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5/1/17 7:17 P

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I met my fiance in prison (we both work there). We started dating after we played a few games of Truth or Dare and hanging out with friends after work. He moved in after a few months and we started writing in my weekly white board the reasons why we love each other. At the end of the week, I take a photo and we erase the board and start a new week. We haven't missed a day since he moved in.

On to the proposal story:

On our 9 month anniversary, he took me back to the bar where we had our first date. His brother and new girlfriend were there and she asked how we started dating so I told her. She thought it would be fun to play Truth or Dare so we did and learned more about each couple. When he was his turn to ask me a truth question, he said that normally people would list all the different reason why they love each other but since we had weeks and weeks of white board pictures, he was going to cut to the chase. He got down on one knee and proposed. Oh, and he arranged it with his brother so he filmed the whole thing!

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5/1/17 11:04 A

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Engaged April 12th, 2017!

Have to give a little background for this one....
I am a tree lover! My whole life I have felt such a strong passion and connection with trees. So much so that my business name is Tree Related and there are trees sprinkled throughout my business theme and my daily life.
For my first birthday that we were together, my fiance (boyfriend at the time) gave me a little baby Juniper Bonsai tree. It is so precious. He had it brought in from somewhere and I had to have it 2 days before my birthday so that she could come out of her packaging and breathe :) She is still chillin' by my french doors....

For our engagement...
He gave me a 10-year-old Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree... He and my mom searched to find a small wooden box made out of a tree trunk that says "You Will Forever Be My Always"... he put the rings inside the box and then put the wooden box at the trunk of the Bonsai Tree. He put it outside on the deck table for me to find.

The ring is handmade by a silversmith from Japan. It is silver- and it looks like subtle tree branches wrapping around my finger with leaves wrapping around the branches. The stone is white sapphire.
It's amazing how he knows me and how he took such care in finding a ring that is so true and unique to me :)

The Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree is chillin' by the french doors with the little baby Juniper and a small succulent that a dear friend gave us for our engagement.

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4/5/17 8:08 P

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December 2015: We went to Hawaii for Christmas because the fiance had never been before. I nearly ruined the surprise for myself because my hand hit the ring box (I managed to convince myself to ignore it because it would have sucked if it wasn't a ring, right?)

His original plan fell through when we couldn't get back to our hotel in time from the pineapple plantation so he waited until the last day when we were on Waikiki beach. We watched the sun set with a million other tourists and once they were all gone, he said he had something for me. He popped the question and I accepted. It would have just been a cute story but then I headbutted him hard with the brim of my cap as I tried to hug him. Whoops.

The silly part was that I was trying to get ahold of my parents - who were traveling in China - to tell them before my flight and they called me in a panic as I was boarding my plane because they thought something awful had happened. Then I had to yell that I was engaged in front of everyone since they couldn't hear me above all the airport noise. Ah well!

Edit: We had been dating 5 years but known each other as friends for 11 at the time since we met in college.

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3/23/17 7:21 P

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We had rented a condo at the beach with our friends for a week. One day I wake up from a post-beach nap to everyone telling me that we're going to watch the sun set. We go to the perfect spot to see, right on the bay!

I'm preoccupied with our friend's son, discussing the ducks floating around in the bay, and when I turn around he's on his knee, ring in hand. I was so surprised!

Here he had asked our friends for advice and, being the romantic group of girls they are, they jumped at the chance! They scoped out spots on the bay before choosing the one we went to, picked up champagne while he kept me busy, and helped him keep me totally in the dark until the time came (he was afraid I'd find out because he's bad at surprising me lol) these girls are now my bridesmaids :)

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I have the most unromantic engagement story. A friend of ours is planning a wedding, and had been discussing her plans with us. A few nights later, her wedding came up in conversation between my partner and I. We started talking about wedding plans and what our wedding would look like if we were to marry. At one point I stopped my partner and asked “well… are we actually serious about this?” My partner said yes, and now we’re planning to be wed.

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We had only been dating for 7 months, but had already talked about marriage and picked out engagement rings, so it wasn't much of a surprise. (It's been two more years now, so we're not rushing into anything.) I play guitar and sing, so I wrote her a song about us, the last line of which was "Will you marry me?" About a year later, she proposed to me just because she wanted to, with a handmade sign and roses sitting on the kitchen table when I woke up.

