Engagement! | September 2010

September 13th, 2010 was the 2nd anniversary of our 1st date and we had big plans. HUGE.
Alek was going to a Homeland Security class and I was going to cook dinner and when Alek got home from school we were going to hang out, just the two of us. Maybe sit on the couch and do nothing afterward. Ahhhhh, bliss. (Seriously, I was really excited about the night. Sitting on the couch and doing nothing is such a rare thing for us that it’s practically like a beach vacation.)
When I got home from work I saw that Alek had filled up all of my vases with red roses. There were flowers EVERYWHERE. And I do mean everywhere.

Alek arrived home from school and we ate a dinner. We sat on the couch afterwards and had a glass of wine and chatted about this and that and reminisced about the last couple of years. Alek told me to close my eyes. I figured maybe he got me a little anniversary present or had a surprise pint of Green Tea Haagen Dazs in the freezer or was going to do some kind of crazy strip tease or something, but lo and behold, when I opened my eyes he was down on one knee, with MORE red roses, and he asked me to marry him!! Whoop!! It was such a lovely, lovely surprise. I just started to cry. And I cried. And cried. And cried.

And not one of those ladylike cries. It was the full-on-ugly-cry. The I-can’t-believe-that-such-an-amazing-man-is-asking-me-to-marry-him-I-can’t-believe-I-am-so-lucky-Every-choice-I’ve-made-has-led-me-up-to-this-moment-and-I-wouldn’t-change-anything-cry. Yeah. THAT cry. And after a while Alek asked if that was a yes. Oh yeah! Details!
I feel so so blessed to have Alek in my life and I love everyone in Alek’s big world that he has brought into my world. He has so many fun friends and such a fantastic family that I can’t wait to be a part of.
I love Alek. He inspires me every day to be better than I am now, to work harder, to laugh a lot, to always be learning, to have fun, to love more, and to be open to everyone because you never know where new friends will be made or who can change your life. No matter what is going on – no matter how exhausted or busy or stressed out – Alek is positive. He is like sunshine. He makes me remember that important things are what matter – family, friends, LIFE and extracting the most out of every day that you possibly can. I cannot wait to share my life with him.
That said, we’re just too damn busy, so the wedding will be sometime in the fall of 2011, which will probably be our next opportunity to just sit on the couch and do nothing again. Until then, I am going to enjoy every moment of being enfianced. MMMMmmmHhhhhmmmm. Don’t you just love the sound of that??

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