Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Challenge Day 9

Your most treasured item.

My wedding rings. I will share the story of how Al proposed. We had been dating for 2 years and were leisurely looking for rings. We even went into a jeweler to discuss having a ring made. I wanted something really different. A week later we found out we were pregnant. Talk of marriage was put on hold as we adjusted to the idea of becoming parents. I was 8 months pregnant when we celebrated with friends and family the impending birth of our child. The party was at my good friend Nena's house and we had about 80 guests. I came out of the bathroom to be told that Al was on the deck waiting to make a toast in front of everyone. Everyone gathered. I came to sit in a chair that was in the center of the crowd. All of a sudden Al got down on one knee and pulled a ring from behind his back! He had asked his mom to record everything, and asked a friend of our's to take pictures of each “step” of my reaction. He had even gone as far as to ask my dad's permission to marry me before asking me to be his wife. He pulled off a perfect proposal! I was SHOCKED! My favorite part was he embraced the fact that I wanted to pick my own ring, so he chose the diamond and then presented it to me in a band that we could replace when we found the setting for the diamond.

Pictures of the pictures from "proposal day"


  1. Lovely ring and I love the story of you and your husband!! The pictures are priceless!


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