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My fiance took me to our local Renaissance festival (He took me to it the day before we officially started dating), so it is an annual thing for us. He kept trying to find a way to ask, but wasn't able to time it, so when I went to a shop to look at buying some gifts for family, he slipped the ring in my day bag. Of course, I didn't notice until I was cranky because the festival has a huge amount of parking and I didn't remember to take a picture of the row number, so we spent like 20 minutes trying to find his car at the end of the day. It was a way to turn things around when I went through my bag to double check that I had everything. I wanted to put it on so badly, but my finger had also swelled because of all the walking and salty food we'd eaten. xD

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It was our 6 months anniversary so were going out on a date. What the date was, was a secret though which wasn't out of the ordinary for Josh as he liked giving surprises but was also terrible at keeping secrets because by the time we reached our destination for the date I had already guessed what it was going to be. Months ago I had mentioned a nice date idea would be a picnic on the beach, one particular beach that seemed quite secluded and that was where he took us. He was acting a little strange (he was quiet). He picked up take out from one of our favourite restaurants and was very quiet as we ate it on the beach. Waited patiently as I finished eating and after some a couple of minutes he pointed out a surfer to my right had fallen off his surfboard. I looked couldn't see anything and when I turned around he was kneeling in front of me with the ring in his hand and proposing. He was so nervous I barely heard what he said and can't remember. I'm sure they were lovely words before the question but I was all "OMG".

I think I said omg, yes, laughed and we hugged and kissed.
I was very surprised, I knew he was going to propose but I thought it wasn't going to be until two month's later when we went on a trip to Canada since he had dropped many hints about it, that was the original plan but when he got the ring he said he couldn't wait until August so after 2 days of waiting he popped the question :D.

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My fiance said his best friend called and said he had blown out a tire. So my fiance leaves me with his parents and says we will all go out to dinner later. A few minutes later his mom says she wants to go to the Belle Grove Plantation which is James Madison's birthplace. So I am expecting a tour. His dad goes to park the car and his mom and I walk around to the side of the house. It looks like Tara from Gone with the Wind. Anyway, we see a sign with my name on it with instructions telling me to take a walk and follow the signs and pick up a rose that was at each sigmn and place them in the basket. His mom hugged me and said they would catch up with me in a few minutes. At the end of my walk at the last sign there was a laptop and headphones. Dave had put together a video and a song was playing with pictures of me and us throughout our relationship. We have been together a little over a year. Included in the video were clips of Dave throughout the year talking about how he had picked up the ring, another where he'd talked to my dad and brother, and finally the day of, where he had bought a new suit.

At the end of the video there were instructions to take off a piece of paper at the bottom. It said to turn around. When I did, Dave was standing there and he said hi then took my hand and got down on one knee. He was crying and could barely get the words out. Of course I said yes!

What was funny is practically everyone I knew knew that he was going to propose. Everyone kept it a secret though! The night we were engaged his dog came running to me even though he had been calling her and my cat jumped up in his lap instead of mine!

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My fiancee and I have been together for ten years as of this September. On my birthday this year, which is a week before our anniversary, we went to run a 110 mile road relay. Running is a major part of my life, and he loves me enough that he goes along, even if it's not his favorite thing. I was running a 14 mile leg and handing off to him; he was running a 16 mile leg. My leg started at 2 a.m., and wound along next to a river on one side and a mountain on another. It was my birthday, and the scenery was gorgeous, and I was running strong. I felt amazing.

There was one giant hill in the middle of my leg that I knew was coming, but I didn't know exactly where. As soon as I topped a killer hill at mile 9, I saw him there in the headlights of all the support vehicles lined up on the road. I exclaimed, "Was that my hill!?" He said, "That was your hill! It's all downhill from here!" Then he dropped to one knee and proposed! I was too stunned to even say yes. I think I said, "Let's do that!" He picked me up and spun me around and we kissed while cars were honking and flashing their lights. As I ran away to finish my run, I turned back and said, "Oh, and in case I forgot to say it, YES!"

I danced and yelled and hopped and skipped through my last five miles. Word of our proposal had spread among the runners and support and people were cheering for me and congratulating me. It was incredible; definitely the best race of my life.

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11/30/14 3:42 A

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My fiance and I had been together for about six months when he originally brought up the idea of us getting married. We'd been through him losing his job and having to move in with me after his last roommate kicked him out because of the unemployment. We had just moved into our new apartment when we both lost some very important people in our lives. Obviously, I wanted to be with him for a while, but it wasn't until September that he actually got serious about the idea.

