- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
So I woke up today a was reading a proposal post and i realized i never posted my story; So hereit is… its in third person because i copied it from my wedding website: http://julie-brad.nearlyweds.com/sites/index/217274
Let me also begin by stating my FI (brad) is a mechanic and owns a deisel/fleet service shop with his dad.
On Wednesday September 1st, 2010 Brad had come home from work as usual, and Julie was doing school work in the living room; Almost immediately after entering the door Brad’s phone began to ring, so he went into the bedroom to answer it.
Upon him exiting the the bedroom Julie asked “Who was that?”.
Brad’s response was, ” It was UPS, they’re delivering a part to the shop tomorrow and they just wanted to make sure some one was going to be there to sign for it.”
“Oh… that must be some expensive important part,” teased Julie,” UPS never calls me for anything we’ve ever had delivered, even computer stuff.”
The next evening when Julie left worked Brad texted her to see if she wanted to ask their friends Kristin and Josh (who were recently married in March 2011, but at the time had also just recently become engaged) to go out to dinner. Of course Julie did and so they all went out to dinner at Julie’s favorite restaurant “The Lazy Dog Cafe” in Valencia, California (which is located at the mall just across from Brad and Julie’s apartment).
After a delicious dinner, Kristin and Josh went home and Julie and Brad decided to go on their nightly walk with their dog, Oakley, at Bridgeport (a beautiful housing community in Valencia, California that has a lake and beautiful East Coast traditional styled homes). While they were walking they usually walked down one of the small wooden piers that stretched partway over the lake, at the prompting of Oakley. This evening as they made there way down the pier they stopped short as they almost toppled over a women sitting on the pier reading and eating a box of cookies form the newly opened Sprouts farmers market/health food store. After quickly speaking with her about Sprouts they left the pier to continue their walk.
Later Brad would tell Julie that he had intended to propose on the pier but the “Lady with the cookies” ruined it.
As they continued their walk and neared the entrance to “The Island” (a gated neighborhood within Bridgeport) they noticed that a couple walking ahead of them had there two small miniature poodles off of their leashes. So in order to not get Oakley in a tangle with the other small dogs they decided to sit down on a wall in front of “The Island and wait until the couple had gone on ahead with their dogs. As they sat there Brad turned to Julie and said,
“So my part came today.”
Slightly perplexed by the comment Julie responded, “Ok, good.. I guess.”
“Want to see it?”,smirking and reaching into his pocket.
Totally overcome with his obviously mental instability at bringing a car part with him on a walk, Julie looked at him with annoyance and disbelief, “You brought your freaking part with you?”!
“Yeah here it is!” He produced the ring from his pocket to her shock and disbelief over his joke, “Do you want it?”.
“Oh my Gosh… Brad…Of course I want it!” Both began laughing at his joke and then at Oakley who thoroughly had no idea what was going on, and so began whining since they weren’t walking any longer. After several minutes of sitting there reveling in the moment Brad stood up and turned to Julie and said with a smile,” Well you never did answer?”
Which received another laugh followed by her jumping up and throwing her arms around his neck then saying enthusiastically, “Yes!”, Just before a kiss. All of which was followed by Oakley’s whining and tugging about comically.