Sunday, December 7, 2008

We're Engaged!!!

Yesterday John asked me to marry him! I was very surprised because I didn't think he would propose until maybe the spring at the earliest. But, he was sneaky and able to surprise me earlier than I expected. So, if you're interested, here's the story:

He came home Friday evening with a grocery bag which was only odd because we usually do most of our grocery shopping together each weekend. I asked what it was and he openly told me that it was for breakfast on Saturday morning. Sweet. Then he kinda rushed outside to the shed.. Again I asked what was up (man, I sound like I'm pretty nosey!) and he just said that he was putting back some tools a friend had borrowed. Okay. We had a nice night, met friends for dinner, and snuggled on the couch watching a movie (about a wedding nonetheless and he didn't let on at all.. although it was a very weird movie and in the end there was no wedding...).
Next morning he proceeded to cook breakfast in bed with all the fixins'. Such a treat! He was a bit quiet through breakfast but I figured we were both still just waking up and too busy keeping our mouths full of eggs and turkey bacon and biscuits.

He took the trays away and then came back to the bedroom.. I remember noticing that he kinda shifted his hands behind his back briefly but I didn't really think anything of it.. I kissed him, thanked him for breakfast, and told him I love him.. Then he responded with, "I love you too.. for the rest of my life" and then started to kneel down!!! My jaw dropped. He pulled out this beautiful wooden jewelry box, opened it to reveal a beautiful ring, and asked me to marry him!!

I was soo surprised I just started basically hyperventilating (in the best kind of way) and looked at the ring and looked at him and looked at the ring and looked at him... said "oh my god" quite a few times (oh, and I was crying tears of joy as well). Finally I pulled myself together enough to realize I hadn't said "yes" yet and promptly told him "YES" and I think I may have also said "of course!". And there you have it, we were engaged!!!!
After much hugging and both of us "wellin' up" with tears of joy he asked if I would like champagne to celebrate. Which is apparantly why he had snuck out to the shed - he had a perfect-sized bottle of delicious champagne chilling in a cooler outside. Perfect! Then of course while we were enjoying our champagne I asked him as many questions as possible about how he managed to surprise me so well. He'd had the ring for a while until he could plan the perfect time and situation. AND he had asked my dad for permission on Thursday. Awww!!

The beautiful box the ring came in which is from "Brilliant Earth" who obtains their materials from fair trade.. And fine champagne!

Basically the rest of the day was spent getting in touch with our loved ones to let them know the wonderful news! Then we went out duckpin bowling with friends and family - which we already had planned for a belated celebration of John's birthday.. but then turned into birthday/congratulations on our engagement!

Oh, I suppose you want to see the ring? ; ) Of course you want to see the ring!
(Sidenote, fingers look really weird close up...)

Well, thanks for reading! We are hoping to plan the wedding for late summer. We'll keep you posted!

Oh, and for those who read this blog for the sewing news.. I have been sewing quite a lot recently.. Most items are Christmas presents so I'll have to show those later.. News soon from the sewing room! I'm too excited about being engaged to talk sewing! : )


SewAmy said...

I am so so happy for you guys. Such a cute couple and a cute story. Congratulations!!!

Alison said...

Congratulations! The ring is lovely (and so is the box!).

Joyce said...

I am so happy for you! :-)

Martha White said...

Congratulations! That's a beautiful ring - I'm glad my brother has such good taste (in both jewellery and women!). Looking forward to the wedding already!

Danielle said...

Congratulations from Brilliant Earth! We would love to post your story on our website - so sweet! Let me know if that is okay with yourself and John,

Dawn Stitches said...

Thanks for all of the comments! I'll keep you posted on the upcoming planning!

Saba said...

K, I love the story!! It was just as good as when you told me. Can't wait to see you. Congrats :)

Love Sabs

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a long and loving life together

Uncle Mark says hi


Anonymous said...

Congradulations. We are happy for you and John. What a story you will need to write a book and savor the memories for you family.

Uncle Raymond and Aunt Wilma