Monday, December 31, 2012
Guess who got engaged?!
If you follow me on Facebook, you might already know the answer, but- guess who got engaged?!
That's right- The Boy asked; I said yes! Amos was rather sneaky and incredibly sweet in his proposal. Though we'd talked casually before about marriage, The Boy had made enough cryptic comments that had me convinced he'd gotten me a more usual sort of Christmas present, and I thought guessing it was a ring might be getting my hopes up. Well, I has right- halfway, anyway. He did get me a "more usual" sort of Christmas present. My family opens our gifts on Christmas Eve and beforehand he'd told my sister, who was our designated gift-giver, to make sure his present to me was last. My sister later told me she was a bit skeptical thinking the box did not look right for a ringbox. When she handed it to me it didn't look like a ring box either.
And, well, it wasn't one.
But after opening my gift, Amos leaned over to tell me to "go deeper." Hidden under everything else was a tissue-wrapped necklace- an old one I already owned. The necklace was an envelope shaped one that my elementary students had informed me almost a year ago ought to have a love note inside it. So I'd handed it over repeating their advise, and hadn't seen it in all those months. Inside was a smaller paper envelope and inside that- a ring!
I got so flustered, I buried my head in his shoulder and my grandmother told us to put it on. But Amos wouldn't- "You haven't said yes yet!"
Well, that was quickly remedied and we are now officially engaged! And if you're wondering what that gift-within-a-gift looked like? Keep scrolling because the ring is below.