Getting engaged is something so special, and something every girl dreams about, so I’m going to share my story with you. I don’t think you’ll need tissues, or if you’re a super sap you might I’m not sure, but what I am sure of is, it’s super cute!
Barrett, for those of you who don’t know is my fiance, we met in high school. He was a grade above me, had that flippy Justin Beiber haircut and played baseball. I was a sophomore, he was a junior when we went on our first date. We went to the Harbor Mall Movie Theater, and watched The Ringer. (He remembers every detail down to what I was wearing.) The kicker here is, I never talked to him again after date. Whoops! But cut me some slack, I was a kid.
Fast Forward to 2015
Barrett reached out to me in a Facebook message, I actually snubbed him at first telling him not to message me because I knew he had a girlfriend of a long time. He bravely went on to tell me he was recently single and I thought to myself “Well, okay then.” We started talked all night for days to come, then began dating and we’ve been together since.
Everything kind of fell into place with us, things always just felt right. We knew early on, we were supposed to be together. It’s funny I think it was just a few months in he had told me to go look at rings because he knew he was going to marry me some day. (And before you wonder if I did or not, of course I did. I’m the pickiest person ever, so if I had the chance to pick out my own ring I was taking that chance. Little did I know I changed my mind a few times before the actual time came.)
Naturally, we did things “out of order”.. We moved in together pretty quick, bought our dog, then bought our first house, then got pregnant and had a baby, then finally we got engaged!
So, now it’s 2018…
I cant remember exactly when, but we both went to Hannoush and I picked out the exact diamond and setting I loved and of course annoyed him every day about it until it finally happened.
So, here’s how it went.
Barrett loves baseball, particularly the Red Sox, but he really does love the sport in whole. Now for me, baseball isn’t really my thing. Don’t get me wrong, I live for the tight pants, Sweet Caroline’s and rally caps, but I’m more the hockey type. But for me the experience of going to the game is awesome, I always get cotton candy, and seeing the joy my honey has the entire time there whether they win or lose is the best of it all.
Okay, so It’s the last week of May, Barrett tells me his work gave him tickets to a Red Sox game next week and it came with Fan Of The Game, he had to answer a trivia question if he answered it right he’d win a prize. Now me being me, I’m thinking cool if he knows the answer he’s getting a free hot dog or some shit.
It’s June 5th,
We get to Fenway for the game and as usual I’m cold. We go over to the Fenway shop, buy me a hoodie then get to our seats and Barrett tells me we have to go out to the fan table at the 7th inning for him answer his trivia question. They weren’t the best seats, but we always make the best of it. As usual I got my cotton candy, so I was happy, plus we were sitting directly behind the Bullpen so I got to drool over Craig Kimbrel.
The 7th inning comes, we go out and find the fan table and the staff explains to Barrett “Hey congrats on winning Fan Of The Game I’m going to ask you a trivia question and if you get it right you get to go up to the top deck and go on the jumbo tron” Barrett agrees, the staff proceeds to ask Barrett “Who was the last Red Sox player to hit for the cycle?” Barrett looks at me and I instantly blurt out “Don’t look at me, I can only tell you who looks good out there” and Barrett says “Shit, I think it was Brock Holt” the staff yells “Yes! That’s right! You get to go up to the top deck and on the jumbo tron” And now I’m thinking, “well holy shit he didn’t win a damn hot dog, and wait do I get to see what my hair looks like first? No? Okay, cool.”
We head up to the top deck, it must’ve been a thousand stairs to walk up or at least that’s how it felt. Once we got to the top the staff explains where we have to stand and for us to smile and wave and when the camera guy signals a thumbs up stop waving and look over to the right at the jumbo tron screen and we’d see us on it, but I start thinking If I look over at the screen all the people in the stands are going to be looking at the side of me and that was weird, so in that split second I decided I was just going to keep my eyes on the camera man and keep smiling and waving like a weirdo.
The staff counts down, 3..2..1.. We start smiling and waving, the camera man signals the thumbs up and there goes Barrett down on one knee and opens the box with my gorgeous ring in it and I immediately say “what the fuck are you doing?” He says “well are you just going to leave me down here?” Now, I’m talking through my smiling teeth saying “You didn’t even ask me” he says “JEWELS IT’S ON THE JUMBO TRON” I said yes, we kissed and laughed our asses off (still all on the jumbo tron). I NEVER LOOKED AT THE SCREEN, I NEVER SAW IT. Luckily the staff person had my phone to take pictures of it, and we have a hilarious video that luckily you can’t hear us talking, just background music.
The staff had us to go to the railing and everyone was yelling and chanting for us. It felt like we had just won our own world series right there. Walking back to our seats, we were congratulated, girls stopped and asked to see my ring, we felt famous. It was amazing!
I felt like the luckiest girl in the world!
What I did next?
I immediately text my closest friends and family, and to no surprise they all already knew. Then I hopped right on over to social media and posted it! Don’t listen to people when they say “You shouldn’t learn your friend or family member is engaged through social media.” Listen to yourself and do whatever the hell you want! I was in my glory and nobody was going to tell me otherwise, and you should be too! It’s a special moment when it happens, it’s YOUR special moment – Boast about it – I did! XO