- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2015
Long time lurker, first time poster 🙂
A bit of background…
I just turned 28 and my SO will be 29 next month. I have been with my SO for 8 years (just celebrated in December) and we are incredibly happy together, we have a wonderful life together and have had loads of adventures, we have travelled the world and he even moved across the country with me when I found my dream job. He is extremely supportive and a really wonderful man.
I am desperate to marry him 🙂
My SO changed his career two years ago (about the time we moved cities), and has been so much happier for it, he loves what he does but is ready for another change as he feels he does not get paid enough for the lifestyle he wants us to have (definitely a pressure he puts on himself as I feel between the two of our incomes we have a great lifestyle).
Anyway, we have talked about marriage a lot, he has told me over and over it’s going to happen and he is simply waiting for his career to be stable, to be happy in what he is doing so he can afford me the ring that he will be proud of when he sees it every day (very very sweet I know). I know we will get married and spend the rest of our lives together.
We have discussed in the past me taking his surname, and I have said I would either like to keep my surname, or hyphanate – he always jokes that he wont propose to me if I do not take his surname, and I have always said show me the ring and we can talk 🙂
I just celebrated my birthday last week, and he told me as my gift he has organised a surprise weekend away!! I was so excited and he told me I needed to get a couple of days off work – I was a bit worried with only a week or so’s notice, and he told me not to worry as he had already given my boss a heads up (I found out in NOVEMBER he emailed my boss!!!!). After he told me that, about 2 hours later he asked me I was serious about not taking his surname, realy out of the blue… and I joked about and he said you should seriously think about taking it…
So, I have been asking loads of questions about the weekend but he has been very tight lipped, telling me we are picking up a hire car, staying by the beach… but I think he might be leaving a few things out. It is a lovely gift and I am SO excited for the weekend. I don’t want to ruin it by getting my hopes up… but I just want to be engaged to this man so badly…
However, I just cannot shake my hope that this could be it. He has never done anything like this. That all my dreams could come true on this special weekend. But I am trying to not focus on that, trying to just be excited for the wonderful birthday weekend – but I just cant stop wishing and hoping!!
QUESTION: So I wanted to get it off my chest, introduce myself to the hive and also ask – have you ever snooped when you thought a proposal was coming? I am DESPERATE to snoop!!!
We leave Thursday for the weekend, so countdown is 4 sleeps…