He sat me down one night and told me to pick out ten rings on Amazon. Once I had them picked out, he chose out of those ten and I didn't get to see which one he had picked until it came in. I had been in class all day and kind of completely forgot about the fact that he had done it due to the stress overload of midterms and my hectic job. I got home, the apartment was spotless. He had a bath waiting for me, candles lit, and food cooking on the stove. He ushered me into the bathroom and told me I looked like I could use a nice, quiet bath. He left out of the room for me to relax and enjoy it while he finished cooking.

When I came out of the bedroom he had the food presented perfectly on the plates (he's a former sous chef, and very much into cooking and everything to do with food). We sat down, ate, and watched a Miyazaki film. It wasn't until I went into the bedroom to charge my phone that I saw it on the bed. I have a panda Pillow Pet that I sleep with and he had it propped up like a stuffed animal with the ring box open in its back. It was so romantic. He had followed me into the room and just hugged me from behind and asked me if I say yes, which, of course, I did. Perfect way to diffuse my stress.

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These are such beautiful stories... I should have my boyfriend read this thread!! emoticon

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7/18/14 1:23 P

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July 10th was our one year anniversary since we started dating. My daughters and I moved in with him last November and we all have been so happy ever since. I knew when I heard the band Train was doing a concert in our town on July 10th we had to go, and I knew I wanted to propose to him to the song "Marry Me". I went and bought him a ring and was impatiently waiting for "Marry Me" to start. "If It's Love" started, and I was thinking that that song was actually very much "us". My guy started telling me how much he loved me and my girls and wanted us in his life forever and I knew it was the moment. I asked him right then. He was so surprised and HAPPY! He put his ring on right away and said he wanted to ask me, but had been stressing about what ring to get! I thought that might have been the case so I'm glad I took the initiative. I think it's much easier to pick out a ring for a guy (and miracle of miracles it fit!). Now I can help him pick out the perfect ring for me. :)

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7/9/14 8:43 P

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hey everyone, well my hubby and I were talking about getting married for awhile now. So last Halloween at midnight we were getting ready for bed and next thing I know he is on one knee with a ring telling me he loves me and official proposed. Nothing romantic but I will never forget anything about that moment. Not even 12 hours later we went to the Justice of Peace and got married. We are now just getting around to having a wedding and honeymoon, By the time the wedding roles around, we will be married for a year lol.

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5/27/14 9:51 P

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Thanks!!! :)

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That's an awesome story Amy! Congratulations!

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I just got engaged yesterday, on Memorial Day!! My fiancee's brother passed away a few years ago due to Cystic Fibrosis. It would have been his 30th birthday yesterday, so he wanted to do something special. He wanted to go to Chicago and walk around Grant Park, and he told me I had to change clothes, because I wasn't dressed up enough. I thought it was odd that he was wearing nice clothes, because he's a sweatpants or jersey shorts kinda guy. I figured out of respect for his brother we were to dress up a bit. We got there and I had never seen Buckingham Fountain before, so we walked over there. He had told me to make sure my nice camera was charged up, because he had an itch to take some pictures. I was the only one taking pictures!! So he asked if I wanted someone to take our picture by the fountain, and I said yes. We walked around the fountain to find someone that looked trustworthy with a nice camera themselves to take our picture. We found a guy with his wife and another lady, and he was happy to do it for us. He told me to go over by the fountain, and he was still talking to the man. A thought had crossed my mind that maybe he was going to propose, and I'm like naaahhhh.. he doesn't even have the ring yet! So my fiancee walks over to me and starts to pose for the picture, then says "wait a minute" and reaches into his pocket. I was so confused, and I'm thinking.. he's not gonna.. no way!!! I started balling as he got down on one knee and proposed! I had no clue what he said, and I tried to say yes, but nothing would come out! So I took a breath and said yes again, and he got up and we hugged. He could have been telling me to step off and that he didn't want to be with me anymore, and I would have just been like.. YESS!!! lol. He showed me where he had them put one of my grandma's diamonds inside the ring band, then I put it on... THEN we posed for our picture. The man caught it all in pictures, I am so happy!

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Miles and I have been dating for a short period of time . He asked me what I think about marriage. I told him I would love to be one day. We took my three kids out to bowling a few weeks later. I didn't think nothing about it. When I went up to bowl, he came up behind me and hugged me. He whispered in my ear I love you. He got on one knee and asked me right there. I was so surprised. I am so happy he asked my three boys.

