It’s time to get personal.
Just over 1 week ago, my boyfriend of 8 years asked me to marry him, and of course I said YES!! The proposal itself and the series of events leading up to the proposal were the most romantic events of my life. Jeremy did an amazing job as everything was so thoughtful, personal, and meaningful to our relationship. I absolutely need to share some of this story, so if you don’t have the stomach for romance, you can stop reading now. :)
It all started 8 years ago with a cocktail napkin. Yes, a cocktail napkin. I spotted a very handsome guy at the other side of the bar at the Cheesecake Factory and needed to get his attention. So, I wrote a note on a cocktail napkin, asking this stranger to “call me sometime.” Lucky for me, Jeremy accepted my invitation, introduced himself to me that night (in front of my parents – awkward!), and we went out the following weekend.
Fast forward 8 years later.
I turned the big 3-0 on September 19th and received a “Happy Note” from Jeremy. The note read “Today we begin the celebration of your 30th birthday with the first of your gifts to come…” Gift #1 was balloons filled with heartfelt messages from my friends and family!
The next day, I woke up to Happy Note #2 and a gift – we were going to Catalina Island!
Every day after that, I received a Happy Note and a corresponding thoughtful gift from Jeremy, including everything from a monogrammed coffee mug to running headbands to a Jambox. This continued for 30 days straight, and every day, Jeremy proclaimed “Happy birthday!” Talk about a birthday month! I have never had more fun or been more impressed. All along I thought I was the planner in our relationship!
As the days progressed, Nicole & friends were convinced that Jeremy would propose on day 30. I told myself that no matter what day 30 would bring, I would be happy and thankful…but I too was wondering if a proposal was in my future!
Day 30 turned out to be the best gift of all. Jeremy framed the cocktail napkin that I gave him 8 years ago!
The corresponding Happy Note indicated that Jeremy also had a cocktail napkin note for me this time. (I was literally freaking out at this point!) This note was the first of many that gave me instructions on how to find him, so I went on a journey from the hair salon to a fancy hotel where we reunited after 4 cocktail napkins! I tried to stay calm as we enjoyed a cocktail (obviously) and took in the ocean views. When the moment was right, we walked down to the beach where Jeremy proposed to me at sunset. Swoon. It was the most perfect series of events for the most perfect day ever: October 18, 2013.
I am a very happy girl, and feel so lucky to have found Jeremy! <3