Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We're engaged!

On July 12th, 2008, Carleton came into town from Washington D.C. where he was doing his internship.  I was getting a little frustrated that he hadn't popped the question yet, he had so many golden opportunities but nothing-- in fact we got in an argument that morning!  That night we went to dinner then planned on stopping by the institute building for a reception before going to a dance.  He said he had to get something downstairs and asked if I wanted to go with him.  Downstairs the room was decorated just like the Valentines Dance we were at where he made a big jerk of himself....he dedicated a song to me "the girl in the white shirt" then danced with someone else who happened to be wearing a black shirt...this will be important in a minute.

He had streamers and balloons everywhere and christmas lights in the shape of a heart....plus three chairs with white shirts (although a couple of them had been stolen by the time we got there) representing the other girls wearing white shirts that night, and a chair with a black shirt on it in the corner.  This time when he dedicated the song to me (Chasing Cars, by Snow Patrol) he asked me to dance.  He had faked me out a couple times already so I had to ask if this was another "fake proposal", the amazing ring he gave me assured me that it was not:)

After that we went to the dance which strangely enough was where that Valentines dance had been, he did an awesome job.