- 5 years ago
AHH I’m engaged! Finally! And I missed all the signs that it was happening! I’m totally going to babble on forever now because if I can’t babble here, where can I! :
Around this time last year, I accidentally discovered he had bought this Precious Moments ring box thing that I had commented on was cute when we saw it while shopping for someone else. And I was a little bummed that a proposal didn’t happen around then. Now we’ve been together five years, have an almost 4 year old daughter, and around year 2 is when he started talking often about marrying me and he and all of his friends/family refer to me as his wife, so waiting has been a little frustrating at times. 😉
And then we had a discussion about half a year ago that made it seem to me like we were agreeing to focus on buying a home before getting engaged, and then possibly doing a low-key backyard wedding soon after. But in January, he had me look at some rings and see which golds I preferred and if I really preferred sapphire in person and so on, and I was a little confused because I thought we’d agreed to table the marriage talk for a while! And he told me he had chosen a ring and was making payments, but I assumed the payments were something like $20 here and $40 there and that it would be a long while, because of saving for a house and especially since soon after he mentioned the ring, we found out I’m pregnant again.
He has also told me in the past that he would never propose on a holiday, birthday, or anniversary because he thinks that’s cheesey, and that he would prefer not to propose in a public setting. So we go out to dinner for our fifth anniversary, and he’d been bothering me about if I was going to paint my nails and do my hair and things like that, so I did but I thought it was kind of funny that he cared.
And he disappeared at one point during dinner and I had this thought like, “Maybe tonight? Hmm” but then remembered there was probably no way he’d paid off a ring or would ask me at a super packed restaurant on our anniversary, even if he did have a ring. (And seriously, for a Tuesday night, every table was filled. It was crazy.)
And I felt really awful because I wasn’t very hungry at dinner, I have pregnancy nausea that comes and goes and I felt so guilty for only eating six or so bites of food. I kind of felt like I was ruining the evening. Little did I know, he really didn’t care if I ate dinner or not (and he ate his in two minutes, I swear), because a ring was brought out with our dessert plate while I was cluelessly rambling on about something and not even noticing the waiter bringing it up.
There was a mini cheesecake and the little Precious Moments dude was sitting in it with the ring box and then there was a deeelicious apple crostata (apparently, proposals cure prego nausea! who knew?!) next to it and a bunch of chocolate heart swirlies and strawberries and things. And I was freaking out about how I had no idea, and then if I had said yes yet or not and so I confirmed yes then I realized he hadn’t actually asked me yet so then he started to ask but I’m honestly not even sure what he said exactly. And he works at the restaurant, so the managers and chefs kept coming out to congratulate us and dinner/dessert ended up being free so it was okay that I didn’t eat much 🙂 (and someone joked with one of the managers that I had said no and she wasn’t sure if they were serious or not so she came out and was suuuper awkward. it was hilarious)
And he told me he’d been super anxious because I had mentioned a weddingbee thread asking what number the waiting bees thought they’d be when they get engaged, and I was like, “I’m already #9! Isn’t that crazy?” And he thought I was trying to tell him that I knew what he was planning. LOL. I really didn’t.
The ring is a puzzle ring, so it can come apart and go back together. It has four bands and each one is a different kind of gold – green, rose, yellow, and white. And he said that the setting can be tweaked to add a big dreamy sapphire in the future 😉
And I have no idea how to resize pictures, so sorry if they’re big! And sadly my only picture of the actual dessert plate with the ring and everything came out not so wonderfully. I wish I’d thought to get a better picture of it.