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Let's see.. Rob & I have been together for almost 6 years now and never really talked about marriage. One day this past February we were talking on the phone on my way home and he said so do you ever see us getting married? I said yes I did, did he? He said yes too. So I said great.. now that you know the answer all you have to do is ask me :)
about a week before valentine's day he mentioned he saw Steve Harvey marry a bunch of people on his show. I asked him if that's what we were going to do. He said he thought about it but didn't really have the money for a ring right now since all of his money is tied up into the investment property. I told him that I didn't need a ring-- I don't wear jewelry but if it was something he felt he needed to do, I completely understand.
2 days before Valentine's day we were talking and he asked me if I was sure that I didn't need a ring. I said yes, but again if it was something he felt he needed to do, I understand.

At this point, I'm expecting we're getting engaged on Valentine's day.

I head over to his house on Vday, it's snowing outside & he's in the shower. He asks me if I think the roads are ok to go out. I say well it's a little slick so maybe we better stay in. I can make something. He was like uh.. hold on.. let me finish my shower and we'll talk about it then.

I give him his gift and he gives me the flowers he got me. I expected the proposal then, so when I didn't get it I thought.. hmm maybe I'm wrong.

He was pretty insistent on going out and wanted to go to Macaroni Grill. This is unusual because a.) we went there last week and b.) this is not a spot he would typically pick. I always pick macaroni grill.

After we order, he wants to play a game of hang man. he goes first _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ( I see you), My turn was Sea Turtle
Then came the proposal _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ as he is drawing the lines I'm spelling it out in my head. So I purposely call out the wrong letters to make him sweat a little. Finally when I get to my last life, I finish the puzzle. :) He says something very sweet and wonderful that I can't quite hear, but I get the jist.. ending in I love you will you marry me? I say of course I'll marry you, we kiss and I take a picture of his handy work. Then he gives me some crap about not solving the puzzle faster

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3/15/14 12:46 P

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For his birthday my boyfriend Dan (whom I moved from NY to CA to be with) wanted to go to a mystery dinner event in Old Sac. It was cheesy and hilarious and halfway through the search for the killer the psychic (who was apparently getting witnesses to speak so he could find the killer) paused then said he thought that someone in the audience had some valuable information...a Daniel. My first reaction was anger, I couldn't believe that he was a part of the plot as I'm trying to figure out who was the murderer! Then I actually turn around and look at Dan and he's on his knees holding a ring out and ...yep, total surprise. I had no clue that he was going to propose. I was wonderful and sweet, and omgoodness so embarrassing :p I had a couple people actually come up to me after the show and ask if it was staged or if we were really engaged! They thought it was part of the show :p but I assured them ...it was very real :)

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My fiancee and I met in our sophomore year speech class in high school when we were 15. We became best friends pretty quickly and he asked me out shortly after I turned 16, since I wasn't allowed to date until then. We established that if we do get engaged it would be closer to the end of our college years and we would get married after college. That was to make sure that as we grew and matured that we grew together and not apart like a lot of couples we had seen go through that. Well, six years later we took our first trip to see his family in Colorado, this was last July. It was my first time actually venturing up into the mountains. Better yet, we got to go ATVing up in the mountains and camp there. We were doing all this stuff surrounded by his family. Every scenic point we all stopped to take pictures. There was a huge cliff-like rock that Chris wanted to get a picture on. I didn't think anything of it. Before I knew it, he was pulling a ring out of his pocket and getting down on one knee. It was truly amazing, I couldn't come up with anything better than that. It was amazing to have our moment witnessed by some of his family and captured on video and through pictures. He did good! Not too extravagent, not too public...just perfect for us :)

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Izaak and I have been together a little more than 4 years. (High school sweethearts). He proposed about a year ago. We had been fighting that day but I went ahead and met him for Chinese food. I was sick so I only got soup. (cheap Chinese food). We were sitting there eating and he got up and went to the quarter toy machines and he got this little ring out and was like "You gonna marry me?" and I know its no huge romantic gesture but it fit us. Lol.

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My fiancé is new to Texas and had never been to San Antonio. We decided it would be romantic to celebrate Valentine's Day (our 1 year and 4 days anniversary) with a weekend getaway and dinner on the River Walk. While walking around the area we came upon horse drawn carriages. My fiancé thought it would be romantic and I had never been on one, so we took a ride. He then proposed to me while on the carriage ride! It was not his original plan, but he felt like it was a romantic time. We had dinner at an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant which was dimly lit with jazz music in the air. The pistachio cake we ordered for dessert just might be what we have as our wedding cake.

