- 6 years ago
We got engaged today. It was perfect! Today we have been together for 2 years and 4 months. The 18th is a special date for us so I’m so glad he asked today. I don’t give my FIANCE enough credit…he really does “get it!” He took me to a casual lunch at our favorite place and then took me to a park to walk our dog. The park was connected to The Butterfly House, which is where we had our second date, but kinda our first “real date” He took me there 4 days after we met.
Anyway… I thought he was going to ask in a hot air balloon (he was, but I guess he could tell I was apprehensive so he canceled — THANK GOODNESS BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT THAT AT ALL) Then I thought he was going to do it at the Cardinals baseball game…which freaked me out even more. The only thing I asked for was a private proposal. Or, at least semi-private. He promised that there might be people there but it wouldn’t be crowded. He was right 🙂
Anyway..we were walking around in the Butterfly House and I was wondering if he was going to do it.. But honestly didn’t think he actually would. I had a strong feeling it would be today but I thought it would be tonight, not ~3pm in the afternoon. I didn’t even think he had the ring yet.. I know it was bought and paid for but because we split our time between 2 houses in 2 cities, I knew he was leaving it with the jeweler til RIGHT before he asked for safety reasons. I figured he would make an excuse and run by to pick it up later in the day while I worked out or something. Anyway…
Sooo he had a guy “take a picture of us because we never have any pictures together..” and prior to this I had been obnoxiously trying to catch some butterflies in my bare hands so after our first “normal smiling picture” he says, “Maybe they’ll come to you if you have something sparkly on..” and that was that. (The guy snapped this pic of him on his knee… SO HAPPY we have a pic of it) I was so shocked. I cried a little. We hugged for a long time. It. Was. Perfect. I don’t know why I ever thought he would do it any other way. The location was perfect,t he date was perfect, and the ring is gorg.
It was exactly what I wanted. Nothing over the top but something thoughtful and nothing I was expecting. The Butterfly House, though it is somewhere special for us, NEVER crossed my mind.
I love him so much and cannot wait to be his wife.
Thanks for reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!