Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"It's a Love Story. Baby Just Say Yes!"

Saturday was a day I’ll never forget.

As the start of the weekend and my only real day off with the Boo I cherish my Saturdays regardless but this Saturday…this Saturday was even more memorable.

We started off the morning lazy and loving. Wrapped in each other’s arms we awoke to a day full of possibilities and promises. 24 blissfully uninterrupted hours with my sucker. I woke up with a smile on my face.

We set off to Starbucks to use that gift card my Dad had sent as part of my birthday gift. Two iced venti Caramel Macchiatos and 2 blueberry crumb cakes later we took our goods and headed home to relax.

We had said all week we would save money for the month. With a trip to Ohio coming up in September and the holidays closer than you would think we had agreed to start staying in and saving up. I had a few movies I thought we could lounge around and watch but the Boo...he had other plans.

Coaxing and persuading he finally smooth talked me into getting ready and presentable and we set off for a gorgeous part of town under the pretense of just a quick lunch.

He took me to an adorable wine bar and café. We sat on lime green and chocolate brown couches with low chic glass tables on the balcony overlooking an amazing water fountain. We ordered an incredible bottle of pinot noir, a cheese plate of Fleurvert, Bleu, and Cotswald cheeses and marinated Mussels.

We talked about our grandparents fighting in WW2 together. We laughed about the happenings of the week. We lamented our worries and stresses. We reveled in each other’s company.

I jokingly asked him “Can we talk about the wedding?” “No” was his quick and determinate answer. Laughingly I assured him I was more than kidding. I was fine with waiting.

Conversation progressed and lulled as only comfortable companions can procure. And there in one of those quiet moments. In one of the infinitesimal silences that only come with complete safety and trust he looked at me. A mixture of love, anticipation and adrenaline.

I blinked and he was on one knee.

He pulled out a small black box.

His lips moved and said words that neither of us will ever recall. So consumed in the moment and shocked by it’s sudden manifestation I was enraptured.

Somewhere in there he said “I love you. Will you marry me?”

And somewhere in there I said “Yes.”

He slipped the ring on my finger as a tear slid down my check.

A kiss (plus many more), a happy cry (that ruined my makeup) and a champagne toast (or two) later, the deal was sealed.

For better or for worse. For richer or poorer. In sickness and in health. Till death do us part.

We’re officially engaged!

And he said “Now we can talk about the wedding.”

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations one more time honey. I think this entry is my favorite. I loved it, very poetic. You have quite a rock on your finger, quite a man and most assuredly quite a talent to write. May you guys live happily ever after.....

Ash said...

CONGRATS!!!!! That is a beautiful proposal:) Enjoy this fun time!!!

Jenn said...

oooo - congrats!!!! how romantic! things have really been going well for you since your move! :) you might seriously need to consider changing your blog title. :)

Jessica said...

AWWWWWW Congratulations! Can't wait to hear about the wedding details!!!

(I've missed your posts!)

From Me to You said...

OMG congrats that's SOOOOOO awesome

Barefoot Blogger said...

Congrats! Such a sweet post.

JD said...

You know what's really weird? I was thinking about y'all the other day. There are a few bloggers who haven't written in a while (I've been bad, too) and you were one of them. And seriously, I was wondering if y'all were engaged yet. Blogger spidey-sense...

START BLOGGING MORE :P

Violet said...

AWWWWWWW, that is so damn beautiful *sigh* I am so happy for you, congratulations! What a perfect day indeed!!!

E. Workman said...

Oh gawd, thanks for the cry at work! haha Congratulations girl! :)

accidentallygraceful said...

That's terrific! I'm so happy for you.

Shoshanah said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

Stacie said...

Oh, what a beautiful story!!!! Congrats! I hope you have a fantastic and stress-free engagement and a blessed marriage!

Megan said...

Aww... I love how you wrote this.

Congratulations!!!

Sunshinemeg said...

Wow! So happy for you! Congratulations.

Supersalwa said...

Oh, that is such a great engagement story!!!! Congratulations!!!

amindinmotown said...

Awww, how cute and exciting. Congratulations!

krystal said...

congrats congrats! i got goosebumps! :)
pics!!!!

Leah said...

Its great to here that the guys are still getting on one knee. What a great engagement!!! I am so happy for you two. Enjoy being engaged first...then enjoy the the wedding plans later. --Love you and I hope one day soon we can met this wonderful man of your dreams. Congrats again!!!

Lil' Woman said...

YAY!YAY!YAY!

Congrats girl and what a sweet post, he did very good! :)

Somewhere In Between said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to read all about the wedding details :) Good luck!

Kylie said...

CONGRATS!!!

D. Ramblings said...

AHHHH!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! This post gave me chills! Beautifully written, awesome proposal and I love that he later said 'now we can talk about the wedding' So happy for you!!!

Blaez said...

omigod that is so awesome!! congratulations!! ayayayayayayayayay!!!! dancing around all happy for you!!!

Princess Pointful said...

I haven't checked anyone's blogs in ages, but just, on a whim, scrolled over yours... and saw the lovely news. Congratulations and best wishes, my dear! I love the line "I blinked and he was on one knee."

mr. nichols said...

Congrats! I felt like I was just there yesterday.

Bluebelle said...

Oooh, wow! Congratulations! That's so exciting. Looking forward to reading about the wedding!

Shannon said...

OMG OMG OMG CONGRATS!!!! SOO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH!!!

The Un-Bride said...

Congrats! Let the planning begin!!!

Courtney said...

I am officially the suckiest blog-friend ever but damnit I miss you and CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSSS!!! I am SO happy for you!!! That entire scene sounded straight out of a movie god I am so jealous! Good luck with everything girl, can't wait to hear about all the wedding plans & what not! <3 lovelovelove

SueFitz said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! 9/17/09

Teena in Toronto said...

Isn't that nice?!

Happy blogoversary!

P.T said...

So cute! Congrats!

Janelle said...

Those naughty men they getcha' right when you look away. Props to him and Congratulations to you both!


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