Sunday, January 22, 2012


The good news:
My pitcher finally popped the question! He proposed back in October, but I have been too busy wedding planning and playing on Pinterest to blog. :)

How it happened:
One Friday night in October my pitcher and I were planning to go out to dinner at a pub downtown. He called me that Tuesday and asked if I had ever seen him in his new suit. I said no and suggested that we go to a fancier restaurant on Friday night, so he could wear it. He agreed and picked where we would be going, but refused to tell me. The whole time I figured that going out to a fancy restaurant was my idea when actually, it was just part his little plan.

On Friday night we got all dressed up and headed downtown for dinner. My pitcher still would not tell me where we were going, so I had no idea until we arrived at the restaurant. My pitcher's younger sister, who was obviously in on the plan, kept joking that he was taking me to McDonald's and the reason we had to get dressed up was that we were going inside instead of going through the drive-thru. HAHA. We were a little early, so it took a while for them to seat us. Finally, they escorted us back to a table.

After we finished our dinner, we were sitting at the table waiting for the waiter to return. I was having that, "I kinda have to go potty, but maybe I will just wait until we leave" discussion with my pitcher. He was overly pushy in urging me to go, so I got up to go to the restroom. 

When I came back the waiter was setting out the dessert menu and then walked off. Daniel and I were discussing if we wanted to order any cheesecake (his favorite) when the waiter walked back to our table with a plate. He told us that he had our dessert for us. My first thought was, "we didn't order dessert yet." I bet the look on my face was priceless. He set down a plate in front of me.

Written on the plate in chocolate syrup was "Will you marry me?" with my beautiful ring in the center! 

The first thing out of my mouth was, "Are you serious? You aren't kidding, right?" He laughed and said he was serious. I then asked if I could put the ring on. Through my utter shock I think I finally said yes, but the next question out of my mouth was if he asked my father for permission. My pitcher, being very sarcastic, said no. I believed him and began to freak out a little bit. I told him that he was going to need to call my parents himself and break the news. I was not going to have that awkward conversation with them! It was not until about three hours later that my best friend finally broke the news to me that my pitcher had met my father for lunch the week prior and asked him for permission. (So glad he really did know the rules!!)

I also found out later that my pitcher had come up with the whole plan. He made our dinner reservations in advance and had told the restaurant exactly his plan and what he wanted to do. No one said anything to him or even acknowledged his plan until the waiter came up and asked him for the ring. He was getting nervous and worried he was going to have to wing it. 

What now:
We couldn't be happier. My pitcher and I will be getting married on December 1st. Wedding planning is turning out to be a fun and mildly stressful adventure, but it will all be worth it in the end. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life married to the man of my dreams! I'm a lucky girl. :)

I'm sure you will be hearing about our wedding planning soon!

~Soon to be Mrs. Baseball!

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