Yup, it's true!! I know I was kind of (okay, not kind of, I just plain 'ol was...) whining about New Years Eve and how every year it seems like we make these grand plans, and every year I always feel let down because it was never as fun as I had conjured up in my head it would be. But this year was better than I could have even dreamed about!!
The Fiance (ah! I am still getting used to using that word!!) knows me so well -- he knows how much I love having my friends and family around me, but also knows that I woud have wanted this special moment to be a little more intimate, with just the 2 of us there.
Like I had said earlier, The Fiance had told me he was going to make the plans for NYE this year (which was pretty nice for me because I wasn't getting all stressed out about making grand plans that were supposed to be "the best ever"). He said it was going to be a little more casual, so I wouldn't have to worry about getting all done up for some elegant soiree. During the day we slept in a little, and then we got up together and went for a run together (he doesn't always run with me, but it's a nice surprise when he does!), and then came home to shower, and while I was showering, he made me a delicious omelet for breakfast. After that we lounged around for most of the day, but also spent some time de-Christmasing (I hate this part after the holidays!) the house so we wouldn't have to do it going into the new year.
Later in the afternoon he suggested that we could go on a walk in one of the parks we like to go to. It's not something that we normally do in the winter (unless I decide to go there to run), but there was fresh snow and we thought it would look really nice, so we went.
We stopped on one of the bridges that goes over one of the streams because it was just so calm and peaceful. The picture above was taken without me knowing, and when I turend around to look at him he had gotten down on one knee! I was completely surprised, and a little shocked at first, when I realized that he was proposing! He told me the sweetest message (I promised I wouldn't write it down for all the world to see - but it was amazing), and yes, I did cry a bit.
After I said "Yes" we were both excited and couldn't wait to call our families to tell them the news! I wanted to call them right away, but he suggested we wait until we got home and out of the cold because it would probably be a lengthy conversation...I agreed. Little did I know that he had already informed both our families of what he was planning on doing, along with a bunch of our friends, and there was a surprise party of them all gathered back at our house when we got home! It was such an amazing surprise, and I had absolutely no idea that he was planning this! The night is kind of a blur now that I look back it -- there were so many people who wanted to see my ring and hear the story of how it happened that I can't even remember everyone I ended up talking to.
We haven't set a date quite yet -- I am enjoying this engagement period and I think I want to relish it for a bit before I put a deadline on it! Thank you so much for letting me share my story with you! I couldn't wait to spread the news! I hope all of your New Years were amazing as well! I guess I won't be complaining about all of my past New Years' anymore!! :)