Friday, June 18, 2010

Show us your life - Proposal!

This is my first time playing along with Kelly's Show Us Your Life but I have a feeling I'll be playing a long more! This is such a fun post for me. As I am busy planning the wedding, working full time and working on starting my own business part time it's nice to go back and reflect on the day that brought us here.  

Mr.Vid and I had been talking about marriage for a while.  For a few months we were seriously talking about it so I knew it was coming.  We'd gone out and looked at rings at five different stores and I had picked one that I loved from each store and had trusted him to pick the best for me.  Well 6 months went by and we stopped talking about getting engaged and Mr.Vid started to tell me that maybe right now wasn't the best time to get engaged. Little did I know that he was trying to distract me. 

Friday November 6, 2009 we had plans to attend a Blazer game. This was not unusual as we have season tickets. I received a text from Mr.Vid around 230 in the afternoon that said "Can you get off early? I was thinking Red Robin before the game..?"  Now, Mr.Vid and I had recently started budgeting pretty strictly and the weeks leading up to this I had not spent a dime on anything outside of the budget.  I instantly thought that he was taking me to dinner because he was proud of the fact that I'd stuck to the budget so well. I agreed and came home around 230. I told him that we needed to run into my hometown to pay off our Les Schwab bill and he was reluctant to do so but agreed. After that we ran to the mall so I could grab a few things that I wanted needed at Nordstrom. Mr.Vid was acting so weird.  He kept grabbing his pocket and checking the time. I thought maybe he was worried that we wouldn't make it to dinner on time. So I bought my items and we left. Mr.Vid popped the trunk and I put my bags in the trunk and walked around my car to the passenger side.  He shut the trunk and followed me. I asked him what he was doing and told him that he was still driving. He stood in front of me silent, staring at me with tears in his eyes, his hands out in front of him cupped.. I was so confused and honestly did not have ANY idea what was going on. I kept asking him what he was doing and then he moved his top hand and in front of me was my dream ring.  

At this point I thought I was on an episode of punk'd. I kept saying to him "Are you kidding me? In a parking lot? Really?" He never even asked me to marry him he just said "Well I guess I can take the ring back..?" At that point we both started laughing and I realized that he wasn't kidding and he was asking me to marry him in the Sears parking lot. The reason being that he'd thought up a huge numbers scheme and he had to ask me to marry him at 15:16PM (4:16PM). 

I realized that we were only a minute away from my mom and sisters work and called my mom and said "Are you working from work today?" (Friday's she usually works from home) She told me she was and I told her to have my sister Sarah meet her on her floor and I'd be there in 2 minutes. I got off the elevator and my mom and sister were sitting there waiting for me. I stepped off and no more than said "We are" when my mom said "LET ME SEE THE RING!!" They had known all day. The night before Mr.Vid asked my dad to meet him for a beer and had asked for his permission to ask me to marry him. My dad swore he wouldn't say anything but when he got home from work 4 hours late he had to explain.  He told my mom and sister that he had a beer with Mr.Vid and they knew something was up. When my mom said "Is he going to propose?" My dad smiled and said "tomorrow".

My parents, my sister, and Mr.Vid's sister all successfully kept their mouths shut and I was totally taken by surprise. 

I don't have pictures from the proposal as I didn't have my camera. :(


  1. Aw. cute. Congrats. What's the 15:16 about?

  2. That is such a cute engagement story. I love it!

  3. Aw, I LOVE that story!!! So very cute...