I've been reading a lot of engagement stories in bloggie land lately. Since I started blogging in December 2007 after our wedding in October I never shared our engagement story. So I thought I would now just because it makes me smile :)
Our engagement November 18, 2006
Mr. A had asked me a few days earlier to spend Thanksgiving in Florida with him that year and I had agreed. I was suspicious of a proposal but Mr. A had spent the whole week before reassuring me that he was nowhere near ready to propose and I had made peace with that. Because I was not going to be with my mom on Thanksgiving Mr. A's parents invited us over for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. So we went and ate early Thanksgiving dinner. Now when Mr. A and I were dating we spent a lot of time at his parents house playing board games, dominoes, you name it. So when Mr. A's mom suggested that we play a board game after dinner it didn't phase me and I didn't flinch when she suggested the "Game Of Life". So we began the game and everyone chooses college or career in the beginning then later on you get married in the game. Mr. A was the last of us to get married and when it came time for his person to get married he pretended to not be able to get the little person out of the bag. So while I was looking at his mom he turns away pretends to drop something on the floor gets down on his knee to pick it up and says "well this is just a game and I want to get married for real so Miss will you marry me?" It took me a minute to look over see the ring box and realize he was actually proposing and then about ten more minutes of sobbing to actually shake my head yes.
Here's a pic from the actual proposal:
It was perfect and so us!!