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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:32 am
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Sorry this is long :)  Dave proposed on July 5th, 2009.

The week before he asked me if I wanted to spend the weekend camping, maybe do a hike or two and just take a vacation somewhere in the mountains of Colorado. 

Of course I couldn't resist the opportunity to spend a few days getting dirty in the woods, something we do several weekends each summer, so I helped him pack everything up and thought nothing of it.

We left on Friday evening, July 4th, and found ourselves a remote campsite in Salida, CO.  Despite the national holiday, known for filling up campgrounds and creating hoards of people who otherwise never camp, we saw nobody until late on Saturday afternoon.


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I should have become suspicious when he had made special efforts to bring wine, cook up a fancy dinner ala backpacking stove, and serve berries for dessert.  He was unusually romantic, and to be honest for a fleeting moment I did imagine what it would be like if he'd take such an opportunity to propose.  Of course, there was no way that would be happening since such things just don't happen like that.

Apparently they do!

Because neither of us remembered pillows, we spent a sleepless night in the tent with our dog Chloe at our feet.  On Saturday morning we woke to a beautiful, warm July day and decided to check out a trail head we had found just up the road.  The trail was 8 miles round trip and led to Pass Creek Lake, nestled in the mountains of the Sawatch Range near Mount Ouray. 

The hike passed old mining camps and was moderate at best, meandering through meadows full of wildflowers and heavy forested areas.  Parts of the trail climb


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ed up rocky paths that made way for the snow melt and got our boots and Chloe wet and muddy.  Our first encounter with another camper was a couple who had spent the night at the lake.  After tromping through a swampy, marshy area we climbed up onto a rock overlooking the lake and settled in for lunch. 

After we downed our soggy, day old turkey sandwiches and some dried fruit we sat on the rock and simply enjoyed the weather and the beautiful lake.  Chloe ate bugs, snapping at them as they flew by and provided us with a ton of laughter.

Again, I should have been suspicious that something was up when we didn't rush back down the trail after lunch.  Dave is usually ready to go after we finish eating and instead he stayed, occasionally reaching into his pack for another snack or his camera.  I look back on that and now know why he kept going in there, just trying to find the right time.

At one point, just as I was about to say that perhaps we should head back, he reached into his pack and said "I have something else for you".  Immediately I knew exactly what that something else was, and instead of crying like I always thought I would I almost panicked.  I


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thought 'oh my goodness, this is actually happening. . .what do I do?"


He pulled out a little gray box and said
"I love you, I want to spend the rest of my
life with you, will you marry me?" 


Of course, I didn't know how to respond other than by saying "yes, of course I'll marry you!"

And thus we were officially engaged.  He opened the box and presented a ring that I couldn't have picked better Sorry this is long photo 1039524-4myself; a gorgeous Calla by Nelson white gold ring.  Unfortunately it was just a smidgen too small and had t




o be re-sized.  I told the jeweler that I had waited 27 years for the ring, a few more days wouldn't kill me. . .although it all honesty it was all I could think about!

Dave is very involved in the wedding planning and was actually the one who initiated the process.  We married on July 12th, 2009!

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:33 am
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Great thread MB!


FI proposed to me in the most surprising and meaningful way - at the first viewing of our brand spanking new home together! We were scheduled to have a walk-through of our brand new apartment/condo, and I was super excited to take a million pictures of our new place. As soon as the walk-through was over, I was still pre-occupied with taking pictures of our new closet when FI pulled me aside and got down on one knee to pop the question.


During this time, I kept thinking "but I didn't get a good picture of our shelves yet!" As soon as I grasped what was happening, I just said "YES!" I feel awful for saying this, but I can't remember everything FI said prior to asking "Will you marry me?" The reason was because I had a billion things running through my mind like - when did he get the ring?! Why didn't I wear something cuter?! I can't believe he set all this up!?


Great thread MB FI photo 1039527-1

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:34 am
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Wish I could :( lol


Soon hopefully! Looking forward to hearing all of the great ideas your FI's came up with!

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:34 am
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Nadine -my ring fingers are crossed for you :) :) :)

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:35 am
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This is the proposal from his point of veiw, I copied and pasted off our wedding website! I love hearing it from his perspective!!!


