Engagement

9 Sep

So guess what?

I got engaged! Here’s my wonderful story…

11 am-5:45 pm – Lounging around the apartment playing video games (literally, looked gross all day and didn’t suspect a thing. apparently he was sweating all day)

6:00-7:15 pm – Showering and getting ready for our evening out for dinner to celebrate my new job (yeah, that happened too! i got a job working for a great company in NYC)

7:30-9:00 pm – Dinner at Perla in the city, foie gras for appetizer, arugula salad with pistachios, oriechette with sausage and pesto (like my recipe!), and Dave got the lamb breast and wine.. we had a great time, the place played old 80’s hip hop and we talked about how happy we are to be back in NY, both working, and finally settling in. We’re also going on vacation tomorrow to Bar Harbor Maine just to relax a little. It was a wonderful dinner.

9:00-10:00 pm – We went to eataly (mario batalis market) and got Hazelnut Pistachio Gelato. This is significant because we did this when we first started dating a lot… i walked in, and dave immediately stopped me because he said he “left his wallet in the car” and had to go get it. We got gelato when he got back, and he wanted to go outside. I was like, no!! its drizzling and wet! hes like its fine we have an umbrella.. So we walked over and sat on a bench in front of the flatiron building in madison square park. I just sat there, enjoying the sights and refusing the eat anymore gelato.

He put down our gelato, and started getting all serious on me saying, you’re my best friend, I would never want to spend my life with anyone else, and at that point i knew what was going on, and looked at him in that, OMG whats going on face. He got down on one knee, and proposed with the most beautiful ring!!

After tons of hugging and kissing and crying, Dave wanted to go to his favorite bar, Flatiron Lounge, for a celebratory drink. Little did i know, my parents, his parents, and my brother and his fiance were there waiting for us with champagne and flowers. How awesome is that!??!?

I had the most wonderful week. I celebrated my birthday the week before, got a job offer, and got engaged to my best friend in the whole world.

Hints of the night i realized later:
*He DROVE into the city, he said he wanted me to be comfortable since it was raining and i was wearing heels. He never drives into the city!
*He asked me to bring my camera
*He dressed up real nice, and wore cologne and he NEVER does. i was like, whaaaa?
*At dinner, he asked me to keep the cork from our wine

P.S…. look at my ring!!!!

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M.S.

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5 Responses to “Engagement”

  1. amcohen07@gmail.com September 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    <33333333333 YAYY

  2. Inna September 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    I can’t stop crying. So happy for you!

  3. Skye LeFevre September 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Oh sooo cute! I was hoping you’d write the story on your blog. So happy for you guys! Such a cute engagement story. I can’t wait to hear about all the wedding plans!

    • marinascooking September 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

      thank you!!! im so glad you follow me. we are definitely going to enjoy our engagement as much as we can and then start planning when the time comes 🙂

  4. Sweet Sarah November 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    OMG, Marina, congratulations! I am so so *so* happy for you and Dave! I can’t wait to read more about your wedding planning. So exciting! My best friend is getting married in February and she is doing deep purple/eggplant as her main color… Very pretty and very classy! Again, congrats! So happy for you 🙂

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