Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The one where they get Engaged

Christmas Eve Joe popped the question.

We worked a half day and I left the office to go get some last minute stuff for dinner. I got home cleaned up a little bit, Joe came and I began cooking dinner. We don't eat at home as often as we'd like so cooking Christmas Eve was a nice treat. While I was cooking Joe went to lay down on the couch. He fell asleep. I woke him up for dinner and we ate and watched some t.v. We were exchanging gifts that night since we weren't going to see each other Christmas morning. He wanted to give the big presents first which i thought was strange but went along with it (turns out he didn't know that most people go through their stocking's first).

We exchanged gifts near the soft lights of the tree. When he went to get the stocking's he had me stand up. He told me that my stocking had a theme. I pulled out an orange first. He told me that the orange represented all the things that annoyed me (i hate to peel oranges I think it's gross how the peel gets under my nails). The next thing I pulled out was a plastic spider ring. He said that it was to represent all the things that scared me. The third thing I pulled out was mickey mouse stuffed animal. He told me that it represented all the things that I loved (because I love Disneyland). The last box I pulled out was a ring box. He got down on his knee which is when I immediately started crying and told me that the ring was his promise to me that he would peel all of my oranges, kill all of my spiders and take me to as many places that I love as possible. He told me that he loved me and asked me to marry him. Through my blubbering I was able to get out a "yes".

I'm such a lucky girl. :)


  1. I love your story - I think it's so funny how Joe fell asleep!!! It makes me think of Princes Mononoke - where the wolf god is lying motionless - conserving all of her energy for her biggest battle. I'm so happy for both of you ... I know you've been waiting so patiently for this day - but I have NOT been patiently waiting! hee hee hee.. I love the ring too - gorgeous. It makes me think of how a guys selection in rings also gives a big clue about what kind of person he is - and it's the perfect ring.
    Happy Happy Joy Joy!! This was such a tough year - but I think it ended on very good notes for both of us!!! I know this next year is going to be even better. :)

    with love,

  2. S- Thank you for your comment! Maybe Joe was conserving energy. lol.

    You are right 2010 is gonna be a great great year. We just have to tough out these first few months. :)