On Thursday, April 21, 2011 I got my dream! Forever 21!
Sooo...I went to work and my day was just fine. Not as hectic as it could be so I wasn't stressing out. I had just so happened to be wearing my "Princess Diana" Engagement Ring that my mom had gotten me (royal wedding hoopla) from QVC. Ha!
So anyhoo after work Brandon had picked me up. I knew he planned to come get me so that was no surprise. So were in the car driving and talking about our day. Then I asked him whats for dinner. He kind of evaded the question. So a few minutes later I asked again. He said something about he'll think about it. I knew something was coming but I didn't want to ruin his surprise to me. (I love surprises, but am a sucker and usually suck it out of him before I get the surprise) So this time I just let it be cool and let him take the lead.
When we starting approaching the Williamsburg bridge I knew we were going to Sea Thai Restaurant. I had been saying I wanted to go because I've never been and Brandon had always been the type of boyfriend who listens and loves to surprise me with what I want. So we got to Williamsburg and parked. We walked down the block and of course it was Sea. So i was pretty happy that I got my surprise. The place was really nice and not too crowded. I enjoyed my drunken noodles. We had dinner and a few drinks and by the time we were ready to leave I was a bit tipsy. I thanked him for my surprise. I thought this was it. I was content and ready to go home.
So we get in the car and he asks me if I want to walk around. I was like, "I'm ok, lets just go home"...the liquor was making me a bit frisky. (heh) We get home (his place, but basically home to me) and I had to pee from all the liquor. So I get upstairs first and he walks in on me basically leggings down and skirt down. I'm not sure why I walked into the living room but I pulled my skirt down but my leggings were also still down.
At this point Brandon was in the kitchen (not sure what he was doing) and he called from the kitchen. "Baby do you love me". I said, "Of course I love you". Then he said it again. So I inquired why he was asking. I walked over to the kitchen doorway and he says he wants to talk. I said "we can talk in bed". Then he says I want to talk now or somewhere along those lines (sorry, all fuzzy to me at this point). I asked "Why now?" all of a sudden (like in slow motion lol) he got down on one knee. He may have been saying beautiful things but all I remember is "I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?!". My heart was pounding and I was literally shaking. I remember immediately saying yes. I was utterly shocked because I was not expecting this.
I pulled up my leggings (finally!) and we kissed and hugged and I kept asking if it was real. There was a lot of "Really?!" and "Oh my GOD!"'s. Then he said that it was real. He took me into the living room, got down on one knee (again) and asked again. This time I smiled and shook my head "yes". Then I said "who do I tell first!?" Then he said my Mom (duh, Danielle) so I was going to call her but thought that wouldn't be right so he drove me over to my Mom's house and told her the news! She was surprisingly welcoming (Mommy loves me and I have a feeling she doesn't want anyone to take me away). She said she loved Brandon.
The night was total awe and bliss! I made a few more phone calls to my besties. By the next day the whole world new thanks to Facebook blasting my changed relationship status. But i didn't care. I was so happy and in a daze. I almost missed my train stop to work the next morning.
We had already planned a weekend in Atlantic City and it just so happens that it was our engagement weekend! It was a lovely way to start this exciting journey.
Now on to planning our happily ever after...