Hi, to anyone that somehow ended up on my blog today. Feels like I haven’t updated anything since I started my job, but I want to come back go blogging since something awesome happened this past weekend.
I’ve been with my boyfriend for a little over 2.5 yrs now, and we stayed strong through the entire year I was gone in Spain. We met on Tinder (!!! I know) and we are the success story of Tinder for our friends.
Our first date – a few days before NYE 2013, we met up for lunch and grabbed coffee. Then he walked me home, the usual, nice date but nothing spectacular. And he messaged me again on NYE and asked me out on another date at my favourite restaurant, and the rest is history. We understand each other, we can talk all day to each other, we can stay silent for hours and not feel comfortable, we fit perfectly when we cuddle, and we love each other.
And last weekend – we went away to Sparkling Hill in Vernon. I’ve been wanting to go to this place for so long, but it is an expensive place so he kept saying probably not. Then one day in April when I was at work, he messaged me and asked me if I still wanted to go. I said OF COURSE, and we got there after work on Friday.
He told me that he wanted to hike on Saturday so he asked the hotel to pack us a little lunch so we can have it at the top, so we started hiking. The signs and my map-reading skill were not the most efficient so we got lost a couple of times, but we found a big rock that we could sit on and have our little lunch. So we were eating, looking over the hills, and I said something about how the weather’s perfect for hiking, and he said that it’s cute when I speak broken English (Yup I still do time to time, even after 16 years of living in Canada lol). Then he looked at me with his hand in his pocket, and popped out the ring, and said “Baby I love you, will you marry me?”
This happened so many times in my imagination, in different places, in different times. And the real one was just perfect. I cried, he cried, we stopped crying for a bit, I called my parents to let them know, cried again, stopped crying again, then found out he was talking to my best friend behind my back the entire time, then started crying again. Then eventually I had to stop crying because we had to take a selfie.
On our way back, he told me there’s going to be another surprise for me in the room – and there was!!! Peonies and hydrangeas are two of my favourite flowers, and I’ve been begging him to buy me peonies for the past few weeks. And he had a whole vase full of pink peonies in our room! Of course this initiated another round of water works, so it was a day full with a lot of happy tears.
I’ve had my Wedding Dreaming pinterest board for years now, and it feels so weird that I won’t be just pinning whatever. I’m actually gonna have to plan my wedding!! And since I am a project manager, I’m all about spreadsheets, gantt charts, timelines, and all the fun stuff. I already have my guest list spread sheet, event planning vendors spreadsheet, and a few others, so I want to share what I’m going through with people who are going through it at the same time with me / people who will be going through it.
Thank you for reading 🙂