I promised I'd give my favorite Valentine's Day surprise..... so here it is....
8 YEARS AGO TODAY, THE HUSBAND ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM
Of course I said yes.... could you tell from the picture? I look drunk and happy, but I was just really, really excited! I was also in complete shock that he proposed, I didn't have any idea he had been planning such a special night.
It all started when he picked me up for our Valentine's date... he told me the evening was a surprise and wouldn't tell me where we were going. I thought we were going out to a nice dinner, but he drove in circles all around Lynchburg Virginia (where we lived at the time) and kept driving right by the great restaurants.... I was so confused. After a long drive, we ended up at the front door to his house. When I walked inside, the lights were off and the living room was lit up with what seemed to be about a million candles. It was beautiful. He made a delicious dinner (ceasar salad and chicken parmesan), we ate and talked (and I had no idea he was about to propose).
Then he brought out dessert and because I like sweets so much he said he made me two desserts. The first was a chocolate brownie sundae and then he brought out the second dessert....
... a box loaded with chocolates and a diamond ring resting in the middle. I think I screamed. Screamed again. Then said YES! Then took a lot of pictures (on my one-time use camera- sorry for the awful pictures). Then called everyone we knew.
I think after all the excitement the husband wanted a ring?
It was an awesome night!
And the next day we were still celebrating (and busy eating all the leftover chocolate).
Eight years later, here we are (btw, it's much more challenging to take a picture of ourselves with three kids running around.... especially, a goofy boy who likes to constantly stick his face in front of the camera. So this is take #582!).
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day celebrating with people you love (and maybe even enjoy a special surprise!).