Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Proposal

First off let me say - Happy New Year!! 2012 was FULL of ups and downs - happy times and sad. But my happiest moment not only of 2012 - but of the entire 25+ years I've lived - came last night. Jeffery-Lee asked me to marry him!

This New Years Eve was going to be a quiet night in. We didn't have any plans and it was way too cold to go out and do anything noteworthy - so I promised a home-cooked meal and a stress free night at home. Jeff spent all of Monday "running errands", when I came home from work he announced he was too tired for a night in...yea - it makes no sense, but I fell for it! He wanted to go out to eat instead; after all, it was easier and he insisted I was too tired to cook.  So he took me to the restaurant where we had our first date over 2 years ago. We had a very short wait - especially for it being New Years Eve - then the hostess walked us directly to the booth where our first date took place!  

We reminisced over the events of 2012 and after dessert he got down on one knee. He used my full name and asked if I would marry him :) It all went by so SO fast! But of course I said yes, then the wait staff came by one-by-one to congratulate us and give their own accounts of nerves and impatience while they waited for him to pop the question.  I forgot to mention I cried like a baby...

We left the restaurant and headed straight over to my parents' house.  Jeff had talked to my dad that afternoon, but my mom was just as surprised as I was! To end the night we brought in the New Year with each other and my parents all together in celebration!



  1. Ahhhhhh congratulations!! That sounds like the PERFECT proposal. TRUE LOVE!

  2. Congrats! Welcome to the wedding planning club! Whoop Whoop!

    Your ring is beautiful!

  3. Thanks so much y'all! Planning has already commenced - I guess I'll have a new section on my blog for the next several months :) Let me know if yall have any thoughts, ideas, or tips!!