The Proposal

Hey Saltee People,

I have been meaning to write this proposal blog and for some reason I never got to it.  So today, here I am, getting to it.

To properly tell the story I need to go back to 6 years ago.  Chris and I had just started dating that summer and he was going to leave for school.  One day he took me to La Jolla Shores beach in San Diego and we were walking along the beach.  He stopped on the sand and looked over at me.  He looked me in the eyes and told me he loved me for the first time.  Ever since then that spot has been our special place.

The day chris told me he loved me

Fast forward to 2018/2019.  I pretty much started hounding Chris to propose to me the second we graduated college (maybe even before then).  It was all fun and games… well kind of. I’m sure he got annoyed with me.  This had been going on for at least a year when Valentine’s day 2019 came along.  He printed out a bank statement and gave it to me showing me he had started saving for an engagement ring. This sent me over the moon.

Now it’s November 12, 2019.  This is the day we found out we were going to be parents.  I go into more detail on a different blog post but, pretty much we were panicked.  I personally had a lot do change about my life and we didn’t know how things were going to work out.  The next few days followed with telling our family, figuring out living situations and Chris was just acting strange.  I thought it had to do with the stress of the baby, which I completely understood.  But, turns out he had something up his sleeve.

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Two days after we found out we were pregnant, Chris went to my family’s jewelry store and bought a ring.  WILD I KNOW.  He had asked my parents for my hand in marriage that same day and he made plans to propose to me that coming Sunday.

Saturday night comes and I knew something was weird.  By then we had decided we were going to go on a walk at the beach Sunday morning which wasn’t really that weird because his mom had been telling us for WEEKS that this was something we should do.  Chris was being so sweet, but also just kind of crazy.  He would go up to our room for long periods of time, he had this energy about him, and he said I should relax and maybe do a face mask and paint my nails.  So I did and honestly didn’t think anything of it.  His energy was more so what put me back.  I wasn’t thinking about anything exciting happening I was just worried he was still dealing with the news of our unplanned pregnancy.

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Sunday morning November 17, 2019 – I woke up at like 6:00 and then worked out.  I had scheduled a photo shoot for that day so I did my hair and makeup and then we headed to the beach.  It was SUCH a pretty day out and there were surprisingly a lot of people at the beach.  I felt the same energy as the night before but we started our walk down the beach.  Somewhere between the beginning of the walk and our end destination (our special spot) I realized something was up.  I would try and look around and Chris would try to avert my eyes.  THEN we got to the spot and he stopped.  He looked at me, got down on one knee and proposed.  He said something amazing and thoughtful and sweet and I forgot it all.

Then I looked over to my right and one of my best friends, Kenna was there to get a video of the whole thing. I hugged her tight and then Chris revealed to me that his and my family were there too! It was seriously a perfect day.  Afterwards we all went to my sisters house for brunch.

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I look back on this day, and think about how lucky I am a lot. I know I don’t have to defend myself, or my life but I just feel like as long as I’m being open and honest, I don’t want my story and my truth to be seen and interpreted wrongly.  I know its really easy to look at the order of event and timing and think we got engaged because I’m pregnant and yes, that does have a lot to do with the timing.  But we had always planned on getting engaged, getting married and starting a family.  After being together for 5 years these things were definitely on our mind.   It all just happened way quicker then expected.  Looking back on all of it four months later, I literally can’t imagine my life any other way.

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Stay Sweet,

Annalisa

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