How He Asked
I had all these big plans for the blog this year and making sure that I focused on my writing and creating content that I loved and using this platform as a creative outlet BUT little did I know, planning a wedding, working full time, going to school full time, and preparing to be a wife, would take up so much more of my time than expected. Four days after I wrote my last post on Simplicité and Co, my boyfriend at the time got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. In case you weren’t sure, I said “YES.” It was the most exciting and precious day and I can’t wait to spend forever with Caleb, so here’s a bit of our story and how he asked!
Caleb and I met in our junior year at Clemson University. We were in a technical writing course where we were assigned to groups, given five minutes, and had to come up with a Shark Tank-esque pitch for a product and then present it in front of the class. Our group was three male engineering students who were no help, Caleb, and myself, who was even less help and we were assigned, get this, yoga pants like Spanx. Caleb ended up having to take over the presentation and somehow made the class and myself laugh even though I had the worst cold and no desire to be there. We ended up working on a longer more in depth project and became fast friends. Fast forward a few years, a breakup, and some growing up, and here we are!
On January 12, Caleb was spending the weekend with me in Columbia. My week had been long and tedious and so he had this idea that he wanted to make brunch and have an easy morning. It was exactly what I needed so I slept in and let him do the work for brunch. He made fresh coffee, homemade bread for french toast, and whipped cream. Basically all of my favorite brunch foods. I eventually come downstairs to join him and he gets me situated on the couch before bringing a piping hot cup of coffee, and a plate of french toast that was shaped like a ring with a diamond made of whipped cream. It took me a second to understand what was happening. He gets down on one knee, holds out the plate and winks at me, which is a very classic Caleb move. He then hands me the plate and pulls out a diamond ring and asks, “Will you marry me?” I naturally keep asking, “is this for real?” still having a hard time believing that this is happening before finally saying, “yes.” After some tears and a few kisses, he slipped the ring on my finger and we were officially engaged. We called my parents and then his to celebrate the news.
One of the best things we did was not immediately announce our engagement. It allowed us to privately celebrate it and relish in every moment together before the world knew. We topped the perfect day off with reservations at a great Italian place with my parents and felt so loved and celebrated as we took the next step in our relationship. We set a date for this upcoming June and it can’t be here soon enough!