The Proposal - 12.22.14

WOWZAH! I got engaged in 2014 and it's 2016 already, Crazy I tell ya.

Well this post is going to be about, you got it, the proposal. *sighs and smiles*.

It all started with Joe surprising me and arriving a few days earlier than he was supposed to. My parents and Joe pulled this off by telling me that they (my parents) were going to pick me up to go get something at Macy's. I remember thinking "I don't need anything, what shall I get? A down pillow. Oh yeah". To my surprise when I opened the car door, Joe was in the back seat (therefore no down pillow was bought, lol)

During my excitement, I texted  Hanna and Jen and told them Joe surprised me and got here early and even got me an iPad for Christmas (we opened gifts early). Hanna kept ignoring the fact that Joe surprised me and kept asking about the iPad, which I thought it was funny.

Later on I found out she was trying to avoid talking about Joe because she, and all my close friends, knew Joe was coming (apparently they knew since heritage about the proposal). Anyway, my parents, Joe and I went to dinner at the beautiful Fairmont in San Francisco. It was Christmas time so everything was decorated with lights, (and those who know me know I love lights!).

At the beginning of it all I was a little suspicious, but I didn't want to get ahead of myself so I just enjoyed the dinner and the night. Before dinner we went to the rooftop garden that overlooked the city.

Dinner was finished and Joe said he wanted to go to the rooftop again to get another picture. That's when I knew something was up. We stood in front of a light post and then he handed me a little note for me to read. Those that know Joe, know that he is the quiet, observant type (most of the time).

So he had been writing me letters every week for a month, leading up to this night. Each letter talked about one reason he loved me. So when he handed me this letter/note, it was the last of the series. He had me read it out-loud, and when I read the line "I want to ask you one question" he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

To this day Joe says I never actually said yes, because I kept nodding while crying, but didn't say yes.

I actually have a video of the proposal but it's very dark and all you can see is Joe's shadow getting low and my hair swinging back and forth as I nod. All you can hear is my dad telling my mom to make it brighter. LOL.

When we got home Hanna and brother Kifle took Joe and I out to see Christmas lights (if I remember right there were none, haha). Click HERE to see Hanna's mini blog post about us. Hanna asked us to tell her about the night and I told her everything. When she asked Joe's account of it, he just said "We went to dinner, I got down on one knee, and she said yes" I tell ya. lol. So that was the proposal, and here are some pictures from that night and engagement pictures.

Crepes after dinner in San Francisco

Proof that he got down on one knee



  1. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW yaaaaaaaaaayyyyy!!!! I DON'T EVEN THINK I saw all these pics from the proposal!!! LOL And I love that dress your wearing and the way you did your hair!!!! Annnnnnd of course Joe's one wet knee!!! He did it RIGHT!!!!

    1. Thank you dear! Hanna did my hair. She did a great job huh? and yes He did. He asked my parents for my hand in marriage that morning before they surprised me.

  2. A second post is a good sign! Lovely pics.. thanks for sharing!

  3. Ah, good memories. I love the wet knew picture !! Hahaha! Also, the way you have revamped your blog is very pretty!


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