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Every year, I try to come up with something unexpected and awesome as Tom's Christmas gift. As much as possible, I like to give Tom an "experience". One year, it was a flight lesson. Another, it was a trip to Vegas for Super Bowl weekend. So, for Christmas 2012, I felt like I had to keep the tradition going. After much research and deliberation, I locked up a hang gliding experience and a chance to take a couple of runs in an F1 racecar. I was feeling pretty awesome about my gift selections. I also picked up a little something for him to unwrap (a sweater, I think), since we tend to do the holiday gift thing twice - once Christmas morning with the Brookes family, then again Christmas evening with the Campa household (my mom's side of the family).

The last Sunday before Christmas, I decided to head to a Zumba class in Edgewater. As I left, Tom asked me to please hurry back, because he wanted to catch a spin class in Hoboken and would need our trusty chariot to get there. I did as he asked, and he left for Spin... then was still gone two and a half hours later. I called, then received a text back, that he had decided to get in a swim after class. This wasn't odd, so I thought nothing of it and went on with my day.

(That anecdote will come back into play later...)

Fast forward to Christmas morning. After a fun night at the Bertoni residence (another holiday tradition), I was excited to share what I'd picked up for everybody, and most of all, to tell Tom about his gifts. We went around the table, I announced Tom's gifts, and all was good. I noticed that I hadn't received so much as a card from Tom, but I wrote it off. We still had that evening to go, so no reason to fixate on anything... he couldn't have forgotten to even just write me a note, right?

The day goes on, we travel northward, and we celebrate with the Campa clan... gifts are exchanged. I tell mom about what I got for Tom. She asks what he got me. I shrug. She stays quiet.

Now, I wasn't bummed because I hadn't gotten "something"... it was more that nothing was even said - I had put a lot of thought and consideration into a thoughtful plan that I knew was special... and here I felt a little silly. I could have been handed just a card, but if thought went into what was written therein, it would have been enough.

Tom noticed my crestfallen demeanor, and said offhandedly, "We'll talk about your gift later."
O...kaaaay? Weird. Whatever.

So, Christmas came and went. We went to King Sauna (a wonderful Korean bath house that's not too far from home) a day or two later, and Tom told me that was part of my gift. A spa trip is always great - I didn't argue.

Another day went by, and Tom informed me that my Christmas gift was actually coming on New Year's Eve - he had planned a day/ evening out for us, including dinner at Le Bernardin in NYC, a restaurant I had been obsessing about for a while. We got all dressed up and headed into the city in the afternoon, so we could enjoy the relatively warm weather and walk the Highline. We walked quite a bit, with Tom constantly making me switch from one arm to the other - I thought it was funny, but whatever...

After a good while and a LONG walk, we decided to hop off in Chelsea and grab some sangria at El Quijote. (Tom was clearly doing his best to be on my good side - sangria is always a safe bet with me.) We had a few glasses... and before we knew it, it was almost time for our reservation. We grabbed a cab, and he rattled off an address... downtown.
This was wrong. We were in Chelsea. Le Bernardin was definitely in the opposite direction of what he'd just told the driver. I asked him what was up, and he said he wanted us to go have a drink at a place his buddy had recommended - it was really cool, and he wanted me to check it out - not to worry, we would make it up to Le Bernardin in time. From what I recall, we supposedly had a 6:30 reservation. It was 6:20. I was happily a few glasses of sangria in and in no mood to stress about this, so I sat back and let the driver do his thing.

Eventually, we pulled up and exited the cab in front of a place that had scaffolding erected in front of it, so I couldn't see where exactly we were heading. Tom led the way, pushing through a heavy, wood door, and we walked into the most incredible space - a carriage house with vaulted ceilings, filled with twinkling lights and black and silver balloons, and fitted with a long bar. There was a huge fireplace to one side, and a massive Christmas tree past the end of the bar.

Between the space itself and the festive holiday atmosphere (and the sangria... lest we forget the sangria!), I was pretty speechless. The hostess warmly greeted us and took our coats, and we made our way to the bar. We were immediately each given a glass of champagne, and Tom said that he had a confession to make - that he wasn't sure if we were going to make the reservation at Le Bernardin, so he had made TWO reservations for the evening... one at Le Bernardin, and one at this place, which he had on excellent authority as being fantastic. He asked if I was alright with our having dinner where we were.

At this point I was stilll taking the place in - it was really stunning - and yes, of course I was fine with it! But where were we? Tom nudged a business card over to me, and I saw that we were at One if by Land, Two if by Sea. I immediately smiled. This was a place that I knew was special to my mom and stepfather - they had celebrated anniversaries here, and I had heard how wonderful it was. Tom had obviously given this evening a lot of thought. The Christmas thing now made sense.

