My FI turned 30 this year, and I decided to throw him a surprise (or what I thought to be) birthday party. I started planning well in advance (Type A gets me every time) and being super secretive about it and I knew that he had no idea.
On the day of the surprise party, I was out running last minute errands with a friend when FI called and said, "hey are your parents at home I need to ask them about measurements for their built in cabinets" (he was installing built ins for them after having their living room renovated) to which I said, "yes they're home, but you can't go out there" (all party decor, food, everything was there) to which he responded ok. Then about 10 minutes later he calls to "double check" my dad's cell # and he would just call him and ask him the measurements, I didn't think twice about this because FI is super handy and always doing things like this.
I get to my parent's house and ask my dad if FI had gotten a hold of him. He said yes, and then didn't speak the rest of the time I was home. Dad's usually quite chatty especially around my friends, so I thought it was a little strange, but again, didn't think anything about it.
At the party, after the Surprise! FI said to me, I guess I should thank everyone to which I said of course!
He started his speech, and he says "I found out about this party through EBay, I was helping my mom change her EBay password and saw the evite in her email. I just want to thank her (read me) for trying to keep this a secret from me and putting such hard work into this. But I guess it's time I try to surprise her." He gets down on one knee asks me to marry him and honestly I can't remember what happened after that. I was so shocked/surprised/happy, and later found out that when he was asking me for my dad's cell # he needed it to ask him if he could marry me!
will be my first post here on The Knot!
have been on here before..reading all of these wonderful stories & dreaming
about how I would one day be asked..maybe under the stars with candle
everywhere...or maybe on a boat with candles...or maybe under a waterfall..with
candles. Regardless, candles everywhere.
"You can plan your life out all you want, but most of the time it will
never go as planned." Thank you Uma. I have learned that so many times,
over & over again. Each time, I love it.
a Friday night, we both got home from work & were happier than usual due to
our anniversary being the next day on Saturday, as well as being Disney bound
for our first time together to celebrate. He decided we should go out to
dinner, so we asked one another "where to?"...Most of the time we go
to our normal places, but tonight I had to say "let's go somewhere
we hopped into the car & just started driving, after deciding on a whim, he
started telling me where to go & we ended up going up a mountain..I really
had no idea where we were going. We got to an amazing place called The Castaway...a
restaurant on a cliff...Overlooking the whole city. He knows night time views
like that are one of my favorite things...It was really beautiful &
preciously lit with string lights..fire pits..& you guessed
had an idea that he might propose to me the next day, at Disneyland, but really
didn't think it would happen..I mean I hadn't seen a ring..no money being lost
(we live together..so we know each others' expenses..bills..etc...).
was such a nice night & we were winding down after having a really great
dinner..he decided to order dessert. While we were waiting, he commented on how
cold it was outside & reached for my right hand under the table; now
before, he would always hold my right hand & tell me how one day he was
going to marry me, then he would link his ring finger with my right ring finger..& I would reply "you're so sweet..but that's
the wrong hand love." he would turn red & quickly grab my left hand.
he noticed that he was holding my right hand, he fake yawned dramatically &
went for my left hand..I was confused & laughed, asking what he was doing,
right then I felt a ring slip onto my finger & blanked out. I must have
looked like a deer in headlights.
then leaned in, smiled a little teary eyed & asked quietly "will you
marry me baby?"
teared up & only cried a little!! I was shocked that I didn't sob like I
was watching Fox & the Hound. But I was even more shocked that we just got
engaged, so that is probably why no sobs echoed from our table.
way he did it, was NOT what I expected..but it was totally him. It just
screamed "Yuji Did This"
honestly wouldn't have it any other way.
had actually been planning to propose at Disneyland, but told me after that he
was too excited to wait. Which, looking back, is way better because we were too
busy waiting in line, eating churros & taking pictures.
the end, I got my candles & it was perfectly us.
you for reading & I hope it's not too long!!