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I got engaged last night!

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#1 Maura


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Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:51 PM

eeeeeeeeeee! after a month of deciding on what we'd want to do for a destination wedding, he finally popped the question last night!

updated post-- ok here's the story:
jose sends me an email at work yesterday morning saying "come home right at 5, and we have dinner reservations at 6:45" so i was like ok... i told him i'd try to leave as close to 5 as possible but that i couldnt guarantee anything (i'm a journalist and was on deadline yesterday and couldnt leave until my stuff was shipped to the publisher because it comes out monday). so at 5 he sends a message to my blackberry telling me "dont come home before 5:30" and i was thinking, ok what are you up to? i didnt end up leaving work until 6, and got home at 6:15 in THE slowest cab ride of my entire life when i'm in such a hurry!

so i get home and hes doing something in the kitchen, and i went directly into the bedroom to change for dinner. he wouldnt tell me where we were going. and the whole time i was getting dressed he was doing stuff in the kitchen being real quiet. finally i finished getting dressed in record time, and he tells me we have to go right away because we can't be late for the reservation. we ended up at mon ami gabi, which is an excellent french restaurant here in chicago. then i started to get way suspicious because it's a really expensive restaurant compared to our usual friday night dates. dinner went fine and nothing happened. we had nice wine and steak and stuff and a piece of delicious flourless chocolate cake for dessert. so i though ok, he just wanted to get a steak for dinner...

we get home and he goes directly to the kitchen again. im thinking this is weird, since when does he spend so much time in the kitchen? i went into the bedroom to change into some more comfortable clothes and he yells from the kitchen "are you putting sweatpants on?" well, of course i was! i said yeah, and he said "why cant you just wait a bit?" and he appeared in the bedroom doorway as i'm about to yank off my dress clothes, gets down on one knee and opens the ring box. i swear to god i did not hear a word he said up until "will you marry me?" because i was so mesmerized and surprised! of course i said yes and he put the ring on my finger :) and then he brings me into the kitchen and pulls a fantastic bottle of champagne out of the fridge, which we proceeded to drink in its entirety while calling our friends and family.

but i was still curious and asked "what were you doing in the kitchen?" he said "i couldnt stop looking at your ring in the light because it sparkles so much!" haha.

details on the ring: cushion cut stone, custom cathedral setting with pave diamonds on the band

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#2 Spazz

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    Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:52 PM

    Yay Congrats!!!! I'm so happy for you!

    #3 Wisco4

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      Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:00 PM

      Congrats, your ring is gorgeous!!

      #4 Christine

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      Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:06 PM

      what a beautiful ring! Congrats, can't wait to hear all the details.
      Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

      #5 StephanieMN

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        Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:13 PM

        How exciting!!! Congrats to you both.

        #6 Heidi

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          Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:36 PM

          CONGRATS!!! That is a beautiful ring!
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          #7 -Kate-

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            Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:53 PM


            #8 A10CalGal

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              Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:14 PM

              OMG!! Congrats chica, that is great news. And, beautiful bling you got there :)

              #9 CourtneyV

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                Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:28 PM

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                #10 PaulaV

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                  Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:34 PM

                  Congratulations Maura!
                  Hurry back with the story!

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