So it happened! He asked on New Years right after our kiss. It was so beautiful!
He didn’t even read about the different ways I would propose to myself and somehow it just worked out. The universe has a funny way of working out doesn’t it?
The night as a whole was pretty awesome (aside from Chad’s friend going all drunken asshole on me – but I’m choosing to focus on the positive. Ain’t nobody got time for meanness) and Chad was the sweetest. When he asked me, two things popped in to my head.
- We “officially” get to start planning our life together
- I get to have the same name as Chad and our kids
- Okay, well 3 things – I have to make it Facebook official – so all of my friends who aren’t in Wisconsin will know what the deal is.
How Did He Propose?
Right after our New Year’s kiss, he pulled me to the side and asked me to marry him and spend forever with him. I, of course, being all girly begin to cry and say yes. We kiss, he puts it on my hand and then I go screaming to Chad’s friends although the whole place seemed to have heard since I don’t know how to be quiet.
I talked to everyone and their mom that night, letting them know I was engaged and just being my bubbly outgoing self. I talked to one couple who was super cool and just real chill. They told me their story and it was the sweetest. I talked to a bunch more people and eventually I lose track and the night gets blurry (everyone kept buying us congratulatory shots). Somehow I barely remember getting back to our hotel room with sloppy joes, which were absolutely delicious – I think.
You know, my favorite part of the proposal was that he asked my dad. That was the most important part to me. My parents and I don’t have the same beliefs as far as their religion goes, but the love I have for them and the respect that Chad shows my parents means a lot to me and to know that he did that, really meant a lot to me.
Wedding Planning Ideas
It is so funny, I started reading a book called The Desire Map and my opinion about what my wedding should look like has changed drastically. If you would have asked me a few days ago, I would have said, I want my dream wedding at the Monona Terrace but I realize that it isn’t my true wedding want. I don’t want some super classy, high-priced, have to invite people that I don’t even want there sort of wedding.
I want to have a celebration of the life we have made together so far and the new life going forward that we will be creating together with our kids. I think we focus too much on the wedding and less on what happens after a wedding. And so I want to celebrate us but without the 15 – 20k price tag that comes with it.
Maybe a weekend in Vegas with only a few people that we want there and then just renting a hall out here when we get back to celebrate with the people who didn’t come or who we didn’t invite to the wedding. I don’t know yet. I just got engaged and Chad and I have to work out more of our beliefs and morals together first before we can really set anything in stone.
I just found out one of his old best friends and their wife separated and I don’t want to be that stat, I want to make sure that we aren’t that couple, that we communicate (even when we don’t want to) and that we have the same values as we move forward.
Ok, I was going to try to find a nice way to end this, but I’m hungry and ready for a tasty protein shake.
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