Post # 1
So, the past couple weeks post-proposal have sucked. Somebody needs to be straight up honest and tell people to not expect daisies and butterflies to constantly accompany you while forest animals sing a happy tune. We have had a really stressful time, and, sadly, we have taken our stress out on each other. Not a good thing.
FI is not a romantic man. He was when we first started dating, but that has definitely died off over the years. The proposal was sweet and in a sentimental location (his driveway, the locale of our first kiss), but I’ll be truthful and say it fell a little flat in my book. I never told him this or acted like I was disappointed. I know that a relationship isn’t summed up in one nervewracking moment. I was and am thrilled to say “yes” to him. Tonight we got some coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts (who needs a wedding diet, anyway?) and headed to our favorite spot on the beach. It’s the spot where he was going to say ILY for the first time, but chickened out, so it’s always been a special spot to say ILY now and poke a little fun at him. Anyway, when we got up to leave tonight, he got down on one knee (again) and told me that he loves me and wants me to know every day that he wants to marry me. Of course, I teared up. I’m am pleasantly surprised at his out of character mushy-ness.
By the way, we still celebrate our month-iversary. We just say “happy 25th of the month,” no gifts or whatever. I counted up tonight, and we’ve been together 32 months. Two and half years sounds normal. But 32 months? That sounds like forever and I like it. Do you and your FI/DH celebrate month-iversaries? Or first kiss-iversaries? 😉
Post # 3
Yay! That’s really wonderful, lady. It sounds like deep down he knew he needed to reconnect with you that way, and what a beautiful way to do it. Congratulations to you both. Hang in there, be patient and gentle with each other always. Yes, my fiancé and I celebrate our month-iversaries (I like your term!) We’re up to 40 months now and it’s glorious. Such a sweet reminder that keeps us going strong.
Post # 4
Aww. It’s so awesome when the typically unromantic guys do something sweet. A couple months before we got engaged, FI and I had hit a rough patch and for a while, I thought we were headed towards a breakup. Then one night, when I got home from a late night shift at work, I went up to the bedroom to find he had lit a bunch of candles and had one of my favorite songs playing, which happened to be very appropriate: “Let’s Stay Together” by Marvin Gaye. I nearly cried.
After four and a half years, we don’t celebrate month-iversaries, but we do usually do a little something to celebrate the anniversary of our first date (which is also the anniversary of our amazing first kiss).
Post # 5
How sweet! We still say “Happy blank year and blank month Anniversary!” on the 15th of every month but that’s pretty much it. As far as how many months total I haven’t kept track but I just figured it out right now and it’s been 54 months.
Post # 6
That is so sweet!
By the way, @iheartnerds: I love your username! Tonight I told FI he looked like a hot nerd in his button up shirt and black glasses, so i heart nerds too!
Post # 7
That is so sweet! And I love your story about your ILY spot 🙂