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Remembering…Our Engagement

March 17, 2005 … St. Patty’s Day

The ring was sitting in my closet for days.  We did some shopping weeks/months prior.  I think we went to at least half a dozen stores before we ended up at Martin & Martin. 

They took out box after box, hundreds of rings … yet somehow we each landed on the same ring.

So the choice was made.  Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it, make the actual purchase, and figure out how I’m going to go about doing it all.

I wanted it to be a surprise.  I mean, it was expected, but the actual day, time, & circumstances were unknown so what should I do???

Friends & Fam were super important so I needed to make sure they were involved.  I landed on St. Patty’s day.  It gave me reason to get her out to dinner during the week w/out much suspicion.




We ate at Carmine’s on Rush.  I couldn’t even read the menu.  Totally freakin about how I was going to do this so I just did it.  I stepped up from the table, got down on my knee next to her, and asked the question … phew, she said yes!

From there we headed back home and then to meet our friends at John Barleycorn.  She didn’t know they would be there.  She was super excited.  It was the middle of the week so all this was completely unexpected.

We couldn’t just have one party, so we had an engagement party too 🙂   (April 16, 2005).  For some reason I don’t have any pictures of us 🙁  just u & our friends …



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