 


From the day that I met Meg, I knew there was something special about her.  Everything about her made me want to learn more and more about her.  We spent every waking moment together, and throughout time, I knew she was the one I wanted to share the rest of my life with.  So that brings us to the proposal.  So first, I'll start out with the ring shopping.  I had taken Meg to look at rings several times, to get that perfect idea of what she liked.  I wanted it to be something that she would adore.  I found "the one".Now I had to find out how I was going to ask.  I wanted it to be something special and memorable to her.  I knew she would want pictures so I had to find a way to incorporate someone I knew to be with us at the time I planned to do it.  My best man Ivan and his wife agreed to tag along on a date with us (they always went and did things with us, so it made it less conspicuous).  I thought about so many places.  But one stuck out in my mind.  I had always told Meg she was my princess and that I would always treat her that way, so I wanted her to feel like Cinderella.  I took her to a restaurant on the River walk and after dinner i casually walked us towards an area where there is always horse and chariots waiting to take tourists on tours around downtown San Antonio.  She was walking in front of me as we approached the horses, I turned her around and got down on a knee, my heart was pounding and I'm sure my words were stammering, but my love was true.  I asked her to share her life with me and bless me as my bride.............. She said YES!!!! My world lit up like the Fourth of July and the butterflies in my Stomach swarmed like crazy!


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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:37 am
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Aww, MB y'all are so outdoorsy! I love that about y'all, perfect proposal!


Kaytana: I was so distracted too! I think he said something like "uh, do you kinda think you might want to marry me?" LOL So maybe it's okay I don't remember!


 


This is pasted straight from my bio, mid Love Story. If you want to read the other chapters they're still there!


Engaged!


 


However, my heart was sinking as my stay in Queensland was coming to a close and he still hadn’t proposed. Imagine my surprise when he walked into my room one Friday and told me to pack a bag. I was confused! While we do a lot of traveling, we hadn’t planned on going anywhere together that weekend. I asked what was going on and he said that we’re going to Brisbane. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia; it's where he meets me each time I come into the country and where we say goodbye each time I leave so it is a very special place for us.  He explains he has a few surprises planned along the way so I should pack a nice dress. The next day as we arrived in Brisbane, I smiled as the taxi pulled up in front of the Hilton, what we think of as our special place. Even when the budget doesn’t permit a stay in the hotel, we always stop for drinks in the Hilton lounge there when we’re in town; it was where we stayed my first time in Brisbane and where we shared our first kiss and exchanged "I love you's" for the first time. This was promising to be a special weekend! As we settled into the room Chris said there had been a problem with his credit card at reception and he needed to go find a bank quickly to sort it out. Because of the early flight that morning, it wasn't long before I fell asleep. I woke up to Chris curling up behind me and suggesting a trip to Starbucks which was in the mall downstairs. I was super excited because it's the only Starbucks in the state and I hadn't had my fix in months!! We spent the rest of the day shopping and he even gifted me with new shoes because when he told me we'd be walking 20 blocks to the river parkland that evening I mentioned that I'd only brought one pair of high-heeled shoes for the weekend to save space. I smiled at my shiny new flats as we walked hand in hand among thousands of others making the trek down to Southbank. Chris told me that it was the first night of the Riverfestival and that I could expect a HUGE fireworks show the likes of which I'd never seen. 



After the fireworks show Chris walked me back to the hotel and I changed into that dress he'd asked me to bring to make our dinner reservation. I had no idea where we were going! When we sat down at the restaurant and I saw the prices on the menu, Chris just smiled and told me not to worry about the cost, this was our last long weekend together (Chris has every other weekend as 4 days off) before I go back and we were going to enjoy it! Of course, at this point I'm putting things together: the expensive hotel, expensive shoes without blinking an eye, an outrageous fireworks show and now a 5 star dinner. Images of him down on one knee flickered through my mind but logic told me that he'd never had a chance to get a ring, we're together 24/7! As our meal came out and we enjoyed some nice wine I begain to wonder if maybe he'd organized something over the phone from something he'd seen online or something....but I decided not to worry about it. If this was the night, it would all work out on it's own!



We stopped for cocktails in the lounge upon arrival to the hotel, a perfect end to a very perfect day. I ordered my favorite, a Scangomotch and Chris had his old standby Mojito. However, Chris seemed a little tense and wouldn't tell me what was up no matter how times I asked if he was alright so I decided to finish my drink upstairs and we could have an early night.



