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How Mr. America proposed to me in Rome - I just love my story!!

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#1 lavalos

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    Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:31 AM

    This is a bit overdue...
    Sooo, I've been with Mr. America for 6 + years (yes, I'll be Mrs. America--no joke!) and knew the big ? was going to be popped soon, however, did not think it would happen at our upcoming Italy trip. Anways, a couple of months later, during our 2 week trip to Italy, it happened--well, it almost didn't. He wanted to do it in Venice in a gondola but we had one hell of a day getting "lost" in Venice, which ended with me yelling at our gondola driver--clearly, wasn't the right time. Midways, through the trip, in Rome, we had a perfectly romantic night at a very private, sidewalk restaurant. We ended up at the Spanish Steps of Rome and Mr. America started to speak to me in Italian--he started with phrases that I was learning and understood, then it turned to the mushy stuff. When he got to the part about spending the rest of his life with me, I just had to ask for transalation becaue I REALLY wanted to be sure I knew what I was hearing. Anyways, he got down on his knee, pulled out my ring and did it. It was perfect--oh, and there just happened to be a guy playing a guitar 5 steps below us the entire time--so romantic and not planned!!

    #2 RAENJAY

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    Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:06 AM

    Sometimes, the most unplanned moments are the most romantic.
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    #3 LadyP

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      Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:06 AM

      That was sweet except for you yelling. LOL But I am glad that you were surprised. Now let the planning begin.

      Question:The real Mr. America for weight lifting?(Sorry if I missed it.)

      #4 RaydensMama

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        Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:05 AM

        Sounds like a beautiful proposal!

        #5 JaimeLynne

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          Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:44 AM

          Awe, that's sweet! It's so fun to be proposed to while out of the country, huh?

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          #6 MsShelley


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            Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:03 AM

            Congratulations! what a wonderful story!

            #7 DreaW

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              Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:35 AM

              [QUOTE=lavalos;92793]This is a bit overdue...
              Sooo, I've been with Mr. America for 6 + years (yes, I'll be Mrs. America--no joke!) QUOTE]

              Mr. America?
              Who's mr. America?
              Sorry, confused

              Congratulations though

              #8 Christine

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              Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:38 AM

              yes I am confused as well about the Mr America thing and does he speak Italian fluently...that is romantic in itself!!!

              What a beautiful story and enjoy the planning process it goes by very quickly
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              #9 lavalos

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                Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:06 AM

                Not the weightlifter Mr. America. My fiance's last name is America...no association with the weighlifting champion ;-)!!

                #10 SusanK

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                  Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:27 AM

                  I love reading engagement stories!!! Thanks for posting! Rome is very romantic...and the Spanish Steps are beautiful. What a perfect setting for a perfect proposal!
                  Susan&Matt 10-12-07, Mia Lily 7-9-08, Charlie David 6-28-10

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