In exactly 3 months (89 days), I’ll become a Mrs. I’m so excited I’m having trouble talking about anything other than marriage and the upcoming wedding. When you think about it, 3 months is not a lot of time. Just enough time to let a lot of excitement build up.
I realize that I haven’t yet shared how the boy proposed. Which is a huge slip-up on my behalf, because it was pretty awesome (even if Sandra Bullock wasn’t involved). So, here is the story of how he asked.
I took off a couple of days from work for my birthday. I love my birthday, and after having worked on it several times, I came to the conclusion I’d rather celebrate it than go to work, if at all possible. In the weeks leading up to my birthday, the boy kept asking me what I wanted to do the day after my birthday, since we both had it off. Being super decisive (and by that I mean not decisive at all) I kept putting him off and telling him we’d do something. Finally, the weekend before I finally told him we were going to the zoo.
On the day we got to the zoo early, and I have him the option of where he wanted to start. He suggested the aquarium, and we headed that direction. Walking through we saw the puffins and penguins and the giant, creepy crabs.
Somehow, by the time we got to the tunnel (filled with sharks, rays, turtles, and other large ocean creatures) we had managed to get between large groups of people and we were completely alone in the tunnel.
The way the tunnel is constructed, it is shaped like an “L.” When we came around the bend, sitting on the floor of the empty tunnel was a TARDIS, light flashing and sounding like it had just landed. I looked over at the boy and he had this grin on his face.
When we reached the TARDIS, he got down on one knee, opened the TARDIS door and pulled out a small slip of paper. This small slip of paper:
After he finished, he pulled a ring box out of the TARDIS and put this on my finger :
It was a beautiful, wonderful moment. The kind of moment you only read about (or see in the movies). And now I can hardly wait for March 14th!
(I’m curious…can anyone list all the geek refrences in the boy’s proposal without the aid of Google?)