I’m Engaged

Posted by on December 28, 2013 • Filed Under Lifestyle
Engagement Ring

I got the biggest surprise on Christmas day, my boyfriend proposed. We had talked about getting married several times so I knew it would come eventually, but I didn’t expect it to be when it happened. It was perfect, and I will remember that moment forever. I will gladly share the story with all of you, but also I’m writing it all down so I don’t forget any details.

The plan on Christmas day was to have my parents, grandparents and boyfriend’s family (mother and brother), enjoy some food, music and then play Bingo. Around 3pm, my dad asked me to go pick up something at my grandmother’s house, my boyfriend went with me and he was acting a little nervous but I didn’t think anything of it. Getting me out of the house was the plan so they could decorate the dining room, this turned out to be an engagement plus an engagement party (cake, cider, all that good stuff). When we got back, everyone was sitting in a circle but I thought they were watching TV and we were going to play Bingo right there. I didn’t notice the dining room, I was looking at my mom who was signaling me to the table and then I looked at it. A heart-shaped cake with a fake diamond ring on top, drinks and decorations. My father started taking pictures and that’s when I said: “Oh my god”. I realized what was going on. In that precise moment, Juan took my hand and said the most beautiful words anyone could ask for, and then that magic moment, he went down on one knee and proposed. Now I realize what people always say about not knowing how that moment feels until you experience it. It was such a wonderful feeling. When I said yes, Juan and I hugged for what seemed to be an eternity, it was perfect.

Engagement

I must admit, I couldn’t believe what had happened for a long while. I was in a state of shock, I didn’t even look at the ring (which is absolutely beautiful). After an hour or so, everything felt more real, and I realized: this is happening, I’m going to get married. We still don’t have a date or anything, but as soon as I do, I will definitely share all the planning and details with you.

Engagement Ring

I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal. My family was there (parents, grandparents, godparents, mother-in-law, brother-in-law) and they were part of that special moment. Seeing them cry and applaud for us was one of the best experiences of my life, especially knowing that we have their support.



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    Juan

    Dec 28, 2013

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    We had been working on how to do this for quite some time, and I was certainly nervous but couldn't wait to do it. You're my partner in crime and I know we're going to live a very productive and happy life. Having your family there was very important to me because I wanted them to see the commitment I had by proposing to you. This will also make every Christmas extra special! :D

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      Jonah

      Dec 28, 2013

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      Dude, that was beautiful. The best Christmas gift ever, mad props. I hope you guys live a happy life and grow old together. Best of wishes!

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    Christine

    Dec 29, 2013

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    Wow, congratulations to you both!! That's such acute story to read. I love hearing about others' engagements. And so special that everyone was in on it. Best of luck to you both!!

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      Nicole

      Dec 30, 2013

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      Thank you so much Christine :)

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    Ang

    Dec 29, 2013

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    Congratulations! When I saw the post on FB I was super happy for you. Also, can I just say good job on the ring? Not too gaudy and completely perfect!

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      Nicole

      Dec 31, 2013

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      Thank you hun. And yeah, I'm in love with the ring, simple and classy.

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    Digna Dreibelbis

    Dec 30, 2013

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    Awe! So sweet. Congrats to you both.

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    Jessica

    Dec 30, 2013

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    Congratulations on your engagement! I am very happy to hear this blessed news, and I wish you the best of luck in planning your dream wedding. :)

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      Nicole

      Dec 31, 2013

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      Thank you so much Jessica :)

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    Ange

    Dec 30, 2013

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    Wow! What a lovely surprise! I think you make the 6th couple that's gotten engaged in the span of a few days around Christmas!! And it's great that all your families were in on it. What fun. :) Congratulations, and wishing you both a wonderful future!

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      Nicole

      Dec 31, 2013

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      Thank you! I am really happy that it happened on Christmas day, since it's my favorite holiday. I am also so glad that all my family was in on it, it shows that they support our decision :)

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    Andrea

    Jan 01, 2014

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    Oh my goodness, congratulations! This is some of the best news anyone can have! I'm so happy for you. I got all teary-eyed reading this post, because I know all of the happiness you are beaming with since I recently got married. Congratulations to the two of you, and here's to many years of happiness! <3

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      Nicole

      Jan 02, 2014

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      Thank you so much Andrea! I'm so excited and can't wait to plan everything out :)

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    Ana

    Jan 03, 2014

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    Congratulations (for the millionth time, :)) I'm so happy for you guys, your love story is one that I hold very dear to my heart for reasons that you obviously know by now. And to think I will be a small part of YOUR HUGE DAY *screaming and running around in circles*. You're definitely right, there's no way to describe that feeling until you're there. I remember the first time JC was going to meet your parents how nervous he was and now here you are planning a wedding. I'm horribly "fresita", I apologize. Biggest hug to you. So happy for you :-) <3 whatever you need I'm here for you.

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      Nicole

      Jan 08, 2014

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      Be "fresita" all you want :D And thank you so much dear, you have no idea. I am really excited to plan everything and have you be a part of the process and the wedding day.

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    Joy

    Jan 03, 2014

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    ahh! Congrats! That's so exciting!

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    JC

    Jan 08, 2014

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    Congratulations Nicole! I'm so happy for you. And he did it in front of your family!! That is so sweet to have the ones you love the most witness such a life-changing event. :)

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      Nicole

      Jan 08, 2014

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      Thank you so much JC :D It truly meant a lot to me that he went out of his way to gather all my family and have them there.

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    Luseea

    Jan 16, 2014

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    Congratulations! Much happiness to both you and Juan.

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      Nicole

      Jan 19, 2014

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      Thank you so much Luseea :)

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