It's time for our engagement story! Here we go!
Nick and I had plans to go to dinner with his parents on Friday night at a brewery in downtown Cincinnati, so I met him at their house after he got off work.
|My outfit - The one time my hair is straight and I hated it! UGH|
The fundraiser was being held at a bar that Nick and I had never been to but have passed by A LOT in the past six years driving to each other's houses. Once we arrived, we ordered more appetizers and drinks. Soon more members of Nick's family and friends started showing up. I didn't suspect anything out of the ordinary partly because I thought Nick's mom had invited them to join us since she liked the band. I'm also completely oblivious half the time. (I was also in a not so great mood for reasons I'm not going to disclose. To say the least, my mind was elsewhere but I was trying to have fun.)
We continued talking and hanging out, enjoying the choregraphed line dancing going on on the dance floor (how did they all know the same dance?) - it wasn't even line dance music. I digress.
Nick said his dad had put our names in for raffle prizes so we had to stay later. Again, I didn't think anything of it. We had looked at the raffle prizes early but nothing struck my eye and neither of us had cash with us - how nice of him!
Later on the fundraiser helpers (IDK what to call them?) said they were going to start choosing raffle prize winners. Well guess what? They called my name!
So I walked to the stage to get my prize. I hadn't been listening to what the prize was so I was a little puzzled as I was walking up. When I got to the stage the woman announcing the prize winners said, "Actually I don't have your prize, but I think Nick does."
That's when I turned around and Nick was behind me with a ring box, on his knee, and asked he me to MARRY him!
Of course I said YES!!!!! and then the band started playing. I wish I remembered the song but I have no clue what it was. I was too excited and surprised! We danced and talked and cried. I couldn't have been happier! I didn't even notice the ring until we got back to our friends and family.
The ring. It's gorgeous! It wasn't at all what I had pictured (or pinned on Pinterest) but I love it wayyyy more than anything I had in mind. I could tell that Nick was really thoughtful in his choice and had picked something so unique and beautiful. The band is amazing with beaded detail - absolute perfection!
|Our first engaged couple kiss!|
So here we are...a few days later and I'm still so incredibly excited and filled with love. Who would've thought that two 16 year olds would end up getting married one day? I knew early on that I wanted to get married to Nick but I never thought the day would ever come. I thought we'd be dating FOREVER!
I am the luckiest girl in the world! And I want my money back from the psychic that told me I would be getting engaged in October. (We got engaged a day later...RUDE)
As for planning, that will have to wait a bit. I want to get adjusted with school and our new living arrangement. I'm not at all looking forward to moving further away from Nick but I have no doubt that things will work out just fine.
For now I'm going to continue to do research and work on the more vague parts of planning. We know we want a full Catholic Mass and I have pretty much narrowed down the ceremony site (provided we can get it!). I also want to shoot for a fall wedding but I won't be able to figure that out until I get my year 2 schedule at orientation next week! Any med students out there married during the fall/not in the summer?
The most important detail for me right now is getting in dress shopping shape! I'm planning to try on dresses over Thanksgiving Break (also when I'll be running my first or second 10K) so that gives me four months to continue to get lean and mean! If ever I need motivation to eat clean and train hard, all I have to do is look at my left hand. :)
I'm excited for what the future holds for us! It's been a wild 6+ years and I can't wait for AT LEAST 60 more!
Thank you all for your support and congratulations! I can't wait to share our journey with you!
**Make sure you check out my guest post on College.Crazy.Life. about What I Learned In College! I still have vivid memories of football tailgates, grabbing lunch in the dining hall, and dancing in gross fraternity basements. WHEW! **