09 December 2010

a few of my favorite things

do you see the ring? no? me either.  it took me a few minutes to even see what he was talking about!

my proposal story!

the beau left town last thursday morning for a work conference and was supposed to be back early monday morning.  when i still hadn't heard from him at around 9:30am, i called to see what his ETA was.  he told me that his boss was sick and told him to take the day off {which wouldn't be unusual}, so he decided to stay in baltimore to do all of his christmas shopping {more options than small town, va} and would be home that afternoon.  he called that afternoon to say that his dad had wanted to have lunch, so he still had a few more presents to buy, but would definitely be home by dinner. 

he got home and brought with him this totally over-the-top christmas floral centerpiece.  he said it was for the dining room table in honor of our first home-cooked meal in our new house.  we had dinner and i got up to do the dishes.  while i was in the kitchen, he asked me to come in the dining/living room because he got me something in baltimore.  i figured it was an ornament or something.  i walked in the dining room and asked what it was and he nodded towards the centerpiece and told me that santa had it.  when i looked, he had placed the ring on the flower in front of santa's sleigh.  when i turned around, he was down on one knee and i started bawling.

it was the perfect proposal for us.  personal and private.  i was wearing running pants and a ratty long-sleeve tee, he was shaking and forgot 90% of what he planned to say.  our puppy boy was sitting there watching the whole time and it happened in front of the christmas tree.

i am we are in full-on wedding planning mode and i am loving every second of it.  i have basically had my wedding planned since i was 6, so this is way too much fun for me.  this blog is TOTALLY going to turn into a wedding blog over the next couple of months, so get excited.  thank you for all of your sweet congratulations and well wishes.  we couldn't be happier!

18 comments:

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Congratulations! Wonderful story and a gorgeous ring to go with it. I wish you both every happiness as you begin this journey together.

Deepali said...

What a sweet story!

Northern Girl with a Southern Heart said...

Congratulations!! Such a darling story that you'll be able to reminisce on for years and years to come!

KatiePerk said...

Such a sweet story!

Amber Lee said...

How precious!!!

Tiffany said...

So exciting! Congrats! We had a similar proposal experience and I loved it. What a sweetie!

MCW said...

He did such a good job! Way to surprise you :)

PS - My brother was that that conference too!

USCEmily said...

That's so sweet! I saw the ring right away in the picture. What a wonderful story! I love the personal and simple compared to the over the top and public anyday!! And, bonus points because it COMPLETELY surprised you, right? :-)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

That is so neat, and CREATIVE! Congratuations!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Wow! What a beautiful proposal story! Congratulations!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

How awesome! Congratulations to both of you! This is such a sweet story :)

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful proposal!! Congrats!

Meghan said...

Congratulations! I love hearing personalized engagement stories, and this is such a great one!

Becoming Prep said...

Aw this is so sweet :) Congratulations! I'm so glad I came upon this blog and I can't wait to get more wedding updates! I hope you follow my blog as well!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I love the story! I think it's the perfect engagement =)

Barefoot in the Park said...

congrats, how sweet! my husband was the same way, proposed when we were in our PJ's ... perfect & simple & just us!

enjoy the "glow" :)

the pink prep said...

oh my goodness! I'm just catching up on reading and this is just such a WONDERFUL story, so PERFECT for the two of you!!! I wish you every happiness the planning of the wedding and the marraige will bring! Can't wait to read more!
congratulations!!!

Kate said...

This is such a cute proposal story! A great one to tell the kids :) I hope you keep that floral arrangement forever!