8.07.2009

An engagement story






Ok, mes amies, I know I'm a little late with this, but I promised details, so here goes!

Last Thursday evening, Jason and I went on a run and then made dinner together (which has pretty much become our evening routine). We were just hanging out after dinner, talking about random stuff, when I noticed that he was staring at me very intently. I wasn't sure what was going on, so I paused, thinking that maybe I had something in my teeth. "What?" I asked. "What is it?" I grew increasingly anxious as he continued looking at me, his face now flushed bright pink.

Him: "Will you marry me?"

Me: *heart starts thumping like crazy* "Are you really asking me? Like, for real?"

Him: *nods and gulps*

Me: *unable to speak for a few seconds* "Oh my gosh, of course I will!" *throws arms around his neck*

Afterwards, there was much hugging and tears of happiness and calling of parents/family members.

Apparently, he'd planned to propose sometime near the end of August, but then didn't want to wait, so it was somewhat of a spontaneous thing. He didn't have a ring yet, so we went and picked one out together on Saturday morning. (I found one that I absolutely love.)

Saturday night, he took me to Jerry's Seafood downtown Annapolis and we had an absolutely incredible meal. We were seated on the restaurant's rooftop terrace, which was très romantic, decorated with tiny white lights that twinkled against the darkening sky. I started my meal with a fabulous crab bisque, creamy with a hint of sherry and generous lumps of fresh crab, and then proceeded to tackle the aptly named "Crab Bomb," a humongous crab cake bound with a tangy mustard sauce and cracked black pepper, accompanied by crisp green beans in a shallot vinaigrette and the best stewed tomatoes I've ever tasted, washed down with a glass of crisp Pinot Grigio.

After dinner, Jason drove me to Jonas Creek Park (I didn't know where we were going - it was a surprise), which has a little beach that borders the water (pictured above). He took my hand and walked me along the shore to a point that juts out beneath the bridge, and then got down on one knee, asked me to marry him (for the second time!), and gave me the ring.

So, we have been happily engaged for a little over a week. I know it sounds corny, but I really feel like the luckiest gal in the world. I don't think I've stopped smiling since!

7 comments:

City Girl said...

How exciting - congratulations :)

Elise said...

OMG, your ring is spectacular! Congratulations :)

Rachel said...

How awesome. Congratulations. You two look very happy! :) I wish you many many years of love and smiles.

Melita said...

how sweet! congrats and yes, that ring is awesome! SO happy for you both!

Linda said...

And your parents absolutely love and treasure Jason! Of course, we are so pleased! xo, Mom & Dad

Carolyn said...

Awww yay congrats again!!! You deserve all the happiness in the world, doll.

green ink said...

Gee I'm a bit behind aren't I?! CONGRATULATIONS! How lovely that it was completely unexpected. Wishing you all the happiness in the world xx

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