Post # 1
BEES – I’ve been reading the site for ages and after today I decided it was more than time to make an account and join all the other waiting bees to support eachother.
This New Years holiday is my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I’s 4 year anniversary and we have big plans to go stay in a fancy hotel in the city we met in – I am REALLY looking forward to the trip because we have been long distance since June. We have talked about getting married and are on the same page with it, but Boyfriend or Best Friend has always said he would be comfortable with proposing in 2014 and I have been fine with that (or so I thought….).
At BF’s direction, I have been casually emailing him what I would want in a ring, and have been secretly stalking Blue Nile for a good deal on a loose diamond lol (for their ‘build a ring’). I finally found one the begining of this month that I am estatic about and when I told him about it – he BOUGHT IT!!
Now my head is SPINNING!! I have myself SO HYPED UP into thinking that maybe he will propose over NYE on our super fun romantic getaway in the city we met (where neither of us now live)… and it is KILLING ME. Now I have gotten my hopes up and can’t stop thinking about it and am afraid I won’t be able to hide the disapointment if he doesn’t propose – which I know is so unfair to him!! But it is still all I am thinking about – How do I manage my expectations?? I have been over analyzing for weeks now!! HELP BEES!!
*for those of you willing to indulge my long-windedness*
clues he may PROPOSE over NYE
-HE HAS THE RING
-He knows I would LOVE a snowy winter proposal in our favorite city
clues he will NOT propose over NYE
-it is a fluke that he has a ring in time for this holiday..
-I am the one who suggested and booked this NYE trip for us back in September
Post # 3
either way i think it’s coming soon! New years? Fancy hotel? Bought a DIAMOND? Heck Yeah it’s happening soon! Even if it doesnt happen when you want it to, at least you know that you won’t be considered single for too much longer! so exciting!
Post # 4
@VintageViolins: I am excited for you! It sounds good. I would be excited too. Since he’s the one who asked about the ring and already has it, this seems very promising. Even if he doesn’t propose then, it looks like he will very soon. He doesn’t seem like one to beat around the bush.
Post # 5
Sounds like you don’t have too much longer to wait! Enjoy this exciting time 🙂
Post # 6
@VintageViolins: Ahhh that’s so exciting!!!! 😀 Hey either way, it sounds like you’ll have an AMAZING time for New Year’s! AND a proposal isn’t too far away!!! What an exciting time! 😀
Post # 7
Thank you ladies!! I just need to keep reminding myself that this is out of my hands… which is really hard when you want that ring ON your hand! lol
Post # 8
@VintageViolins: It sounds like it’s coming soon, but it may not be over this break because he knows you’re probably expecting it. I find that guys tend to want to surprise their girl with a proposal. If I were you, I’d go with the expectation that he *won’t* propose, and that way you won’t be disappointed. But you’ll be thrilled if he does! Either way, all signs point towards your engagement very soon!
Post # 9
First off, welcome to the Hive!
As for “clues he won’t #1” did he buy the ring or just the diamond? If it’s the ring, I just wanted to say that I’ve been stalking Brilliant Earth (same as you haha), and it said that you could order by December 6 or something to receive it by Christmas. Don’t know if Blue Nile is the same but it’s very possible he’ll get it soon!!
Sorry I’m not helping ;P
I HOPE IT HAPPENS SOON!
Don’t get your hopes up though. He’s probably panning something special, whether it’s a NYE or not. Just focus on how happy you’ll be to spend time with him!
Post # 10
@arathella: He bought only the diamond (we were going to wait on the setting to spread out the cost) and then a few days later I was freaking out about having the stone just lying around uninsured and mentioned to him that we should just get it set by Blue Nile now so it is done with (I only want a simple solitaire so it’s not a super expensive setting) – so I emailed him the setting and last weekend I saw him checking his email on his phone about something from Blue Nile about the status of his return (I’m BAD – I KNOW! But he was not hiding it from me! lol). So he must’ve sent it back to have it set!! It is killing me because he has not let me see the stone and on Blue Nile you don’t see a real picture of your diamond! If it doesn’t happen over the holiday it is going to take everything in me not to try to pick the lock on our safe to peek at it!! lol
I am trying hard to talk myself down – but I’m sure I will be discretely ‘patting him down’ the entire trip LOL
Post # 11
@VintageViolins: It sounds like it’s coming soon–good luck!
My opinion……I planned this wonderful trip for the two of us at epcot for my graudation in June…and I had REALLY hoped that my SO would propose then….and he didn’t. I was pretty bummed…..Try to just enjoy the trip and don’t let it get you down if he doesn’t.
NYE will be awesome!