- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Got engaged last weekend. 🙂
On Saturday, we had all our parents over for dinner. None of them had seen our new apartment, and they’d never met each other before, so we thought it would be nice to have a dinner party. They took off Sunday morning. Before they did, MNbf asked my dad for his blessing. I was blissfully unaware.
After my folks left, MNbf was both on edge and uber-romantic all day, and (romantic that I am) I kept saying, “Um, are you okay? What’s wrong with you?” I’m a doorknob.
That night, he suggested going for a picnic, considering all the food we had in our fridge from the dinner party. Picnicking is something we do fairly often, so it didn’t set off any alarm bells. We went to a park we know that’s right on the Mississippi River, the sun was setting over the tree line, whole nine yards. I was taking it all in from the picnic blanket when MNbf (oh my gosh! now he’s MNfi!) told me to come look at something by the water’s edge. I did, and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
(I MAY have done a “Really? Are you sure?” check before saying yes, out of my own shock.)
But it was beautiful, and perfect.
And, yes, there’s a ring and it is gorgeous. 😀 White gold ring, round-cut diamond (my fave), and so many tiny accent diamonds on the sides. Simple and lovely and elegant. Sorry, no decent pix at this point. Argh cell phones.
So, so happy. 😀