Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Prankster

After the shock that I was actually really engaged weakened, Nick tells me that most of my friends have been in on this from the beginning! Later that same night we were going to a function with these same "friends" and Nick wanted to play a little joke on them. He thought it would be funny if I didn't wear my ring when we showed up (since they all would be expecting it) and then halfway through slip it on and see how long it takes them to notice. I went along with Nick’s little joke and it was surprisingly fun. I noticed when I got there that everyone automatically glanced at my hand when they greeted me. They all thought they knew something I didn’t; but really I knew something they didn’t!

Halfway through I slipped my ring on my hand. No one noticed. I even tried to make gestures to Jaymi to see if she’d notice. She didn’t. Surprisingly her husband Mark noticed first! In her defense she was a little preoccupied with getting food set out. Either way eventually they all caught on and everybody was grabbing my hand and hugging me and Nick to congratulate us!!

With this RING!

I've asked Nick to write a post about the ring since it is his design. It has been a struggle to get him to do this. Blogging really isn't his thing. So, we'll see what happens. For now I'm going to leave this open for him!

Little moments = big moments

It’s no secret that Nick and I had discussed getting married long before he ever asked me. I some how convinced Nick to go with me to our high school homecoming football game in October. Halfway through the third quarter when Nick had seen enough of the Eagles getting their butts kicked he suggested that we walk around campus. We showed Landon and each other where our lockers were and where we ate lunch. We even walked by the very classroom where he and I met. The doors were locked so we couldn’t go inside but we could see the desks from the window. A few weeks later I made a semi-joking comment to Nick that since we met at Ironwood I wonder if they’d let us get married there.

One beautiful Saturday afternoon in November after having lunch at Applebee’s; Nick suggested that we go to our alma mater to look around and ask if it would be possible to hold a wedding there. So off to Ironwood High School we went.

The main campus was more or less closed. There was a wrestling match going on so the parking lot and front gate was open. We attempted to get in the gate that led to the main campus, but a maintenance man yelled at us before we were successful. Nick suggested we go by the front office to check out their hours and instead we sat on the bench.

As we sat there talking and enjoying the day, Nick says “You know this all could have been avoided if you would have went out with me in high school.” I replied, as I always do, “YOU never asked!” This time he starts jotting something down on a piece of paper and then turns around and hands it to me, as he would if he were passing me a note in class. I opened the note and there he has written:

Will you marry me?
(With a box next to each answer.)

Overjoyed and jokingly I say, “what if I say ‘no’?” And he says then you won’t get this… and in his hand was the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen! I crystal clear Assher cut diamond solitaire with two pink stones on either side!! Of course I said “YES!!!”