Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our Love Story: The Engagement

8.8. 2015
I am just now getting over the roller coaster of excitement this night brought along! 
This day started off as any other. Well, aside from walking approximately 10 million miles taking a short visit to all of the monuments and memorials of Washington D.C. earlier on in the day. That night we knew we wanted to get something to eat from somewhere nice we just didn't know where. Eventually we decided on our favorite place. I have to mention that me and all of my indecisiveness, decided at the last minute, I maybe didn't want a sit down dinner. I asked Keith if we could go back to the a Nationals game again that night and he nonchalantly said 'Sure'--even though Im sure he's glad we stuck with the original plan haha. 

The Ruth's Chris in D.C. was wonderful. It overlooked the D.C. skyline including the airport and a lot of the monuments. The serving staff was super nice and made the experience that much more enjoyable. When we got up to the floor of the restaurant (it was on the 11th floor), I told the hostess that I just wanted to take a look around to which she responded a little too quickly that she had a good table for us that was getting ready at the moment. I had no idea what she meant by 'good table' and was hoping that all of the tables were considered good but I just went with it.

I had every intention of documenting our night including wine and entrees--because, blog duh ;). However, right after I snapped this picture of this amazing strawberry, spinach and goat cheese salad, the entire night changed. I literally felt like the universe shifted. A few of the other couples in the restarurant were out celebrating too. One lady had just told her hubby he was going to be a dad while another group was celebrating a birthday. Keith and I started talking about our future and what was to come for us. We were both super excited from talking about it and the other celebrations going on around us just added to that. Just then Keith started talking about the importance of living in the moment and our future and how he couldnt imagine it without me and before I knew it, he was on one knee! It was a complete blur as I could vaguely recall him saying my full name and asking me those oh so sweet words: Will you marry me?

I'm not going to lie, I was pretty darn hysterical. If you look closely, you can see my smeary makeup :). Apparently the servers and hostesses had been in on the ENTIRE THING. Keith asked me if I saw him and the both hostesses exchanging glances before they took us to our table. Of course I was completely clueless. He told me he'd let them in on his grand plans way before we got there.

And our server brought over a little cake for us almost right away and he kept wishing us a happy life and insisted on taking a dozen pictures of us. :)

I absolutely love this man so much! He gets me. This night could not have been more perfect even if i planned it myself. The skyline, the atmosphere. It was all so amazing. I absolutely can not wait to spend forever with this guy.
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