Well, for me at least. If you haven’t guessed it yet by the title, I’ll just let it out now.
Zach and I are ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Happy dance!!!!!!
Think I’m thrilled enough? I’m pretty freakin’ happy.
I kind of knew/hoped that the question was coming sometime during our South American adventure. Of course we talked about wanting to get married many times before he proposed, because really, if you don’t already know the answer, you have no business asking. That’s what we thought. But although we could have just diplomatically decided to be engaged after so many discussions, we both wanted a proposal. We wanted the fun and the surprise of it. And so for many months we (I, mostly, I think) suffered through the awkwardness and slight tension of the “pre-engaged state.” (This was totally me.) I had this like, insane itch to talk about a wedding, plan a wedding, I just was so freakin’ happy at the thought that I HAD FOUND my person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with!!! But without an official ring on the finger, society makes us women feel like we are desperate and obsessed if we start thinking at all about the wedding before we have the ring. I call a bit of BS on that. But I kept trying to pretend I wasn’t reading wedding blogs obsessively and I tried to keep my daydreams in my head. “We agreed that this is Zach’s thing that he gets to do and he gets to do it on his terms…so chill,” I kept telling myself. I think I did alright…I’d give myself about a C+ in the chilling department.
Well, finally, all my patience finally paid off. March 13, 2012, in the gorgeous Cañon del Colca, Peru….