Monday, June 9, 2008
It was perfect, while not as dramatic as Lizzies sky-diving proposal (see her blog for details, and congratulations again!) it was perfect.
We were in Croatia, and we went off on a romantic bfgf trip to the beach that included a long stroll down unmarked roads that we hoped were right. The beach was not so much a beach as a rocky place to swim and play with sea urchins (which are everywhere, you have to wear shoes when you swim) but it was beautiful and totally empty, we had the whole cove to ourselves. We splashed around and played in the water and were crabbing, which is something I taught Alex about because it's something we used to do as kids. He ran to check what time it was because we had to be somewhere at 6, and when he came back he was holding his string for catching crabs and asked me to pull it in because he thought he'd caught something. I pulled it and attached to the string was a little red box, with a ring in it. He got down on his knees and proposed, then after a lot of kissing I said yes, and I didn't cry like I thought I would. I did jump up and down like a little girl a lot, though.
So, big news!! We're going to get married next year, probably in May. I can't wait. The ring is a symbolic one, while beautiful it is from a little souvenir shop in town and won't last forever, so I'll get a real ring when we get home.