A short while later we were escorted to our table, and proceeded to have a flawless meal - from the service to the food and wine, everything was impeccable.

It was time for dessert, and in walked the hostess with a tray topped with a silver lid. Over the course of the evening, we'd had a small army of waitstaff serving us, but now here was the hostess bringing something out? This was odd. Something was up. She placed the platter on the table between us, and explained that it was something special, complliments of the chef. I looked up at Tom, and he told me to open it.

I started to hyperventilate.

I lifted the dome lid to find a picture from our very first trip, when we went to Walt Disney World, just short of a month after we'd met.

The picture was propped up on something (the box that contained the ring), and surrounded by white rose petals.

I can't tell you everything Tom said at this point... partly because I won't do it justice, and partly because I was hysterically crying (happily, but still). Poor Tom must have been on his knee, waiting for me to calm down enough to be able to hear him for...well... I don't even know how long.

I guess I'm just grateful he didn't give up on waiting!

Add to all of this that over the course of my hysterics, every other female in the room started crying. I'm relatively sure that we got a few guys in trouble that evening.

Now... remember the story about how Tom disappeared on the Sunday before Christmas? He never went to the gym. He had gone to see my mom and Bill to ask for my hand... and then did the same and met my dad. EVERYBODY was complicit. EVERYBODY knew. This includes Ibis, who was set to meet up with us later on and head to a party at my aunt's house with us. I have to admit that I was/ am impressed that everybody managed to keep the secret.

To this day, the biggest mystery to me is just how Tom got that picture out of our place. I notice EVERYTHING, particularly in the kitchen... and that picture's home is eye level on our refrigerator door. He'll never explain how he pulled it off... and I'm just fine with that.

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My fiancé is the electric guitarist of alternate-orchestral band and had been away in Europe for 3 months. We hadn't seen each other for such a long time and so you can imagine how excited and emotional we were to lay eyes on each other again!
It was a rainy Monday morning in Melbourne, Australia when I went to the airport to pick him up.
I waited anxiously at International arrival for what felt like forever!!
Eventually he appeared through the doors and, overcome with joy ran and threw myself into his arms.
"I love you baby!" I squealed.
"I love you too, so much," he replied. "And I have a gift for you."
"What, right here?" (still at the arrival gate), "Ok awesome!"
"But it comes with a condition", he cautioned.
"Oh yeah? What is that?"
"Marriage."

And down he went, on bended knee, in front of the entire crowd of arrivals and their awaiting beloveds.

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i love reading proposal stories. mine wasnt anything really. my now fiance didnt put any thought or effort into it but honestly after 5 years of no effort to make things special what could i expect? he showed me a ring he found on a discount site (im a cheap person and dont want fancy things but the ring cost 6 bucks...) it got here on my bday and we were going to dinner when we checked the mail. he takes it looks the ring over then hands it to me and says here try this on. i thought it was just a gift which hes done before then later at dinner he says i guess were engaged now. it does make me sad since hes been saying since he told me he wanted to marry me that he had a big thing planned and then he does that. i still havent actually heard the words will you marry me. but we have a wedding date set for may. i just wish he would be a little more romantic but then i knew he wasnt when we met.

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My now fiance, Darren, was in the Drakensberg mountains at a resort doing some training. I took a long weekend to visit him. On my last day there, he said he wanted to show the chapel on the resort where they usually hold weddings. The chapel is small but has a huge window with a gorgeous panoramic view of the mountains. When we got to the chapel, it was locked. He then sneakily broken in by some how getting on of the windows open. He helped me inside, and there at the pulpit, with the beautiful view behind us, he got down on one knee.

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I'm loving all of these as well! Here's mine:

While we had talked a lot about about getting married, the timing of the proposal came as a complete surprise. I had been visiting family with our dog Colby for a few day, leaving my not-yet fiance (Jesse) and our cat home in Brooklyn. Colby and I were coming back on a Wednesday afternoon - as always, Jesse asked me to let him know once we were back in the city and once we got home but also warned that he was in meetings all day and probably wouldn't be online much during the day. I didn't think much of it, other than he repeatedly checked in throughout the day to remind me to let him know once we got home.

