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SURPRISE!! Popped the question on my birthday vacation in Hawaii!!


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#1 trophywife

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    Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:50 AM

    I've been so excited to get engaged and I always thought it would be somewhere so romantic. I always imagined it on the beach together but we aren't near any beaches. (I was born in San Diego, but we rarely go to the beach there because we're so busy.) So when we went to Disneyland back in 2007 and I thought he was going to propose to me then. I was so thrilled and told my Mom and my BFF. And sadly it didn't happen and kind of put a damper on my vacation.

    For my next birthday we were going to go to Hawaii and I thought maybe he'd propose to me then, but I seriously didn't want to get my hopes up. My Mom and BFF told me to just think it wouldn't happen, I mean I didn't want this to damper my trip. So here I was packing for my vacation and I just really wanted to know if he would propose so like an anxious little wanna know everything freak I just asked. He laughed at me and said no. I said, "Are you suuuure??" (LOL) and he said to reassure me I can even check his luggage!! And I did!! Nothing was there!! I even checked when we arrived in Hawaii and nope, no box ANYWHERE!! (and trust me, I looked in all the zippered areas and hidden compartments!) On my birthday vacation we were visiting family and just enjoy the island together. (He's been there previously and so have I but it was out first time together. Anyways, because I have family there and he has friends there we were always surrounded by people no time by ourselves. So I already knew he didn't have the ring, and we were meeting his friend in a few hours so we just chilled together on the beach to kill time.

    He was acting all weird, I figured he just really wanted to go into the water, but I didn't want to at the time. Then he kept wanting to go into parts of the water that a lot of people weren't in, but I kept saying how I didn't want to leave our valuables alone away from my view. He saw some guy with these weird gadgets and metal detectors and he was really wanting to go and see what this guy was doing. I didn't want to, just let the guy do what he's doing man!! So he dropped the guy but then he kept wanting to go "over there, there's less people. Let's play in the water there." So finally I said okay and we just walked in the water a bit and I didn't want go to in any further. We were walking further and further away from our valuables and I didn't want to get out of sight of our stuff. So I walked out and took a few steps towards our stuff and he just told me to sit here and soak up the scenery with him. So then we sat in the sand and I felt the urge to ouch his pocket. (I have nooo idea why!!) and I felt something. I asked him what it was and he immediately said, "Quarters." And well it WAS quarters!! We had to get change for the meter on the street, haha!! So anyways, as I'm playing in the sand with my finger, I thought he was drawing something in the sand on the right side of him when all the sudden he just turns to me and has a ring on his finger and pops the question! Of course I said yes!!

    He said he was planning on playing in the water with me and saying, "Oh look at this shell I found.." Then turn to show me the ring. But he just got too nervous and didn't connect that he could do it later. Then his nerves really got to him and he switched to plan B. Haha. But it was perfect anyways, and I was glowing!!

    I called my Mom right away and she screamed on the phone (she was at work). And I called my BFF shared the good news. We walked back to our belongings and I was just glowing the whole day and of course the whole trip. When we got back home to my Auntie's house at about midnight we sat in the room talking to her and I told her the good news and she jumped outta bed to turn on a brighter light to stare at my new ring. To top it off at the Luau we went to they even made an announcement of the newly engaged couple and had a dance for us in front of thousands of people.

    When we got home I actually changed my engagement band because I wanted something more secure I just took the diamond out and put it in a 6 prong ring instead. Of course I still have the original ring sitting in my jewelery box. Because I work with children all the time I do not wear my ring all the time (because I accidentally hit a kid in the eye because my prong setting was sooo high) so DF surprised me this week with a replacement second engagement ring I can wear daily. It's a blue topaz that I won't be able to wear until Christmas because it's a Christmas gift. But I'm so excited to wear it because I'm so scared to lose my diamond ring. (DF lost the first diamond ring he ever gave me back in high school so I'm so scared now!)

    Thank you all for letting me share my story!! Here are ton's of photos of my originally suppose to be birthday vacation which ended to be my engagement vacation!! And I'm soooo sorry in advanced I look like crap, no make up at all!! Sorry!!

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    Us at Waikiki the day he proposed.

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    At Waikiki.

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    Relaxing at the beach.

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    Moments before he proposed to me!!

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    HE DID IT!! Our first photo as an engaged couple!!

    #2 trophywife

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      Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:50 AM

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      The first ring, before the new band. Don't mind crappy unpainted yellow chipped nails!!

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      Up close.

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      Hanauma Bay!!

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      The Ranch where 50 First Dates was filmed!!

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      The Ranch also where Pearl Harbor was filmed!!

      #3 trophywife

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        Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:50 AM

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        He loves me!!

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        Luau where we had a congratulations announcement for us!

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        Engagement dinner.

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        With our family at Auntie's house for engagement dinner!!

        My *NEW* ring!!
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        #4 ~Debra~

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          Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:17 AM

          Your pics are cute and gorgeous ring! your proposal sounded so cute..him being so nervous and all. You too make a cute couple!

          #5 Jacqueline

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            Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:37 PM

            That story is really cute, thanks for sharing. You two make such a cute couple!

            #6 tvt

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              Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:10 PM

              that's a really cute story! congrats!

              #7 ret2010

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                Posted 26 September 2008 - 07:10 AM

                Love your engagement story through pics! Congratulations!

                #8 michellepicksbrent

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                  Posted 26 September 2008 - 07:22 AM

                  Congratulations! Such a great engagement story! Beautiful ring as well :)

                  #9 krazyk

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                    Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:41 AM

                    Congrats Hawaii is so beautiful, I luv it there!!!

                    #10 KEE LAC

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                      Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:30 PM

                      OH Congrats that is awesome!
                      Soon TO be MRS. Clark:[SIGPIC]




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