Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Our Engagement Story

Thanks to all my lovely readers and friends who commented on my video game rant. I appreciate all your kind words and am glad to know that I am not the only one whose husband is addicted. He is deploying in a month so I'm going to try and bear with it since he does use it as a way to destress but I am going to have a chat with him and as someone suggested I am going start limiting his video game time and if he won't get off, I am going off to a friend's!!

I've seen a couple other people this week write about their engagement stories, so I am going to join in the fun

About two weeks after M and I met in person, we started talking about marriage. We knew he would be deploying soon and since he was stationed in NC and I was living in WI we both discussed that in order for us to work I would eventually have to move down to NC. I flat out told him that I would never move for any guy unless we were engaged or married. I know that may sound harsh, but I had seen too many of my friends quit their jobs, leave their family and friends only to be dumped shortly after moving to be with their boyfriends. My best friend forever was engaged to her high school sweetheart,dated all throughout college while he was stationed down in Florida and became engaged her junior year of college. So she transferred to a school in florida and moved down only to find out he had a girlfriend on the side. She was devastated and it took her a long time to trust anyone again. So I was just protecting myself

M luckily said he understood. I did tell him that I was in no way pressuring him and that if he didn't feel ready to propose or be with me that we would go our own separate ways.

Two weeks later M took me on a surprise trip to Key West, Florida. We stayed at this amazing bed and breakfast! I was in love. Our first day at the beach we saw a wedding being held right on the beach. We both turned to each other and said Let's get married here. I looked at him in shock. I wanted to marry this man but didn't want to get my hopes up. Later on, back at our room we planned our whole future together. It was so exciting until I had an allergic reaction to something. So off M went to go get me some benadryl and came back with the medicine and wedding magazines for me to start planning. I knew then this was serious

The day we returned home from Key West, we planned our whole wedding. We picked the florist, the bakery and our photographer all based on places we had seen on our trip. However I still had no ring on my finger

Every weekend that M and I saw each other I was anxious thinking that he would propose. One weekend M and I hadn't planned on seeing each other because constantly buying flights from NC to WI or vice versa was starting to get expensive. So Friday, Jan 23rd I went out to dinner with my family for my dad's bday. I had talked to M before dinner and he had said that he was going to Charlotte for night to do some ring shopping. What a tease he is! Halfway through dinner I received a text saying that his phone was dying and that he would call me when he got back to Fayetteville. I bought it hook, line and sinker

After dinner, I returned to my apartment. It was after 10:00 at night so I changed into my pj's and curled up on the couch to watch tv. Around 11ish my phone rang. It was M. He asked what I was doing and after I responded he told me to come to the front door. I flew down the stairs and there he was waiting with three roses. I let him up to the apt and he took my hands and said, These three roses represent our past, present and future. The past we can throw away since from now on we will only look forward but these two represent our life together. Then he pulled out a box from here...

Dropped down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was still in shock from seeing him at my door that I just kept trying to hug him! Of course I said yes! I later found out that he drove to Charlotte, picked up the ring and hopped on the earliest flight to WI. My bff picked him up at the airport and dropped him off to my apt! It was the most romantic night ever

Here are some pics I took the following morning

This picture I was still so giddy and excited from the night before I couldn't calm down to smile normally lol!! I kept having to tell myself over and over I'm engaged I'm engaged. It was too good to be true

So this is the story of our engagement!


  1. Love it! Mines not much of a story. Husband was in Korea and I gave him an ultimatem. Marry me or else. So romantic.

  2. I love your story! That is so sweet!! You two are so cute together!

    I know I'll be saying the same thing to P, if we're not engaged, I'm not moving to wherever he gets stationed after his captain's course.

  3. SO CUTE! I love it. I really do love engagement stories. I'll have to post mine sometime this week. Enjoy your time with him before he deploys. I know that can be a stressful time leading up to it, but make the most of it. Take Care!

  4. Too cute! I love it! How awesome that you were so surprised...how thoughtful was he!

  5. super cute! I love your story!

  6. Omg thats soooo cute, I LOVE surprises like that!

  7. Aweeee!!! I loveee this! What a great story! I am your newest follower!! LOVE IT!!

  8. Oh, that's really sweet! I love the three roses idea too - great engagement story!
    I just came across your blog and I've been enjoying reading it!
    I love your wedding pictures, by the way. They're gorgeous!

  9. Aw, you're so cute! I like your giddy face! It made me smile and think about how much I love my hubby.