Jun 23, 2012


::He asked, and she said YES::

Dan took me out to Connecticut for the first time to meet his Albert side of the family. We were staying with his Aunt Sheilah and Uncle Lou and their two daughters. Everyone was very welcoming and made me feel like family immediately!

The night of the 20th, after some homemade Bailey's and Guinness and some hot tub relaxation; I went to bed. Daniel stayed up talking with Lou for few more hours. When Daniel came to bed, he woke me up for a talk about the future. Now, we've had chats like these before, I didn't think anything of it. But then he said, "Ashley, I'm serious; please wake up and let's talk."

After chatting for a few minutes, Daniel pulls me out of bed, kneels down on both knees and says, "Ashley, I love you. And you've put up with my crazy ass for so long and I don't know how or why you have but I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?" I was crying and couldn't stop smiling. I actually asked him, "Is this for real?" He said yes so of course I said YES!

With his proposal being spontaneous; he didn't have a ring, so he moved my claddagh ring that he got me while on a trip to England from my right hand to my left hand.

We promptly mass texted (due to the hour) family and friends back home the great news! Back home in CA it was only 11pm but it was 2am in CT. Both Mom's called us right away to talk since they were both up still.

MOB said, "It's about time! Congrats and welcome to the family Daniel."

MOG said, "Why'd you have to get engaged all the way out there?! LOL Welcome to the family Ashley, but you already were!"

The next morning, I went downstairs and told Dan's Aunt Sheilah that I guess I could call her Auntie Sheilah now. She was BEYOND excited. She went out and bought a cake to celebrate the that night; except the store messed up royally with the spelling. Made for quite a story!

Our Congrats Cake - misspelled


It wasn't until 2 years after being engaged that I finally got my e ring! I love it!

(9) Comments

Love the engagment story.  And I love the cake....the bad spelling cracks me up but makes it such a cute story detail!

Beautiful story! LOve the cake yahhhhhhhhhhhh!

Hehehe, I love that cake!! What an adorable story!

That's so sweet.