Monday, January 05, 2009

Best Year of my Life

I am happy. Very happy. Yesterday was the perfect day and I can't wait until S and I can start our life together.

I had been thinking of asking S to marry me for a long time, but was trying to figure out the perfect time to ask her. Well, on Saturday we had talked on the phone and I realized that I wanted to ask her the next day. We were in her house and I told her how much I loved her and how much she has changed my life and that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. I then told her that I wanted her to become my wife. Her response was a perfect "yes". It was the perfect moment and that one word has changed everything. We spent rest of the afternoon talking about our future and the plans we have.

We will have a private ceremony (just the two of us) and exchange rings the first night we move in with each other. I am guessing it will be sometime this summer. Neither of us want a big ceremony and really just want the two of us there. Now the fun begins and we get to start looking for rings.

The last few weeks we have been talking about the 2 hours that are between us and know that we need to do something about that. So......I have started the process of looking for a new job that is close to where she lives. I love my job (99% of the time) and I hate that I have to leave it, but I am in love with S and want to see her every single morning. We are still working out the details as to where exactly we will live. We thought about buying a house out in the country (her house is in town, but to me it feels like the country), but we may wait a few years. I love her house and it feels so warm and welcoming. I would be very happy living there with her.

I am so thankful that I have S in my life. She is so good for me and so good to me. Yesterday after I asked her to marry me she said, "I promise that I will always love you with respect and kindness and you will always be my main priority." How great is this...I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.

I guess I should start preparing my cats for the 2 hour car ride they will eventually be going on. They are going to be soooo pissed. But I know in the end they will be happy because there will be so many windows for them sit in and overall it will be a lot more quiet. Plus S spoils them rotten. :)

This really is going to be the best year of my life.

23 comments:

Monogram Queen said...

I am so glad it was the best year! Congrats! I remember my excitement when I got engaged! OMG!

Teaberry said...

CONGRATS!! Getting married has been the best event of my life, too! If you want to, you could look backwards on my blog, because I obsessively recorded and posted about everything and all our plans, from ordering invites to favors and everything!

I'm so excited for you!

Lynilu said...

:D :D :D :D

Caroline said...

patti--it is all very exciting for both of us. we just wish it was actually legal. she did mention something about driving to canada. :)

teaberry--this is going to be a very small thing, so we won't have that much planning to do. but i do like your idea of keeping a journal of sorts for this.

lynilu--that was your response to my last post so i am guessing that is good. :)

RMcIntyre said...

Caroline, Canada would welcome you and S to have your ceremony here.

Congrats to both of you!

Caroline said...

ruth--awwww..thank you. if it were up to me we would move to canada, but i don't think s would like 6 months of winter again.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Caroline! This is very exciting!
Can't wait to hear about the details.
Abby

Audra said...

what a great way to ring in the new year!!!

fern said...

Oh, I'm all verklempt! Congratulations. I am so very happy for both of you!

Caroline said...

abby--yes this is very exciting. i don't remember a time when i have been this happy

audra--for the last couple of months we have been saying that 2009 was going to be our year, so it just seemed right that i ask her to marry me right around the first of the year

fern--thank you so much.

redfrog27 said...

Congrats Caroline you are due for some happiness.

Anonymous said...

We got married in MA. We currently live in TX though.I know it isnt real where you live either but to us it made a difference in the world. I feel married and it changed our relationship for the better. I wish you and S the best.

Kerry

Caroline said...

redfrog--i totally agree with you. :)

kerry--s and i do want to actually get married somewhere...we are thinking maybe canada. even though it wouldn't be reconized here, it would still be nice to do that.

MJ said...

Again congrats, I know what it feel like...very exciting.

Caroline said...

mj--thank you and yes it all is very exciting.

amy h said...

Congratulations, Caroline and S!

Bobbie said...

Caroline I wanted to let you know I started a blog at blogger I hope the link shows http://www.blogger.com/up redfrogs blog is the name

traci said...

I wish I could say getting married was the best thing I'd ever done but I would be lying. I'm happy to "hear" you so happy though and my wish for both of you is peace and contentment in your life together.

Caroline said...

amy--thanks

bobbie--i am so happy you started blogging again. can't wait to start reading

traci--this time it just feels so right..it's amazing how much peace i already have in my life...i can only imagine what it will be like once we exchange rings and are living together.

Sonya said...

Congrats!!! How exciting for you both.

Good luck in your job hunt.

Renaissance Woman said...

Congrats for you! I'm glad everything has worked out the way you had hoped.

Caroline said...

sonya--thanks. i hate starting a new job, but s is worth it. i wish i could go so sleep and wake up with our life together already started

traci--thank you. i am also so happy that things have worked out so perfectly

R said...

YEAHHHH!! I am so happy for you!! you deserve happiness!! :)