Matt and I started dating April 1, 2005 when he took me to the Kappa Delta formal. Ever since, it's been an awesome time. Our first "official" date was to a Japanese Steakhouse (Shinto) once I returned home from school. (May 27 to be exact...and no, I didn't remember that, but it comes into play later in the story)
Well, ever since I started my job teaching and while he's working at Red Lobster as well as going to school, the only day we have off at the same time are Wednesdays. Those are our "date nights". Usually we'll make dinner but sometimes we'll go out.
Well, on Monday night, Matt called me after work. He mentioned Wednesday, as he usually does, and I asked if we were staying in and cooking or going out. He replied with "we're going out to eat" and left it at that. Now, he NEVER makes decisions that quickly. However, hindsight is always 20/20.
Wednesday comes along. I call him on my way home from work and let him know I'm still able to hang out. He said that we're still going out to dinner. He wouldn't tell me where until I said "Am I not supposed to know or something?" then he said "We're going at 6:30 to Shintos" So I knew I had to get someone dressed up. I asked why we were going so fancy and he said it was because we didn't do anything for Sweetest Day (since that was the same day as Brett and Cassi's wedding) Needless to say, dinner went AMAZINGLY. I love that place.
I asked what he had planned after that for the evening and he said just going back to his apartment to watch TV or a movie or something. We headed back to his place as planned. When we got there, he said "I have to run to the bathroom! Can you do me a favor? Check my mailbox for a key that Cassi and Brett left in there" (i have keys to his apartment). So I thought that was a little odd since he went to the restroom while we were at dinner. But alas, I complied. I got the key out then headed up the stairs...
I tried to open the door, and it was locked. Then he unlocked it and the entire room was dark and only lit by candles. All around were red rose petals on the floor and the chairs and the couch. On the coffee table were three bigger candles and a huge vase with tons of red and white roses in it.
I was in total shock. He went into a sort of explanation (mind you, i'm still standing in the doorway with my scarf and jacket and everything). He said there were 56 days between April first (formal) and our first official date at shintos, so he had 56 roses in the vase. (told you there were tons of roses! i aint lying!) Then he said from our first date at Shintos to today (10/25) there were 515 days, so he had counted out 515 rose petals and put them all over the place. I remember saying "Wow, this is all for sweetest day?!" while thinking to myself "my proposal is going to be amazing if he's putting this much into sweetest day!" haha...
I asked him if i could take my jacket and shoes off, so I headed over to the kitchen table area. I gave him some kisses and said thank you for all of this. Then I said "So what do you want to do now?" thinking he'd say watch TV or make out. Instead, he said "First I know I want to ask you a question" and he reached into his pocket and pulled out the ring box. All during this time, I'm freaking out in my head like "OMG, what's he doing? what's he reaching for? question? THE question?" He said "Sarah, Will you marry me?" and the first thing i said was "Are you serious?!" and he said "yes. I love you so much" or something along those lines (I was in total shock) then I said "Did you ask my parents?" and he said yes. Then I just started kissing him. He broke away long enough to say "so, is that a yes?" and I said yes.
There's the whole story. That little bugger has had the ring since APRIL. that's just crazy. He's had it for 6 months! He's very good at keeping secrets apparently. :)
I'm all smiles :) :)