Jun 7, 2010


Well, the Man and I have been together for 5 years. Thick and thin, health issues, money problems, crazy roommates, crazy families, etc. We honestly never thought about marriage, and if we did it was never "Legal" (ie. with the whole marriage certificate), but a ceremony devoting ourselves to each other before our Gods.

Anyhow, this has all changed.

On Easter weekend, the Man and I went to New York (which was a surprise for me). When we finally got to the hotel (the Chelsea Savoy), I was exhausted. I just wanted to take a nap. We went out after I napped, and had dinner. When we got back to the room, the Man was extremely upset that "things didn't go the way he wanted". He's done this before, having an idea for a romantic evening, and it didn't work out, so I didn't think anything of it.

I told him we could do whatever he'd wanted to do on Friday night on Saturday. So we went to bed (and man we slept well--that hotel has AWESOME beds).

The next day we decided to go to Central Park, because we hadn't seen much of it the first time we were there. There were ALL KINDS of craziness going on. It was a HOT weekend (hitting 28C), so everyone was out. There were people honouring John Lennon's birthday at Strawberry Fields, lots of picnics, people strolling, a group with a big sound system set up with people dancing on roller skates, a group with a "boom box" just dancing and having a good time (complete with beer in brown paper bags and other, um, stimulants being passed around), a couple drum circles, and tons of people on the reservoir with row boats.

We walked over the reservoir, and the Man found a lovely hand made bench:

We sat there, holding hands, and staring out at the reservoir. A pair of Mallards kept swimming around staring at us. Then a pair of Canada Geese came over too. The Man looked at me, and said (I don't remember the actual quote, but something like this):

"We've been together for five years, and you've been a fantastic girlfriend. I love you so much."

At this point, I think he's just being a sappy romantic, because he is (but don't tell him I told you that).

"We've been through so much, and I love you more every day, and you're the best girlfriend I could ask for. I was wondering..."

Then we stopped, and I kind of froze, my stomach came to my throat, and had butterflies in it. He reached into his pocket and pulled out THE BOX, then opened it to show me this:

"...will you be my fiancee?"

Okay, so this is not the most romantic thing for me to do--I burst into tears! Hard crying, blubbery, snot running, red puffy face and turnip nose. I was smiling, and I'm sure it was not pleasant. Then the Man started crying! People were stopping and looking at us, and we're like "It's okay--it's GOOD crying!"

So when I was finally able to breathe and talk, I said "YES!". He put the ring on my finger, and we both started crying again. Yep, we're saps.

We sat on the bench for a while longer, and he tried to clean my face up with a tissue. Here is the aftermath:

So we went to a lovely French/Jewish restaurant for dinner that night, and toasted our engagement at an Irish Pub (with real Irish bar tenders from Dublin).

So there you have it! I'm starting a new blog for the wedding planning process, so I'll be sure to post the link up once I have it formatted and begun.


Dori said...

Much happiness to both of you!

mermaiden said...

congrats to you! wishing you much sweetness, and many tissues :D

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Liz said...

Oh, that's wonderful! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

I think your response was perfectly romantic!!! Congratulations!

TMCPhoto said...

Happy Day! And for the record, you have neither a turnip nose or a puffy face, just one full of excitement and love.


Aelwyn said...

Thanks everyone! :) I'm so happy I can share this day with my "blogosphere friends"!

D.Suplicki said...

Congratulations! I cried when my man proposed to me too. I think it's sweet. And your ring is gorgeous!!

Rue said...

Awww! So sweet! Congratulations to both of you - you look fabulous together!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you both! Don't worry about feeling sappy... I got all teary just reading this! ^-^ You two are so sweet together! Congratulations & lots of well wishes. ^-^

Celia (Head Witch of the Hollow) said...

Aww...you lovely little love birds!
Congratulations sweetheart :o)
How are you feeling now...better I hope...?
I'm off to see your wedding bloggie...

Aelwyn said...

Hi Celia!

You are just the sweetest thing!

I've been doing much better! I've been put on a medication that's used for Meniere's Disease, and it's working so very well!

I also get injections of a freezing agent in my muscles (the sore spots and the ones in my legs that tremor) every 3 months.

My specialist is SHOCKED at how well I'm doing. I'm bound and determined to be back at work by the end of 2011! Hopefully with the Municipality (a desk job).

School is on hold for now (until I finish with surgery, and then my endoscopy and colonoscopy). But I WILL finish, so I can work in Paramedical and Camouflage, and help people who need to feel better about their appearance!

How are you? I'm heading to your blog to catch up!


Nydia said...

So lovely and so romantic - red nose and all, Celia! I'd be crying like a river too! :o)

Congrats, sweetie, wishing you all the best in love and life.

Witch of Stitches said...

Very romantic indeed, not sappy at all. Many blessings!

AJ McLean said...

Congratulations on your engagement...it is a wonderful story and definitely one to tell your grandkids!!!!
Blessings to you both xx

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