On Friday night, Phil proposed when he got home from work! He had the ring box wrapped in Christmas paper. He had picked up some macarons from my favorite shop in downtown Minneapolis so we had those as a post-engagement treat. He had also made reservations at my favorite restaurant in downtown Minneapolis (112 Eatery - if you visit Minneapolis or live here, go there!!).
Phil asked that we not tell anyone about our engagement on Friday night so we could enjoy the evening and focus on each other. This was the best idea as it was great to enjoy the evening and revel in the excitement of our engagement versus being on our phones all night! We did call my parents on the way home from dinner, though, as I just HAD to tell them! Plus they knew the engagement was coming as Phil had asked for their blessing. :)
I spent most of Saturday on the phone sharing the news with friends and family. Everyone was so very excited for me Phil and me! Then on Saturday evening we went to Phil's work holiday party and had fun sharing the news with his coworkers, and on Sunday we shared the news with some of his college friends at a holiday brunch.
I waited a long time for the right guy to come into my life. But my dream has come true and I am so excited to marry this man. We're hoping to get married in May of 2017. It's a short engagement but as Harry said in When Harry Met Sally, "when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
Also, the posed smiling photo above is nice, but this photo is more true to who we are as a couple. Phil's being silly and is making me smile.