- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
He proposed!! I haven’t updated with an official story yet!!!!!!
SUBMITTED FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE MIDNIGHT SOCIETY..I CALL THIS STORY..MY PROPOSAL. (<–jk. anyone know the 90s reference?)
Anywho, he told me to get a manicure and get “all dolled up” a few days prior to our 7th “monthiversary”. I kept asking him where we were going, he said that it was a secret, but i should be ready before 3 for him to pick me up. After a TERRIBLE day at work, he picked me up and said, “Well, we’re going to the Space Needle. I haven’t been there in YEARS, probably since my mom got remarried!…but it closes at 4 for some private event tonight so we have to BOOK IT!” Then he turned on a mix CD he made. The first song: “Anniversary” By Tony! Toni! Tone!. They got cheesier and cheesier as the CD went on. And I loved every single song.
So we rolled up to the Space Needle at 3:45, knowing it was closing soon. We gave the car to the valet guys and started heading up. Luckily, they told us that we don’t need to be out until 4:30! We got our picture taken before we got to the elevator and they gave us a little voucher to get a copy of our picture later. The guy operating the elevator was sooo scripted that he refused to make small talk with us, and we’re BIG on small talk. So that was weird.
When we finally got to the top of the Space Needle, they were setting up for the event already. COME ON. So we walked around, looked at our picture, then quickly deleted it and ripped up our voucher, hahaha. We were noticing all the changes they’ve made to the Space Needle since we’d last been there. Then he asked me if I wanted to go out on the observation deck. I was like, “OMG THIS IS IT! THIS IS IT!”
IT. WAS. FREEZING. And there were barely any people up there. But it was like a strange amount of people. If there were more, it wouldn’t really matter because there would be a lot of background noise and no one would notice us…if there were less, well…then there really wouldn’t be anyone up there. No, there were just enough people that EVERYONE was aware of EVERYONE ELSE and could hear EVERYONE’S CONVERSATIONS. ON TOP OF THAT, there was this little (adorable) kid just doing laps on the observation deck and YELLING!! It was so hilarious and awkward and my SO-now-FI kept waiting for a moment where people were engaged in conversation and the kid just barely passed by so that he could kiss me and tell me he loved me. (He also kept asking me “Are you sure? Are you sure you want to spend the rest of your life with me? Sure? You SURE?” Hahaha I love him so much.) Then, he got on one knee and asked the question I’d been waiting for since the day he came back into my life: “Will you marry me?”
I squealed my “YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!” and he put the ring on my finger. I looked down, near tears, and then I was like, “..oh. Honey I think there’s a little diamond missing……” and sure enough, one of the little diamonds on the side had popped out. He tore the ring box open trying to look for it! I was kinda devastated, as I didn’t want to show my ring to my family with a black hole in it. So, off we went to the jeweler to get it fixed, missing our dinner reservation. Unfortunately, the Macklemore concert was that night, and if he didn’t dislike him before (because everyone always comments on how he looks like him, which gets pretty old to him), he disliked him the most that night because traffic in Seattle due to the concert was DISGUSTING! We ended up getting to the jeweler at 6:15 and they fixed it right before they closed at 7.
We were dying of hunger at that point, so we went to grab some slices of pizza to hold us over, then waited for traffic to die out at Best Buy. After that, we decided to make a nice dinner, pop some champagne, and celebrate our engagement quietly at his place. At the grocery store, they were out of one of the main ingredients for what we wanted to make, so we were like “Ok. It’s 8:15. Thai food never fails.” So we ordered Thai food from our favorite spot (they were the first people we told in person about our engagement!!), bought some champagne, and went to his house, where we were greeted by ALL his roommates and their SO’s. We hung out and talked to them for a few hours, then he let our 12-week-old pup out in the backyard.
And then we found the hole in the fence. Actually, Odin, our husky mix, found the hole in the fence. It took over an hour to find him and we were driving and walking around all over the neighborhood looking for him. The FI was in tears, feeling terrible that on such a great day, something so horrible would happen. However, when we were about to give up for the night, his room mate and I got back to the house to find my FI with Odin on a leash! Apparently, Odin got bored of exploring and was waiting at the back door, wondering why no one was letting him in! This caused the FI to cry even more, because it means Odin loves us and knows where his home is! So after quite an eventful day, we turned in. I don’t think my heart could take more than that.
That, fellow bees, is the story I’m going to tell my grandkids about how grandpa and grandma got engaged. =)