Hello everyone, it’s me again.
The last time you heard from me I was the boyfriend, but as you all know, I am now the fiancé. It still sounds weird to say out loud but I couldn’t be happier. I am sure that you have heard Kaitlin’s side of the story and how everything happened, but I figured you deserved to hear the real story from me. I don’t know when the day was exactly when I decided to pop the question, but it was definitely early on. After Kaitlin moved in and if I couldn’t sleep at night, I would lay in bed and write my vows in my head…so needless to say, I knew I was going to marry this girl. Even if she didn’t know it yet, I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life with her. I went through several different outlets when it came to getting the ring. From jewelry stores, to jewelers in the diamond district in NYC (that place is absolutely crazy), and online. Kaitlin of course had to be difficult and be picky about what kind of ring she wanted (shape, band, design, size, etc). I ended up going with Bluenile, and I couldn’t have been happier. They were great throughout the entire process, from the decision process, to making sure it was what I expected once it arrived. I highly recommend them for anyone looking.
So I had the ring, so the next big step was popping the question…kind of a big part of the process. I had thought about asking her somewhere on vacation, but the more I thought about it, the more I knew our family and friends would want to see us afterwards, so at home was perfect. So I came up with the plan, and that week was the longest of my life. Every day I would play it over in my head what I would say, and what would happen. I made up a stupid excuse to go over to her parents house when her dad was there so I could ask for his blessing. I came up with a big speech to give him about loving his daughter and how there is nothing I wouldn’t do to make her happy…but I kind of blacked out I was so nervous and I think I sputtered out something about hoping to have his blessing. I asked him to not tell her mom about it because I wanted Kaitlin to be able to surprise her with it, and I knew that it would mean a lot for Kaitlin to be able to break the news to her mom (also, I didn’t want the word to get out beforehand, so I decided to play it safe and not tell the mom…you know how moms are, they talk to everybody)
Then Saturday morning came. Kaitlin was running a 10k that morning in Hartford so I knew that I had time to get everything together. I made the signs, got the flowers, and had to hide everything in the apartment for when she got back. That entire day I was antsy, and was so bored. All I wanted was for it to be that night so I could finally ask her. Before we left I pretended to leave my wallet in the apartment after we got in the car….I never leave without my wallet, so that was a long shot that Kaitlin would fall for it. The entire time at dinner I had the ring in my pocket, and I kept checking to make sure it was still there. Try eating a romantic dinner with the person you love, with an engagement ring in your pocket and have to act normal the entire night…not easy. So we finally came home, and opened the door, and she saw the signs. She looked at me and didn’t really say anything, and I just told her to read. So we slowly walked down the hallway as she read the signs…she def didn’t actually read them at that time because she was in shock of what was going on. Then we reached the final flower, she turned around, and as I started dropping to one knee, she said yes before I could even reach the ground. She’s lucky that I was proposing and that she wasn’t just saying yes to something random. Again, I had a huge speech in my head for the proposal, about taking care of her and loving her and how I will never stop loving her…and again I blacked out. Neither of us can remember what I said, something about how I loved her, there were tears pouring out of her eyes, and I have allergies so I had some tears in mine…solely from the allergies. Then I finally spat out “Will you marry me?” Clearly she said yes..again, then the roller-coaster started. The phone calls and face times with parents and friends, going to her parents for drinks and break the news to them, and getting drinks with friends. Finally at the end of the night we finally got to stop, look at each other, and just see how happy each other were. That’s when it really hit…that I was going to get to spend the rest of my life with the love of my life, and that I was the one guy that was lucky enough to land Kaitlin…still don’t know how I did it, but I tricked her into saying yes.
This year is going to fly by, and be crazy and hectic, and I can’t wait. I am sure Kaitlin will update everyone along the way, so I hope you enjoy hearing about everything, and I am sorry if it’s all we talk about…actually, no I am not sorry. I get to spend the rest of my life with the most perfect woman I have ever met, and I get to be the happiest guy in the world, so I will talk about it all I want