When I opened the door to our room, there was a platter of some kind of dessert on the desk that had "congratulations" spelled out in chocolate sauce and a dozen roses on the bed, Chris told me to close my eyes and my heart started pounding. When I opened them, he was on one knee asking me to marry him!! I squealed out a yes and pulled him up into a hug and a kiss. I kept asking where he got it from, I'm with him all the time! He said that two weeks ago when he'd been about an hour late from work, it wasn't because he'd gotten held back. He hadn't even gone to work that day, he'd driven the 2 hours into town and got a flight to Brisbane where he met with a man at Hardy Brothers and designed this ring for me before flying back the same day with me being nonethewiser. On top of that, there had never been a problem with his credit card that afternoon; he just needed an excuse to pick the ring up from the jeweler!!! Ahhh! How sneaky? :) He handed me the most beautiful bouquet of roses I'd ever laid eyes on and I was just on cloud 9! We ended the night with a glass of champagne and a smile on our faces.



A suprise trip to our special place, a suprise ring I didn't think could exist, it was just so special. When we returned home to Moranbah, Chris's mom decorated the front drive with tealights to greet us and say congratulations. It was really beautiful and was the icing on the cake of a very very special weekend.



 

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:40 am
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haha Thanks MountainBride!


These stories are all fabulous, what thoughtful men you have!

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:41 am
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From our wedding website!


We had planned a very low key New Year's this year. We wanted to try out a recommended restaurant, Provance Marinaside, and we decided to jazz it up a bit and book into a hotel. I had to work this day so Rob spent the day taking luggage to the hotel and buying stuff that he needed to do. We got all dressed up and went to the restaurant. I had the most amazing lobster and Rob had west-coast fish pot. It was the best food we've eaten in Vancouver. I remember telling Rob that it was the most amazing dinner of my life and I'll never forget it. Little did I know! We went back to the hotel and Rob asked me to wait in the hallway because he had a surprise for me. So I waited while he went into the hotel room. After a few minutes, Rob asked me to come in and he had spent the day decorating the room. He had chocolate, flowers, candles, champagne, ice wine, crystal champagne flutes and ice wine glasses. It was truly beautiful. Some people thought this was when the proposal happened, but it did not. We chatted, watched some Dick Clark on tv and then I wanted to put on the hotel robe. I LOVE hotel robes and slippers. So we changed into our robes and were hanging out drinking our champagne, it was wonderful. Around 10pm, Rob said that he would be right back and walked into the bathroom. Normally he does not announce his trips to the facilities but this time he did. When he came out, he proposed. It was very romantic as he says!"

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:42 am
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Mine is too long to post here but there are pics that go along with the story as well! hehe.


http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/meocat/the-proposal-on-08-08-08

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:44 am
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PART 1


Earlier that day…

























I woke up on Christmas Eve with a bad headache, and nothing seemed to help it. So I decided to get moving anyway. After I slid the two cake pans into the oven, I treated myself to a taste of the batter left in the bowl. Bad move, dude. A few minutes later, I was sick as a dog. All I could think was, “not today!!”



Joe called me as I dragged myself to bed, and when I told him I didn’t feel great, he asked if I wanted to just stay home tonight and skip dinner with his family. I told him I was hoping this would pass & I was going to lay down now for about an hour.



THREE hours later, I woke up, mad at myself for sleeping for so long, but at least feeling better. No sooner had I opened my eyes, Joe called me to check in. “Do you have a security camera in here or something?” I asked him. We talked about all the things I was supposed to do and how I was completely behind schedule – I was going to have to skip my manicure & pedicure now. Joe told me that everything else could wait until the next morning, and suggested I go for the mani/pedi anyway because “it usually relaxes you.”



So I go to the salon, get dolled up, and head back home to get ready for dinner with the Dunnes at Pier 25A. I jumped in the shower immediately, and as I washed & rinsed, my legs broke out into hives. My skin must have been super irritated from the exfoliating stuff, and now I had welts everywhere. Of course, since you can’t have those itchy blotches just in one place, my stomach broke out next. I’m standing there in the shower, talking to myself – “How am I supposed to get dressed now?!” I tried calming down so that the spots would go away, and miraculously it worked. I called Joe when I was out and asked him, “Today is Christmas Eve, right?” He confirmed and asked why I was asking. “I think someone needs to tell God that, because he must be under the impression that it’s really April Fool’s Day for Alison!” I replied. I brought him up to speed on the latest crazy thing, and he again asked if we should just stay home. I again told him no, and he made me promise not to touch ANYTHING that looked like or could possibly be seafood, based on the way my day was going.



