I had to blog tonight because:
1)It turned out to be one of the best days of my life
2)I'm positive you guys miss me. ;)
My boyfriend, the wonderful guy you hear about so much on my blog proposed to me tonight. Before I answer the stereotypical questions such as "how did he propose?" "When's it gonna happen?" I wanted to share some back story and some photos that will make this as corny as possible ( i mean I only get to do this once).
Eric and I found each other at really crazy points in our lives. It took a long time in the friend zone and some serious coaxing before we finally went on our first real date. It was to a Boys Like Girls concert. That's right, that's true dedication to a woman. We also went to one of my favorite places to eat on The Hill, that also shares some of my best family memories. He enjoyed it so much that we actually got to build new memories there with his family :) He talked about how much he drives around the city with his friends, and then somehow we mysteriously got lost at 1am. I gave him directions because I knew my way around, and we didn't argue at all. I remember thinking how perfect it was that we could get lost and not argue about finding our way home. I couldn't think of a single flaw about this guy!
Now we flash forward two and a half years later, to the present day. I've found some flaws (i assume its because I've have plenty of time). He is obsessed with cowboy boots and never takes them off, it takes at least 15 minutes for him to get his wallet and shoes and make it to the car,and he actually enjoys some rap music. The amazing part is how much I love those things about him.
So when he proposed tonight very quietly and simply (because he know its that way i would want) I was pretty surprised. Obviously, we have been together 2 years and this conversation has been had more than once, but I truly don't think you can prepare yourself enough mentally.
We had spent the evening out with my friends and family and when we got to my house he was being a weirdo (I'm sure he would agree). I'm a chatterbox so it was hard for him to get a word in but he proposed while i was laying in my bed. He said the worlds nicest things, and to be honest that was our moment so i don't really need to share them with everyone. But it was perfect. I love Eric because he understands 1) I hate surprises 2) that though I'm dramatic, I'm very simple and have simple taste.
As for when it will happen, well this is pretty fresh. I'm about 5 hours in at this point. I want to finish school, which is around another year and a half. If there's anything my mom has taught me is that I need to achieve my goals before I I set goals for me and someone else.
So far, people have been amazing. I couldn't ask for a better support system. The final message I want to leave you with is this... Don't plan for a wedding, plan for a marriage. It has been easy for me to dream up a cake and a dress since I was 5, but it takes a special kind of person to dream a happy healthy marriage. As for all the details, time will tell! Thanks guys :)