So it finally happened. We just returned from a weekend in Vegas. He picked me up at work with red roses and we drove to the airport. I couldn't bring them on the plane and was bummed to leave them in the car. We were on the airplane on our way to Vegas and I wanted to borrow his coat to stay warm. Well I couldn't help notice the boxy bulge in his pocket so I was certain the weekend would hold a proposal. My nerves were going crazy...when would he do it? where? How?
We arrived really late, did a little exploring and the next morning there was a card on the vanity for me. It was a mushy card, stating how sure I was the one. It touched my heart. We shopped all day. That night we were trying to find a restaurant. I was really hoping it would happen. I saw on a blog that the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at the Paris hotel was supposed to be the perfect place to propose. I showed him and teased him.
We got a nice booth facing out the huge windows which gave a perfect 180 view of the strip and the Bellagio fountains. I was a bit shocked by the high prices on the menu so just ordered an appetizer. I was too nervous to each much anyhow!
We ordered our meal. He was fumbling and obviously nervous. I kept giggling and fidgeting and smiling at him sheepishly.
Finally he put his arm around me, stumbled over his words and very simply said "We've been together a year now. I'm sorry it took so long to propose, but I know you are the right girl for me. Will you marry me?" I said yes and we shared a long hug.
I don't think anyone at the neighboring tables even knew what happened. He got his wish and did it without drawing attention. He pulled out the ring and I put it on. It was gorgeous and sparkled in the light. A 1.59 carat radiant set in a 2.14 carat bridge setting.
The waiter noticed me staring at it as he kept passing by and finally came to offer his congratulations. After our dinner he brought us a complimentary dessert of chocolate mouse with two tiny spoons and fancy chocolate shavings.
Afterwards, we saw a show, laughed and gambled at Caesar's Palace. Our very sweet waitress Rowena brought us free champagne and gushed over my ring. Of course I started to take pictures and send them to all my close friends to share the news.
We are going to wait a couple weeks to start the planning. I'm hoping for a summer wedding and we would like to do it at his log home in the country.
That's my story!
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