Saturday, December 20, 2008

Back Post #1 - The Proposal

**Originally written 12-20-08, and edited, because damn was I a horrible writer. That was only a 16 months ago!**
Sean officially proposed on December 19th, 2008. He's proposed to me many times before (some may or may not have been under the influence of alcohol), but never with a real ring. That night, however, was different.

It was sweet, simple, and perfect.
We went out to dinner, because we didn't have Mary's (ie all of my dad's family eats there every Friday night together). The entire way over, we were talking about the future - but we always do that, and it's more like fantasizing. Sean was playing with my left ring finger, but, again, he always does that. It's a normal night for us. We went into Red Lobster (which should have tipped me off in retrospect - he doesn't like fish at all) and got a buzzer thing for a table, and then we went outside to wait (in the cold - also a cue). We sat on the little brick wall and we were talking about his day. I was heckling him a bit, because he had gone shopping with his sister and mom earlier (which he generally enjoys oh so much). He pretty much brushed off the conversation, and since I had been talking at a million miles an hour (I had just finished my fall semester, and we hadn't seen each other in 3 weeks), the conversation kind of lulled.
Then he says: "So patience isn't one of my virtues..." He pulls out a box, and says "will you marry me?"

The ring was on my finger before I said yes, but I made sure to ACTUALLY say yes! I've read so many stories where the girl never actually says yes, that it was stuck in my head and I said it a million times over.

And then started the mass texting and calling and squealing and everything :)

It's all so exciting! I've always known it was coming, but I never actually expected it. Just, wow.I'm still speechless. We're probably not getting married for another 2 years, but there's a lot of stuff that has to be done. Since we're getting married at All Saints, we have classes to attend, "counseling," and the FOCCUS test to take. Plus it's going to be huge.It all has to be done while we're in school and (for now) I'm 100 miles away. We're not even considering ANYTHING until after I get back from San Antonio, at least.

But yes, Sean and I are engaged (officially).

I love my ring. It's simple and gorgeous. I'm using my grandma's wedding ring for my own, so the engagement ring has these gorgeous sapphires (I plan on wearing on my other hand after we get married). It's perfect. There's no other way to describe it.

I'm only a little bit excited. I promise.

The ring:

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