I’ve been waiting to say this for 3.5 years! I’m engaged! On Friday night Mike took me to the promenade under the Brooklyn bridge; the spot where he first told me he loved me. As the sun set over the East River he said I was the best part of his life and asked me to marry him! Of course I said yes. Then we went to Bubby’s for dinner. I’m so glad he proposed first because I had my sneaking suspicions and I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy dinner if I was nervous the whole time.
Bubby’s just happened to have an old school photo booth in the back. We were able to take these awesome, over-joyed, really cheesy pictures just minutes into the engagement.
And for all you ring fanatics, it’s gorgeous. As long as we’ve been together, Mike’s known that I won’t wear diamonds. I learned about blood diamonds in college and swore that no piece of jewelry was worth (indirectly) funding warlords. The Kimberley certificate was supposed to prevent the sales of diamonds from conflict zones, but unfortunately warlords are just selling their diamonds across the borders to non-conflict zones, and so the wars are still being funded.
Anyways, Mike picked out a beautiful Alexandrite stone. This was the original birthstone for June babies (which is me!) until it became too expensive to mine. It changes from purple, green or blue depending on the light source, so I feel like I’m wearing an adult mood ring! Every time I look at it it looks different. He could not have picked out something better suited for me :)
So now we’re just enjoying our engagement. We’ve decided not to start making any plans for at least 2 weeks. I promise this blog won’t become all about wedding plans.
- Diamond Buyers Beware: Why You Should Never Buy Blood Diamonds (dangerouslee.biz)
- Taylor Gone, but Blood Diamonds Are Forever (rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Historic verdict: Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor guilty of war crimes for accepting blood diamonds (mining.com)