Tomorrow is the second anniversary of our engagement. I know a lot of people don't make a big fuss out of the day they got engaged but I do simply because of how much I loved it. And the fact that Elliott was wanting to propose to me ON Valentine's day. He had ordered a book from Shutterfly filled with pictures and memories from the past four months--yes four--that we had been dating. The book ended with a poem he wrote me as well as a picture of him holding the ring with the caption, "WILL YOU MARRY ME!?!" I threw the book down and whipped my head around open mouthed at him only to see him holding that same ring that was in the picture. I couldn't believe it. We topped off the night with a trip to Riazzi's in Tempe with his parents.
Now. That whole scenario was supposed to go down the day before (February 14th) but Shutterfly, the darnedest cutesie little photo company it is, LOST his engagement book.
When he realized the book wouldn't be there on time, he called Shutterfly that day and they remade and overnighted a second copy immediately. Proposing the day after Valentine's Day made the moment even more of a surprise, though I really wasn't expecting any sort of proposal on Valentine's anyway. Here's the engagement book (the red one) and the book from last year (the pink one).
Tonight was certainly not forgotten, despite the significance of tomorrow. We celebrated with heart-shaped chocolate chip pancakes made by Elliott AND homemade double-decker tacos because sometimes it's just that hard to go without Taco Bell for a day. Wonder if they'd ever switch to turkey meat. It's becoming one of my favorites.