- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
Hi everyone! I’m new here, been lurking around, but I just want to make one of my first topic about the fact that I am engaged! So…last Sunday, my boyfriend and I were watching True Detective and I was ogling Matthew McConaughey in the flashback scenes because whatever makeup and hair they had on him was working for me (and if he can make comments about Ellen Page in the video game Beyond, I can make the same comments dangit!). Well, when we went to bed, he looks at me and says “Can we have a serious discussion?” which I of course think is about the comments I had been making all night. NOPE! It was “Want to go ring shopping on Tuesday?” Obviously I said yes and began planning a route of all the stores we would have to hit up because I am pretty indecisive.
We went to the first store because it closed earliest…aaaaand within 25 minutes, the ring was picked out! The woman helping us initially said they would be able to just resize the one they had in the store, but then came back and said they’d need to order it (something about increasing it over 1 size loosening the prongs?) and that it would be in by March 24.
SO IMAGINE MY SURPRISE when my boyfriend, who has been teasing me all this past weekend about some news he has for me, comes over on Tuesday (Mar 4) and tells me to give him a hug, which I oblige. He pulled out the ring box, and starts saying probably a 10-second speech about how amazing these past 11 months have been, starts to tear up, and then quickly asks if I’ll marry him!
Of course, I said yes, and am now a fiancee! Apparently the person doing the resizing was confused, and they were able to just resize the diamond ring in the store, and he picked it up on Monday. So while it wasn’t a complete surprise, the timing was definitely a surprise – I wasn’t expecting it for 3 more weeks! I called my mom, dad, and grandpa, then we went out for some steaks because sometimes you just need some meat when you have a big life change, and then announced on social media. I’m still a little in a daze – a year ago, I didn’t know he existed, and now we are planning to spend the rest of our lives together, and I couldn’t be happier. It was so perfect for us – I don’t like big and flashy things, and there was something so intimate about us being the only two people around. Here’s a pic of my ring, I’m so pleased with how it came out: