- 2 weeks ago
I’ve posted before about how my boyfriend and I are visiting his family for Thanksgiving. I suspect that he might propose on this trip, but there are a few other dates before then when he could ask. All I know is that we’ll be engaged by Christmas.
So far we’ve planned to tour his hometown, hang out with his immediate family, and of course do the big Thanksgiving meal and possibly meet his extended family. But his mother has also planned to have family photos professionally taken, and she wants me in them. Do you think this is a promising sign that he’ll propose either on the trip or that we’ll be engaged by the time we visit?
Background info: his family, especially his mom, has been very welcoming to me. We’re not exactly close, but we’re very friendly toward each other and text occasionally, interact on Facebook, etc. She does insist on taking photos with phones and their iPad every time the family gets together, like we did when we visited last year, but this is the first time in years she’s wanted to get them professionally done. This makes the trip seem like a Big Deal, but of course their family doesn’t revolve around our relationship and it could be that she’s just excited to have my boyfriend home for the holidays. My boyfriend has said that he doesn’t like to idea of “engaging me” in Texas. But on the other hand, his mom was the last person I know of to have the ring, and the same day he asked me about my ring size, she was texting me wedding venue ideas. So she might still have the ring and be getting it ready for us, or it could be a coincidence.
So what do you think, bees? Does being invited to be included in the family photos make it seem more likely that he’ll be proposing around Thanksgiving? Or am I overthinking it out of excitement? I’ll be happy and (hopefully) surprised whenever he asks, but it’s fun to try to picture it happening.