Monday, February 28, 2011

Northbound Train

I have a feeling that my regular readers are people who have already found out the news in various other ways ... phone calls, facebook, word-of-mouth, etc. However, I probably should cover all my bases. So here goes. Drumroll, please?

B-d-d-d-d-d- ... (how would you "spell" a drumroll, anyway?)

I am engaged!

(commences dancing, leaping, and general revelry)

And now comes the proposal story, for those of you who have inquired. For those of you who already know the story, or simply don't need/want to know, you may cease reading from this point on, if you so desire. (hyphenated sentences represent megan's inner thoughts.)

Friday night I arrived at Glen's apartment so we could make dinner and do our usual Friday-night-stuff. He immediately said, "Hey, let's go for a walk while it's still light outside. The sun's going to set."

--raises eyebrows ... "a 'walk', huh?"--

So we headed out into the chilly February evening (about 6 o'clock) and walked over to a footbridge at the Provo River fairly close to Glen's place.

--"a bridge? does he know about me and bridges?" harking back to the "anne of green gables" movie (if you pick it up at 9:30, you'll reach the relevant scene) ... to answer that question, yes, he did. esther was kind enough to inform him of that humorous and silly 'fantasy'--

We stood looking at the water, when suddenly, over the din of the rushing water below, I heard strands of music wafting in the air.

--"North and South??? ohhhhh, corny, sweet, and here it comes." megan begins to laugh.--

Ended up that the cord connecting his mp3 player to the speaker was a little faulty, so the music was crackling. He ended up pulling that out of his coat pocket and handing it to me to hold so the music wouldn't keep cutting out and he could actually kneel and pull out the ring. (which is b-e-a-utiful.)

--"wow, this is really happening!" still laughter, kind of welling, but no tears to ruin my make-up, thank goodness--

He asked the question, I (obviously) said yes, and the rest is history. So, completely unexpected to me, I laughed through a good part of the proposal. Hardly poised behavior. But fortunately, Glen loves and knows me well enough to know that I wasn't laughing at him and wondering, "What in the heck are you thinking?"

I spent the rest of the weekend wearing out my phone, which has never been put to so much use the entire length of my ownership thereof.

But it was worth it.

Oh! And when I actually can find a decent camera that will actually manage to get a good shot of my ring, I'll post pictures of it. Unfortunately, my camera really stinks.

-Me

"In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk." -Rita Rudner

12 comments:

matriarch said...

So HAPPY for you Megan!! You deserve the very best life has to offer! LOVE 'the proposal story'!
Sharon Wilkins

Oceane Isabelle said...
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Glen said...

As I say, I think it fell right in step with the rest of our relationship.

Marcene said...

Love it! Love you! So happy you got a Anne/Gilbert fantasy proposal. One day maybe I'll actually get to meet this man of yours. Congratulations!

Sara said...

MEGAN !!! I'm so happy to read this ! You deserve every happiness in the world. I've looked forward to you finding "the one" since we were pre-teens ! LOVES & HUGS from me to you.- Sara

Emily said...

Oooooh Yay! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations. I love the proposal too. So sweet!

the hills said...

i love when we get megan most inner thoughts. congrats a million times over. :)

Tracy said...

We couldn't be happier for you guys. Can't wait to meet Glen and extend our family! Love you! Tom and Tracy

Kim said...

Giddy. That's how this post makes me feel (and I'm sure you MUCH more so!). I love that you laughed. :) Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Does he know how lucky he is? i love you, I love north and south, and now you'll have to stop fantasizing about Mr what's his name......ummm.....
Seriously, how sweet of Glen to fulfill your unspoken wishes. We'll have fun the next few months! (well, more than the next few months, but you know what I mean)
lovenote
mom

Teresa W said...

I love how you laughed through and I LOVE the way he did it. It is so you! So randomly I actually found out about your engagement from a friend who was listing off all his friends who got engaged over the weekend. One of them he referred to as Glenbob. There are only so many people out there with that name ;). Congratulations!!!

VK said...

Sooooo excited for you!!!!! Love ya lots and lots.