- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Kinda long, but I think it’s cute (I know, I’m biased. Still. Humor me)!
Josh and I were both actually planning on proposing today, but neither of us knew that the other had planned on it. We have been racing to the proposal (as you may or may not have seen in previous posts of mine).
My plan was to take him to one of our favorite parks and have a picnic, where I’d casually give him a bottle of Jones in our favorite flavor with this photo on the front:
And give him a joke ring. He already has a ring from me that he wears every day (I guess you could call it a promise ring), so I figured I would get him something silly that he wouldn’t have to necessarily wear.
Full disclaimer: you wouldn’t know by looking at us that we are huge nerds, but we are.
I bought him this:
We have an ungodly amount of inside jokes about Lord of the Rings (he calls me a hobbit because I’m way shorter than he is; we bellow “YOU SHALL NOT PASS” at each other when we fail a college test, etc.) so I thought it was pretty funny. And… we both hate gold, so I decided to get him something that he could wear if he wanted to without feeling weirded out by the color.
Anyway, on to the proposal!
Today he asked for me to wait another couple of weeks to propose so that he could have a fair shot at winning the race, and I was immediately looking upset, I guess.
When he asked what was wrong, I was like, “It’s fine. I was gonna do it today, but okay. Let me get ahold of a few people and cancel the plans. I can move them.” And he felt bad for a little bit and said “Oh please! I’m sorry! Let’s do it anyway!” but I assured him that it was no problem to move it.
Little did he know, I had no intentions whatsoever of moving it to another day. I was just going to change my plan a little bit.
We grabbed some Taco Bell and came home with it. We came inside and we were gonna watch Family Guy or something while we ate.
I headed to my room and told him “I have some soda in the fridge; wanna grab a couple bottles?”
I heard him open the refrigerator and grabbed two bottles and say “Aw, I love Jones Soda, I can’t believe you have it. You never buy soda.” I knew he wouldn’t have seen the label yet because the fridge light was out and he has terrible vision.
He walked into my room and I stood behind him and wrapped my arms around him… He asked without really looking, “What flavor are these, is this the one I like?”
Then he saw the photo.
And he turned around and kissed me and looked the happiest I’ve ever seen him.
And he said yes! I slipped the ring on his finger and we stood there kissing and laughing and hugging for like five minutes before he glanced at his ring and bursted out laughing (:
We’re keeping two bottles to drink in October on our anniversary… Thank goodness for that 2-year shelf-life!
Fast-forward to tonight: we went fishing, and I got my line tangled. He offered to switch poles with me so he could untangle mine. I agreed and sat there for a minute holding his fishing pole while he untangled my line, and he was like, “Hey, reel it in. I think you lost the bait.”
So I reeled it in and a ring was tied to the end. I was seriously shocked. He got down on one knee and asked “Will you marry me?” and of course, I said yes.
The ring is a temporary cheap one in case he lost it in the river, so tomorrow when we get my real ring, I will post pictures!
But yeah, I’m super stoked because we both got to propose!