- 2 years ago
Hi Waiting Bees!! Well it has happened! After 11 years this top 10 girl is no longer waiting :):)
I can’t believe I get to call him my Fiance now! So here is the story…
My birthday is August 20th and Brian asked me what I wanted this year. I told him that all I wanted was to see the total eclipse. This was a few months ago he asked me and little did I know that he had already decided that the eclipse would be the day.
My sneaky fiance told me he needed to take a week off from work for a stay-cation because he was brain fried (he’s a computer dev). In actuality he wanted to take a week off to decide and pick up the ring. One night, he got onto my computer while was working out and he logged in to my pinterest. He looked through my wedding folder and he stumbled upon a ring that caught his eye. As it turns out, it was the ring I secretly really really wanted!. After deciding that was the ring he wanted, he contacted the owner of the Etsy shop to see if it was still available. A few emails back and forth later and they were shipping the ring to arrive at a Fedex here in Denver on Friday. Mind you we were leaving Friday afterwork to head to go camping for the weekend prior to the eclipse on Monday.
During this time he made multiple voice recordings of picking out the ring, talking to the shop owner, and even going to Fedex and picking it up! He picked up the ring an hour before I was to arrive home, so he had little time to hide it and then pray I didn’t repack. He ended up hiding it in a sock under his seat, as this would be the last place I would think to look.
The weekend of camping was amazing and we went for an amazing bike ride, swim in a river, and even got to have some amazing Peach Wine and pie at the Fort Collins peach Festival. Sunday he took me out to a wonderful Birthday Dinner and got to bed early! Our friends texted us at midnight and we started our trek to Glendo Wyoming for the eclipse. We met up with our friends and camped out under the stars in the middle of a airfield. We had a wonderful romantic time looking up at the sky, and watching the shooting stars as we awaited the eclipse.
Soon enough the sun came up and we hung out with our friends playing card games and walking around. If I had been paying attention I would have seen the “signs”… Our dating anniversary is 1,11,06… Our fast food order number that Friday when we left Denver was 111, The amount of biking we did was 11.1 miles and the exit for the town in which we saw the eclipse 111. It’s our 11th year of dating, even the card game we were playing (In a Pickle) he kept getting cards like wedding, diamond, marriage. But I had no clue and was just excited to see the eclipse.
During the eclipse, right before Totality, there is what is called “The Diamond Ring”, the last little bit of light before the sun disappears. “The Diamond Ring” is formed at the start, and the finish of totality. During totality everyone was cheering and having an amazing time. I went to ask him to take a couple pictures with his phone but he said he was doing a voice recording of people’s reactions.. Man I’m really oblivious… As the second “Diamond Ring” is formed, he stands in front of me “Mary, during this once in a lifetime event, would you be my once in a lifetime mate” Gets down on one knee and presents me with the most gorgeous ring i could ever imagine. I was so emotional I forgot to say YES!
Our friends had not a clue, and once they realized what was going on started snapping photos! I was over the moon excited. I couldn’t even tell anyone because there were so many people in Wyoming the cell towers crashed. During the 12 hour drive home (which should have taken about 2 without traffic) I was able to get a few phone calls in. It is important to mention that no one, neither family nor friends had any idea this was coming.
So that’s my amazing proposal and I still can’t believe it happened It was entirely worth the 11 year wait.