LIFE: I’m engaged!

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So the big news it out now! Eddie proposed to me on Saturday, February 18th!

It was quite a surprise, considering my best friend was recently proposed to the week before. I was not expecting him to ask me in February, though I was certainly hoping it would be come time this year!

Since everyone is asking, here is the story of how it happened:

Flashback to two Saturdays ago. I met up with my two best friends, Brianna and Nancy, at Noodles & Company. We were there to catch up and celebrate their birthdays, as they are only a few days apart. At the time we planned to hang out the next weekend, since Brianna was feeling lonely and really wanted to hang out. Of course, I was down to spend time with my friends as I never get to see them anymore. So we planned a time for them to come over for dinner.

What I didn’t know at the time was that 1) Nancy was already engaged but her ring was being sized, so she kept that a secret until she had it on Monday; and 2) they were both in on the proposal and having them come over for dinner was part of the plan.

So last Saturday comes around and Eddie comes over as planned. He asks if I’d want to go for a walk, since it was a beautiful sunny and cloud-free 60 degree day. We took a walk around my neighborhood, taking the long route as we played Pokemon Go, sang Hamilton songs, and just talked about whatever came to mind.

When we got back to my street, he said, “You know, I’ve missed you a lot lately. I really love you, you know that?”

Of course, being me, I said, “I know. You could also prove it with a little bling.” We both laughed at that, since I’ve been bugging him for almost the last year. I quickly followed up by assuring him that I wasn’t actually in a rush and that I hoped he knew that I was joking.

When we got back to the house, he hugged me and kissed my cheek, just saying how excited he is to spend the rest of our lives together. I replied, “We have been for the last four years.” That’s when he said my name and got down on one knee in front of my doorstep.

My first thoughts were: “why did he say my full name at random like that?” then quickly moved to “oh my god he’s getting down, is this a joke? Nancy just got engaged,” followed by “oh wow that’s actually real.”

When he said, “Will you marry me?” I said, “Are you serious right now? You little bitch, are you serious?!” I then hugged him for about five minutes, trying to remember to breathe while I buried my face into his shoulder.

No, I didn’t cry, but I did get misty eyed because it’s my turn to be a fiance now. 

That’s when I told him to put the damn ring on, and he reminded me that I never actually said yes. So I quickly said “Yes, of course, just get it on!”

Needless to say, it’s a perfect fit and exactly what I wanted. It was the perfect proposal.

Before Nancy and Brianna came over with their fiance and husband, respectively, we went to see my grandparents and my aunt and cousin to tell them the news, and then blasted it via text to my extended family. We made it “facebook official” during dinner, when Nancy and Brianna came in with a “Congratulations” Cookie Cake.

So, I’m now a fiance and bride to be. Finally.

If I thought my life was busy before, oh boy I have so much to do now…

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