Monday, August 2, 2010

An unexpected Surprise

This past weekend was the best weekend of my life!

It started like most of my weekends have this summer. I was exhausted Thursday night after working 40 hours and I went to bed early. Friday I went blueberry picking with my mom while Brian went off with the guys for the morning. In the afternoon, I went over to Brian's and we ran some errands - returned the running shoes and got new Asics, returned library books, and picked up food to make dinner!

Usually I make dinner with some help from Brian (He grills the meat) but Friday night, Brian was adamant on making it all by himself. I sat on the couch, just watching him and directing when needed and he pulled off a great meal of kabobs, corn, couscous and potato salad!

We ate the delicious meal and although Brian protested, I did the dishes. I then sat back down on the couch and Brian said he has a surprise for me, to make sure I knew how much he appreciated me. He then handed me a white scrapbook and told me to open it. Inside were pictures from our first date, vacations together, past Christmas and more. On the second to last page was writing in the shape of a heart followed at the bottom by "I only have one question for you..."

It took me a moment to register what was happening and I turned the page to see "Will you marry me?" in large print across the page!! Brian pulled out a ring and asked me again and I said YES! It was a blur of happiness and smiles! I was completely surprised and did not expect it at all! I was so glad that he wrote down how he felt instead of actually saying it to me because I would never have remembered it and now I have it forever!

Plans quickly changed from there as we decided to go home to Brian's parents house the next morning! I brought my running clothes and still managed to get my 10 mile run in! Brian had scheduled a manicure and pedicure for me on Saturday so I would have nice nails to show off the ring! We went out to dinner Saturday night to celebrate and pretty much had the whole restaurant to ourselves!

I still cannot believe everything that happened this weekend! It was so amazing and wonderful and I have not stopped smiling! It is hard to believe that I have a fiance now!




Happy Monday!


***Since this is a running blog!
July Running totals: 98.9 miles!

53 comments:

Jocelyn said...

AHHH!! Congrats!! I am so happy for you. That was such a sweet way to ask you too! :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

* Insert squeel *

CONGRATS!!! That is so awesome! What a wonderfully planned surprise! Well done, Brian! I am so happy for you two! And how thoughtful of him to plan a mani/pedi for you. What a guy!

And the ring? It's gorgeous!

Happy, happy, joy, joy! So excited for you two!

Lisa said...

oh my gosh!! congratulations! What an amazing way to propose...so special! The ring is beautiful, too! He did a great job picking that out!

congratulations! Enjoy this amazing time and have fun planning the wedding!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful ring! Congratulations!!!!

Kim said...

Very nice story!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful ring :)

Katie H said...

YAY!!! Congrats girl! I just got chills reading that. Gorgeous ring! I just got married four months ago and trust me- the engagement goes by in the blink of an eye (we were engaged for a little over a year!) If you are getting married in the capital district and need any tips or recommendations don't hesitate to email me :) SO excited for you!

Morgan said...

OMG!!! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! LIKE FOR REAL... TEARS IN MY EYES HAPPY!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

Suzy said...

Oh, J! Congratulations to you and Brian. I'm so happy for you. You will remember this weekend for the rest of your life.

Molly said...

Oh My GOSH!!!!! Congrats! What a sweet proposal, your ring is beautiful (so thoughtful that he booked you a mani/pedi!) I wish you both much happiness!

Indi said...

congratulations!!! Very nicely done :)

Jamie said...

AWESOME! Congratulations!!! Such an exciting time! And seriously your proposal rocks and how sweet he scheduled a manicure for you to have nice nails when you show of the ring. Enjoy this time it goes by quickly.

Amy said...

Wow!!! Congrats!!!!!!

And what a sweet guy... scheduling you a manicure the next day, too!

The ring looks beautiful and your nails look great, too! Congrats!!

sunapeegirl said...

Congratulations!!! That's so exciting! I love how he proposed

Tricia said...

congrats

Tim F said...

Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Sooo exciting! congrats!

runkerarun said...

Congratulations! What a cute story :)

Maureen said...

Wow that's so exciting!!! Ha I had my hand over my mouth the whole time in suspense. Congrats!

WannabeRunner said...

How incredibly exciting! Congrats many times over!