We went to dinner and everything was perfect. Afterwards we stopped to look at this over the top Christmas decorated house on our way back to Joe’s parents’ house. Joe leans over and asks me, “Babe, would you mind getting out of the car…” and for one fleeting moment I thought, “Here? He’s going to propose to me here? With all these people and blow-up lawn ornaments?” Then Joe finished his sentence: “… and put this twenty in the charity box on the lawn?” Phew, and I never thought about a proposal again for the rest of the night.



Gift opening at his parents’ house went great – major improvement over last year, when as many people know, Joe’s parents gave him the very same gift I had waiting for him to open when it was just the two of us (a Garmin, in case you were curious). As a replacement gift last year, I created a book on Shutterfly for Joe to celebrate our first year together. It took a lot of time, but was totally worth it. His mom had been asking me to bring it on Christmas to show his sister, Danielle, so as we opened gifts, everyone passed the book around to look at. I thought it was very nice, considering that his mom and dad had already seen it, but were looking at it again, with big smiles & all. As we were leaving to go home & exchange gifts together like last year, Joe’s dad gives me this great big hug & says, “We love you very much. You are so special to us, you know that?” I thought, “Wow, ok. Didn’t know we were doing ‘I love you,’ but ok, love you too!” And off we went to Joe’s apartment.



Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:44 am
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Princess - Can I just say you look GORGEOUS in those photos. . .

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:45 am
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PART 2


Back at Joe’s…
















Joe asked me to wait outside his apartment again, like last year, but this time I was in a good mood (his parents didn’t give him ANYTHING I had waiting for him), so I happily obliged. I heard the sound of a lighter, and thought I should move away from the door so that I don’t ruin Joe’s surprise, so I listened to whatever movie his neighbor was blasting from next door.



I have told Joe many times since last Christmas how that night is my favorite memory and how lucky I am to have someone so thoughtful. Last year, when Joe finally let me come in, my bad mood instantly dissolved. How could I still be mad when as I walked in there was Christmas music playing and candles around the living room, and in the middle of it all, Joe standing there, hand outstretched, waiting for me to dance?



So this is the image I had playing in my head when Joe finally said to come in this year, but as I walked in, everything I thought went out the window, and in its place were tears and a lump in my throat. Joe had outdone himself – in every way possible.




 













As he led me to the living room, I saw on the right wall in the hallway that he had wrapped up the photos of his band to look like presents on the wall. Below, on the computer screen, a slideshow of us played.



Joe pulled me towards the living room, saying, “You can look at everything while we dance.”


But as we moved into the living room, I was stunned. There, in the corner, was a giant Christmas tree, even after we agreed that it didn’t make sense to have one until we were in the same apartment together.
















He had decorated the tree, even had a beautiful angel on top and a tree skirt below. Underneath sat several presents for me, but I didn’t even notice them with everything else to look at.



 



As we danced to one of our favorite songs, “Somebody Loved” by The Weepies, I cried as took everything in. Joe had decorated the entire place for Christmas and memories of us. He had hung beautiful garland over the windows, and tied alternating bows of silver and blue.



Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:46 am
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PART 3


We spun as we danced slowly, and I couldn’t believe everything he had done. As we turned, I saw that he had set up nine votive candles as a border on the chess table, and in the center was a figure of a couple dancing. When I saw it, Joe said, “That’s us, because we dance together all the time at home.” I never noticed what dress the girl was wearing until now.



We danced, and I cried, and continued to look at everything. I saw the coffee table, set up like last year, with his grandfather’s Christmas tree in the center, but this year Joe added two poinsetta plants. I love the little handmade tree Joe’s grandfather gave him – it looks like crystal, but it’s made from beads, saftey pins, and an incredible amount of love. It was our only tree last year, but it will always be my favorite tree.


There were candles on the coffee table again and it all looked so beautiful.



I looked up from the coffee table, and saw that Joe had changed his artwork over the couch. Instead of the giant black and white photo of horses running in the mist, there was a huge collage of photos of us. Black and white, sepia, full color – they were all pictures of us at different occasions.


The song changed to another favorite of ours, which Joe calls “The Rogaine Song” – if you listen to it, you’ll understand. It is “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson.


