I had class on Wednesday, so I planned around it and it actually helped. I went to the party store before class and bought a dozen balloons, all different colors. Thankfully, they lasted in my car. I told him to meet me after class outside the bar where we first met, The Independent. On the way to class I felt excited, scared, nervous, nauseous, happy, and terrified....all at the same time.
Chris looked a little confused when he saw me with a bunch of balloons. He asked what they were for and this is how it went:
Me: "I thought we could tie them to our house like the movie Up and go on adventures."
Him: (confused, but not surprised at my spontaneity) "Yeah?"
Me: (pulling the pin out of the pocket on my shirt) I asked him, "Will you go on adventures with me?"
Me: "Will you marry me and go on adventures with me?" (by now I'm starting to tear up a little)
Me: "Are you serious?!?!? Because I'm being serious right now! It's Leap day and girls can propose on Leap Day!"
Him: (taking off his sunglasses) he says, "Yes, I'm serious."
Me: (melted into a puddle on the sidewalk)
I didn't get down on one knee, I was wearing a skirt. Plus, I felt that the one knee thing was too masculine and what I was doing was masculine enough. I tried to make it 'me.'
After that we had a drink at the Independent and then scooted off to Magic Kingdom. They were actually open 24 hours for Leap Day and my original plan was to propose there, but I really couldn't skip class. It also wouldn't have been as personal as I wanted and what if he said 'no'????
It's the pin Ellie gives to Carl in the movie Up. We love that movie and like everyone else, we both cry through the beginning. I had a light bulb moment on Valentine's day when he tweeted a picture of Ellie and Carl to me. (sigh)
I feel like this was a huge leap (see what I just did there?) for me and it was pretty brave. Did anyone else propose today?