Thursday, August 6, 2009

I Pinky Swear...

I promise I'm not going to turn this bad boy into a wedding planning blog, although I have a feeling that some of the trials and tribulations (at least the funny stuff) will make it's way here. What else am I going to write about when I'm done flying to entertain you? It's easy to write about work when you are fairly anonymous but I have a feeling that I won't be in my next job.

Anyhoo... it's been a big week! What was it about Monday night? Adam proposed to me at Millenium Park AND a good friend of mine also got engaged. Crazy since it was such a random day.

Our story is very US and more perfect than I could have imagined. We met at his office downtown after work, which is a fairly normal practice for us. I was sort of thrown for two reasons.
1. it was Monday and I wasn't really expecting it on a work night
2. I had this feeling that he'd ask at a rooftop bar at one of the swanky hotels and he immediately said he wanted to eat at the Park Grill Cafe, which is where the ice skating rink is in the winter over at Millenium Park

Here's where I have my huge brain fart. Seriously, Jen! Millenium Park is one of the most special places to us! I have been wanting to take our engagement pictures there. How did I never think of that as a potential for him asking?

Nevertheless, we had a really great dinner outside and the whole time it kind of felt like we were cheating the system since the weather was awesome and it was supposed to be raining. Afterward, he asked if I wanted to go to a bar that a friend of his works at for a drink or go for a walk. I opted for walk around the park because I was pretty full (probably from all the chips and salsa I ate, haha). (He was freaking out that there were still too many people around.) Lucky for Adam, there was a free opera concert at the big pavilion, which on a random sidenote, was hilarious. There were tons of people on the grass watching, kids running around, people throwing footballs, not your usual opera crowd. We walked up onto this bridge to be able to see the show a little better and stopped for a few minutes. I could feel Adam looking all around (turns out he was trying to wait until no one else was on the bridge) and that's when he got down on one knee.

It was a perfect and beautiful moment and it happens like pretty much everyone says it will. I immediately burst into tears and I can't really remember what he said other than "Will you marry me?" to which I said "Of course!". We had a really quiet rest of the evening, called only family and had some champagne at a really nice bar on Michigan Avenue.

So, to answer a few questions.
1. Not getting married until next fall, 2010. I am hoping for October.
2. The wedding will be in San Antonio at my old church and reception who knows where?
3. I want Mexican food at the reception.

The ring is very me and absolutely perfect. It's diamond solitare set with six prongs on white gold (I hate platinum, don't ask me why, and apparently that was a source of dramatics at one of the jewelry stores he visited but I'm so glad he went with my instincts instead of some dumb saleswoman's). It really sparkles in the sunlight and it was so fun having it on my last trip because I got to run into some people that I'd actually flown with before and talk about it with them.

I can't wait to celebrate with everyone!

Running Log: Yesterday- 6 FAST miles, Today- 7 miles


  1. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so great chatting with you!! I can't wait to hear how all the planning is going!

  2. Thanks for the shout out!!! Wedding planning is crazy, right? I want Mex at our rehearsal dinner but I'm not sure people from Iowa eat Mexican food. ;)