- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
Hey Bees….I’m FINALLY ENGAGED! Take me off the list 🙂
This weekend we had planned a trip up north to see an AMAZING Christmas light display that we always went to when we lived up there for college. My parents were coming too because they wanted to go Christmas shopping and see the display as well since they hadn’t before. When I heard about the plans a few weeks ago, I kind of suspected since it was weird that these plans were made without my knowledge but as it got close I kind of put it out of my mind since I didn’t want to be disappointed if it didn’t happen!
After we drove up there and went shopping we had dinner with both my parents and his parents, which is something I actually planned so I didn’t think it was weird. After dinner, we set out to see all the pretty christmas displays!
Once we got there, we walked in the entrance and immediately went to see the big lighted tree that is set up to music. FI (!!!!) grabbed something from his coat and said he had a “surprise” for me….well he pulled out a mistletoe and held it over our heads! So obviously I had to kiss him! After the kiss we pulled away and I looked up at the mistletoe and hanging from a red ribbon was the ring! I immediately choked back tears as he asked me to marry him and become “Mrs. HisLastName”. After struggling to untie the ring from the ribbon and having to cut it with a pocket knife (hehe), he got on one knee in the snow and placed the ring on my finger.
I started to hear cheering and thought it was just the people around and our parents who were watching…little did I know, my WHOLE immediate family and many many great friends had surprised me by being there to witness the engagement! I was so caught off guard I was not expecting that in the least!!! I hugged probably 20 or more people and we shared a glass of champagne! We finally got to walk around the light display as a group and even got to sit on santa’s lap! It was wonderful and way more than I ever expected…being able to share that moment with many of our loved ones!
I can’t believe we finally are engaged 🙂 It was so funny to see all of my family’s reactions since they had to keep the secret for so long! My mom said it was hard to keep up with her “web of lies” as she calls it haha It was definitely worth it and everyone was so happy for us! My FB is still exploding with comments and likes….it is crazy!
After our walk through the Christmas light display, we went out to our favorite bar and had drinks to celebrate! It was a great night and my left hand feels noticable heavier! Now I need to get it resized and appraised but I don’t want to give it up! Haha
Here are a few pics 🙂 Hopefully i’ll get better ring pics later since you can’t see all the detail…especially the side!