Some very exciting news to cap off this year! On Christmas night, I proposed to Bethany, my girlfriend of 5 years and love of my life. Even better, (and the reason I’m able to share this news) is that she said yes!
Gathered around the Christmas tree, opening presents with her family and mine, Bethany began opening a present that she had thought was a perfume she wanted. It just so happened that she was with me when I bought this perfume for her two weeks prior and it also just so happened to come in a clear box.
After much brainstorming, I decided to put the ring, in it’s opened box, inside of the perfume box; a perfect fit! And so, when Bethany unwrapped the perfume box she was (somewhat) surprised to find a ring! I say somewhat because apparently women have a sixth sense when it comes to these things. She had some inclination based on the fact that I made a big deal of opening our gifts with her family (instead of by ourselves the night before).
Both our families were very surprised and (fortunately) very happy with the events that transpired. As I said, this really was a wonderful way to cap off my year. I’ve been together with Bethany for just over five years now and she is a truly amazing woman. I don’t know what I did to deserve her, but I’ll gratefully accept!
You can expect a wedding sometime in 2011 – until which we will enjoy being engaged!