It is almost 2am and I can't sleep. I have been working everyday and my time with Andy was at the minimum. I get a phone call today from my friend, asking if Andy and I would like to meet her and her husband for dinner. I was all for it and told her that would not be a problem. I hang up and call Andy who says I needed to be at his house after I got off work (which was at 7) so I had to call Katelyn back and tell her it had to be later but we could still meet for dinner. I was very suspicious of what was going on. Things weren't adding up because there was no real reason for why I had to drive out to his house after I got off work.
So I go on with my day...go to lunch with Sarah Janney expressing my suspicions about Andy's demeanor, I go to work which seemed to last forever (I'm very tired from working 8 days straight and my voice was about to go out). A few minutes after 7:00, I headed to Andy's house and finally pull into the driveway. I get out and Andy comes out to the garage looking like the stud I know him to be and says to come in. I immediately notice how clean the house is and a small package on the counter. My birthday is coming up next Wednesday and he simply says he couldn't wait to give me my gift. I open the box and it's a Coach box (I am highly obsessed with purses and accessories and Coach is one of my favorites). At this point I am beyond confusion because this is going against what I was originally thinking of what was going to happen. I open the box and it is this AMAZING silver with diamond Coach watch that is shining like a beam of light. Well...I am just completely stunned and just so gracious...but still confused. He couldn't wait to give me a watch 4 days before my birthday??
Well...he then tells me to read what is on the back of the watch...and inscribed is "Will You Marry Me? Love Andy"
Tears, people...TEARS started to come to my eyes and before I could say anything...Andy is on his knee taking my hand and holding a YELLOW DIAMOND RING IN HIS HAND. I'm starting to fight the urge to cry while he is saying my full name and popping the question. I couldn't really look at him cause his baby blue eyes are looking at me and HE is starting tear up.
Needless to say, I said YES!!!! We had our moment then we were both on the phone to family and friends expressing our joy and spreading the news. It was an amazing night and we did meet our friends for dinner for a delicious dinner with great laughs and celebration. We stopped by my grandparents' house and my Nana had made us an apple crisp dessert and gave us our first wedding gift (which is making me cry right now). My parents showed up at the restaurant and then of course we headed to Andy's parents' house. We were pretty much out til after midnight stopping to see family and close friends.
I would like to state that I knew the engagement was coming at some point soon since we had been working with a jeweler (a friend of the family that is in NYC). Andy wanted me to be apart of that process since he had no idea what I would like and doesn't know much about jewelry. I had no problem with that but I insisted on never seeing the ring and that the rest was up to him. I thought maybe on our beach trip...but he picked an absolutely incredible time (he literally could not wait that long) and I was truly surprised. He planned this and had already asked my father for permision and both sides of the family knew what was going on. Today (or yesterday technically) is actually his grandparent's anniversary...so this makes it very special. The ring is absolutely stunning, the watch is stunning and will be significant in our family since it is the defining moment of our family being officially started. I really dig that and the creativity it took! It is our first family heirloom and will hopefully be passed down to our children!!! Baby did good. Baby did real
I am absolutely shocked and I am incredibly happy to be marrying the man that I have literally wished for all of my life. God sent this angel at the most perfect time in my life. So get ready folks...the date is set on August 8, 2008!!! I am the future Mrs. Dean!!!