Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Affianced

He asked. I said yes. Just like that, we became affianced (that's much more fun to say than engaged)! 

smiles

Sunday, I accidentally foiled Eric's proposal plans, because I wasn't feeling well. Luckily, we both had Monday off and had planned to spend the day together. We spent the afternoon walking around Beacon Hill. We found some good looking chocolate chip cookies + hot apple cider on Charles Street, and we took our goodies to a sunny spot on The Common.

our special spot in the boston public garden

Then we headed over the the Public Garden to watch the ducks. Eric picked out a nice looking willow tree, and we sat underneath in the shade. The next thing I knew, I was looking at my gramma's engagement ring and he was asking! I said yes right away and then the ring was on my pinky (it needs to be resized). I didn't cry; I just smiled and smiled and smiled -- still smiling -- and so did Eric. 

We had the camera with us, so we decided to take these genuine engagement photos of ourselves (there are a few more here). We propped the camera on its bag and used the remote control to take a series of pictures. Then we both wanted to keep it secret for a little longer, so we didn't head straight home or get out our phones. We just walked around feeling special.

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When we did get home, about 2 hours later, it was time to call our families. Having never done this before, we weren't sure what to say or how to say it, and we approached it differently. I blurted out the news ("Hi! We're engaged!"), while Eric seemed to ease into a little ("Hi, how are you? wait for response I have some news: We're engaged!").

You may think 8 years is a long time to wait, but for us it was the perfect amount of time. Nothing else would have felt right to us, and I'm lucky that Eric and I move at the same pace and that neither of us was rushed into this big decision.

silly faces

We're both incredibly happy and so thankful for all of the enthusiasm from family and friends!   


9 comments:

Sara said...

Love the story! Love the photos! Love you both! SO EXCITED!! :)

Michelle | When I Grow Up Coach said...

It's so sweet I can't take it. Especially that you wanted more time alone together, "feeling special." So, so sweet. And the photos! I clicked over to the set and am now crying over my coffee. You are obviously in super love and so, so happy!

And I had to wear my engagement ring on my thumb when Luke proposed, so we had a "thumbs up for love" pic, too! http://tinyurl.com/35gh4ee

Congrats congrats congrats!!!

sp said...

Congrats to you both! You look so happy.

Love, The Peisches

lisatheisa said...

Hip Hip Hooray! What captivating news, congratulations you two. Thanks for sharing the genuine engagement photos, thumbs up for love -:)

gramma said...

How beautiful, how romantic and how thrilled this gramma is about this wonderful news.

little miss spy said...

thanks guys!

@sara - yay yay yay!

@michelle - i adore your thumbs up for love picture!

@sp - we are so, so happy! thank you:)

@lisatheisa - thank you, thank you, thank you! thumbs up!

little miss spy said...

thanks gramma! your engagement ring makes it even more special :)

fresh365 said...

What an awesome story! Congrats to you both!!

little miss spy said...

thanks @fresh365! :)

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