Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Proposal



This Christmas brought more than snow flurries! It brought a flurry of marriage proposals, too! Congratulations to all the new brides-to-be!  I'll never forget when our son-in-law announced his intentions to propose to our daughter. I had just finished spending a week at the beach with the family, including the boyfriend, and was rested, relaxed, and ready for a new school year. When we pulled into the resort office to return the key, the boyfriend was waiting in the parking lot waiting for us. He looked a little worried. He approached the car and asked to talk to us and well, I got so excited it's all pretty much a blur now, but you can figure out the rest...we had a wedding to plan!! But first, the proposal!  He told us he would pop the question before she returned to law school that fall, but there was no set date. If you knew my girls and me, you would know it is impossible for us to keep a secret from each other, but somehow I had just enough self-control to get me through the month. He arranged a romantic dinner and then a rickshaw ride over to the Battery overlooking Charleston's harbor where he popped the question. Stalking them in the park nearby was son-in-law's roommate who captured it on camera for them! Even better, the roommate become son-in-law #2 when he proposed to baby daughter two years later!! My advice to all the couples who just entered into this wonderful commitment: Take a little time to enjoy this engagement spell that you are under. Spread the good news far and wide and don't be hounded into making any decisions about the date, venue, or wedding party until you have a chance to sit down and reflect on some other issues first.   What other issues?  I'll talk more about that in the next post.  This is all about the engagement for now!  CELEBRATE IT!   
Please share with me, too!!  I want to hear all about it!



Oh, yes, and if you are looking for a ring, The Green Hanger Shop even has one of those. We also have lots of options in wedding dresses, bridesmaids' dresses, and even MOB dresses! My favorite items though are the new custom wedding garters with lots under construction, so have fun and take a look!

20 comments:

Lisa R. Nelson, CWS said...

What an awesome story! I cannot wait to read the rest!

LisaLisa said...

WOW....great story! That's the best gift of all for Xmas ha! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kathryn said...

Stopping by from SITS! Cute blog!

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS! Great story. We just had a great dinner and my husband read me all the romantic e-mails he had sent me when we dated long distance as a reminder of his love.

When did I become my Mom said...

So sweet!
Stopping by from SITS.

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This was so exciting. I love reading about young love. And old love. And really any kind of love at all! Don't you think we need more of that in the world? Me too! : ) Stopping over from SITS today.

Kathryn said...

No problem! Thanks for commenting back! :) Have a wonderful day!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS!

k80 @ onegirlsjourney said...

Stopping by from SITS! I got engaged in July and my wedding is March. What good advice! My fiance wanted to do that, but I stressed a little! I wish I had gotten this advice earlier! Looking forward to other wisdom I can get! :) My blog is all about my journey! lol :) Have a great day!

glenna said...

Lovely store. Ahhh love is in the air!

knit1kids4 said...

Congrats on the engagement!

Visiting from SITS

CCW said...

Just saw your post on SITS roll call — please know your friend is in my prayers.

This Mama Works It! said...

Engagements are so much fun and such an exciting time in life. My hubby went to my family first as well. And like you we have a VERY hard time keeping secrets but they did it (I could not believe it) because I had no idea when he proposed.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Looking forward to your next post.

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Awww! That's a nice story! I love that the roommate stalked them for the photo op!

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

What a great story! I'm hopelessly romantic and think a rickshaw ride would be so much fun! Stopping by from SITS. Cute blog!:)

sandy said...

Sweet story!

Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

greedygrace said...

How sweet! I love a good engagement story!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

Debbie said...

How fun! I hope I am still a few years away from planning a wedding:)

carma said...

awwwww...beautiful story - and I love that scene from Charleston Harbor - one of my favorite places to visit.

Welcome to SITS! I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers :-)

Paige said...

Congratulations! Just stopping by from SITS. Hope you have a great week.

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