Awe I was together with my fiance for 9 yrs as well when he proposed. He proposed to me on Dec 21, 2009 & we're getting married this year on Sept. 9th. What a cute engagement story! Congrats girl! Makes me want to share our cute engagement story as well!
Originally Posted by starrysim
Let me preface this by saying that we've been together for 9 years, and I've been waiting patiently (and at times impatiently) for a long time. We went "ring shopping" as early as 2 years ago, and more seriously this past summer. I said I wanted to wear the ring as soon as he proposed, so I wanted him to get the real thing instead of proposing with just a diamond or a dummy ring. We had a vacation in August, that passed without a proposal. Then my birthday, then our 9th anniversary, still nothing. I was getting antsy. I figured I'd have to wait until Christmas. Then, one day, on December 12th...
We went to a tree farm to cut our own Christmas tree for the first time, with his brother and his fiancee. On our way home, he was all excited, insisting that we put up the tree that night. I was a little reluctant, but we went and got the decorations from the storage room anyway (we live in a condo, so it's all the way down in the parking garage and kind of annoying to go there). We came up and set the tree up, but we couldn't decorate is anyway because we forgot the lights and the skirt down in storage. So we decided to leave it until the next day, and went about our usually Sunday night business - I took my makeup off and changed into grungy clothes, and was browsing the web. He sat down on the sofa to watch the Simpsons. Then he called me out of the bedroom, telling me to come put the first ornament on the tree. I figured he really really wanted to decorate that day. So I go to the living room, and he's holding out to me a different-looking ornament that I've never seen before, with a huge grin on his face. Then I realized there was a ring dangling inside the ornament. Then he went on one knee and did the proposal. I just kept wanting to hug him, holding the ornament behind his back, not wanting to let go of him. Finally I did and he opened it up and cut the string that was holding the ring up, and he put it on my finger, and I love it!! I didn't take it off when I went to sleep that night