Post # 1
So I won’t be waiting much longer. My SO showed me my ring yesterday, as well as it’s hiding place in our closet. I’d seen the ring at the jeweler’s about a month ago so it was not a surprise or anything. He picked it and I approved. FYI It’s an 14K white gold artcarved ring with an unheated purple sapphire. eek! I love it!
I feel incredibly crazy having it sitting in my closet! (I may have tried it on!) SO called my parents yesterday to officially ask for my hand in marriage. He even did the whole “if I asked you right now would you say yes thing”. Anyhow I’m going nuts. He is totally teasing me and enjoying it! He literally said “maybe I will propose New Years, maybe over our trip (in early Jan)” Dude can’t keep a freaking secret, clearly.
He said he is waiting for the right time to ask me. I understand that and I want to remember when he asks me forever so I’m glad it’s going to be special but in the last few days of my waiting I’m going nuts! I want tell my family and friends about it. Tomorrow is the 30 year anniversary of my parents’ engagement, so maybe just a little longer… I don’t know how to occupy myself for the time being!
Post # 3
That is SO FREAKING EXCITING! I hope he does it SOON!
Post # 4
To @kclRN: eeeek that is exciting news.
Lol, here is an bit of info you might enjoy while you wait:
More men propose between US Thanksgiving & Valentines than any other time of the year
Most men propose on a Holiday – Special Day / Occasion (Anniversary, Birthday) – or in a Special Place – or on Vacation
There is also a large percentage of men who propose really quickly after getting the ring… as it “burns a hole in their pocket”
So break it down in the next little while we have:
Your Parent’s Anniversary – Christmas Eve – Christmas Day – New Years Eve – New Years Day
That is 5 possible Occasions in just the next 10 Days
Anything you know of happening in January ?
Only 7-1/2 Weeks (54 Days) until Valentines !!
You’ll be Engaged before you know it.
Post # 5
Aaaakkk! I would die!!!! I have been nuts for the entire month once I knew he ordered it. Thankfully for me he’s the burn a hole in your pocket type and gave it to me 30 min after picking it up. It seems it’s the rare man who waits several months so my odds are Christmas or NYE. Congrats to you both for your special future!!!!
Post # 6
@BrandNewBride: Thank you for sharing my excitement!!!
@This Time Round: I’m figuring it will be any time. He said I just have to wait a little longer 🙂 We are traveling to NYC for his sister’s going away party (she’s joining the Peace Corps.) Jan 3rd. Jan 2nd is his birthday, and Jan. 25th is our five year anniversary. Tonight we are staying in Santa Fe for a romantic evening (kind of like a Christmas gift). But I’m meeting him there after he get’s off work and he left the ring here (I checked lol) so I’m tossing out tonight as a possibility. Hopefully it’s sooner than later!
@SomedaymrsWDS: Thank you! And congrats on your engagement too 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks for the UPDATE…
Lol, ok my money is now on January 25th… Your Anniversary.
Probably what he had in mind when he originally ordered the ring.
Altho, I’m gonna bet it will burn a hole in his pocket, and it will happen sooner !!
Guys are terrible at keeping secrets (hence WHY he showed you the dang ring when it came in)
They are funny creatures when they are in LOVE…
One of the cutest sights ever to witness.
Nothing quite as sexy as a man Head Over Heels… Bitten & Smitten !!
Post # 8
@This Time Round: I love the term bitten and smitten. Haha! I’ve never heard it before. i totally agree with you about men in love. I remember early on when SO, oops yes I did just type that, and I first started dating I wasnt quite sure how into me he was because he’s rather reserved. But people kept telling me (usually while giggling) that the way he looked at me they knew he was in love.
KclRN’s man is so cute. Trying to plan a special proposal but also being a burn a hole in his pocket kind of guy by immediately rushing home to show her the shiny he had just gotten for her. That’s a man in love!!!!
I bet he will end up giving it to her before whatever date he originally planned because he’s so excited too. 🙂
Post # 9
@kclRN: how wonderfully exciting!