Sunday, May 31, 2009
My weekend ended up being much more exciting than I ever thought it would be thanks to Nick and our wonderful friends! They had been planning this for the past two weeks and not a peep was spilled to me, good job everyone!
My original "plan" for Saturday was that Brynn and I were going to go to the same restaurant, the Tap House in downtown Seattle where Meghan on a blind date. At about 5:15, after we parked, Brynn gota text message from Meghan saying that her date, Micha, (who was the nephew of a family friend and really into musical theater) stood her up!! So I get there, see Meghan at the bar by herself, and am thinking "oh no! Poor Meghan!!"
Meghan and Brynn played it off perfectly: "I can't believe I got stood up, his phone goes straight to voice mail, never let me go on a blind date again!! I am so mad, lets go to the bathroom and change and then head to the Sounders game."
So we start to walk toward the bathroom and I see some of Nick's friends in the banquet room I'm thinking "so weird Nick's friends are at the Tap House too!" (His cover was that they were doing a guys night at Sam's house, which I totally bought). So Meghan and Brynn start walking in to the room and I see Nick's friends and my friends all together in the room and of course, it still doesn't click in my head! I'm thinking "that is so weird Nick's friends and my friends are all at the Tap House too in the same room, wait, is this a party that I wasn't invited too, just happen to stumble upon? Why wasn't I invited?!?"
Then I turn to my left, see Nick in his suit and tie and it finally clicks!! He takes my hand, gets down on his knee, says his part, and pulls out my beautiful ring as I am crying and nodding and he asks and I say "yes" and everyone cheers.
My friend Angela drove five hours to come to the party, Courtney drove three hours! And right as Angela is finish up her doctorate program and Courtney has exams in medical school. They were so busy and came all the way over! And Nick's parents drove three hours as well to be there!
Everyone stayed and hung out for a few hours, then Nick and I went to the Cheesecake Factory for some appetizers (I could hardly eat I was so excited). It was where we had our first date over four years ago.
We then met up with some of our friends at Brasa, a bar in Capitol Hill for some more celebration.
I am so happy right now and feel so blessed to have amazing family (Nick drove down to my parents house two weeks ago to ask their permission, and of course they said yes and were so excited), fantastic friends in our lives and now a wonderful fiance!! I love saying that!!
More pictures to come, once more are sent my way.
I feel full of life and full of love and can't wait for what's next!