Post # 1
Besides the holidays that is.
Last night T and I had a talk after I put my son down to bed and before we watched a movie..
He said “honey, reserve December 12 for us. The firm is having a large formal dinner and dance (along with one of the mega companies they’re representing) at the GA Aquarium. I’ll let you know more as I find out more, but it will be formal and I’ve gotten us a limo for the evening. I’m letting you know so we can clear our schedule for that night and it’s gonna be such an amazing night for us. “
If there was a night to have Christmas magic happen, it could be then..maybe earlier, but that would be amazing!
Post # 3
OOh! Exciting. I’ll cross my fingers for you…(:
Post # 5
That’s so exciting! Good luck!
Post # 6
Thanks so much!
We know we’re already marrying next summer (late in the summer..possibly Labor Day weekend) and I am suuper traditonal. I won’t do anything formally such as buy the dress I’ve been eyeing, until the ring is on the hand!
Post # 7
Sounds like fun! Good luck:)
Post # 9
Very exciting, belle! Question is, what are you wearing?
Post # 10
I love you all soo much!!
But he knows he has to kick things into high gear. This is something he understands 100 percent. I spoke to my sis this morning and to bff and they both said it’s going to depend on whether he feels it’s a more intimate evening or that we’re around too many people. He’s a private kind of guy and we enjoy the fact our relationship is ours. Our anniversary is Dec. 27th so that’s also got to be factored in too.
There is a chance there may be more than one couple in the limo with us but it would be his close friend and his wife. I’d be the only woman at the event pretty much who isn’t married btw.
Seriously I have no idea how this will go, but the time frame is right. He knows that he has to do this soon. He also knows I don’t want to have it as my ex did it..on a holiday while I was sweating and working my butt off over a hot stove coming off of a night of emergency call at the hospital. He knows I want some romance attached to the event somehow.
It would be amazing to show up at the event in a beautiful gown and have a beautiful sparkly ring on my hand too! Kinda like some wacked-out Cinderella or Ariel the Mermaid fantasy I know..but it would be so cool! Will somebody give me a fairy godmother now? Puh-leeze?
Needless to say I’m kicking my diet and exercise into high gear. Even if no ring appears and my fairy godmother is a dud or I don’t grow a mermaid tail, it’s not every day that a girl gets to go to the ball with the love of her life. And at the neatest ballroom in town! It’s the Oceans ballroom! The walls open up to the aquarium in different tanks and it’s amazing. You have sea life all around you! He said that now each year I have to get an amazing dress as we’ll have more parties to attend, since he joined this firm. I have to admit. It is kind of fun.
Plus I know he just secured a huge account that will last for quite a few years now. He can afford it. And he’s known for almost a whole year what kind of ring/size/stone/metal I want.
Geez. This whole “official waiting” part is hard you know?
I realize I could have gotten tons of things already done, but I am such a darned old fashioned kinda girl. I WANT that promise to be there formally (even though he’s already told me he intends to spend the rest of his life with me) and the outward sign of that promise to be sitting on my left hand very soon before I do anything.
Post # 11
What will I wear? Geez that’s a hard one.
He is going to let me know in the next 2 weeks as soon as the invites go out. It’s either going to be semi formal or formal. That will be the kicker.
If it’s formal, girl is going to go into uuber high gear for diet and exercise. I’d love to wear this dress again. It’s a blue jersey gown, and the necklace that goes with it is made of sea glass. I have had it for a few years, but I love this gown. Style is just classic and the necklace got so many compliments!
(This is me (minus 15 lbs) in this dress):
I think I can swing 12 pounds plus I own some spanx. 5 weeks to go from now!
Do you all like that dress? I could go get something new. But that dress is just perfect for that ballroom!
Post # 12
how exciting! Seriously, even if he doesn’t propose, this sounds like a night you’ll remember forever! I would LOVE to be able to go to balls with my hubby, but we just don’t move in those circles, unfortunately heh It really does sound like a dream, ring or not! Squee! That dress you showed is nice, but I think I’d be too giddy and would want something new heh It’s not even sparkley! lol That’s just me though 🙂 Seriously, from what I can see of that dress, it looks great on you.
Post # 13
Thanks JoesWifey. Btw, I have only worn that dress one time. That night. So it’s still to me wierdly new.
I may still go out and try to find one. We will see. I’ve always wanted to have a reason to wear it again though. I bought it, had a special occasion to wear it and then had to tuck it away and put it in a bag b/c I had nowhere to wear it.
It’s not like me to go to a ball or anything either really. But it’s fun. He just joined this group a while back and apparently they do this once a year. So yippee!
I just agree with you that whether the ring is on my hand, it will be an amazing evening!
But that dress has a history too. When I wore it the one time, it was on the eve of my divorce. The judge had signed the document the day before and it went into effect at midnight on that very day. My evening out was the night I was officially a single woman at midnight. That pic was right before midnight and I was not on a date, but with a much larger group of friends in Buckhead. A few minutes after that pic was taken at midnight, I shed a few tears at my table, and the dark haired handsome friend of mine to the left asked me to dance and said he wanted the pleasure of having the first dance with a single girl.
So in a wierd way, that dress might be perfect. I wore it when i became single again. And I might wear it if I became engaged? Is that too much history tied to a silly evening gown?
Post # 14
I think the dress sounds perfect– and it looks like blue is your color! 🙂 Very exciting– come back on Dec 13th and let us know how it was!
Post # 15
Ok, because I live in a world of conspiracies and unicorns I have to ask: what if there is no company dinner and it’s just an excuse to get all dolled up for an amazing night out?
Either way, my gut tells me you’re right and something very interesting is about to happen.
Post # 16
Belle- I saw this pic when you posted it in another thread and I love it! THe color looks great on you and I love sea glass. You should wear it. It’s obvious that you feel amazing when you wear it!