Aww, I love our proposal story!
It was November of 2006, and we had decided that instead of Christmas gifts we were going to buy each other rings. So the day after Thanksgiving we went to the mall at 8am and checked out all the rings. We found some we liked, got really great deals and bought them. But they had to be resized and picked up in a few days so we didn't want to tell anyone the good news until we actually had them on our fingers. And we were going to plan to go out to a nice dinner then exchange the rings and all that. At first I wanted to wait until Christmas, but we got too excited once we bought them. So we tried to pick out a good date but just wanted them ASAP! When the rings were ready we decied we'd pick them up the next chance we got and figured we'd be oficially engaged on Wednesday, November 29th.
But on Tuesday, November 28th I got a little sad that it wasn't going to be as special as a real proposal, the kind you see in movies or read about or imagine as a kid. But I knew DP didn't want a big production and I didn't really know what to do anyways. So I tried to come to terms that it would just be a simple at home thing. And I knew that since I had the claim slip for my ring in my wallet that it wasn't going to be a surprise or anything. It was just going to be a planned out engagement, not really a proposal or anything. And I got upset and was crying about it and all that, but I had to hurry and get to work.
After work DP called me and said she was making dinner. And I was like, "Aww, I bet she feels bad for earlier, that's really sweet." I got home and we had a yummy dinner with candles and no TV on. (I thought something might be going on because DP had her shoes on and the TV was off, but I brushed it off and thought she was just trying to be extra nice to me since I had been so upset.) She told me that she walked to the grocery store and started cooking, and that's why she had her shoes on still. I had the car since I was at work.
Then she told me that she made some new soaps, (we had a soap making kit and had been making them for Christmas gifts) and I was looking at the pile of soap and said "There aren't any new ones here" and she came over and pulled out the one on the very bottom. It said...
"I ♥ You
Will You Marry Me?"
And I said, "That's so cute babe!" And then I turned and she was down on one knee and was holding up my ring!!
: So I started crying and then she was crying and we were hugging and laughing and crying! I asked how she got the ring and she said she got the claim slip from my wallet the other day, and she took the bus to the mall and picked them up, then stopped at the grocery store. And then she pulled out a bunch of beautiful roses and put on one of our favorite songs and it was just SO perfect and so us!
But then I felt bad that I was caught off guard and didn't have anything special planned to give her ring to her, and she said "I don't need anything but the ring!" So I opened up the little box and after a few minutes of trying to figure out some exciting way to give it to her, I finally just gave up and and she said I had to at least ask her if she'd marry me, so I said "Well will you?" and she said "Will I what?" and I said "Marry me?" and she said yes and I slipped it on her finger. Then I said I loved her forever and always and we were crying all over again.
It was such a great evening. We were so happy and we kept singing little love songs to each other and we took a candle lit bubble bath with rose petals and went to bed early and stayed up late cuddling and laughing and being lovey.
sigh. I love LOVE!