Who: Steph & Tony
What: Got engaged
When: April 2nd, 2009
Where: Racquetball Court #1, at the Downtown YMCA (Seriously.)
Why: Because we love each other! (Awwww)
Lots of people have asked if it was surprise, and while in a way it was, it also wasn't. I've always thought it was weird when people said they never saw the proposal coming, because it's a pretty big step, and it seems to me like spending the rest of your lives together would be something you'd want to talk about and make sure you're on the same page, but to each her own. I certainly didn't expect to be proposed to on a racquetball court, but it's nice to find the romance in every day life (plus, not many people have that story, I'm betting). It would have been nice if Tony had managed to work in a little Pride and Prejudice into his proposal ("You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you..."), but I'm not really complaining! 😉
We thought long and hard about the right way for us to symbolize this step forward and ultimately decided that we wanted to wear matching bands during our engagement, which we will customize/engrave when we actually get married. For now we still don't have a date or any specifics set. We're just going to take some time to enjoy this special time and revel in being engaged!