Alright this is definitely the biggest news I’ve ever been able to post, so here it is: Jolayne and I are getting married! How awesome is that? (A hint: it’s between very, very awesome and very, very, very awesome) That’s right, I proposed yesterday, and as you can tell, she said yes! Right now we’re trying not to think about all of the craziness and planning that’s bound to be coming up and just enjoy it. I have no idea at all what it takes to plan a wedding so perhaps that’s why I’m not properly frightened yet. Today was just crazy at work. I had the hardest time concentrating because I just kept thinking about it and smiling. A friend of mine (that I had told about the upcoming proposal, or “P-Day” as we like to call it) brought in two cakes, one of which said “Congratulations, Will” and the other which was blank. He and his wife were planning to have it say “Better Luck Next Time” just to cover all the bases, but didn’t know if anyone would think it was funny. Personally, I thought it would have been great. I’m still just really excited. Wow. Wow!
For those of you with strong stomachs interested in the gooey romantic details, it went as follows: I left work early and went over to her apartment to set up a few things and wait to surprise her when she got home from work. I brought a ton of candles and since it was still going to be light out, some black sheets to cover the windows with. The main part of the proposal was a photo album/scrapbook that I made for her with a lot of pictures of us from various things that we had done together. The next to last page in the book was a written proposal and then the last page in the book was a picture of myself holding the ring in her apartment that I had taken earlier. At her apartment I got everything set up and then began the hardest part: waiting. Dear sweet merciful crap, I have never experienced tension quite like that before. It didn’t help that the air conditioning kept blowing out the candles and so I had to turn it off. So now its 85 degrees outside and I’m in an apartment with about 30 lit candles. On top of that, she got home about 45 minutes later than she usually would from work. I’m sitting on the couch, sweating, rose in hand with my heart jumping up my throat every time I hear some (real or imagined) sound outside. Finally though I heard her keys in the lock and I jumped up to meet her. She just stopped in the doorway, stunned with a smile on her face as I gave her the rose. As soon as we sat down on the couch one of the sheets I’d put up behind the blinds fell down, as if on cue. Oh well. We looked through the book together and when she turned to the last page I pulled out the ring and asked her to marry me. Everything was such a blur up to and including that moment that shortly afterwards we both realized that neither of us could remember what her exact words were then. It was only later when things had calmed down a little bit that we remembered that they were “Of course!” Naturally there was much laughing and one of us was jumping around like a schoolgirl (ok, it was me.) Unfortunately, it was the week that she had the emergency after-hours pager for her work which meant we could have been interrupted at any moment by it. Fortunately, we were able to find someone from her job that was willing to take it for the evening. We ended the evening by eating an amazing dinner at The Melting Pot on the Plaza. Everything just went so well, and that was easily the most exciting evening I’ve ever had.
Comment by Carrie on 2004-06-09 23:54:46 +0000
Such a cute proposal scheme. I’m so happy for you two!
Comment by Phil on 2004-06-10 00:00:21 +0000
Congrats, chummer! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Now, how about that bachelor party, huh? 😉
Comment by Neal on 2004-06-10 09:01:04 +0000
Comment by Tobin on 2004-06-10 09:06:24 +0000
Isn’t it amazing that however sure you are she’ll say yes, it’s still the most tense, gut-wrenching, unnerving thing you’ve ever experienced?
Congratulations, Lisa and I are really happy for you guys.
Comment by Dave on 2004-06-10 11:06:10 +0000
Comment by Brett on 2004-06-10 12:38:00 +0000
Best of luck (not like you’ll need it – you stud!).
Comment by Kimmee on 2004-06-11 14:00:22 +0000
SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP! Congratulations!
Comment by Will on 2004-06-12 17:50:47 +0000
Tobin – You got that right. I was 99% sure she’d say yes, but when I was waiting for her to turn that last page, it was pretty intense.
Comment by Matt on 2004-06-18 13:36:19 +0000
Comment by Sarah on 2004-06-19 23:10:52 +0000