- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
I just got engaged today! FI told me that he was going to wait until at least November, and then he surprised me today at home! Some backstory first, he has been slowly collecting boxes of his childhood stuff from his mom and when he finds something he really is attached to or has an interesting story about he shows it to me before packing it up again. Here’s what happened:
I was sitting on the couch doing homework when he got done with class and he asked me if I wanted to go out for lunch or go do homework together at a coffee shop. I was in homework mode and still in my pajamas so I just wanted to stay on the couch in my blanket and work, but he kept insisting. Finally, he got tired of trying to convince me to get up so he went and putzed around the apartment and came back with one of his childhood toys. It was a red barrel and I immediately thought it was a barrel of monkeys (which I loved as a child) so I asked him if thats what it was, but he said no, it was a set of nested barrels. He handed it to me so I opened the first one and kept going cuz they were all a different color. When I opened the last one the ring was inside and my jaw dropped! He had me completely fooled so I had no idea that this was coming, although in hindsight I should have seen it! It was really sweet and I teared up so he hugged me and asked if that meant yes, and I said yes of course! It was so adorable and perfect! We’ve spent the rest of the day telling our friends and family and just enjoying each others company. I am so excited!!!!!!