Every year it never fails, no matter how much we try to make plans for New Years Eve, we always end up flying by the seat of our pants. This year was no different. We attempted to make plans out-of-town with friends, but it just didn’t pan out. So here we are again two days before with no plans. Yet, I’m not really sweating it because wherever B and I end up, I know it’ll be fabulous. Even if we end up in front of the TV. However, just because we don’t have plans doesn’t mean I don’t have a “just in case” outfit. You know, the “just in case we end up hanging from the chandeliers & going to a the best party ever” outfit. Yep. I’ve got one. This year I might even take a page from the boys and do a little tuxedo action. The classic black & white combo always achieves looking effortless yet upscale all at once; a great “just in case” option. You can take the girl out of the Girl Scouts but you can’t take the Girl Scouts out of the girl…because a little preparation never hurt anyone.
I know….I know…. It’s 16 days into the new year and I’m just now telling my readers Happy New Year! Well, I supposed it’s better late than never right?
When my potato and I moved in together in May, the talk of marriage had already begun. I knew a proposal was coming in the next 6 months. However, I didn’t know when, where or how. In the coming months, as Thanksgiving came & went as well as Christmas, I figured I’d have to wait till 2013.
However, I should have known something was brewing, but I ignored all the signs. He asked my parents permission the day before New Years. He bought a suit New Years’ Eve. He helped me pick out what to wear (which turned out to be his favorite outfit to see me wear). Nevertheless, I had a blind eye to these details, and chose to believe our NYE would be nothing out of the ordinary.
After a dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, We stopped by a friend’s house to toast the New Year. Five minutes into 2013, he took me into a room that is also our friend Julio’s “man-cave” (imagine an old school Pac- Man machine, move posters , and a life-size figure from Star Wars). It was here, that he got down on one knee and proposed. Honestly, this was last place I had imagined a proposal happening, but I love telling the story. In fact I think it’s kinda awesome. Every New Years’ Eve will always bring back this sweet life-changing memory.
Oh, and the engagement ring also could not have been more perfect. I could tell he was nervous if would like it, but I LOVE it.
And so the first days of the new year have been lovely, exhilarating, and somewhat stressful as I now delve into planning a weeding in 10 months! In the meantime, I plan to enjoy saying the word fiancé, as this is the most I’ll get to use it!