I couldn't be more BLESSED to have found him..The Love of My LIFE: Leyland.
He proposed in Central Park as we were strolling through on a perfect Saturday afternoon. We had gone to brunch earlier, then popped into the MET for a couple of hours. Afterwards, he suggested we walk through the park since it looks so gorgeous right after it snows.
Leyland had his laptop bag with him that day, and had told me he might have to go into work later on. Turns out there was a blanket in there NOT a computer. He put the blanket down on some benches (covered in snow) and we sat down. He then gave me a Book titled "100 Reasons That I Love You" written & printed by HIM.
As I read through the book, I couldn't believe what was happening - and I was anxious to get to the end - but there were literally 100 pages!! Pages filled with inside jokes, sweet sentiments, and incredible words letting me know just HOW much he loved me. When I finished the last page, I looked up to see him kneeling on one knee in the snow staring up at me with his big green eyes. He said "Will you Marry me???" with the biggest smile on his face. I replied: "For Real!???" I literally couldn't believe what was happening. The next thing I knew he pulled out the ring & it took my breath away...
After that we went back to my apartment - where my roomies had set up dozens of bouquets of roses, candles & champagne - My Sister even had Our Song playing when we walked in!! There were clothes laid out for us in my room & we got all fancied up to go downtown to Alta (where we had our very first real date).
When we walked in I was Floored to see my FAMILY & friends all there waiting to congratulate us!!! This moment was truly incredible. I had always pictured getting engaged and being able to celebrate with my family right after - but never told him that. The fact that he planned it all for me.. down to the last detail - exactly how I always imagined - meant the WORLD.
The rest of the night was fantastic!! We went out in the village for some NYC dancing and partied the night away with friends...
Well there you have it. Our engagement story. The most unforgettable day! I am blown away everyday by him - and am certainly counting my MANY Blessings.
This is me.. on Cloud 9.. my new home. I plan to stay here for awhile. And I plan on Owning it daily. xoxo