So as you are probably aware from social media, Mark and I are officially engaged!
I knew it was coming at some point this month since we have been working with Needhams to get the ring stuff sorted out but I was one million percent positive that it would be this weekend because it's Valentines Day and we are going to Mark's cabin with his family. I was so absolutely positive it would be this weekend. So yesterday Mark and I were doing homework at the library and when we were leaving he asked if we could go to McDonald's so he could get a drink. It was like 8:00 at night so I was thinking "Why does he want caffeine so late?" but strangely, I said nothing and agreed to go. He started driving a really weird way to "McDonald's" and normally I would have said something but for some reason, I didn't. I just kept blabbing blabbing blabbing on about who knows what. All of the sudden Mark pulls over to the side of the road. I had been looking down at my phone (texting Chandler and telling him Mark was probably going to propose that weekend) and I look up and we are not even close to McDonald's. I said "What's going on....." and then say to the left was a park with candles every where.
This park has some history with us. On Mark's mission we always wrote to each other and promised that we would eat cereal in the park when he got home. I' m not sure why, but that was the thing. So when he got home and when we both kind of decided we wanted to start dating, Mark picked me up and took me to this park and we ate cereal. Then we had the "DTR" talk in this park as well. So we go over to the picnic bench and there are candles everywhere on the table and in the snow and there is a box of cereal on the table. We eat some cereal and then he goes into the cutest shpeal and comes over and gets down on one knee! Nathan and Conor pop out and start taking pictures because that is the one thing I always said I wanted!
So yeah, I have been in a dream like state for the last fifteen hours. I haven't posted pictures of my ring because it's not done yet! The custom ring process takes a looonnng time and Needhams is busy this time of year, so I have a pseudo ring until then.I was totally shocked and so happy and impressed and I just love him so much. Except he posted the nastiest picture of me today so I might give back the fake ring. LOLZZ jk you will have to pry that off my cold dead hands.
Thanks to everyone for the congratulations and all the well wishes. May 6th is not too far away so I will be one big ball of anxiety for the next 85 days! Hoorah!
Hey! My name is Riley Jo. I have been living off Dr. pepper and a prayer since 1991. My life motto is one that Joey Gladstone taught me on Full House... make fun of yourself before anyone else has a chance to do it first! That's my goal here. Thanks for stopping by!