- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I’ve been a longtime lurker and have finally registered now that I’m ENGAGED!
J and I met in college, and will have been together for five years this August. We have been living together for a year, and I’ve known we were going to get married forever. I’m so excited that we’ve made it offical!
Anyway, we went to the Boathouse in Forest Park (in St. Louis, where we live) on Thursday night for a Moonlight Picnic Paddle. We had a paddle boat fitted with a lantern, wine, and a picnic basket. As we were paddling around after dark, sitting and watching the bats (and swatting the mosquitos – ha, so romantic!), J asked if I would marry him!
After staring at him and the ring completely speechless for a good five minutes, I eaked out a yes! I was still too scared to touch the ring – I didn’t want to freak out and send it flying overboard into the water!
I’m absolutely in love with the ring (and J, obviously!) – we picked it out together earlier this year and it’s better than I remember.
Most of the reactions from our family and friends have fallen under the “FINALLY!” category…we’re thinking about a wedding date exactly two years from the proposal date.
pre-proposal, enjoying the sunset
Post-proposal, back on dry land (he’s sunburned from golfing all day the day before)
The ring! I can’t stop staring at it….it’s so shiny!