Well, the GTB proposed this weekend! I couldn’t post between then and now because I know I would leak the news and I had to tell some family and friends before posting (how upset would you be if you found out over blog?!)
Anyway… here’s how it happened:
The GTB brought Stella out for her morning potty break (6:45 am!).
When she comes back in, she always runs to the bedroom and has to be loved by the person still in bed. I was out cold until I heard her little tags jingling, so I reached down all groggy to pet her. Then I opened my eyes and saw a little ribbon around her.
I was instantly awake, picked her up and set her on the bed. She started running around like a maniac because she was excited to be on our bed (her first time!).
The GTB helped me catch her and pulled the ring off the ribbon.
It was be-u-tiful. It literally took my breath away.
He said some beautiful words about love and living our lives together and asked me if I’d marry him. Of course I said yes!
…Now, I am trying to figure out how to take a good photo of the ring — its a lot more difficult to catch the sparkle of a diamond than you’d thing!
Well, since the “big plan” for the proposal didn’t work (and I WISH I didn’t know that he’d planned and asked about it), now I get back to waiting… sadly.
On top of that, I am supposed to forget about it (how!?) and refrain from talking about it. So I will try.
Here’s a fun proposal that couldn’t have happened without help from the cast of Scrubs (the BTB works on the set).
I have filtered through an amazing amount of stupid videos, staged proposals and cheesy shorts to bring you a few of the cute, fun, original proposals caught on tape.
Here’s a sweet one — even though its got some annoying ad for Utah Brides.
Okay, its not like it was “that” difficult for this couple to find airtime on NBC. But, the proposal was sweet and he manages to defy one assumption about male figure skater.
A woman from IndieBride posted a link to her proposal. Her then-boyfriend had to make do with a “stand-in” ring, but the setup is still sweet!
I have posted some proposals that took a lot of thought, time, money or planning.
Today, I stumbled upon an article that pushes that envelope a bit too far.
One man hired an actor and others to present a full day, including helicopter ride and spa day. His reason for doing is what really made me realize how over-the-top it really was. When asked why, his response was that “men want bragging rights.”
Huh?! I expected something like, “I love her immensely and wanted to show that to her.”
Is it really about bragging rights for some men?
So, last night, the BTB and I are having a nice little discussion about dresses and invitations. You know, the kind of stuff that guys just can’t get enough of.
Then, out of nowhere, she says, “You know, you’re going to have to act like you keep going back to the ring store so that I don’t know when you actually got the ring…”
Damn. She’s gooooood.
So, Sunday morning, my HTB explains to me all groggy and tired-like, a dream he had the night before. He dreamt we were in church (which we’ve attended together once, on Christmas) and he was kneeling. All of a sudden the priest drew the entire congregation’s attention to him and he literally had to propose on the spot.
Doesn’t sound like he feels pressured, does it?!?!
My dream, that same night: I walked into work. Busted into my friend Monica’s office and thrust out my left hand. On it was a super-sparkly & beautiful diamond ring (apparently my engagement ring). She leapt out from behind her desk and hugged me. Then we jumped up and down in joy.
Interesting compare/contrast on dreams & thoughts from the GTB and the BTB.
Damn. Do people actually do these things?
I mean, the waiting, the excitement, the sweetness, the surprise?
I love this commercial, even though it makes me roll my eyes a bit out of envy.
BTW — the song is “How Can I Tell You,” by Cat Power.
Take a few minutes for some eye-rolling drama for this poor guy looking to propose to his love.