Well how freaking rude, they could have gave him a call and we could have slept in, but hey, it's the military, what can we expect? I got ready and he told me that were going on a cruise in the car, so cruising we went. We ended up cruising to this little beach we used to go to all the time when we first started dating, Crescent Bay, Laguna Beach. It was overcast, but he wanted to walk around anyway.
(Crescent Bay, taken Summer of 2009 when we first started dating)
We got down to the beach and there was only 3 other people there. (One thing we always loved about Crescent Bay was that there is one of the most underpopulated beaches in Laguna, and when the tide is low you can climb the rocks to a totally secluded beach. One time we found a baby Seal there and made friends with the little guy.) We were walking around, joking, searching for more baby seals and then he started saying that he was excited for me to become his wife.
(OOOOO, he's excited for me to be his wifey!!... That was me thinking inside my head)
Then he started telling me what his favorite thing about me was.
T: I love that you put everyone in front of yourself, you are so selfless and I love you.
He rarely ever puts his feelings into words like this so it made me feel extremely special. We kissed, hugged and there was a small pause. A silence. Then he pulled a box out of his pocket, dropped on one knee, then I screamed and jumped up and down saying REALLY? REALLY??!. He opened the box and there it was!!
(It's a tad blurry in the box, but that is what it looked like when he was on one knee)
So freaking beautiful! He never did say "Will you marry me" but hey, obviously the ring implies the phrase. Then I bent over and kissed him and asked if I could put it on, and the deed was done!!
We were engaged! We took a moment to make out on the beach and cry (I totally found out my new mascara is definitely NOT waterproof) and hug. We walked up to the car all gitty and started talking about everything.
Rewind to Saturday morning. Remember how he told me he had to work? Well, he lied. He went to breakfast with my Dad to ask for his blessing (Mad props right? My dad was totally impressed) and he wanted to show my Dad the ring to make sure it was good enough for me.
(Of course my Dad thought it was perfect for me! And so do I! I don't know all the specs on it but I do know the center diamond it 1.25 carats)
He also told me that he has had the ring since my birthday but was waiting to talk to my Dad before he proposed and it was hard to set up a date because my dad was out of town then T was in the field. So he finally got the chance to ask the morning of. How wonderful?! So all excited we called T's mom then we drove to my house to show my family and later that night my parents took us to a congratulatory dinner at Lucille's.
(It is love!)