Post from January, 2006

:-)

Tuesday, 24. January 2006 12:54

Ryan’s not my boyfriend anymore! He proposed to me on Sunday and [of course] I said yes!

We do this thing called Geocaching. The basic idea of Geocaching is that people set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. A cache is typically a small container with random knick knacks inside.

On Sunday, Ryan and I were planning on going Geocaching because we have to pick something up to take with us when we go to Chicago (which we will them drop off there) this weekend. We drove to Patapsco Valley State Park and headed out on the path. As we were walking, I noticed random rose petals on the ground. They were kinda old looking, but it was still an out-of-place thing for the middle of the woods. I teasingly asked Ryan if he put them there and he was like, “Why would I do that?”

Eventually we stopped seeing them and I put it out of my mind. The GPS unit led us to the first location and we looked for the cache for about 20 minutes. We didn’t find it, which is totally frustrating. We decided to give up and look for the next one. As we were getting close, I was like, “Ooo, I bet it’s in that stump over there.” So I walked over to it and looked under a piece of bark.

Sure enough, it was a cache. Instantly though, I recognized the tupperware container as Ryan’s. I picked it up and opened it. It was full of red rose petals with a grass ring inside. At this point, I was starting to freak out (in a good way). Ryan got down on one knee and pulled the real ring out of his pocket. Obviously I said yes.

I was so stunned, because I truly wasn’t expecting it. We’ve been talking about it for so long and I really didn’t think that he even had a ring yet. And just that morning, when we got into the car, I asked him “So, do you have the ring?” I ask that almost every time we go somewhere. Poor Ryan – because he really did have it that day! I’m glad he didn’t let that spoil it, because I seriously didn’t know. I wouldn’t have said that if I thought he really had it!

That night, we went out to dinner at the Oregon Grill, which is a pretty fancy restaurant. We got all dressed up and paid way too much for the food, but it was so perfect.

I’m still so giddy about the whole thing. I look at my ring (which is gorgeous) and I just want to squeal, haha. We’re hoping to get married this October, but nothing is planned yet. I wanted to have it in my Catholic high school’s church, but it turns out they don’t allow weddings. Oh well, we’ll just have to find a different church!

It was SUCH a perfect day. =D

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