The Proposal

14 Nov

(rewind to Thursday night, approx. 7:00pm)

I was just having one of “those days.” I was tired and grouchy by the time I got home from work, and the only thing on my mind were my comfy pajamas and some food. Lucky for me, as soon as I changed into said jammies, I got a text from Jordan asking if I wanted sushi. My response, of course, was yes (please, ASAP). His offer wasn’t anything out of the ordinary- we get takeout sushi several times a month, and I had told him a few days before that I was craving it.

We knew it’d probably be busy, so he ordered the sushi from his house, and I waited out the 45 minutes at mine.

Around 8:00, he texted me to tell me that he forgot his wallet and had to go back home before he picked up the food. He’s not really the type to leave his wallet at home, but I figured he was just tired from working all day (he told told me later that his forgetfulness was due to nerves). So, I waited some more, wrote a blog post for Friday (which ended up being replaced with this), and anticipated the arrival of my sushi.

Fifteen or so minutes later, he arrived at my door, food in hand. I hurried him to the kitchen (I was starving, after all), and when I left the room for a minute, I came back to two plates that he’d set out- the food still in the containers. At that point, I think I was wondering why he hadn’t already plated our food. With a grumpy attitude (don’t judge, I was really hungry), I started opening the boxes to make sure that everything was there so I could start eating.

That’s when I noticed an extra Styrofoam box in the takeout bag. I figured Jordan had surprised me with a ginger salad, even though I didn’t ask for it. While I was tearing open the box and asking him if it was, in fact, a ginger salad, I turned back around to this:

There was so much more than a ginger salad in that box.

It was then that Jordan asked me to marry him. It look me about a minute to realize what was going on- and that I still hadn’t given him a response.

Once I realized that he wasn’t going to get up off of his knee until I did, I said “yes.” I said it in my fleece pajamas, no make-up, undone ponytail state- which is me in all my glory on a week night.

Thing thing is, it was just so “us.” We didn’t need a fancy dinner, big night out, or crowds of people watching us to make our plans to marry official. A big surprise in the comfort of my own kitchen was perfect.

Four days later, I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I’m a fiance.

My goal for today is to book the church and a reception venue so that we can officially set a date.

Let the wedding planning begin :)…


24 Responses to “The Proposal”

  1. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign November 14, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    awww this is so cute!

  2. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) November 14, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    AWE! That is so cute. I’m so excited for you. πŸ™‚

  3. thislifeissparkling November 14, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    who took all the pictures of you??

  4. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 14, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    I am tearing up on the bus reading this!! Congratulations, how exciting to have a man you love and the start to a whole new part of your life!!!

  5. Emily November 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Hello love! that’s super sweet! When are you two thinking about getting married (read: how far behind am i on booking a venue? you’re so on the ball!) have you made a wedding binder?

  6. Amy November 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    What a GREAT story!!! I hope that one day my engagement is just as simple and perfect πŸ™‚ Congrats again!!!!!

  7. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions November 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    GAHHHHHH LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Congratulations again, Emily. I’m SO happy for you πŸ˜€

    I like that your engagement story is nothing fancy. My dad proposed to my mom in his living room, and my roommate got engaged in her boyfriend’s living room, too. Super romantic Disney movie stories are cute, but it’s nice to see “normal” stories sometimes, too πŸ™‚

  8. Health Freak College Girl November 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    awww this is too cute! i love the ring πŸ™‚

  9. Joanna November 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Aww! Congrats, Emily!

    Enjoy this time. Though it may get stressful at times, it really is an amazing time. Excited to follow your planning!

    If you haven’t already, check out the blog:

  10. Caroline November 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    I love how laid back and personal this engagement is! It sounds perfect to me:) And I really do like the ring too! Congrats!

  11. spectacuLAUR November 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    That ring is GORGEOUS. SO pretty!

  12. Jess November 15, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    So excited to hear about everything! Did you have any idea this was coming?

  13. runyogarepeat November 15, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Such a cute story! I love that you have pictures to save and look back on…you look so happy in them. Congrats!

  14. Clare @ Fitting It All In November 15, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    BEAUTIFUL RING!! And I love low-key engagements like that! congrats!

  15. Karolina @ CounselorMusings November 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Congratulations on your engagement! I love the way he chose to propose:) Personal and to the point, which is great. I hope you enjoy the beginning stages of planning!

  16. Melissa @TryingtoHeal November 19, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    Oh congrats to you both!! How exciting!

  17. LeeAnn November 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    AW! This is SO sweet! πŸ™‚ It sounds completely perfect. πŸ™‚
    Congrats Emily!

  18. Danielle Nichols April 16, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Congratulations! I’m way late but I just discovered your blog, so better later than never, right? Your ring is gorgeous!!


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