- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Eeeee :):) So, I totally forgot to update this very important aspect of my waiting news:)
After my SO asked me where the ring pictures were (after I finally got the guts to bring up engagement again, but with all my thoughts), I was super excited because he was going to be home the entire weekend, while I would be in North Carolina for the weekend (he travels a lot for work, so it’s rare that he is home and I’m not).
Him being home alone with ring pics = a perfect opportunity for him to go shopping/researching in secret
Buuuuuut….. when we talked on the phone on Saturday morning and I asked him what his plans were, while slightly hinting at this prime opportunity, being the ADD person that he is, he never made the connection, lol. (!!) Ahhh, I guess because he is a dude AND he has ADD means that I literally need to SPELL. THINGS. OUT. FOR. HIM. haha Soooo, when I could tell that the conversation and his plans weren’t really going anywhere, I casually suggested (thinking he would NEVER go for it) that I just go with him to look at rings. To my surprise, he AGREED!!! :):)
Yay yay yay!! I had class all day Monday with two finals, and he left for another work trip on Tuesday already. So I have to wait a little bit, but he gets back on Saturday, (I work weekends though, blah), and I have Monday off now, so we are going on Monday :):) Well, 95% sure we are. He leaves for his next trip the day after, and his boss wanted him to come into the office before it, but he is still owed a comp day, so hopefully he gets it 🙂 because it is so rare that we both have a day off together on a nice, quiet weekday.
So when we do go (he reminded me that we are “just” looking/browsing/getting info/something like that), how many stores should we visit?? I don’t want to overwhelm him, but I’m sure he’d like to see options. I had actually previously visited 3 mall stores (they weren’t really chain stores, more like regional) with a friend and my sis to see what I liked. I LOVED one particular ring at one of the stores, and there was a store that I didn’t like at all. Should I take him to the two stores I did like, show him the ones I tried on, and maybe go to Costco too?? The Costco ring selection is smaller, but they are super stunning and have great pricing. (He is obsessed with Costco, btw, and his good buddy who works with him got his now wife her ring there..which he spent $6k on and was appraised at $12k!)
Ahhh I am so excited :):):):) Ok, so how many stores, ladies?? Anyone out there just looked at rings with the intention of research in mind??