- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I’m putting this out there incase it helps just one other waiting bee. Here are the highlights of our journey:
July 2006 – We start dating. Everything just clicks and on our third date he says, i think i’m goignto marry you. whoa. waaay too fast mr. we were long distance (dc & chicago) and barely knew each other.
February 2007 – I move to DC. My job is flexible and i was able to transfer offices without issue.
Spring 2007 – He says he will propose between his birthday (Aug) and next Valentine’s Day. I start reading weddingbee like a fanatic. I found it thru Miss Tulip who was still planning her DC area wedding. The flower generation…so long ago!
Summer 2007 – He moves in with me. He graduates from law school and takes the bar. I get excited because it is the start of the ‘proposal time frame’
Fall 2007 – I basically just refresh weddingbee every 5 minutes during the whole day (hadn’t yet discovered Reader)
Winter 2007 – He informs me that he’s not ready and wont’ be proposing as originally planned. I am heartbroken. I even hold out hope that it is a decoy to lead me off the scent so he can still surprise me by Valentine’s day… it is not a decoy.
2008-2009 – Give up on reading weddingbee so i can get marriage off my mind. (also some mean commenter said weddingbee was only for people ACTIVELY planning their wedding and any non-engaged lurkers should get out! so i did… side note: I’m so glad that has changed!)
Summer 2010: Mr Hangry goes to his HS reunion and calls me afterwards and says, “do you want to get married?” umm yeah… “okay we’ll go shopping for rings” !!!
He comes home and says, maybe sometime in the fall we’ll go shopping. I’ll save until then. Then I surprised myself. and.didn’t.mention.it.again. A few weeks later he’s says, screw it, lets see whats out there!
So I give myself permission to look online (and to start reading weddingbee again). Of course once I knew it was happening soon, I went down the rabbithole of wondering and worrying and bugging him. I gave him his engagement watch three weeks ago and was getting anxious about wanting to tell people we were engaged! Last night he got down on one knee in our family room and asked, so now we’re official!
Thanks for reading this long. Again, I’m so glad weddingbee is more friendly to waiting girls. Its hard out there alone sometimes!