Nicky C and Jimmy S. Tampa, United States
Proposal Date: November 25, 2006
Proposal Type: Holiday
One Saturday in November, he asked me to come over because he was going to cook me dinner. I was a little late getting there. As I pulled in the drive, his car wasn't there, so I thought "okay, maybe he had to go out and get something." I park the car, get out and go to the door. Taped on the door is a little card/note, telling me that he accidentally burnt dinner and that he was waiting at a restaurant for me. But to get the phone number of the restaurant, I had to follow some directions.
First direction was to go into the house and look at the tape player in the living room. Above the tape player was a note telling me to listen to the tape and follow those directions. I listen.
The second directions tell me to go to the place where you go to the bathroom. I get there and look under the seat of the toilet. There's another note.
Third directions tell me to go to where he sleeps and look in the place where he hangs his clothes. I go to his bedroom and look in the closet.. There's another note.
Fourth directions tell me to stay in this room and look at the radio. I do and there is another note.
Fifth directions tell me to go to the place where he washes his clothes and look in the washer. I get there, lift the lid of the washer and there's another note. By this time, I'm wondering what he's got in mind. And that this is fun.
Sixth directions tell me to go to where his computer is and turn it on. I get there and turn it on and it flashes for me to go out to the garage and get my prize for playing this game.
I go out to the garage, as I'm opening the side door, everything is covered in black plastic so I couldn't see anything through the window. Well, inside in the corner there's Christmas lights in the shape of a heart with an arrow pointing towards the door into the garage (which is of course covered in black plastic). Well I push through the plastic and surprise, there he is standing beside a Christmas tree with all the lights on it and hanging from the ceiling. To the left of him is a table with Cornish hens, vegetables, cheese, and drinks. He had cooked dinner for me after all and wanted to surprise me. He knows I love Christmas. Well, it surprised me... we hug and sit down to eat.
After dinner I notice there are three presents under the tree. He kneels down and grabs a present, gives it to me and tells me to open it. The first present is a figurine. He then gives me another one. This one is a white stuffed bear. He then gives me the last one. It was wrapped like a bottle. I open it, there's a tin can with another small box. I pull out the small box and at that time he gets on his knee. When I open it, there's my engagement ring and that's when he asks me to marry him.
I will always remember that. He made the proposal encompass everything I love...Christmas and him.