Monday, February 15, 2010

A Valentines Proposal!

Yesterday D proposed!  And of course, I said yes!

We had such a lovely day.  We went on a road trip to a popular seaside country town, taking a picnic lunch, and planned to walk around the markets, have our lunch down on a secluded beach that we had been told about and then afterwards walk around the island that is just off the coast.  A perfect Valentines Day together.

What I didn’t know is that for the last three weeks he had planning to ask me to marry him!  And yesterday, he had the ring in his pocket waiting for the perfect moment!

Two friends and my parents were in on it.  My parents, because he went around and asked permission!  And two friends because they helped  him pick out the ring.

When we got to the beach, D’s heart sank.  It was so not what he was hoping for.  He started suggesting that we go to some other places that he thought would be a better setting.  But firstly, we decided to climb down the cliffs that were directly below us to take some photos.

It was a very windy day and the wind was quite cold.  But once we got down the cliff, we suddenly found ourselves in a beautiful setting cocooned from the wind.  It was beautiful.  This is where we decided to set up our picnic.

Photo:  My favourite view from our picnic spot!

The View

D went back up the cliffs to get our food and, quite significantly it turns out, the camera tripod!  I stayed down and started to take some shots.

He came back down and said he wanted to take a photo of the two of us.  He set up the tripod, came and sat next to me and as the camera started shooting, pulled out the ring and popped the question!!!!

He had set the camera up to take 10 shots and they are hilarious and wonderful.  They show a progression of my face going from shock to my smile getting bigger and bigger!!  It’s just so perfect!  I can’t stop smiling even now as I write!

Photo:  The popped non-alcoholic champagne cork!

Champagne Cork

Our getting married has never been a question of if, but simply of when.  We knew that we had plenty of time to get married, but not plenty of time to have children.  So we began the conception journey as soon as we were ready.

Did I have an inkling that the proposal may be coming on Valentines Day?  Yes, a little bit!  :)  But the man threw me off track completely by giving me lovely earrings in the morning. I simply figured it wasn’t coming today!  His plan worked!!

It was unfortunate though that he needed a plan in the first place.  One day, about three weeks ago, when he was having a nap, I answered his phone.  A lady left a message for him to call back.  I couldn’t quite catch where she said she was from, but while I didn’t tell him, I did catch the word jewellers. 

D feigned his disinterest well, but he was internally furious when I said the name of the woman who called!  She knew that he was planning a surprise proposal and he couldn’t believe she left a message with me!  He went into panic mode and called on a friend.  His suggestion was “well all you can do, is get her something else on the day to throw her off the scent.  And if she says anything beforehand, you popped the question right then!”  Good plan!! 

D laughs telling the story now because all those he told about the phone call, responded with the same three words, “You’re F##%@^ joking!", including the jeweller he did eventually buy the ring from!

It didn’t matter that I may have had a suspicion.  I wasn’t going to mention it.  I didn’t know anything for sure and I wasn’t going to spoil any plans he had – for him as well as for my own joy over the whole thing!

My Ring!

I love my ring!  I don’t get it to wear it for three weeks tops because they need to fit me and then they make a completely new one.  They don’t resize engagements rings and I did inherit my Grandmothers fingers!  So I get to look at the one I currently have in the box and drool with impatience for it’s replica!!


  1. WONDERFUL! What a romantic... <3

    Huge congrats! xx

  2. I'm shouting it out at the top of my lungs can you hear me?


    Beautiful ring.

  3. Congratulations!
    So YOU GUYS are the ones I endured all those jewelry commercials before Valentines Day for....

  4. Thank you everyone!!!

    I can hear you Salma!!!! LOL

    f8 - I'm glad I could make all that suffering of commercials a little bit worthwhile! :):)

    HI Fiona - yea, he did a good job! He's made me a very happy chickie!

  5. Congrats and I LOVE the ring!!

  6. Oh Annie, I'm so happy for you!! What a romantic way to propose. The ring is just beautiful.

  7. Congratulations. I am so happy for both of you. That is so cool that you have those photos of the moment. All my best to both of you.

  8. Thanks MK!!

    Hi Jane! It's exciting isn't it?! He did a wonderful job. I'm so happy!

    Thank you Nicci! I am thrilled that he thought to do that with the camera. We will treasure those photos forever!

  9. I'm just catching up on my blogging friends! WHAT A DAY!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Your sweetie is so romantic. How lovely. May you have all the happiness and many blessings the world has to offer. Take care of each other.

  10. Thats so lovely Donna. Thank you for very much. He put so much thought into it. We will treasure it and each other forever. awwww!! :)

    I am behind on my blogging now. Things have been rather overwhelming atm! I am looking forward to grabbing an hour and reading and commenting and catching up.

  11. Annie, that is SO special! Marriage is the ultimate committment.
    Wow, you've certainly managed to surprise me!
    I wish you and D a lifetime of true togetherness!

  12. Thank you Anita! I think we might be able to do that. After all this time having our separate life experiences and relationships we know who we are as individuals and what we are looking for in a relationship now!

    How did I manage to surprise you?!

  13. How romantic, how perfect, how wonderful and how great you got earrings too!!!

    congratulations!! I'm so happy for you two!!!

    BTW, I was pregnant one month after our wedding so you just never know!!! Sometimes being relaxed and having the wedding out of the way can clear the path for other things!!!!