Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Proposal

I suppose something everyone is probably curious about is how the proposal actually happened.

It wasn't a total surprise. Morgan's mom had offered him his grandmother's ring just in case he was thinking about proposing. When the package containing the ring arrived, though, he didn't open it in my presence, and he hid the ring. So then it just became like when I was a kid and I lived with my cousin who loved to hide around corners and jump out and scare me because it cracked her up the way I screamed and waved my hands around - I knew it was going to happen sometime soon, I just didn't know when.

September 12 was a day like any other, pretty much. The weather was nice, and we'd decided that after dinner we would walk down to Sweet Action Ice Cream with Penny. I think I had their Red Velvet ice cream, which was delicious. (I love red velvet - how would you all feel about a red velvet wedding cake? ... I'm kidding. Probably.)

When we got home, I sat down on the couch with my computer and Morgan disappeared off in the other room for a minute. The next thing I knew, he was on one knee in front of me with the ring. He asked, I said yes (I actually think I said "of course" first, and then corrected myself to "yes"), and that was that.


So, it doesn't include a Jumbotron, a path of rose petals, or a 28 carat diamond. But it suits us very well - low key, private, meaningful.


  1. I think it sounds wonderful! My hubby proposed over the phone. How romantic. =P
    ~Sandy (LJ)

  2. I love these kinds of proposals. Mine was very low key, as well. It meant so much more to me that it happened the way that it did -- in our home, when I wasn't looking my best, and neither of us was particularly prepared or practiced.

  3. I think there's definitely something to be said for the proposals that aren't a big production. I mean, I know we're sort of trained by what we see in the media to think it's supposed to be a big deal with trailing rose petals and skywriters or something, but life just isn't like that. It doesn't have to be glamorous to be sincere.