We spun again and this time, I looked at the entertainment center across from the couch. Joe had wrapped the glass panes in the two towers with penguin wrapping paper and bows. Everyone knows I love penguins and this was so cute. Atop each tower was another poinsettia, and in the center o f it all above the TV was a giant wreath with a great big bow on top, in place of the huge clock that normally hangs there. I kept crying, thinking how beautiful everything was, how lucky I was to have Joe in my life, how blessed I was with him, and Joe asked me why I was crying since this was supposed to make me happy. I told him I was happy, that I was so lucky & blessed – everything I was thinking, and I just kept telling him I loved him.

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:47 am
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PART 4


Last, but never least, I saw the cardinal that Joe had put in the wreath. I started sobbing at the thoughtfulness he showed. When he realized I had noticed it, he said, “You know, I thought it was time to have one here in my apartment too.” He kissed my head, and let me cry more as he hugged me very tightly.


(I’ve included the cardinal story at the end.)



Then Joe stopped dancing, and said, “Oh, this is perfect!” as he looked down at something. I looked too, and saw on the cable box that it was midnight – it was officially Christmas. I kissed Joe & wished him a Merry Christmas. He had a delayed reaction, looked at me, and then said, “Oh, right! Merry Christmas, my love.” I thought that was odd.


Joe said “I love you” a few times, and then sort of held me back to look at me. He started tearing up a little, and I heard his voice strain as he said, “I always love you. I will always love you. I will always be there for you. I will always take care of you.”


I finally realized what was happening and all my brain could do was keep mentally freaking out – OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD!!!!


I couldn’t take my eyes off his. Joe looked at me again, and said, “Now I have to go under the Christmas tree for your present.”


I thought he meant the big one, but instead, he lifted up his grandfather’s beaded tree, and there was the box. As I continued crying (where are all these tears coming from?!), he must have opened the box, because it wasn’t the dark blue-green anymore as it had been on the table, but now was cream-colored. For a nano-second, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the most amazingly beautiful ring I’ve ever seen.


I kept looking at Joe as he got down on one knee, open box in hand, and asked me, “Will you marry me?”


“Of course!!” was my answer, and we sort of met in the middle as he came up and I bent down, bumping heads & kissing all at the same time.


We kissed and hugged, until finally Joe separated from me a little, and said:


“YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO LOOK AT THE RING!!”


I apologized, told him that it was him I wanted most, and then I really looked at it. It is breathtaking.


I yanked my Celtic Heart ring off my right hand so I could move my Claddagh ring from my left to right hand, and of course the Claddagh wouldn’t budge. As I struggled with it, I look up to see Joe’s hand trembling as he took the engagement ring out of the box.


Magically, the Claddagh came off, and as Joe slid the delicate-looking ring onto my left ring finger, he drew a breath and asked once more, “Will you marry me?” this time I said yes, and the ring was on. Perfect fit – just like us.



Joe changed the song to number three on the proposal playlist, because, as he pointed out, “it’s time to celebrate now.” The third song was “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar.



 


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The Cardinal Story…









At the beginning of August this year, a few days after Dad had come home and rapidly deteriorated, I was very upset and reached out to my friend Lauren. She is a source of great wisdom & support, and her response to my email one night will always stay with me. My own family has adopted a tradition from her family. Lauren’s grandmother had died of metastized breast cancer and Lauren offered me the following advice:


 


I do remember a very strange, albeit very upsetting, thought one day... somehow between the anger and the tears, the hurt and the guilt, I gained a new perspective. I never wanted one more day, good or bad for my grandmother, because as you said that person in that room is not the person I know and love. She doesn't even know my name or voice.


 


I realized at that moment that for her last months (6 weeks from then), I would let go. Each day I expected less and less. I expected worse and worse. I stopped crying about the shitty situation in front of me, and the horrible situation tearing my family apart. I tried to remember all the good things, anything good, any memory that meant a lot to me that involved my grandmother. I sat in her room and talked to her about them all, sometimes I talked to her without saying a word.  Each day I left her I felt lighter and happier. I realized that all that could have been done was, all that I needed her to know- she did, all of the things that made me happy about her- I told her. I know this is not a fix for the problem or even where your head is, I just wanted to tell you that perspective is everything.


