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A Study in Impatience

How it was supposed to go was this:

On Thursday, we were supposed to go to Animal Kingdom. We would spend a wonderful day there as I took photos of several animals. And when I was particularly engrossed in taking photos (he says when we were in front of the lemurs, which is wear the tree of life is), Chris would get down on one knee and ask me the big question. We would then go to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. It would have been lovely and romantic.

How it really went down has more to do with impatience.

I had gone with him to pick up the ring, which in retrospect, was a bad idea. Because once I saw the emerald perched atop those diamonds, I wanted to wear it right away. But Chris said, don't you want to have something romantic? So I said, ok. Yes, I want something romantic.

Then as we were driving home, a good fifteen minutes later, I just couldn't wait. I said, "Ask me know! I want to wear the ring!" So at the stoplight, he turned to me and asked me to marry him. And ta-da! I am now engaged.

And I know so many of you want to see the ring, so here it is

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Feb. 13th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! And the ring is beautemous!
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
I think it's beautemous too! And you know where we got it from?

Jared's! He went to Jared's!

(Probably not funny to those who don't have Jared's).
Feb. 13th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
Very pretty! And congratulations!!!
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jim! The ring was "sort of" one of a kind. Because they have settings, and we picked out the emerald, so it's not something that's stamped out like a lot of the jewelry stores have.
Feb. 13th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yayyyy! And y'know, personally I think that kind of spontaneity is much MORE romantic! :) And that is an absolutely gorgeous ring.
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Steph!

And Chris read your comment and said, She gets extra points for saying it's MORE romantic. LOL.
Feb. 13th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
OMG! Ling, that's so beautiful! And so romantic anyway! Congratulations. You so deserve the happiness. I'm sqeeing for you over here.
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Linz!! I teared up a little bit when he asked. And I knew it was coming too!
Feb. 13th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
I love that story because it's so totally *you and Chris*. I can just picture you in the car -- it's fun and funny and sweet and cute and very romantic. And I looooove that ring! Yay!!!
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn! I'm running out of things to say!!
Feb. 13th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)


and Shiny!
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tom! I keep looking at it because it's so shiny! It's much shinier than anything I have now. They said the diamonds have extra facets for that extra glitter!
Feb. 13th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
AHH! Congratulations! And I'm sorry we couldn't get together but MAN, you had other things to do!
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
I figured you guys were tired out, but yes, we had things to do!! And Chris likes cowbell icon!
Feb. 14th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Hey, sometimes you just need more cowbell. :-D
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Feb. 13th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Emerald is the bestest!! But also a softer stone, so I don't wear it in the shower. I usually wear gloves when doing cleaning, so I think I'm ok there. Don't want the emerald to crack! But then Jared's will replace it if it did crack. We got insurance on that sucker!
Feb. 13th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Congratulations to you both!
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jon! And your big eye icon!
Feb. 13th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
No wonder you didn't want to wait. It's gorgeous! Congrats again.
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, K! I didn't realize what it would really look like until we picked it up. I mean, I had sort of an idea because we picked it all out and everything. I wasn't as enthusiastic about it before they put it together, but after, I was like, HOT DAMN!
Feb. 13th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, congratulations!!!!

And that is a gorgeous ring. I bet you walk around with your hand stuck in front of your face all the time now.

Wee :-)
Feb. 13th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Nikky! I don't stare at it ALL the time, but you know, like 95% of the time. I mean it's right on my hand! Can't miss it!! LOL.
Feb. 13th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Pretty! Congratulations!!
Feb. 15th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Thanks!! We went to Animal Kingdom today anyway. =)
Feb. 14th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations! I'm an emerald fan, too. Is your birthday in May? Should I know this already?

That looks like a pretty nice stone. Good rich green and clean for an emerald. Go you!
Feb. 15th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Both our birthdays are in May!

You should have seen the first emerald I saw, huge, milky and full of inclusions. Oh boy, was it not worth it's weight!
Feb. 15th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Yay for May birthdays! Yay for good emeralds! Yay for sweet men!
Feb. 15th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)


(ALSO? That ring is GORGEOUS! I am slightly jealous in a non-committal jewelry-lust way ;))
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