Saturday, September 29, 2007

Erica and I are officially engaged! For posterity, here's how it went down:

Erica knew the ring was coming since she had picked it out and knew that I had bought it. But I indicated to her that "it would be ready by Saturday morning". But I got it on Thursday. I had been telling her that I wanted to take her up to the spot were we became BFGF. I told her I wanted to go up there on Friday before we went to a concert with her family.

I got subways and we went up. We sat down on the trail, ate our subways, and talked. I talked about how much she meant to me and why I loved her (only some of the reasons since there are many and I can't verbalize most of them). After doing that, I asked her to stand up so I could hug her. I did, and she asked me when I was going to ask her to marry me. "Soon" I kept telling her. I told her I couldn't wait 'till I could put a ring on her finger. I told her a few more things, then got down on one knee, took her hand, and said, "Erica Krueger, will you marry me?" She just looked at me. Then I remembered she had said she wanted me to propose with the ring. So I took the ring out of my front pocket on my shirt, and put it on her finger. She said, "YES!"

After a quick peck on the forehead (or more), we were off to announce our engagement to the world. As we talked about it, she told me she was a bit in shock during the proposal, thinking "Is this happening? Is he really proposing to me? He can't be proposing to me because he doesn't have the ring!" She had previously looked for the ring in my pockets, expecting me to have the ring box. But I had taken it out since it was too obvious if I had it in my pocket. So she
didn't think I had it. She says she doesn't remember me putting the ring on her finger. It just appeared there somehow.

We went and met her family. They said they knew she was engaged before she said anything because she was beaming so much. We went to the concert, which was good, and all of us went back to Erica's house for smoothies. It was good.

Pictures are in Picasa


Kim said...

Cool! It was great to get that phone call letting us know!

Cambrie said...

Congratulations chad and Erica! We are excited to meet our future sister in law and are especially excited that both of us will be able to attend the wedding!!!

Hey! We ate subway when we got engaged too! Brett, take notes....

brigham said...

Thanks for posting the pictures! We're so excited for you guys! Congrats!

Marilyn said...

First time I have had time in days to check the blog. But I got to see them and Katie and Brett last night, in person, for dinner. it was Great! Thanks for the pictures...and take more! (You should let other people take them sometimes! You know, just so we can see more of both of you!)