Saturday, December 16, 2006

11 years ago today...

Since some of you have wondered why we celebrate each LID month with a cake, I decided to post this picture.

11 years ago tonight, Josh asked me to marry him.

We went out for dinner to a very nice Italian restaurant and then back to his parent's house. I saw a large box on the dining room table, but Josh said "oh that's nothing, it's something my mom picked up." So we were sitting in the living room and talking, but he was acting kind of weird.

His sister and dad kept walking in and out and nudging him, but I didn't know what was going on. Then his mom came in and showed me a picture and asked me where to hang it, so I pointed to a spot behind the dining room table and I walked over. Josh basically threw her out of the room and she walked back into the den.

Then his sister walked back in and was acting a bit squirrely, and he threw her out too...and in she walked to the den and closed the doors behind her.

Josh finally walked back over to the dining room and said "open the box".

I opened it and that's how he proposed to me. He's nothing if not creative. :)

Once I said yes, we walked into the den where his whole family was waiting with my mom and grandma. Everyone was SO excited, you see, we had been dating for just over 7 years and everyone let out a sigh of relief, or more like "FINALLY!"

So, this is why we celebrate our LID anniversary this way. Not only is it's nummy. ;)

I later found out that Josh's sister and dad wanted to cut the cake in half so it "fit in the fridge" (because the fridge door wouldn't shut properly, the cake was too big). He turned to his sister and said "if you touch that cake, I'll cut YOU in half..."


Anonymous said...

Congrats, and very nice story.

Cut the cake in half? Are ya kidding me?

Anonymous said...

That rocks! And I'm with Johnny; cutting the cake in half - that's totally ridiculous (got your email btw, and I see what you I'll reply in a bit!).

Connie said...

Nuthin like a little luv for sis ;0) Glad she survived!

Cute proposal :0)

Anonymous said...

That is super sweet. I love the cake!

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome story! And if the cake had been cut in half, wouldn't you have gotten something like " will ma me?" :)

Mark & Michelle said...

That is so sweet! Glad the cake didn't get cut in half...

Enjoy your cake traditions!!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

What a great story! That is so cute.

Keep smilin!