 


Every time my grandmother came to my house or to my aunts’ houses (when she was well), there was always a cardinal in the backyard. She would always point it out and sure enough no matter whose house we were at there would be the freaking cardinal. Needless to say, when she passed there was a cardinal in our backyard that next day. And I swear the phone started ringing and my mom’s 4 sisters called within an hour that they saw the cardinal in their backyards too.


 


So my friend... I give you my cardinal for the next few weeks… to help keep perspective.


 


The day of dad’s wake, as I ran to Francis Lewis Boulevard to quickly get a manicure, there was a cardinal, flying ahead of me all the way to the salon.


When Lauren came to the funeral home, it was one of the only two times I totally broke down. After I pulled myself together, she told me she needed to leave, but she had left something in my bag for me. As Joe, John Danker, and I rode back to my mom’s house between viewings, I opened the package.


The card read, “Your own cardinal to hang wherever you want, to represent whatever you like, to remind you of whatever you need!”


Lauren told me later that on her run that day, she saw two cardinals flying together & couldn’t help but think of my dad & her grandmother.


Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:49 am
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THE PROPOSAL!!!!


On my Birthday I had Jury Duty.... Soooo clearly the "birthday blues" were in full effect. I was so bummed out by the time I got home, that I was ready for bed... Literally, I took off my makeup and was in my sweats. Well, Dom had made reservations at Ruths Chris so we can enjoy a great steak and wine dinner, knowing I probably didnt eat anything all day. Soooo I got ready, & started getting excited for my birthday, then we headed out. We got to the table that was the best spot in the joint, with a beautiful ocean view! While we were sitting there we started reflecting on our time together and all the years and memories we have shared. Laughing about how we have known each other forever, and "How is it that Dom & Marah are together?", crazy! Dom continued talking about how he 'loves how we are on the same page' and 'its so comforting knowing that, and we are so perfect for each other' and he just really really "Loves Us". Of course I agreed with all of the above, and didnt think that a proposal was coming, he says all this stuff regularly! All I could think about was "why the heck is it 8:30pm, and I still havent gotten my present!"... so I said it. Then he said "Okay, Ill give you your card..." So he took it out, handed it to me, and said "Okay, you have to read the whole thing"... I was like, "Duh, of course I am stupid, what, am I just gonna scroll past everything to see who its from?!"... So I opened it, and it was one of those cheezy "To my wife" cards... I started reading it... Now keep in mind, he has given me these "Wife" cards before. So I still didnt think twice about a proposal when I started reading it! I just thought he was wanting to start some cute trend or something...


My Wife... I cant imagine a more wonderful partner than you to share this life with...


My Friend... Thank you for letting me be me, for loving me as I am, and understanding me so well...


My Love... Forever and always my heart belongs to you. Happy Birthday.


So then he wrote "I love the sound of these cards. The words are Spot On. I love you!"  -Dom


                        "P.S. See behind this page"


At this point, I was getting really HOT (I get heated when I get nervous). So I flipped the page to see:


"WILL YOU MARRY ME?"


and I looked up and he was on his knee!!!!


Of course I finally said "YES!" after a bit of the "are you serious", "what?", "oh my gosh!", "huh?" mumbo jumbo... We had a great bottle of champagne, and HE had a great meal (I was wayyy too nervous & excited to to eat). All I wanted to do was call my parents! Well, they already knew.... and were waiting for my call all night! He went and properly asked my mom and dad for my hand in marriage. He's makin an honest woman out of me! My parents are just as thrilled as I am & my mom had already started planning before I said Yes :)


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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:58 am
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*sniffles* I love reading these proposal stories!

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:59 am
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Holy Moly Dunne - that's a long one :)


I LOVE reading these!  Keep em coming!

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 6:27 am
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sorry mountain. i don't get to tell it much anymore, so i jump at the chance to share all the deets ; )

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 6:29 am
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From my bio :)


After years of dating, ups and downs (mostly ups)… I took Rosann to the beach at Carmel, where the cliffs meet the ocean. We came to a spot where there is a rock out in the water, about 30 feet out and I asked her to come with me onto the rock. She said no way! So I picked her up and carried her out to hit and lifted her onto the rock. I got up on the rock with her, got on one knee, and took out a diamond ring. I recited the words that I had been repeating in my head all day and asked her to marry me.” – Josh


“My first reaction was laughter because I finally got why he was so insistent I get on that rock! I said ‘yes’ between laughs.” – Rosann

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 6:30 am
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