for but still, no romantic dinner). So he decides he’d cook a gorgeous meal at home and we’d have some wine and enjoy some us time. Didn’t happen; he leaves work that day ready to come home and set up and he has 2 flat tires. We spent our anniversary at Pep Boys, but we were the only ones there and because the attendants heard it was our anniversary they bought us Cokes out of the machine, lol. But knowing that he’d planned that for our anniversary, even though none of it worked out, let me know he likes to make a special occasion special. For my birthday a couple of months ago he woke me up with breakfast in bed and presents, and one of the presents was tickets to an indie movie I wanted to see at this 1 screen theater in our city (it was the first theater to show movies in the city back in the 30s), plus dinner and a surprise dessert at a great restaurant. Plus all day at work he sent me surprises and flowers…I actually thought he might do it THAT day! Haha. So, if I know him like I think I do, he’s planning something really special and I know I’ll be glad I waited (semi)patiently.
Sorry that turned into a novel…all you wanted to know was what he’s waiting for! lol 🙂
Post # 14
@MrsHalpert: HAHAHAH Wow.. well, I bet he will make it special – you sound like a lucky girl and like it’s worth the wait!
Post # 15
Sure sounds like it! Don’t get so worked up that disappointment will be too far a fall, but this sounds VERY promising for you. 🙂