Chelsea said...

YAY! How awesome & how lucky are you to have a guy like that!

Melanie said...

Congrats girl! How exciting!

Sassy Molassy said...

That's so cute that he had a mani/pedi scheduled for you! What a thinker! Congrats!

Laura said...

Aww that's so sweet! congratulations to you both :-)

Chic Runner said...

I have been waiting this post forever! how exciting! :) What a great idea and glad you had a great weekend and got a manicure :) Enjoy being engaged!

bethtrue said...

Congratulations!! What a great proposal! You've got yourself a real winner. And what a beautiful ring too! Wow.

Jaime said...

Congratulations!

onelittletrigirl said...

I totally saw that coming from the title!!! CONGRATS!!! And I love the ring :)

Dion said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Pam said...

Congrats! Beautiful ring!

Running Kiwi said...

Congratulations!! Great proposal too :)

The Happy Runner said...

Oh, how wonderful, wonderful, wonderfuL!!! That's terrific. Yay for the happy couple :-))))))

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I cant wait to read about your journey through wedding planning. I will have some GREAT advice as your nuptuals approach, advice I was given before my wedding day that made the day sooo special.

I love being married and I know you will too!

Her Name is Rio said...

Wow...Wow...Wow, What terrific news! Congratulations!! Brian- good job!

Christine said...

Congratulations!!! I love the personal way and he really put some thought into it :)

Badgergirl said...

Congrats to you and Brian! The ring is gorgeous and the way he proposed? So sweet!

Congrats again!

runnernic.com said...

I am squeeling in excitement for you!!! i may or may not have teared up a little reading! as i started at the top I KNEW he was gonna propose!!! what a cute way! awwww!!! so happy for you guys!!! CONGRATS!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations! What a great story! I love that he wrote everything down for you - like you said, you'll have it to remember forever.

(and way to go on that July mileage too!)

Marlene said...

Ohmigosh Joanna!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I was wondering if you two were going to be tying the knot anytime soon. ;) What a sweet proposal, and so thoughtful that he booked you a mani! What a gorgeous ring. You must have been BEAMING on your 10-miler.

SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Congrats again!!!! <3

The Laminator said...

Omigosh, congratulations!

Here I was, thinking the surprise was a marathon or race announcement...Haha!

Splendid! Lovely couple you two are!

Jeri said...

oh my god, I'm all teary eyed for you!!! I'm such a girl. Congrats. :D

pinkflipflops said...

congrats!!!

MCM Mama said...

Congratulations!!! What a lovely story and the ring is gorgeous!

aron said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i loooove it! SUCH a sweet proposal. yayayayayayay congrats girl! so happy for you guys and such a georgeous ring <3

merrymishaps said...

Oh, he's definitely a keeper. Beautiful scrapbook AND a main/pedi? Congratulations!

HurdlingHam said...

congrats!!!!! how exciting for the both of you...LOVE the ring (and the nail polish color choice :))

Aneta said...

awww congrats. that is totally sweet. beautiful ring!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Omg that is just the sweetest, most romantic proposal ever!

And the ring? WOW! I love it!! I can't believe he managed to totally surprise you like that. That is awesome!!

Katie A. said...

OMG! Congrats! And a beautiful ring!

So glad you stopped by my blog! I always see your nice comments and think, "I need to get over and see her," then my ADD kicks in and I get distracted! LOL!

What a great proposal story! Congrats again!

Glenn Jones said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I am so happy for you! (And what a classy guy - he actuall sent some time thinking through how he was going to ask you. I think he's a keeper!)

kilax said...

WOW! Congrats! And what a wonderful story! :) And beautiful ring. I am so exctied for you. I am a bit teary-eyed after reading this!

FruitFly said...

Congratulations!! What a creative way to ask. Kudos to him! And how thoughtful of him to take care of your nails, too! :-)

Leana said...

First off, congratulations! Bad me, I completely missed this when I was swamped near the end of IM training. That is such fantastic news though! And I love that you guys are doing 9.10.11.

Beautiful ring!!

Aneta said...

i know that you are now married and this post is over a year old....but what a great proposal! i love the scrapbook idea...and totally love that he booked a manicure for u!

(i got a little wedding fever these days! hahah)