My proposal was perfect! My best friend was in town visiting me in Chicago. Steve called me from Philadelphia and said he was going to be able to drive down and hang out with us for a day or two. He arrived and we all did just that.
It was August 31, 2007 when he took me to a fantastic dinner and we took a walk along the Chicago river, I started rambling about how awesome Chicago is and how I hope he understood why I needed to move there and blah blah blah outta me, because i thought our talk was going so well i suggested we talk about "love and babies" which was our lil code for future talk and he said, "no, lets not, lets just keep walking " so I got bummed a little and felt like he shut me down, then he turned to me and said... what was it that you wanted to talk about? And me, in a soft defeated voice said "love and babies" and by this point he was on one knee telling me everything that a girl wants to hear from the man that she loves. I SAID - "shut the F&%$ UP" repeatedly (classy i know) BUT I WAS SOOOO SHOCKED!! when i stopped and saw my ring i realized it was exactly what i wanted (yet had never told him) but what my best friend has always known !
When i regained my composure he said, call your family- they know. Which made me feel so wonderful to know that he had cared enough to include them in our moment.
We then walked to a nearby downtown hotel, where I thought we were going to "celebrate" but as I walked to the front desk he took a sharp right into the hotel restaurant "Shulas", confused I followed him into a room when I heard "Congratulations!!!!" 8 of our friends were waiting to surprise me and congratulate us- Instant Engagement Party, it was amazing and perfect!