R and I got engaged on April 10th, 2010 during what I thought was a party to commemorate both of us getting new jobs/promotions. We were calling it a Career Year Party, because we are both having a "Career Year!" (See, I have been hectic and busy!)
Well little did I know R was planning on proposing at the party in front of all of our friends and family. Everyone was in on it EXCEPT ME!
Jen and nephew Jack in from Arizona.
We were all visiting and our friend Polly suggested we play a game of Catch Phrase, which isn't an unusual request coming from Polly!
We all got in a MASSIVE circle around the back yard to play. When it got to R's turn, she first yelled out "This is when you just get eachother and everything is better because they are there?" and I yelled "soul mates!" R said "yes, but this is when you know you want to spend the rest of your life with someone and you propose and ask them, will you..?" and I then yelled out "will you marry me?" R whipped out the ring from her pocket and got on one knee in front of me and said "well, will you?"
I couldn't believe it was happening! I was in total shock that everyone was in on it! The ring is beautiful, exactly what I imagined it would be!
My sister Smelly yelled from somewhere in the crowd "well, what's your answer?"
It was "YES!", without a doubt!