More than frazzled after a long day of travel with giant dog in tow, the first thing I noticed when we finally got home was that the cat was nowhere to be found. Normally, after the dog's been out for more than five minutes, our cat is yowling at the door for her return (they're an odd but attached duo). I started calling for her and heard tortured mews coming from inside the closed bedroom, leading me to fear she'd been locked in there all day. When I opened the door, Jesse was there on one knee, wearing the red Keith Hernandez shirt I'd given him when we first started dating (I'm a Cardinals fan, he's a Mets fan...Hernandez has long been our common ground). I dropped my bags and believe I spouted out some kind of incoherent babble of "oh my...what...really???" It took a good minute or two before I could catch my breath and answer his simple question of "will you marry me?".

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LOVED reading all of these!

My engagement story is pretty simple...

My fiance and I had been dating for 3.5 years and we are both in the Army...I was on my way to my new duty station and he was on his way to his (across the country) so we decided to make it a road trip where he would drive me to mine and then continue on his way to his....we took a walk after dinner one night and he stopped to tie his shoe, but really to get down on one knee and ask. I was so excited and I remember just asking him a million questions like if he had asked my father, and he said he had called my dad and called each of my older brothers to ask permission. Now, we are both deployed (in separate locations) but I can't wait until we are both back in the States and can finally get married!

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Loved reading all of these.

I needed to go shopping for a new dress for my Aunt's wedding and asked my then bf to take me to JCPenny (the only store in town with nice dresses). When we were pulling out of the drive he turned left instead of right and I questioned where he was going. We moved to town here only a few months ago and sometimes he makes the wrong turn thinking we're going somewhere else. He says he decided we needed to take a walk in the cypress preserve across the street which we always talk about going over to since we moved. So in my flip flops I'm all put out that he didn't tell me this before leaving so I could put on proper shoes. So we go for a walk and he is insisting on stopping at every informational sign and reading them. We both have degrees in marine biology, but I also have a masters working in water quality in MS looking at wetland environments. So I was a little bored since I was aware of the information on the placards. But then we got into some of our great nerdy conversations we have about nature and science. So half way through the half mile loop there is a dock out in the cypress swamp which he leads me onto. I start looking around trying to find a bird I heard calling to see if I could id it. I turn around and there he is on one knee in the middle of the dock. I laughed thinking he was joking and then I realize there is something blue between his fingers. I take a couple quick steps over to him and he asked me to bind myself to him forever. He stands up and I started to cry saying yes, he put the ring on my finger and we hug and kiss. Then I just stare at the beautiful ring for a while. Larimar and tanzinite and GORGEOUS! My second words to him were, how do I tell my dad since I know you didn't ask him. We laughed and finished our walk and went dress shopping.

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Very simple....Greg proposed at my house in front of my kids. It was very sweet.

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The weekend before Valentine's Day my fiance came home from college for us to celebrate the holiday. We've never been big celebraters of Valentines but we still always get each other something small. I had taken off all day Friday to spend the day with my dad because he had just had surgery so I was keeping him company. I left his house and went straight to my boyfriend's mom's house for our once a month Bunco night! Bunco went like a typical night and I really thought nothing of the evening. As people began leaving the girls all gathered in the kitchen just chatting away. My boyfriend, his uncle, and my boyfriend's best friend all went into the garage. Still being unaware of what was going on I just continued to talk to everyone. The next thing I knew, he was next to me on one knee with a ring. I never heard him ask me to marry him, all I kept asking was whose ring was that? He kept saying it was mine, still I never heard anything. (After 5 years of dating, I truly wasn't expecting it at all). I didn't realize that he was proposing until I looked at my dear friend who was wiping the tears away. I asked her if he was serious and she shook her head yes as the tears rolled down her face. I immediately fell into his arms and all I could whisper was "did you ask my dad?" When he said yes, I knew then I could say yes.

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I graduated from vet school at Texas A&M on Thursday, May 9th of this year. We left on Friday morning (after many shenanigans the night before) for Lexington, KY with my horses, truck, trailer and Jordan following me in his car. After a 16 hour drive and a short night's sleep in Tennessee, we arrived in Lexington on Saturday to drop the horses off. We spent about 3 hours house-hunting before getting back on the road, leaving the horses and rig and driving the 34 hours to Yosemite National Park in California.

We reached Yosemite early Monday morning, signed in, got our bear box, and headed out for a week-long backpacking trip. Our first day's hike was super rough, almost all of it climbing uphill. We camped for the night and thankfully met another hiker on his way back who told us the mountain trail we were planning to follow was still snowed in. We decided to head to the nearby lake the next day, about 9 miles away. From there we did a day hike the third day up to the snow line as far as we could go. On our way back down from Vogelsang Pass, Jordan wanted to take a picture. He has this nifty little flexible tripod (that was a present from me, incidentally) that can attach to trees and things so that we can take pictures out on the trails by ourselves.

