Monday, February 8, 2010

Our love story: The proposal

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share with you our engagement story. I’ve been waiting to share this proposal story with you and I thought Valentine’s week was the best time. Don’t you agree? And not only did Honey want our engagement story to be wonderful, unique and romantic for years to come, but he told me it also had to be “Bloggable", for you lovely followers.

If you haven't already, you can click here to catch up on our love story. Be sure to scroll down sweetie.

Our engagement story began on an unusually warm August day. San Francisco is not known for its warm days and the city becomes very still. Most restaurants, stores and apartments do not have air conditioning as the Bay usually cools us down.

It was a random August Thursday and I was working from home. Honey called and said he was coming home early. And then he asked me out on a day date.

I was super excited and wasn’t sure where we were going.

He told me we were going to one of my favorite places to check out Coit Tower. I thought back to the last time we had been to Coit Tower years ago and our trip there hadn’t gone well. (Click here to read about our first date).

You see Honey and I were friends for a year before I discovered I was in love. During our friendship, there was one night where Honey set up a date night took me to Coit Tower and then to dinner. Over dinner he told he wanted to date and I told him I wasn’t ready.

Awkward…

So three years later, we went back to Coit. According to Wikipedia “Coit Tower is an art deco tower, 210 feet (64 m) of unpainted reinforced concrete, that overlooks the entire city. The tower, which stands atop Telegraph Hill in San Francisco's Pioneer Park, offers fantastic views of San Francisco including the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park ("Aquatic Park"), Alcatraz, Pier 39, Angel Island, Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge, Russian Hill, the Financial District, Lombard Street, and Nob Hill.”

OK,e back to the story, Honey was very calm and playful. He made sure I had my camera because he knew I love to document. What he didn’t realize was the usually not busy Coit Tower was filled with tourists that day due to the warmer weather.

We walked around the base of the Tower to look at the views of the Golden Gate Bridge. And then Honey suggested we take the elevator to the top of the Tower to see the entire city. Now the story starts to become a little blurry for me. What I do remember is after he bought us the elevator tickets, he handed them to me to keep. And I’m so glad he did because I still have the tickets in my wallet today dated the day we got engaged. (Such a romantic)...

Little did I know that I was going up the Coit Tower elevator a single lady and coming down engaged.

Can’t wait to find out what happens next…then come back this Wednesday sweetie for the rest of our proposal story. Happy early Valentine’s Day! Do you have plans yet for V-day?

18 comments:

Namine said...

OMG I am so excited to hear the rest!! What torture you have inflicted not finishing!! I love hearing engagement stories!! Thanks for sharing...

Brandi said...

Noooooo! I need to hear the rest! This is an excellent start to what I'm sure is an awesome story.
Be back for sure. I may just be stalking your blog until you post the conclusion.

JMW said...

Cant' wait to hear more! LOVE your wedding photo - what a cute couple!

Dollface said...

omg... thank you thank you for sharing dolly!!! and trust me everything during my proposal was a blur too hahaha xxxooo

Leah said...

Can't wait to hear more... xoxo

Juliana said...

A cliff hanger---will be back!

Vday--Fondue and Couples Retreat!

Laura said...

Namine: Sorry for the torture, but I'm so glad I got to make you smile today!

Laura said...

Brandi: I wouldn't want it any other way xoxo

Laura said...

JMW: Isn't it a cute photo? That shot captured such a great moment.

Laura said...

Dollface: I'm still trying to piece it all together doll xoxo

Laura said...

Leah: It was so lovely and thoughtful. Happy early Valentine's Day sweetie!

Laura said...

Juliana: Oh yum for fondue... Please add strawberries and chocolate to your menu for me. xoxo

Ams said...

Oh I can't wait to find out!! I LOVE love!!! :)

BLOGitse said...

want to hear more! :)
no Vday celebration here - we have it every day! :)

BLOGitse

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Kristin said...

I just love hearing proposal stories!!! What's next? Ahhhhh

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

So fun so far! Will be checking back tomorrow for the rest!!

Jaeve + Things said...

Aw, this is soooo cute. Looking forward to hearing more.