Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Our engagement

Oh, my goodness! Thank you, everyone, for all the well-wishes and congratulations. This is truly one of the happiest times of my life.

 

But I know you want more information than that!

 

Well, to start off—no, it wasn't exactly a surprise. Peanut and I have been together nearly two years, and we knew right away that this was a Serious Relationship. We started talking marriage a few weeks ago, and he told me I should start looking at rings and pick something out. I found a designer on Etsy and we commissioned a custom ring—amethyst and white topaz in sterling silver. (Yes, there will be pictures!)

 

I still wanted a proposal of some sort, so I knew for about two weeks that he had the ring and I was just waiting for him to officially pop the question, which was torture.  I wanted to see that pretty sparkly ring, but I didn't want to see it until he was officially proposing!

 

On Sunday I went to do laundry as usual (I do the clothes, he does the food, it works out). When I came back, I opened the door and could see that the table was set with the nice glasses, and there were flowers on it and I KNEW it was happening. Then I came around the corner into the living room and he was all dressed up! I totally squeed out and cried, "Wait, I have to hang up the wet clothes!" (very smooth of me, yes).

 

Anyway, then he had me sit down at the table and brought out our dinner of edamame and sushi, which was on the plate in the shape of a heart with the ring box in the center (but elevated, so it didn't get sticky). Peanut made me eat my whole dinner first and then he gave me the ring box and told me to open it.

 

But there was no ring inside!

 

Instead, there was a fortune from a fortune cookie, which says "Accept the next proposition you hear". And then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. And I said yes.

 

YAY!

 

So now we get to plan a wedding. It's been two days and I'm already overwhelmed by all the details but we have talked a lot about what we each want the day to be like so I think we'll be fine. Tonight we're going to sit down and do a preliminary guest list and figure out what our budget will be, then figure out how long it will take to save that much, and then (maybe) pick a date and location (city, not venue). Oh my god, you guys, I'm getting married!

 

 

13 comments:

  1. Aww, that is so sweet. I love that you had to hang the clothes up first!!! Anyways, I an't wait to here about the wedding planning, especially with you finishing grad school up and all.

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  2. Congratulations!!! That is so amazing. I'm really happy for you guys.

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  3. How fun! I love that you hung up clothes, and he made you eat first.

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  4. I am so very late to the party but CONGRATS :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing! What an awesome & sweet story! Bravo to Peanut! And YOU!

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  6. Hahaha - so funny that you had to hang up the wet clothes! Proposals are funny. I was so excited when my now-husband proposed to me that I forgot to say "yes"!

    Congratulations again!!

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  7. i can't wait to see how you pull together a budget friendly wedding! congrats!

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  8. Congrats again. LOVE the fortune cookie twist! So cool. Hopefully BF will take a cue from Peanut...going on 4 years of dating--GRRRR! :P

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  9. Peanut sounds like an awesome guy. This is so romantic. It gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling. Congratulations.

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  10. So cute! The fortune cookie was the best part.

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  11. Oh he is romantic and creative! Congrats to both of you!

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  12. That's a lovely proposal!! Congratulations!!

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  13. Congratulations! How exciting!

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