My Wedding

Engagement Story

I’m still a newlywed. Right? I get to be a newlywed for a whole year. That’s the rule. So I’m still a newlywed until October 25th. Well, one of the plusses of being a newlywed is I get to talk about my wedding, which is one thing I’ve rarely talked about here.

I had planned on starting September 25th and posting a wedding picture and wedding story every morning for a month. But as you can see? I was too busy making donuts.

So, I’m going to start today, and pretend like I started Saturday. Okay?

And I’ll start with the engagement.

MrZ and I had discussed getting married almost since the day we started dating. By April of 2003, we finally were ready (after dating for three years) to start shopping for rings. We had decided to “get engaged” sometime in the summer, and get married the following spring. We went shopping for rings one weekend, and had a ball doing it. I knew NOTHING about diamonds and neither did he!

The next weekend I came home from traveling with LilZoot to see his Dad. MrZ handed me a piece of paper. I looked at it and it said, “Will you Marry Me? Yes/No/Maybe”. I laughed, said, “You’re so cute” and then hung it up on the fridge. We joked about stuff like that a lot, I didnt think anything of it. I just thought he was being silly.

Later, he said:
“Well, arent you going to answer it?”
“What? The note? No! Its hysterical just hanging on the fridge like that. Unanswered.”

Even LATER, he said:
“So, you’re really not going to check the box?”
“On the note. You arent even going to answer it?”
“Well, of course you know the answer. Everyone knows we’re getting married eventually. Its just funny to leave it like I’m thinking about it.”
“You should really check a box.”
“FINE!. Jeez…”

As I turned to the fridge to check “yes”, I turned back around and he had a ring out saying, “Then, I can finally give you this.”


He was proposing to me! I thought he was being silly and he was being sweet and romantic! How horrible am I? heheh.

22 thoughts on “Engagement Story”

  1. cute is that??

    So how was LilZ involved in the wedding exactly? I need details. LOL I’m widowed, for 3 years now, and am dating. :cough: It’s bizarre!!! But if I ever take the plunge again, I’d love some ideas on how to incorporate my little guy in the ceremony. That is awesome.

  2. Zoot, you were so LOVELY at your wedding. I had no idea you were still a newlywed! I love your proposal story. It’s simple and sweet and funny, and you can’t get any better than that!

  3. First of all, you look GORGEOUS! (No surprise)

    RockStar Daddy & I already knew we were getting engaged ’cause we talked about it from the minute we met too. So, we don’t have a ‘ring in the ice cube’ type story. But….
    Wait… now that I’m thinking about it, I totally have to post about it. Sorry, I’m such a thief :/ !!

  4. Zoot, I didn’t know you were a NEWLYWED!!! I love the story, and I swear I’m NOT shedding a tear over that picture, I’m just NOT!

  5. Yaay, I LOVE wedding stories!!

    Very exciting, this makes me happy.

    Can’t wait to read one a day until Oct.25th! Wheeee!!!!!

    (We went looking at rings on Saturday, incidentally. Tee!Hee!)

  6. That is SO COOL!

    “I can finally give you this.” You know that ring was just burning a hole in his pocket, and if you hadn’t answered the note he would have gone crazy.

  7. Also didn’t you were a newlywed. You three just seem to fit so well together. Congratulations. Also, I’m totally all misty eyed, damn you ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. lol how cute is that?

    i love that sort of thing – when it’s tailor made for the given situation (instead of those generic romantic attempts).

    you are one lucky lady! (hubby wize and kid wize) w00t

  9. We felt the same way about LittleJuJu in our wedding. Hubby and I walked down the aisle together with LittleJuJu in between holding our hands.

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