Hi everyone! After months of lurking on here (and a few random posts) I'm officially ready to start my planning thread! We're at T MINUS 10 MONTHS!
It looks like these things usually start with some background of us, so here it goes!
The Build Up:
Mr. and I met in college at a house party. We're both very sarcastic people and we essentially gave each other shit the entire night...making fun of each others' majors, etc. There was just something about the cute boy with the surfer hair, though, so I used what little info I had to facebook stalk him a couple days later. It was easier back then when it was limited to college students! We exchanged phone numbers and met up the next weekend. Unfortunately, the next weekend happened to be my 21st birthday, which means I made a complete drunken fool of myself! We count the dinner AFTER that as our official first date anniversary, haha! That was 9 wonderful years ago. We've been through so much--living across the country from each other, moving across the country together, graduate school, jobs, apartments, pets, SKYDIVING, etc.. I wouldn't change a thing. He is by far my favorite person, and we make each other better.
There's no big story here, but it just wouldn't have been "him" if he had done something big and elaborate. I had actually found the ring box many months earlier and had been driving myself crazy about it! (and no, I didn't open it!) Every time we would go out to dinner, or go on a hike, or do anything remotely romantic, I expected that damn ring. Once, he even surprised me with a gift in a small box before I left on a work trip.....it was earrings! Such a sweet gesture, but I'm sure my jaw was just hanging. Anyway, we had family visiting us for Xmas/Mr.'s birthday, so I figured it would happen then. Nope. Then I thought maybe on New Year's Eve. Nope. On January 2nd, we had a group skype call with a bunch of friends, then settled in to eat dinner. As I'm carrying dirty dishes to the kitchen, he goes into the bedroom and grabs the box. He proposed kneeling on our kitchen floor. I SOBBED. I don't really remember what he said, but I just remember him being so sweet. He had to ask me a couple times because I forgot to say yes!
I mean, come on, it's gorgeous!