These last two months have been a whirlwind of summer time fun. My birthday was last month, my parents anniversary was right before that. My brothers birthday is the end of this week, and my cousin is getting ready to have her baby on thursday. My family is ever expanding. And in just 9 days, I will have a brand new sister in law! My older brother popped the question back in March, and the big day is June 29th. In the midst of the craziness, the boyfriend and I took a quick weekend trip to California, for some relaxation and concert going….. or so I thought. Here’s what really happened.
Thats right! I’m engaged! After 3 1/2 years together, its officially official. We are getting married.
Here’s the story.
Our trip to California was planned to see the boyfriend (the husband-to-be)’s favorite band. They are on their farewell tour this summer and he wanted to catch one last show before they go on “hiatus”. Our first night in Cali, we decided to do the touristy thing and walk around looking at the stars on hollywood blvd. We stopped to take pictures at the Chinese Theater and compared feet size with the celebrities. (Will Smith has GIANT FEET!). We walked up and down the street, people watching, snapping pictures, just enjoying the sights. On the way back to the car, the HTB asked if we could get someone to take our picture in front of the chinese theater, so we could remember it. This should have been my first hint, because he doesnt particularly like taking pictures, but I didnt think anything of it. We asked a nice little family to snap a couple photos of us. The first one didnt turn out so great. Still not sure if its because he didnt give us much warning, or because the HTB was so terrified of what was to come that he couldnt force a smile. So the family said, well, lets take one more. The HTB said, ok great, just one more thing. He got down on one knee and pulled a little purple box out of his pocket, opened it up… and it was upside down. And that photo above is my genuine expression, I was incredibly surprised. We are so lucky to have had someone snap a photo of that exact moment, and although I think I look ridiculous, I will cherish that picture forever! At some point the family handed me my camera back, I may have muttered thank you, and me and my future husband wandered off to call our families. The moment of the proposal I remember quite clearly, the few moments after are a bit of a blur. But we made it safely back to have a celebratory cocktail at the hotel bar.
It still gives me butterflies to think about.
Although I know this isn’t a recipe post, I just thought that you may want to know what was keeping me from posting this last little bit. The recipes will come back soon, and I promise to keep you posted on the wedding details as well, as they come up.