- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 2016
I knew it was coming as we had talked about getting engaged before the end of the year. We’ve been super busy with a HUGE out of state move, he’s got a new job which has him in intense training for 6 weeks (3 more days! Yessssss!), me quitting my job to move, the holidays, I mean, these last 2 months have been NUTS. I don’t remember the last time we’ve relaxed.
But, even with all the chaos going on, he’s managed to be so sweet and romantic lately, which he’s always been nice and kind of course, but he’s not the thoughtful, creative kind. He’s VERY logical, very career oriented and I’m the emotional one that has got him to do things he’s never done. I’ve softened him up.
So he’s surprised me with fancy dinners, he’s surprised me with Christmas light sight seeing but this past Wednesday he told me he had a surprise again. All he said was to dress warm and to not get too excited, it was a surprise but not huge. (HMMMM He was lying!!!!! lol And I completely believed him)
He wanted me to meet him at his moms at 8pm after I got off of work. I was excited but I work long hours and am usually exhausted by the time I get home. He knows this so I just knew in my heart of hearts that this was NOT proposal night becausre we both had been super busy that day, there was no way he had the time (he was helping his mom move some stuff around all day), and it just didn’t feel like it was a special night. It was THURSDAY afterall.
I get to his moms a bit late (oops). I wore jeans, a sweater and my pink Columbia jacket as it was super cold that day. I looked nice but I wasn’t in a dress or anything like I imagined I’d be when he’d ask. He takes me to dinner real fast which was nice but nothing out of the ordinary. He said we had to be somewhere at 9:30pm. After dinner he says we should get Starbucks. I’m thinking, shit, we’re going to be outside.. and it’s freaking COLD. But still, I was excited because I had no clue.
We get to this alley/ parking lot at 9:20pm and I’m so confused. We were in a very nice part of town but in a parking lot. He tells me someone is meeting us and we wait. We see a huge horse carriage with a family in it with loud Christmas music. It does NOT click to me.
Finally a guy comes and well my now FIANCE had set up a Christmas light tour on a horse carriage!! We’ve done a horse carriage one time before in NYC on Valentine’s night last year because I met up with him while he was traveling for work. We went through Central Park, so romantic and I loved it! I had always wanted to do one and he wanted to be the one to take me. So now we’re doing one here in our town and it was SOOOOOOOOOOO cool. Yes, it was cold but we had blankets, lattes and Christmas music on! He kept asking me if I was enjoying myself. I kept saying yes. I mean, I was smiling from ear to ear the whole time. He kept kissing me and holding my hand… just telling me he loved me and being super sweet. I LOVE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. Love love love. I want to have a light show one day at my house, love!
We get to this beautiful gazebo that’s all lit up with Christmas lights and the driver says it was a great place to take pictures. Still didn’t click. So we get off the carriage and walk on into the gazebo. I thought it was strange the driver mentioned taking pics but didn’t come with us to take the pics but still, didn’t click. He says he wants to take a pic of me (!! that was my last picture as a single woman!!) and so he does then I say let’s take a pic together so I turn around to walk further into the gazebo. I then turn back around to face him and he starts getting down on his knee. I remember saying “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!” “Nooo nooo nooooo” (lmao!!) and he just says my name, and asks if I will marry him!! I always imagined I’d cry but instead I was cracking up the whole time. I couldn’t stop laughing. I was so nervous and it just felt like I was in a dream. He asked again (LOL) because I kept saying “nooooooo” and then I finally said YES! He had a pretty wooden box, he had a string around his finger. When I looked further it was fishing line. He had my pink fishing line tied to a fishing hook and my ring was dangling off the hook. We are avid fishermen! It’s our favorite thing to do. Sometimes I even have to beg him to take me fishing, and he loves that about me. I don’t even remember looking at my ring too much until he got off the hook and put it on. We kissed and hugged and I kept laughing! We finally head back to finish our carriage tour and the driver tells us Congragulations and gives us champagne and 2 glasses. SOOOOOOO romantic!!! I kept looking at my FIANCE smiling and shocked. He kept kissing me more and telling me he loved me. He asked if I was surprised.. I said UH YEAH. He knew I wasn’t expecting it and that’s what he wanted he says. He totally tricked me!!!!
I love love love love my ring. I keep taking pictures of it.
Of course we’re in the middle of the move and he’s in hardcore training so we haven’t really got to celebrate much. I’ve told my family over the phone. His mom knew so she congragulated us when we went back to her house to pick up my car. We plan to call the rest of our close loved ones here in a couple of days before announcing it to everyone. But I had to share it here!!!
I know everybody says this but I had picked out my stone with him. I was there when he purchased it. I knew it was before the end of the year. But I was expecting it to be over Christmas since we’re spending it with my family or once we moved. I had no idea that on that Thursday, my life would change. It was 100% a surprise.
Pics!! My face looks crazy but we were freshly engaged and I was excited!! lol