Anyway, on to the details of my engangement!! I'm so excited to share it with you!
My BF and I planned to go to Rockport, a cute little seaside town on Cape Ann for the day. It was an absolutely gorgeous day (not a cloud in the sky, not too hot, not too chilly) and we had to park a little bit of a walk from the center of town. On the way, there is a little wooded path you can walk through that leads to a clearing that overlooks the harbor. There are stone benches and some people have picnics there. My BF and I had been there a couple of times before because I love the view. Anyway, he suggested we go there and I said no, let's go on the way back to the car later. But he was insistent on going now, and all I thought was "Why is he being so pushy???" We sat on a bench and I noticed there was something in his pocket. I say "What is that?" and he says nothing, but I keep asking because I CAN NEVER LET ANYTHING GO and he tells me it's a lock for his house (he had replaced the locks that morning), but I persisted so he was like, "Fine!" and took out the ring box and asked me in the sweetest way! I just about fell over! It was a total surprise! We've been dating for about 3 years, but I didn't expect him to ask me until maybe next year. I of course said yes though and put on the beeeaaaauttiful ring!
Here's a picture of our view:
Unfortunately, my camera battery had died so I didn't get to take any other pictures. An important thing to note though was that I was wearing Lilly!
Afterwards, I called my mom and my cousin and my best friend. My mom already knew (he had gone over to my parent's house to talk to them about it a week before) and had been waiting by the phone. My best friend knew as well because he had asked her what kind of ring I might like. She was right on the mark - I love it! We went to lunch at a cute little restaurant and then went back to Boston to see my parents and his parents.
We also celebrated with champagne of course!
And then went to the North End (Boston's Little Italy) for dinner. We went to Assagio which is one of my favorite restaurants (and where we went on one of our first dates).
In short, I'm so so incredibly happy.... which I'm sure will be followed by the stress and craziness (and hopefully FUN) of planning a wedding!!