Monday, August 08, 2005

I'm engaged

I bought the ring for Erin, which was a production in itself. And a story which I'll tell later.

For now I just wanted to say, I showed up at her Aunt Shel's house wearing a suit, tie and carrying a bouquet of flowers. As I came up the stairs into the living room she saw me in my suit and asked, "Why are you wearing a suit?". I just continued towards her. As she saw the flowers she exclaimed "No Way". I got down on one knee next to her and said "Erin you have taken my heart, may I have your hand in marriage? Will you marry me?" As I handed her the ring box. She said yes, then she opened the box and said "No Way" again. The box that she opened did not contain the real ring, it contained a 50 cent gel ring from Wal Mart that Jonas had bought for her this weekend. I then gave her the real ring and she said "Yes" again.

After which we went home and put Ady to bed and spent a romantic evening watching "The Pacifier", which just didn't seem to fit the occasion, but it was already rented.

The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.

-- Robert C Dodds