1 year ago today I woke up in our tiny apartment and probably wished Hubby a Happy Valentine's day. He got out of bed and was very busy. He made me stay in our room and busy in the kitchen. Then I couldn't look in the fridge.
Let me back up a little bit. You can go here to read about the dtr Hubby and I had and the ring shopping experience. I didn't mention in that blog that Hubby had a sogotp date. When we had the dtr we agreed begining of 2009 would be a good time to get engaged. So I told him if he hadn't proposed by Feb. 15th 2009 I was done. I didn't come by this choice easily. You may disagree with giving him a date. He had told me he wanted to marry me but he wanted to be 26. I thought he was weird when he told me this. I also didn't believe that he wanted to marry me until he had bought the ring. We also had a dtr when we were deciding to move in together and he worked well with a deadline.
So he bought the ring in November but had until Feb. 15th to propose. So Christmas went by. No proposal. Our dating anniversary went by. No proposal. My birthday went by and my parents were in town. No proposal. So I was pretty sure it was going to happen on Valentine's Day. I don't know what I would have done if he hadn't proposed. Glad I didn't have to think about it.
Let me also mention I am a total snoop. When we came back to so cal with the ring he tried to hide it from me. I found it. So on Valentine's Day he was all busy and running errands. I checked to see if the ring was still in the box. You guys think I'm a horrible person yet? Hopefully you just think I am the control freak that I am.
I realized in all my worrying about when he was going to propose that I had gotten him nothing for Valentine's Day. So when he was on his errands I did some errands of my own. I went to Old Navy and bought us matching Valentine's Day shirts and got him a book and card at Barnes and Noble.
When we were both home from our errands I had him open his present and we put our matching Valentine's Day shirts on. I remember we were just hanging out and he said he wanted to go for a walk on the beach before the sun went away. It was February. So I said ok. I think we quick grabbed a couple sweatshirts and took off. Now I knew where the ring was remember. It was in the closet and I watched him pretty closely and I didn't think he got the ring. I thought ok we will go for a walk on the beach and then he'll propose later. I honestly thought there might have been a cake that said, "Will you marry me?" Since I couldn't look in the fridge.
We got to the beach and Hubby put his sweatshirt on. I was annoyed because no one could see our matching Valentine's Day t-shirts. But he said he was cold so I got over it. So we walked along the beach and turned around and I thought ok that was nice. Then he goes, "Let's stop here". He got down on one knee and said, "Meagan, will you be my wife?" I said yes and he put the ring on my finger and I gave him a huge hug and a kiss. I thought it was so cute that his knee on his jeans got wet from kneeling in the sand. We have a picture on our phones that we sent to our parents. We need to get the picture off the phone and onto the computer but we haven't taken the time to figure it out.
We walked back to the car and called all our friends and family and told them the godo news. We heard a lot of, "Finally!" We also told everyone the wedding date, since we had already picked it and asked people to be in our wedding party. Yeah, I like to plan ahead!
This is a picture we took on our camera when we got home from the beach to send to everyone.
He made me filets wrapped in bacon with garlic butter and had bought chocolate covered strawberries. That is why I couldn't look in the fridge.
I think when we were driving home telling everyone I came up with the idea to just go over to our friend S and J's and surprise them. It was one of my favorite moments. We went over to their place and they were hanging out with S's sister and boyfriend. So we were all chatting and catching up and I couldn't believe they didn't notice the fat rock on my finger! Then S's sister B went to the bathroom and I guess she was kind of thinking to herself while she was in there and thought it was kind of weird that we came over on valentine's day and we seemed really happy. She walked out of the bathroom and over to me and looked at my hand and said, "Oh my god!" Everyone freaked out and couldn't believe we hadn't said anything! Of course they were super happy and congatulated us. S and her husband J were in our wedding.
It was so nice to remember this day! I don't want to ever forget those butterflies I felt that day. So much has happened in a year! We planned a wedding, got married, honeymooned, moved, I got a job, and have now been married for 4 months. S and J have a baby on the way. Our other friend T is engaged.