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I Said Yes!

Well, the GTB proposed this weekend! I couldn’t post between then and now because I know I would leak the news and I had to tell some family and friends before posting (how upset would you be if you found out over blog?!)

Anyway… here’s how it happened:

The GTB brought Stella out for her morning potty break (6:45 am!).

When she comes back in, she always runs to the bedroom and has to be loved by the person still in bed. I was out cold until I heard her little tags jingling, so I reached down all groggy to pet her. Then I opened my eyes and saw a little ribbon around her.

I was instantly awake, picked her up and set her on the bed. She started running around like a maniac because she was excited to be on our bed (her first time!).

The GTB helped me catch her and pulled the ring off the ribbon.

It was be-u-tiful. It literally took my breath away.

He said some beautiful words about love and living our lives together and asked me if I’d marry him. Of course I said yes!

…Now, I am trying to figure out how to take a good photo of the ring — its a lot more difficult to catch the sparkle of a diamond than you’d thing!

Cute Proposal Caught On Tape

I have filtered through an amazing amount of stupid videos, staged proposals and cheesy shorts to bring you a few of the cute, fun, original proposals caught on tape.

Here’s a sweet one — even though its got some annoying ad for Utah Brides.

Proposal On NBC

Okay, its not like it was “that” difficult for this couple to find airtime on NBC. But, the proposal was sweet and he manages to defy one assumption about male figure skater.

Roller Girl Gets A Proposal

A woman from IndieBride posted a link to her proposal. Her then-boyfriend had to make do with a “stand-in” ring, but the setup is still sweet!

Over-The-Top Proposals

I have posted some proposals that took a lot of thought, time, money or planning.

Today, I stumbled upon an article that pushes that envelope a bit too far.

One man hired an actor and others to present a full day, including helicopter ride and spa day. His reason for doing is what really made me realize how over-the-top it really was. When asked why, his response was that “men want bragging rights.”

Huh?! I expected something like, “I love her immensely and wanted to show that to her.”

Is it really about bragging rights for some men?

Brilliant Plan

stella.jpgHmmm… a coworker asked me today about our new puppy (STELLA!), I said, “Oh, she’s fine. She’s so flippin’ cute.” My coworker chuckled and said, “That GTB is smart — divert you from engagement with a puppy.”


Is that how men think? Was Stella a ploy to keep from putting that ring on my finger?

I don’t think so… I’m mostly confident that that wasn’t the case. Mostly.

But if it was, well, I’ll take solace in the sweet puppy breathe and fluffy-love that is Stella.

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