That’s my favorite sentence right now: I’m engaged!!! I want to meet more people, just so that I can tell them that. And show them my ring.
That was the first picture I took. We were on our way to Hagg Lake to fish. So ok, I’ll back up. How’d he propose? His original plan was to propose on the shore of Hagg Lake at sunset, as we were fishing. Very romantic, right?? Except, I ruined it. All week, Nick had been trying to convince me to fish from the shore instead of fishing from his inflatable fishing boat. I though he was just being lazy (we rowed a lot in the boat last weekend), so I kept just saying I’d do all the rowing. So, come Friday, he’s still trying to figure out a way to convince me to fish from the shore without it being obvious. Since, naturally, he didn’t want to risk the ring in his pocket while wading through water to get into an inflatable boat. (I remember being annoyed that he’d put the chairs into the car since I REALLY wanted to take the boat).
Then, I came home from work on Friday and announced that I want to swim too. So Nick is just going: DAMMIT. I went upstairs to change and Nick quickly came up with a Plan B since there was no way he’d be able to hide the ring in his swimming shorts. I came downstairs ready to go and he asked me to go get him a pop from the fridge. So, I do and he’d put the open ring box inside the fridge, in front of the pop.
It was SO CONFUSING. I just kept saying, what?? WHAT?! He got down on his knee and said very sweet things and I might have pushed him. I was sooo flustered and shocked. I said, yeah! And we kissed and then I asked him if he still wanted the pop. Because nothing had sunk in yet haha. He was all, um no dummy. That was to get you to the ring.
We still went fishing but I was not a very active participant. I took another picture of my ring:
I loooove the side detail where you can see a tiny heart. He did such a good job!! He asked my sister for help choosing, like a very smart boy.
I’M GETTING MARRIED!!!!!! To the man of my dreams!!!! I’m soooo happy and I can’t wait for my sister to plan the whole thing since I would like to just stare at my ring for the next 9 months. I even got a manicure to make it prettier:
And yes, before you say anything, I’m well aware that you could say that Nick really “popped” the question :)