Can you believe today is the last day of 2012! I can! As I always do, I’ll sum up this month for you and then write a separate post for the year. Biggest news this month. WE’RE ENGAGED! On 12.1.12 she asked me to be her wife. It was such a surprise and I had no clue it would happen :)
The Story: I wanted to send out official Christmas cards this year since it was our first Christmas living alone together so I booked a photographer and made plans for us to meet her at a local park. A few days before the photoshoot my Mom called and asked if she could spend a girls weekend with us. I was like sure! Girls weekend! (still, I’m not thinking anything is going on) That morning came and everything was going as planned–we were walking around the park taking pictures here and there. Mariel said she was a bit nervous, as was I but I thought it was for the same reason! We haven’t ever been openly affectionate in public like that so I was hoping we wouldn’t have too many gawkers. Anyway, so the photographer walked us to a little gazebo and my Mom says “I think there’s an event going on or something.” I began hearing a mariachi band playing but didn’t even turn to look–assumed it was for something else. Next thing I know, Mariel is reaching down into her boot (I thought she was scratching her leg) and gets down to the bottom step and pulls out a little baggie with a ring in it.
Then she asked me to be hers. I said yes!
The mariachi’s played 6 of my favorite spanish love songs. When Mariel and I first started dating she would serenade me with the most beautiful songs in spanish. She was so smooth and seriously knocked me off my feet. So she gave them a song list and had them play those same songs <3
I was in shock for the rest of the day. I wanted to know everything! Especially how she managed to set this all up behind my back!
It was beautiful and I’m so lucky to have found love like this. We are planning for an April 2014 wedding. I’ll share more details with y’all as they come!