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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 10:26 pm
puerto vallarta vacation, part 2

... the proposal

On Friday night, two days after we'd arrived, the concierge helped me arrange a sunset dinner on the beach. I told Nic about it beforehand -- we'd seen a party do it the night before, and I thought it would be pretty fun.

She professes that what actually happened during dinner was a surprise, though. This is probably why she was goofing off while I was trying to take a picture.


In the background is another couple who had started their dinner awhile before ours. We got there about 20 minutes before sunset. Here was our view:


After our server poured the wine, I told Nicole I had a present for her, and asked her if she wanted it now. Maybe this was when she made the goofy face above, I don't know ... at this point I was so nervous about it being a surprise that I can barely recall what kind of small talk we were making. I had managed to keep the ring box hidden in my camera bag, and was about to get it out when the server delivered our appetizer.

It was foie gras, and after a couple minutes of nervous chatter I brought it up again, and got out the box.

At this point I should mention that during our trip to Seattle over Valentine's weekend, I gave her a necklace from Tiffany, which, like all Tiffany gifts, comes in a turquoise box. So when I handed her the Tiffany turquoise box on the beach, I'm not sure what was thinking she'd find inside, this time.

Whatever she expected, she lit up like a Christmas tree when she saw the ring. I asked her if she would marry me, as I slipped it on her finger. She nodded, with a huge grin on her face, and leaned forward to give me a hug. Our attentive server refilled our wine.

Incredibly relieved but still quite nervous and now also just as giddy, we continued dinner, and it occurred to me that because we'd been interrupted by the waiter, she hadn't actually said "yes," so I stood up, knelt on one knee, took her hand, and asked her again. She said yes.

Not sure whose hands were shaking more as I tried to take this pic.


We had a bit of an audience. The table was set up about 20' in front of one of the open-air restaurants of the resort -- in other words, we were between the dining area and the ocean -- and there were probably about 40 other diners who could see pretty much everything we were doing. However, the exhibitionist in me was oddly subdued, and although I was defiantly and energetically shouting "SHE SAID YES!" in my head, I declined to actually turn to the rest of the diners and make the same announcement out loud.

The rest of dinner was a blur. Our server continued to be as attentive as anyone who was not proposing to someone else could wish, but he was so friendly that I can hardly count it against him. Dessert was a white chocolate flan-like thing in the shape of a heart, and white chocolate has never tasted better.

So that's that. We're official and I couldn't be happier. :)




Here is a link to Nicole's post.

Back to Part 1, the resort.
Up next: Part 3, our other adventures.

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dabble
dabble
Our Lady of Sighs
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)

I am thrilled for both of you. The way the proposal worked out speaks volumes as to the importance of this moment, this woman, and to the amazing future you will share together.

Much congratulations from South Australia!

Beck


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)

Thanks!


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moskevyu
moskevyu
Axey Moskevyu
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)

What a lovely proposal and the setting sounds perfect.

Congratulations to you and Nic.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)

Thankya!


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kimie
kimie
KiMiE
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)

Awww.... so sweet! Beautiful ring!!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)

Thanks! I confess I had a lot of help, though. :)


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kathyrhino
kathyrhino
kathyrhino
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)

Happy happy happy! I'm absolutely thrilled for you both and these posts are making me giddy. I especially love the shaky close-up of the ring on her hand and her pondering the future in the last one.

Thanks for not making us wait for part 2. I was eager for the details. :-)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)

I was just as eager to post. Thanks! :)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)

That is so sweet. And thank you!


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adventure_girl
adventure_girl
adventure_girl
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)

Congratulations!!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)

Thanks!


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brucix
brucix
Non-Sequitur Man
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)

That's awesome!


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dotcombabe
dotcombabe
Naomi
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)

Awwww congratulations Tim & Nicole! ♥


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)

Thank you!


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)

Aw, that made me tear up! How super duper sweet. So happy for you guys, as I apparently cannot stop expressing. Hehe. <3


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mendemama
mendemama
Sia
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
About time

shoot, you know I'm getting older.

congrats.

many more blessings. Have I mentioned that Sia is a unisex name that can be used for boy or girl children?


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Re: About time

So noted!


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ellettra
ellettra
Na zdraví
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)

i genuinely have a tear. :) tres romantic, tim. well done. :) i'm very very happy for both of you!

and now we REALLY have no reason to put off getting drinks. :)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)

We had to get engaged for you to be certain you want to socialize with us! Intriguing! :)


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jandriel
(^+^)
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)

Yippee!!

Congrats! That looks like it was a wonderful time!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)

It was, and thanks!


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benevolntgoddes
benevolntgoddes
Cis
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)

From DP - congratulations!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)

Thankya!


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pilarcruz
pilarcruz
Righteous and Harmonious Fists
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)

This made me cry. In a good way.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)

Aw. :D


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nomads_quill
nomads_quill
Nomy
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)

I'm from over at DP. And I just have to say that this post might just have restored my hope in love. It's just that ... real.

Yeah, I know. Ghey of me. ;)

Congratulations!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)

Totally unghey! Thank you. :)


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