Monday, October 12, 2009

Do I hear Bells?

Let me start at the beginning. In September I told my boyfriend that I was going to propose to him this year. We both had a chuckle about it at work over a bin of parts. I know when I left that he thought I was kidding. I walked away and approached one of his good friends (Kenny) to say 'hi' and proceeded to tell him. My plan was to do it on Halloween at Kenny's house. Kenny is doing a haunted house this year and we are going there to spook it up with them. I thought it would be really funny to propose when we were all gored up.

So, on Thursday my sweetie informs me that he has booked Friday off, (which is awesome as I was done Friday at 7am) and then says he wants to go to the ROM. (For those of you that don't know the ROM is the Royal Ontario Museum). Now, this put me in a bit of a quandary. The ROM was one of our first dates. What's a girl who's about to propose do?

I caved into the completely cheesy romantic side of me...that's what I did! With ring in my purse we were off to the museum. Traffic was horrible. We were stuck on the highway for a little more then an hour. Then we got lost. Then we got stuck in more traffic while trying to find parking. Then we had to figure out how to get to the museum from where we parked! ANARCHY!!! Finally, we got there...slightly soggy but we got there. The first exhibit we hit was the China exhibit. They had all sorts of beautiful statues from the Ming Dynasty, just favorite was the very angry camel. Well the two of us are tucked into two cushy chairs in a corner so Aaron can fiddle with his camera lenses. (I had purchased his ring that day just before we had left...had to speed things up a bit.) So I asked him if he wanted to see what I had bought today. I hand him the box and he's like "What is it?" I mean really, I asked if he wanted to see it and how is going to see it without opening the thing I hand him?!?! Boys are silly. Anyway he opens the box and there is this little metal box...he thought it was earings that I bought, and then he opened it. "Oh! you bought me a ring!" So I look up and I said "Will you marry me?" and what does my honey reply with? "What? Sure" Now I am laughing "Can you not answer with a sure and give me a yes or a no please?" Turns out, my honey thought I was kidding! So folks, it has finally happened...I am getting married!

We spent this weekend telling our families. We only have two more family members to tell and that happens tomorrow. So far everyone has gotten a kick out of our proposal and Aaron is enjoying telling it! I hope you enjoyed the wedding proposal of two very unconventional people!