As you can imagine, this week has been all about spreading the news of our engagement. On Monday night, I went over to JB’s house so that we could call the parents together. We started with my parents because they’re in a different time zone.
I decided to toy with them a bit. Every Sunday or Monday, I talk to my parents, and tell them all about what I did that previous weekend. This week, I started out the conversation the same, telling them about JB’s gig on Friday, and then telling them about the hike… How Tucker was carrying around a 6 foot long stick like a true Wonder Dog, and there were all kinds of butterflies… How we had a picinic up at the lake, and oh, yeah, JB proposed to me.
My parents, in unison, said, “HE WHAT?!” They were ecstatic, and Mom later said, “Well it’s about time he got on the ball!” I think that shows just how much my parents like JB, because we’ve only been dating for 9 months.
Inspired by the way I dropped the news on my parents, JB told me he had an even better story for his parents, and he refused to share that story with me before we called them. So with both of us on a phone, JB called his parents, and his mom picked up.
Now his parents knew that he was planning to propose to me, so I assume they thought the call might be to tell them about a proposal.
So then JB says, “I got married, Mom. We went to Downtown Reno yesterday and eloped.”
The funny part about this is that both of us know that it would be a true cardinal sin to both sets of parents if they weren’t involved in the ceremony.
“Joel, no, you didn’t,” his mom said in a very worried tone of voice. Luckily, he didn’t drag that story on too long. So when he changed the story to, “No, we didn’t get married, but I did get engaged,” both of his parents started cheering, “Yeah!” It was absolutely adorable.
Amber’s initial reaction was, “No Sh!t?!” I think she was a bit shocked because she had to wait five years for a proposal from her husband. She kept telling me over the past few months not to be expecting a proposal and get my hopes up. Well, my hopes were up. I really was hoping he would propose! But back to Amber… We then talked about all of the details and how excited we both were, although she said she couldn’t believe I got engaged without her meeting JB. Well, I’m rectifying that this weekend, because Amber is coming out for a visit!
The conversation with Jane was also rather humerous. It went something like this:
L: I have some news for you.
J: *taking in of breath with a slight shreak*
We of course had a conversation that consisted of more than one word at a time, but there was a lot of squealing and sighing on both ends of the phone.
I also received a call from my former manager at GM, who is a really close personal friend. He was super excited, and he also happens to be an ordained minister. He and I have talked for years about how it’d be cool for him to perform the ceremony, so we chatted a bit about those details.
Woo! Is this all really happening?! To me?! I keep telling myself, You’re engaged, because it still doesn’t seem completely real.
But it is, and I’m already knee deep in planning. It’s amazing how quickly life can change, and for the better!