Monday, August 2, 2010

One foot in front of the other.

On our first date, My Guy and I went on what we now lovingly refer to as The Death March.

After e-mailing and talking on the phone, we met on the morning of Mother's Day to walk his dogs. There's a trail that's an old trolley line, and I figured it would be a good place for a first date. If he turned out to be a serial killer, I'd be in the middle of a neighborhood and could scream loud enough for someone to hear me.

See? I'm a planner.

So, we met and walked his two labradoodles. But we were talking and having so much fun that we just kept walking ... and walking ... and walking. And then we realized that we still had to turn around and walk back to our cars. The dogs were dragging. We joked that they hated me and would forever associate me with this trail of tears.

Fifteen months later, My Guy and I still walk a lot. It's my preferred form of exercise, and it's a great way to just spend time together. We talk. We make up elaborate stories about the places and people on our routes. And, lately? We put up with each other sweatin' like farm animals and smelling like truckers. Because it is humid.

Friday night, we were back on the trolley trail. And we joked about The Death March while also walking much, much farther than usual. It started to get dark, but the sticky day was relaxing into a lovely summer night. We were just a couple of nerdy, stinky kids thinking this was a really good way to spend a Friday night.

And then he got down on one knee. And pulled a ring out of his pocket. And I couldn't stop laughing.

And then I said yes.

19 comments:

CheckerMom said...

Ok, I suck at commenting...
And this made my first day the best one ever. :-)CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Sara said...

Since you wrote several weeks ago about having discussed marrying him, I have read every post waiting for this ending. Congrats!! I am very happy for you!!!

Also, I may need to find a hobby or something less stalkerish to do....

dallasdiva said...

AUUGGHHHH I am so happy for you! That is fabulous. Take a picture of him, of the ring, of the houses. I NEED PICTURES DAMMIT

nestra said...

Congrats!! I laughed when my now husband proposed too!

Karen said...

Absolutely Wonderful!!! Congratulations to you guys and best of luck with the house selling and moving and Wedding Planning!

Molly said...

Eeeeeeeeeee! Yayyyyyyyyyyy! Congratulations! I remember the first post that you wrote about him. He is totally a keeper.
Woohoo!!!!!!

Cyndi B. said...

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!!

Congratulations!! How wonderful!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Awww! What a romantic moment! What a set up! What a guy, your guy!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Oh, oh, oh!! Happy tears!!!

Congratulations! I am SO HAPPY for you!!!!!!!

Iron Needles said...

Well. I was going to comment something goofy, but then stopped. Because the only thing I can say it how absolutely wonderfully perfect, and congratulations.

calistalee said...

Eeeeeeeek!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hope505 said...

Oh....Chachalita!! !! !! I am so happy for your sweet life!!

Sarahviz said...

Yay! Congrats you silly kids!

Magic27 said...

Oh wow, Cha Cha, I'm sooooo happy for you! I've got tears running down my face I'm so pleased!
And after a spectacularly craptastic day myself, I really needed something nice and happy and soul-lifting this evening!
Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations...
So, when's the wedding? And when do we get to see a picture of your Guy (or at least his labradoodles)?

sherilee said...

Sweet! You know how to tell a story, girl.

So happy for you.

cndymkr / jean said...

YES!!

daisiesforyou said...

I knew from the first mention of labradoodles! I cannot wait for all the posts about your "blended family." Yay for the six of you! :-)

Joni said...

How sweet. I am so happy for you Cha Cha. You deserve it.

Joni said...

Oops. You probably don't know who this is....it is Coco from screamingforchocolate. :)