- 6 years ago
Hi everyone!! I got engaged on Friday to my wonderful hubby to be! The story….
So my birthday was on Monday the 15th. I THOUGHT that would be the day, but he fooled me and I ended up crying hysterically about it. He secretly found it funny because he knew he was doing it in just 4 days! Whoops! But anyway, his fraternity brother is in town from Honduras and came to our place on Friday afternoon since I work from home. We spent much of the day just chatting and watching orange is the new black. So he tells me that he’s giving my boyfriend $100 to take me to dinner for my birthday since he missed it. But he said he wasn’t coming with because he had plans with someone else already. I thought it was fishy but went with it…he told me that reservations were at 7pm and that they’d call an uber for me to go to the restaurant and my bf would meet me there. So I get dressed late of course and the uber gets there. My bf calls me and says he had to push reservations back so he’ll just have the uber drop me off where he was. The uber dropped me off at my first apartment building, where me and my now Fiance started dating and fell in love. It’s right off the lake (I live in Chicago) and we would always take walks on the lake when we were dating. He said he was over there because there is a golf club right there and he was already there for a customer meeting with his job. So we walked along the lake, however, it was COLD! I had on a dress and wedges and that lake effect was no joke. He was talking the whole walk reminisicing of the times we spent there. So I THOUGHT that was it and tried to brave the cold! On the way back, he says “Did you really get that dressed up just to go to Ruth’s Chris?” I was devestated!!! I thought for sure at that point it wasn’t happening, but I tried to stay happy and enjoy the moment.
We get to the restaurant and we’re at this low key table in the back. He orders a bottle of wine – which he never does – but claimed he only did since his frat brother gave him money. So we eat dinner and he mentions how that restuarant is where we went for our first anniversary! I had totally forgot. After dinner, he pulls out a box from Jared (I know that box anywhere!) and says here’s a late birthday gift. So I open the box and it’s a ring in there…only it was a ring he bought me for Christmas that was missing for like 2 months! So I was like “WTH” and by the time I looked up at him he was on one knee asking me to marry him!
Afterwards we get back in the car, I’m elated and he says want to continue the celebration? So I said of course. We drive over by this club Soundbar which is where we FIRST met in 2008. But we didn’t go in because he said there was a cover charge. We went to a bar across the street and I walk in and see all of our friends!! They all screamed Happy Birthday as they thought it was a surprise birthday party so no one would blow the cover. Little did they know it was an engagement celebration! Everyone was ecstatic…..
and now the part you all love….