How he asked!

Preface: For Thanksgiving this year, I spent two weeks in the Bay Area of California with my boyfriend-turned fiance (Andrew) and future in-laws. We had a great time! We arrived on a Thursday, and he proposed the Monday after we arrived- right before Thanksgiving! Here is HOW HE ASKED:

 China Beach

China Beach

So on Monday morning, we decided to go to brunch with Andrew's Nona at the delicious Penninsula Creamery in downtown Palo Alto. Did I have a hamburger at 10 am? Yes. Do I have an issue with it? Nope. 

Afterwards, we decided to go to one of the bay area's many National Parks that Andrew's parents told us about-- Land's End. Andrew had never been there before, and obviously I had not either, so when we arrived in our brunch clothes and realized this was more of a hiking area... we weren't so sure. We walked around for a bit (probably a mile or so) and saw some gorgeous views, took some pictures, and then I was starting to get blisters from the flats I was wearing. So we decided to head back to the car. 

Andrew was what I call "fidgety"... I assumed it was because of the brunch clothes and the walking in completely improper shoes for the terrain, so I didn't even think twice about it. Later, I realized it was because he was trying to find the right spot to propose! He drove me through Golden Gate Park and we saw some of the fabulous houses right around that neighborhood, and then we landed at China Beach. 

It was completely empty, with cliffs and rocks all around. We had an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge from there, too. With just the two of us on the whole beach, he asked me to marry him. (And of course I said yes!)  

 My ring is yellow gold, yellow citrine, and diamonds. It is unbelievably hard to capture the color in a picture! This one pretty much nails it. 

My ring is yellow gold, yellow citrine, and diamonds. It is unbelievably hard to capture the color in a picture! This one pretty much nails it. 

A few funny things: Earlier this year, I purchased a pink Mrs. Box for fear they may not be available again when the time came for me to get engaged. It is a gorgeous vintage French velvet ring box (pictured below) and I am obsessed with it. It is a more petite box, however and wasn't closing to my fiance's liking when he put it into his pocket... SO HE TAPED IT SHUT! Tons of tape. I had to {gently} remove the tape, not wanting to ruin the box- which I was a little worried was already ruined- before I could even see the ring. It made me laugh, the box is still intact, and much to Andrew's satisfaction it didn't come open and he didn't lose the ring. S/O to the Mrs. Box, I'm in love with this little house for my ring!

 See? In this picture, the ring looks yellow! What is happening?!?!

See? In this picture, the ring looks yellow! What is happening?!?!

We had the whole beach to ourselves, and so afterwards we just hung around waiting {okay, hoping} someone would come by and possibly take our picture. We waited for about 30 minutes, trying multiple failed selfies (I stood on rocks, he held the camera, I held the camera.. it just didn't work) and finally a cute couple from LA came by and took our picture! Yay! 

In the downtime, we ventured around a huge rock that was barely out of the water. We got the view pictured above! We also saw some starfish, which I loved. Then, we turned around and realized that our entrance was closed by the incoming tide, so we scurried on out of there. (I have now dipped my toes in the Bay.)

Afterwards, we had pho at Kevin's Noodle House in the outskirts of San Francisco. It was my first pho, and my first meal as an engaged lady. And it was delish!

Nail Color: Chiffon My Mind, OPI 

xx

 

Megan CarnComment