Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 1,905: He Asked Me What I Was Doing for the Rest of His Life*

A year ago yesterday I...

...was woken up by my roommate (now bridesmaid) with a note from David.


...started crying because I hoped so badly that this wasn't just for my birthday and was instead leading up to a proposal and had my roommate take pictures every step of the way! 

...threw on clothes and went to get a wonderful massage with said roommate/BM S.

...couldn't relax because my hands were shaking and I was so anxious about what else was going to happen! I had no idea a certain someone was at my house at that very moment.

...found a 2nd wonderful surprise when I arrived home.


...was totally confused as to who cooked the food and began to question whether David was lying to me about where he was!

...ate a delicious lunch of all of my favorite foods.

...received a 3rd note that made me even more excited!

...showered faster than ever before and then found a 4th note on my bed.

...had the hardest time figuring out that darn puzzle! (I'm hoping it was just because I was anxious - I don't think I'm really that dumb!)

...put on the dress I had bought to wear for the proposal... and couldn't get it zipped.

...panicked because no one else was home, and then called one of my friends and asked if I could stop by on the way to the campanile!

...finished getting ready, stopped my be friend's to have her (and her roommate) zip my dress, and headed to the campanile, all while thinking, 'This is the last time I'll be driving without a ring on my finger!' :)

...parked in the wrong parking lot which threw David (and his accomplice - BM S) off and required me to walk up a HUGE hill.

...found a trail of rose petals leading to 5 scattered roses for the 5 years we'd been together.

...gathered all of the roses and looked up to see David coming out from behind the campanile - I was SO happy to finally see him!

...told him all about my dress fiasco, which was funny by this point. (Not so funny at the time!)

...kissed my soon-to-be fiance about a million times as he tried to finish his 'speech' full of lots of sweet things.
...tried not to cry/shake *and failed miserably* as he asked me the question I'd waited so long to hear.

...gave David the biggest hug and kiss ever!


...melted a little when he showed me he'd updated his relationship status on facebook to 'engaged' and his status to 'Shh, it's a surprise!'

...took lots of pictures with my new fiance!

...thought 15 months was all the time in the world to plan a wedding - I had no idea how fast it would fly by!

March 7, 2009 was hands down one of the best days on my life. I seriously can't believe it's already been a year. I've absolutely loved being David's fiancee, but I cannot WAIT to be his wife in 3 short months! Unfortunately, I didn't get to see him yesterday, so we didn't get to do anything to 'celebrate' but I'm only a few days away from spring break/my birthday/a week at home!

Did you have a long engagement? Has it gone by faster than you expected?

*A play on Chris Cagle's 'What a Beautiful Day' - Just a bit longer than his 116 days in the song, though
**To read all of the details of the proposal, you can visit my original post.


  1. Happy Engagaversary! I love that you have it all documented like this! You guys are adorable! Ours is a long engagement too, will be almost 2 years!

  2. Happy Engageversary! Our engagement period is 15 months and I can't believe how fast it's gone!

  3. what a great story! How sweet is he?!

  4. How Sweet! Your story made me cry! Congrats to you both again!

  5. So so great. What a wonderful proposal and story. I love all the thought that goes into those sweet gestures. Our engagment is somewhere between 15 and 16 months...and we are now at 40 days and counting today! UGH! It has indeed flown by and as much as I tried to prevent the stress from finding it's way into the process, it has reared it's ugly head. I am a basket case right now trying to finalize everything...mostly because we are in the midst of renovating a house and moving at the same time as working full time and finishing up our planning. Hopefully it all comes together :)

  6. *aww*!!!! I was engaged for four days!!! Life of a military wife, I suppose, lol!

  7. Yey! :) Great proposal story and have a special day today celebrating a year being engaged! :)

  8. Happy engageversary! And you're 100% right, I also thought 16 months was plenty of time to plan a wedding and it's gone by ridiculously fast.

  9. OH MA GA that is sooooo cute!!! I love it. What a thoughtful proposal.

  10. So so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  11. This is the sweetest story EVER!! What a thoughtful and romantic fiance you have!!

  12. Aww this made me choke up a bit!

  13. What a lovely and wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  14. How thoughtful is he!? Dang! I will have had a long engagement by the time we tie the knot next May...19 months plus a few days.

  15. i was engaged for 2 months! and no.. i wasn't pregp ;) haha

  16. Very cute and sweet story. Happy Engageversary. Your hubby is so sweet. I never tried to be sweet to my wife... The last time I gave roses to her is when she gave birth to our daughter.

  17. So cute! That was very well thought out! We will only be engaged 10 months, but I think that is plenty of time...I am just ready to be his wife!!!!

  18. I love love love your blog - so thanks for stopping by mine! What an incredibly wonderful engagement story!

  19. What a great story! We were engaged a day a part (and not too far apart either - Leawood).

    It's still hard for me to believe that we've been engaged a year (and married 4 months).

  20. that is such a great story. how sweet that your beau got so creative for you!

    i love it!!!


  21. That post had me in tears! Usually proposal stories I think are sweet and I smile, but I was all teary for you guys :) What a special day and very creative guy you got there.

    Congrats on the one year and soo excited for you over the next three months. We've been engaged for eight months already and I have no idea where the time went. We have six more to go!!

  22. Aww so sweet...I feel like I read this before...prob on weddingbee, but I still can't help sigh each time I read your story :)

  23. awww, that's so cute!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!


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