So, how did he do it?!?! Here's the deal... when you're a Super Hero, it's really hard to get surprised. When you're ME and a Super Hero, it's damn near impossible. Did I know he was going to do it? Yep. Did I help pick out the ring? Totally. Did I see the ring once it was in his hot little hands? Not until he was on one knee. Did I know WHEN or WHERE it was going to happen? I had ideas... and though I ruled out "Disneyland" and "Hoth", I was still caught off guard when he did ask.
Firstly, it is not unknown that Matt is a old soul, much like myself, so he did go through the traditional steps of asking for my parents' blessings. He ALSO is a smart man and knew that while I wanted my parent's blessing, I needed the permission of those beings that actually rule my life, my daughters. He asked the girls in the car the day before he proposed and (I'm told) that they were ecstatic and told him they absolutely wanted him to ask me to marry him! He told the girls his plan and those little buggers kept their mouths shut and didn't tell me a thing!
This week was the first time in about 6 months that all of our kids have been with their other parents at the same time. I'm not kidding... they stars just don't align for us to get a break, so when they do, we take full advantage of it!!! We went to our favorite theatre last night to see "World War Z"... they serve booze there, which was really the only way I was going to endure a Zombie movie. After that, we sat around for a few minutes going "welp... NOW what?" Then we decided to cross town and hit up another theater to see "Man of Steel" JUST BECAUSE WE CAN. Two movies in one night? It was great. I slept in this morning and while Matt worked from home, I skipped off to the spa for a few hours of pampering before our big date this evening. I knew he'd made reservations at the place where we'd had our first date (and yes... suspicions were high) but he swooped in for a sneak attack in the parking lot behind the restaurant. That was the spot where we had our first kiss back in October... complete with some crackhead yelling at us from the top of the stairwell. He stopped in the spot, kissed me and said "We should make another memory here" and dropped to one knee. A simple "Will you marry me?" was all he could get out before I said YES and pulled him up for a kiss. We were actually quite pleased when another crackhead stumbled by mumbling something about squeezing juice and peanuts... we like tradition so we silently thanked the crackhead for adding to the romance and reminding us of our first kiss.
This summer is now going to go SUPER fast as we are insanely planning to hold a simple backyard wedding in 7 weeks. Yeah, we know... we're nuts... but school starts soon and I want to change my name! Plus, when you know what your heart wants, why wait? I've never been more certain of anything in my life... this man is my best friend, my soulmate, the most amazing father I have ever known and he has shown me the depths of true love and trust. Plus, he makes me laugh and smile way more often than he makes me pull my hair out so I say "I DO!"
Bring it on Summer of 2013... you're going to be epic!