Who popped the question? Were you surprised?
I popped the question. I took one of her BFF’s ring shopping with me. I was so nervous, her friend said she wouldn’t tell me what to do unless I was steering too far off course. Both are dental hygienists and look through a magnifying glass on a daily basis so the stone had to be perfect. It was.
Again, the stars aligned for our proposal — both of our families were going to be in AZ for Thanksgiving (we are from LA). She knew a proposal was likely coming, but assumed it was going to be at Christmas, which is why I had to keep her on her toes and do it at Thanksgiving.
We share a common love of football, her favorite team is the AZ Cardinals and once again the stars aligned, they were playing a game that weekend. But I also wasn’t going to pull a jumbo-tron moment. So I arranged for a private event and tour of the stadium. I also tricked her a month earlier into gifting my sister a cardinals shirt, which came into play later. I also knew it was important to her to have her nails look good, so my mom was instrumental into making her think it was a family tradition to get our nails done the day after thanksgiving. That morning, I made an excuse that I had something come up from work. So my mom and sister went with her to get her nails done, she was prompted by the cashier with a note from me, taking her to our favorite bar in scottsdale where my dad was waiting with another note written from her mom and step mom to meet us as the home field of her future sister-in-law’s shirt (AZ Cardinals shirt).
I had never been so nervous leading up to this, I had cancer sores and given myself a stress cold. But she was ushered in by the tour guide and she came out of the tunnel onto the field to meet me and saw our families together also waiting. I’m pretty sure I stammered most of my way through the actual proposal — but it was about how we are a team and we each gotta work together and give a little to meet each other half way.