- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2015 - Old Mill Boathouse
As some backstory as to why this was such a surprise: So (now)FI and I had discussed a few months ago that we weren’t going to be getting engaged this year even though we had made a plan to be engaged by the end of 2014. Lots of things happened over this past year that made it difficult and tight around the wallet. FI’s dad passed away and then almost immediately he was laid off from his job. He went a few months without finding something decent until around September, when we were crazy and decided to buy a condo. So with all that, financially we were not in the black.
I was disappointed that we weren’t getting engaged (I held up my end of our ‘talk’ by moving in with him as he wanted, getting engaged was something I had wanted) but low and behold.
He had told me that he had ordered something from Victoria (an island off of the BC coast) and I wasn’t allowed to look at it if it came because I might know what it was. I had no idea what he was talking about, there was nothing that I wanted from Victoria from Christmas, except that I had mentioned I wanted a initials monogram necklace and thought that perhaps he’d gotten one made from an etsy seller there. I was pretty relentless in teasing him what it was. And he kept replying with more and more crazy answers ‘Banana Slippers, PURPLE Banana Slippers, A Velvet Paiting of an Otter etc…’ and I really had no hunch what it might be.
Come Christmas morning, Fiance wasn’t acting odd or weird, we were cuddly that morning because we usually are on Christmas, and it didn’t happen until after presents. He spoiled me rotten! He’d given me a bunch of things including our new ‘baby’ Boomer, the Dino Zoomer (I want a puppy but it’s not fessible with our lifestyles), so the robo Dino will have to do! And when everybody was done, he gave me a card. We usually exchange cards, and I had already given him his, but his had been hiding up on the mantle of my parents fireplace and he got me to get it and I read it. The last line after a bunch of emotional stuff read ‘And I wish to give you one more gift….’ and when I looked up he was down on his knee in front of me!
It was lovely…. and this post is turning long so now I’ll get to the part that everybody likes, the ring porn!