Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For Adriane...
(Because we can't have her throwing a fit.)

First, I was not expecting the proposal. It was a beautiful, sunny, mild day. Our dinner reservations were for after 9:00, so we had an entire afternoon and evening at our disposal, most of which we had spent sitting around, doing nothing. He suggested that we should take advantage of the waning sunlight and maybe work in a walk. We headed over to Foster Park and strolled along beside the river for a while. I told him I wanted to show him my favorite old sycamore tree before we left, so we looped around and made that our last stop on the way to the car. When we got over to the tree, he stopped, took my hands, and told me that he had been making a lot of plans recently and that I featured in all of them. (There was some other stuff too, but as soon as I figured out what was going on, my mind went kind of blurry and I don't remember much of it very clearly.) He got down on one knee, right there in the snow, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him. Again, I'm sort of fuzzy on what exactly happened next. He tells me I said, "Oh, absolutely!" All I remember it that poked myself with my sunglasses, forgot what finger the ring was supposed to go on, and accidentally kissed him on the nose. Yeah, I'm a spaz.

The ring is an antique pearl, for which we're going to design a new setting.

13 comments:

Lauren said...

What a great story. Thanks for sharing, and for keeping Adriane from having a fit. :) My favorite part is the kiss on the nose. I think that's awesome. Congratulations, Bethany.

Adriane said...

If there was ever a time that called for spazzing, now is it! What a beautiful story, and what an exciting time for both you and Evan. Are you still a little in shock??
(PS When they throw you a Bunko shower, be sure to let me know. I need to see this beautiful ring AND hear Jacqui squeal in excitement for you. Congratulations!!)

Susan said...

Oh, Adriane, I love it that you're the type to throw a hissy fit which Bethany then had to prevent!

Oh, Beppers!!!!! Blurry minded with excitement! Oh oh oh, it just makes me giggle and smile, and I'm squealing with Jacqui!

Elephantschild said...

Thank you for sharing this detailed "girl version" :-)

The boy version I got from the other side was a bit more pragmatic. (Although not bereft of sentimentality, please understand!)

Melody said...

Yes, thank you for sharing. You see, I got a rotten cabbage and a heartfelt, "I am able to provide for you." After I explained that a rotten cabbage is not provision, things got blurry for me, and, suddenly, we were getting married. I can relate. :)

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

Yea!!! How wonderful! I'm so happy for the both of you. I like that the ring is a pearl, too. Can't wait to see what you design.

Rachel said...

:)

Proposals under a tree on holidays are the best.

This is a beautiful story. You're going to be so happy!

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

I think he knew he wanted to marry you the instant he knew that you liked him, too.

Marie N. said...

Congratulations! I'm all smiles for you :-)

Ron Meyer said...

Now that we have the proposal story, you'll need to write the amazing First Date story.

GRA said...

Thanks for sharing this Bethany. This would be a wonderful scene from the movie Grandfather Dear thinks should be made from the book (Austen style of course).
Love you!

Hannah said...

I enjoyed the snow part the best. :) Many congratulations to you and your man!

GJoan said...

Love, Love, Love hearing about the proposal! We're very excited for you, and, by the way, I'm glad that this story has replaced the pictures of the chocolates, which made me hungry whenever I accessed your blog!