- 8 years ago
- Wedding: January 2011
I’ve decided, after examining the site for a few days, to introduce myself and figured I might as well use my proposal story as the backdrop.
Let me start by saying my Fiance is an engineer, so if any other ladies are out there with sciencey mathy guys, this ones for you.
We were together for about 3.5 years before I started getting….antsy. I really started pushing him once we were both out of college (me- 2 yrs, him- 1 yr) and working full time. That’s when I met his friend “Mr. EXCEL Sheet.” For any of you who’ve work with Word or Office, perhaps you have met the EXCEL sheet. Usually they have figures, chart, numbers etc. and this was no different. He had made a budget for the year and beyond. However, the most important aspect to me was that we wouldn’t be getting engaged for at least another year! As you can imagine, I was pretty bummed, but mostly, resentful of “Mr. EXCEL.”
Throughout the next few months, I would casually bring up the topic again; only to be promptly met with “You know what my budget is, do you want to see the Excel Sheet again?” As you can imagine, I did not.
We decided to go on a cruise this past fall with my cousins and aunt (looking back I don’t know why I didn’t ask how there was room in the budget for this, as this was 6 months post meeting Mr. EXCEL, but cest la vie). I was super excited, but also slightly upset. Co-workers kept asking if I thought I would get engaged on the trip. Despondently, I told them “No, it’s not in our budget right now.”
Well the time came for us to travel and I insisted on his checking the carry on luggage. I had bags of my own which I wanted him to use as his own carry owns (I overpack…a lot). He was very agitated, but eventually agreed. The first day onboard he took me to the gift shop to look for (I thought) setting ideas. I was very vocal, “I like this setting, I hate this settings” and he was practically taking notes.
That evening, as we prepared for our formal night, he asked if I wanted to go to the top deck before our dinner. Now mind you, we were cruising right in the beginning of hurricane season, and it was windy. I had just done my hair, and was not in the mood for a tangly, knotty mess, but agreed to go up on deck.
Well, as you know it, he proposed overlooking the water, as the sun was setting and as my hair and dress whipped wildly around me. I was so shocked! I thought I had finally guilted him into the purchase and that he bought the ring on the ship. That’s when he said he had it for the past 4 months, it was in the bag I forced him to book and he was just waiting for the right time.
While I still dislike Mr. EXCEL, I sure do love my Fiance.