As told by the future Mrs. Sean Phaler...
Well, Sean and I had been looking at rings for a while, so I figured it was coming. Plus, Sean is terrible at secrets, so I knew I would figure it out before he asked. This Thanksgiving, all of my family and his mom and stepdad were coming to our condo to celebrate. My parents and his came into town on Monday.
Sean planned a day at the Biltmore for all of us to go up and see the lights. I knew he was going to propose, I even told all of my co-workers I had to leave early because Sean was taking me to the Biltmore to propose. Well, he canceled the Biltmore. Called me the morning of, and said we wouldn’t be able to go. I was SO mad. I may or may not have cursed him out and was mad the entire day at him.
The next day was Thanksgiving, so I had to get over my pouting and cook for everyone. I made a great dinner and all of my family brought awesome food to join in with us. We had a deep fried turkey and I even set up a cookie bar. It was a perfect Thanksgiving. After dinner, Sean’s mom asked if we would put up ornaments on the tree that were Sean’s when he was little. It’s kooky, but once you meet Sean’s mom, you’ll totally understand why I thought this was normal.
So I started putting these up on the tree, it was our first tree so it was a cute idea. Then Sean came out with about ten different ornaments that were all my favorite things or something to do with us. There was a pink high heel, a shopping bag, a giraffe (my favorite animal), a basketball snowman, a blender, a cruise ship (we took one together), a Harry Potter one, and a few others. I was amazed at how thoughtful these all were and figured his mom had told him to get them since our tree was naked.
Then, he gave me the last ornament which was a heart with the date engraved on it. I thought that was sweet and then he said “Did you read the front?”. I flipped it over and the front said “Will You Marry Me?” By the time I had read it, he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him. By this time, I was in hysterics, and could barely say yes, so I nodded. He made me the prettiest ring with a pink sapphire! My whole family was there to share it with us, and I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal. He really is the greatest guy I have ever met, and now I get to spend my life with him!
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2012-05-12 18:30:00 GMT-05:00