(Closed) How’s everyone doing on the Christmas Challenge?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’ve failed miserably, lol! I only had the minor slip up at first. But then HE brought it up the other day, and it turned into a HUGE discussion and spilled over into the next day, so my Christmas challenge vow went out the window! With NYE, Valentines Day, and his brother’s wedding in February (oh the torture!) it’s gonna be a hard next coupla months, and nearly impossible to not mention it with his bro’s nuptials looming in our faces.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

We’ll my boyfriend and I just got the stone for the e-ring, so not that well haha. I’ve been starring at it constantly and he has been teasing me about that lol.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Well…. not that good. (Thankfully my bf and I have worked out some stuff and he told me on his own that he want’s to work towards an engagement with me.)

However, someone at his work asked me what I hope my bf gets me for Christmas, and since J wasn’t there I jokingly flashed my left hand and wiggled my ring finger. This guy laughed and laughed.

Then later, this same coworker, read something about math that my bf had written. My bf has horrible handwriting and I asked this person, “what does this say?!!” and he said in his wonderfully thick Mexican accent “Oh well lemme see. It says ‘Oh baby I love you so much. Let’s get married and have babies because that’s what love is.'”

I said “Ew I hate babies!” and the coworker said “Oh heh heh heh…. whoops.”

We then cracked up and I later told my bf about it. Scared him for a bit. I said.. “So and so read me that love poem you wrote me. About wanting to get married..” Then I explained it and he thought it was hilarious.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well I am doing good with the Christmas Challenge but if SO signed up for he it would have already failed!!!

But that’s good news for me!

He told me multiple times that Monday he went looking at rings. He is the kind of guy who buys presents the week of Christmas so that makes me think it is comming soon. I told him that for the first Christmas (he is Orthodox so we celebrate Dec 25th and Jan 7th) that we won’t be getting too many presents because he is getting something big for second Christmas (Penguins VS. Carolina 5 rows from the ice.) He then told me “well you aren’t getting a lot for first Christmas either.” Not even thinking of the ring I said “Ok we will both have big presents for 2nd Christmas.” He then says “Well… um… maybe not uh Shhhhhhhh I can’t tell you anything because it will give it away.” Eeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@Mrs.LetsGoPens:  O_O

Are you going to post a thread soon about how to avoid dragging your SO to the jewelry store and saying this one..this one right here!!! Please, it’s perfect!

I wouldn’t blame you! lol

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have to say I am doing extremely well. Not once did I mention to him. We did talk about some long term financial planning regarding his student loans and buying a home but nothing about engagement. He is graduating from law school next May and I am meeting his family when they come for his graduation.

I am so proud of that fact. He did promise me that we would talk about our relationship during the holiday season. We are going away to Greece (Hurray!!!) but truth to be told, I do not feel as stressed out as before. I guess I want to be surprised but I am hoping that he brings it up specially what kind of ring I want Laughing

But I can honestly say that I am happy and in love. Something tells me that we will have a serious conversation by early next year and 6 months is nothing. It flies by so I am relaxing and just enjoying the relationship for now.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Tunacupcakes: I have picked out so many rings that I LOVE but every single time I show SO he just says “No.” He is one of those old fashioned guys that thinks that the girl should have no part what so ever in choosing the ring.

A few weeks ago my best friend was telling us that her and her BF are going to look at rings. He yells out “Noooooo…. You’re not supposed to know what it looks like.” She tried to explain that she is going to pick out 5 that she likes then he gets to choose the final one, but my SO turned into a 5 year old and wouldn’t listen to a word. hahaha.

Totally unrelated- every time I see your screen name I think of walking into a room with tons of cup cakes. I know your sn is Tuna Cupcakes but I like to think it means tons of cupcakes. mmmmmm cupcakes.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I’ve failed twice. I can’t help it. My little cousin got engaged and I had to tell him. THEN my other little cousin got engaged, so I had to tell him again.LOL

Nothing on the home front though. We were talking Christmas presents and he was trying to be FUNNY by being me asking me when he’s gonna get it? what color is it? where did he get it? does it start with a T? (Tacori) It was actually quite funny. I told him I know my Christmas present isn’t an engagement ring. He just sat there quitely and if I had a feeling, I’d take that as a hint, but I’m not.

Not upset though. I have a few months left til HIS timeline is up.LOL (the one HE gave ME)

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I failed big time because he asked to go ring shopping and bought it right in front of me. Then he said I wouldn’t have to wait long after the resized ring came in. Then he told my dad he bought the ring. Then he told his mom we’re gettin married! One more week to go until I can announce it with a ring on. I’m not usually one to make girly sounds..but….Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was doing pretty good, but he brought up rings a couple times on his own, so then another couple times i brought it up on my own, too.

today was bad. i saw on FB one of his high school classmates, who i happen to know, got engaged. i talked about that in an annoying fashion for awhile…not goodd.

but other times i did really good. we were on vacation last week and out for dinner last week and the waiter asked if we were on our honeymoon or engaged. bf said “almost”. eeek! i kept my mouth shut though 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@maggierose: Oh sweet Jesus Maggierose! lol You’ve got to get it together! 😀

Really? Your bf said “almost”. Ok.. yes guys have a weird concept of time… but.. he’s…..going… to ….propose!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I FAILED! Only because he brought it up. We had a talk about it about a week ago. And it was pretty intense. I broke down for the first time in a while though. He keeps saying that “we” have a plan to get married next Summer. HELLO it’s December now how do “we” have a plan and you haven’t even proposed. That’s just what I told you I wanted. Not to mention how much time it takes to plan. Silly Boy!!!!!

And Scene….

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I knew better than to even attempt. Haha. With my SOs little brother getting engaged… wedding talk is everywhere.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

EPIC FAIL!

But I’m stopping now.  I have a timeline and it’s silly to try to get him to move it up!

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