Mike proposed last Friday night! I think I’m still in a little bit of a daze because it caught me so off guard. Most of the night is kind of a blur because I was on cloud nine, but it was a perfect night.
I knew Mike was proposing this summer, but I really didn’t think it would happen in June for a few reasons. Namely, I didn’t think he would propose before he could get a haircut. Barber shops just opened this Monday and we had a week vacation already planned, so in my head it wasn’t happening until July at the earliest.
Earlier last week, I had some good work-related news so Mike said, “Let’s celebrate with champagne on Friday.” I didn’t think anything of it… and then Friday came, Mike told me he was going to make dinner. Again, nothing that crazy because I rarely cook dinner anyway. We took the dogs for a walk and as we were coming back to the house, Mike said he was going to plug the outdoor lights in. (Mike and I had spent an hour on Thursday stringing them all up…) I took the dogs around the other side of the house to unleash the dogs and bring them inside.
I heard, “Carly…” I turned around and saw Mike “on the ground– he was on one knee, but in my head I thought he had tripped. I said, “Mike!” thinking he had hurt himself and then realized that he was holding a jewelry box and on one knee and then it hit me what was happening. I really don’t remember anything he said at all, I was in complete disbelief. I just remember hugging him and saying yes and then putting the ring on.
(In case you want to know how much I wasn’t expecting it, I hadn’t washed my hair in three days.)
It was such a perfect night. I’m so glad we were alone and at our house. It felt relaxed and very us. I also am not great under pressure when people are watching so I’m very grateful Mike did it privately. And then we did a slew of FaceTime calls with my parents, sister, and grandma and his parents. Everyone except for me knew it was happening soon, though no one knew the exact day so it was fun to spread the word.
We are both so happy. I have no idea how to plan a wedding with a pandemic going on, so that part should be interesting, but just trying to relish these moments now!!