- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
Sorry it has taken me sooo long to post but I am happy to report that we are officially engaged! It’s been a crazy week so I haven’t had time to post but here is the story:
I had an earlier post that some of you may have seen but we had a trip planned to Burlington, VT the first weekend in December to see a good friend and check out a venue. Secretly I had hoped and thought that this would be THE weekend that he would make things official. The Burlington area is so special to us and where we really fell in love. But when mom called Saturday morning with the news of my Gramma’s passing, everything changed. I was heartbroken and couldn’t even imagine celebrating something like an engagement. Mom told me that Gramma wouldn’t have wanted me to change my plans and that I should still head to Vermont. So after spending the day on the phone with my sisters, my SO and I decided we would keep our plans and head north. And I am glad we did. Being up in the mountains and by Lake Champlain just gave me a sense of peace. The venue was PERFECT and I knew my Gramma and my Dad (he passed away 11 years ago) were both with me.
After a calming and peacful day on Sunday we headed back home. We were going to grab dinner so we didn’t have to buy groceries. The SO had tried to be all sly in the car making a reservation on his phone for a place we had our first date- but of course I blew that. At that point I kind of thought “Ok this is it- he is totally going to propose at dinner”.
We went home first to get ready. While he was getting ready I was sitting on the oranage couch on facebook of course when he called me into the front room. We have our christmas tree in that room and we had purchased a new ornament for it. He yelled at me from the room saying “come show me where you put the ornament”. Of course I was snarky and yelled back “you know where it is”. And then he said “Elizabeth just come show me”.. annoyed, I got up and said ” Jesus you know where it …….” and he was down on one knee next to the tree! I kept saying OMG OMG OMG hahaha and then cried a little. He said he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and knew he would only love me forever. It was soooooo perfect! In our home, just the two of us. I’m so glad he didn’t do it at the restaurant so that I had a little bit of a surprise (I am the worst with surprises). We celebrated our engagement at the same place that we both realized we were more than friends and I couldn’t be happier!
Though the weekend started out sad it ended so happy. Not only did I feel my gramma was there with us but I felt like it should have happened. I was worried about sharing my engagement with something so sad BUT it’s actually the opposite. Every time I think of how we got engaged I’m always going to think of my Gramma and how happy she would be.
O and here is the ring!!!!!