I am typing this blog post with a new shinny piece of jewelry on a certain finger… I am engaged! Scott and I went away for the weekend to visit some friends in Roanoke, Virginia and he proposed on Friday evening Here is the whole story for everyone -
We had already planned to go down to Roanoke to visit a couple of his friends over the weekend. We had already looked at rings back in December, so he could kind of get an idea of what I like. I LOVE the pear shape so I knew it had to be that kind of diamond. Plus, I am a fan of skinny bands and nothing to crazy. So, going looking at rings was awesome so that he knew what the general type of ring was that I would like. From there – He had made a couple comments about a month or so later about how we had to get down to Roanoke before the sun set… hmm… his reasoning was because the hotel was hard to find – the light bulb in my brain went off that he was going to propose at sunset. Around the same time I had looked up things to do in Roanoke, so that we had some ideas to do with his friends or just by ourselves. I had already seen this nice overlook that is by the worlds biggest star. Apparently he had heard about the overlook at star as well!
Well… the weeks went by… he would go in for ” meetings” to look at diamonds all the time and came back saying that the ring wouldn’t be finished till sometime in April. The stories that he was telling me about the diamonds and looking at this diamond and that diamond got hilarious. Lets just say that he made up some pretty interesting stories. He caught wind that I had thought he was going to propose in Roanoke – which is why he was making up all the stories to throw me off. It was a pretty interesting game really lol. He had me believing him for maybe a week or so and then he said another thing that I thought was funny - We were going to go out to dinner with his friends 2 nights in a row – Friday and Saturday night. I thought that was kind of strange… so again the light bulb went off that it might be happening again at Roanoke.
To make a very long story short if you have stayed with me this far – We got to Roanoke – his friends were ” stuck in traffic” and couldn’t meet us at the star, but were going to meet us for dinner. We got to the star - I guess at great timing from what we hear by our family that was watching it all – there was a bunch of people on the overlook before us and then a bunch right after – but while we were on the deck there was no one even in the parking lot.
We walked around the deck – he was trying to get me to the front of the deck ( by now I knew what was going to happen… but I was playing along and taking pictures of the overlook) He said my name in slow motion and then I turned around and he was on one knee. He said a couple of very sweet things and asked me to marry him. He was speaking very slow – which was mildly hilarious - there is a live camera that overlooks the deck and it has a 15 second delay so he was making sure that it was slow enough that our families could see the whole thing.
Afterwards, we took some pictures together and went to dinner. It was a reservation for 2 and not 4 at dinner lol.
He did have a total surprise back at the hotel that he did before we left. When we were in the truck getting ready to leave he had left his cell phone up in the room and had to run up and get it – I thought the elevator had eaten him because he was gone for so long – really he was putting rose petals all over the floor and had a card with some wine chilling and glasses all ready for us when we got back that evening. I had gotten him a card too, since I had a feeling that he was going to propose that weekend
Overall it was an awesome weekend in Roanoke. Yes, I did know he was going to propose – I just didn’t know when. The anticipation for me was probably better then being surprised because I was about to get a gorgeous dress, do my nails, make sure my hair was great and all that good stuff! It was like getting ready for Prom only way better.
Here are some pictures taken from screen captures of the proposal, us on the deck with my baby camera and some pictures of the gorgeous ring that I took when we got home!
The smartphone picture that went to facebook :)
This was us before we left for the park – He wanted to make sure we got a cute picture since we never get pictures when we are dressed up.
The view from the deck
Right after we got engaged!
Me remembering that ” oh yeah.. I have to be on this side to show off my ring… I like my other side better!”
Full length shot that a nice guy snapped for us!
This was Saturday evening out to dinner with friends celebrating!
Now… what you have all been waiting for!!! Macro shots of the ring!!! YAY!!!! So excited that I actually get to take macro shots of my ring! This is probably the first of many!