Jordan said, "hey, want to take a picture?" and I almost told him no, because I was so exhausted from our hike. I walked out on the ledge overlooking the valley we had climbed out of, and he set up the tripod. You have 30 seconds to get in the frame before the camera starts taking pictures, and as soon as he pressed the button he ran over to his backpack. I was like "Come on, what are you doing???" And he turned around and walked over with a ring box. I was so surprised, it hadn't even crossed my mind that THAT was where he was going to propose. He got down on one knee and said some stuff, although I don't really remember it all. It was so special that he thought to take pictures, because he knew it was important to me (and they came out gorgeous, you can't even really tell how sweaty and gross I was from 3 days of camping! Haha!). Anyway, it was amazing and the whole rest of our trip I got to hear the story about how he picked out the ring.

Best. Trip. Ever :D

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I was in the kitchen preparing to go to my FI parents house for a bbq. He was irritating me because he wasnt helping and I was on a time crunch. So I was fixing the corn and cursing him in my head because he kept playing with his remote control helicopter. He then flew it over to me and landed it at my feet in the kitchen. When I looked down there was a note and ring zip tied to the front. I looked over and he was on his knee and I started crying. It was so cute and sweet and I forgave him for not helping me.

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It was the 5 year anniversary of the day we met, and he had asked all of my friends to record a video clip of what they like about me. He played it in front of my family and then asked!

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Memorial day weekend 2010 at Lassen National Park on the trail to Bumpass Hell: 15 feet of snow still on the ground. We were climbing on a Snow blowing Catepillar Tractor. Mike looks at me and says, "give me your ladder 49 ring" (being my grandmother's claddagh). And then proceeds to look at me, starts to say something and then stares at me with a blank look and says, "Aw $hoot (edited). I forgot which way I'm supposed to put it on when I ask you to marry me."



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We were just sitting and watching TV and I had noticed (and called him out on) being kinda "off" and distracted all day. Then, out of nowhere, he starts babbling about spending hours at Jared designing and ordering a ring and being afraid I wouldn't like it. Just rambling on and on about how it would be okay if I didn't like it. Then he got on one knee (his bad one), switched knees, and asked. I was laughing and speechless by that point. He was so nervous. It was cute.

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My fiancé waited until our 3 year anniversary which was this past 4th of July. It was pouring down rain the whole day. He told me to wear tennis shoes and not to eat lunch. Well come on its our 3 year anniversary...I can't wear tennis shoes. So I wore a cute outfit with cute flip flops. He picked me up at noon to take me to lunch. His plan was to take the food to the park but since the rain was not stopping anytime soon we ate it at the restaurant. Then we go to take a walk in the park with umbrellas in hand. He asked me if I remembered our first date and I started to describe it. The first official date was dinner then a walk in the exact park. We continue to walk at this point to the water fall where we had our first kiss. Keep in mind it is still pouring down rain. We are both soaked and I have mud every where because I just had to wear those flip flops. When we get to the top of the water fall he asks me to describe the moment of our first kiss. I show him how I was standing and how I turned around and before I could say we kissed he was down on one knee in the pouring rain. He said some beautiful words but I was so excited I don't remember what they were. I watched him reach in his pocket and pull out the ring box and I heard him say "Will you Marry Me?". I jumped and said Yes! Yes! Yes! As he stands he tells me he has one more surprise for me. I was appalled that there could be another surprise. He pulls an IPod out of his pocket and says "I want to dance with my Fiancé". As he puts one ear bud in my ear and one in his I burst into tears. The song was "Today Was A Fairytale" by Taylor Swift. That song played during our first date at the restaurant. Every moment was perfect. We danced in the rain until the song was over. Because it poured rain the entire time there was no one there but the two of us in the park. This allowed us to have our moment. We are now contemplating if that should be the song we dance to on our first dance.

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Hi ladies!!

Share with us - What is your engagement story? How did your significant other propose (or did you)? Was it a surprise or did you see it coming?

My story: My then-boyfriend waited seven long years before popping the question. Yes, seven years!! The day of his proposal, he had planned a little getaway to the Oregon coast (which I thought was weird, because he never plans things!). While we were walking on the beach, he surprised me and got down on one knee with one of his mother's rings. A total shock!


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