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She Said Yes

I picked up the ring on Wednesday and hid it in my camera bag. Kim is used to me carrying it everywhere we go so she wouldn’t suspect a thing. We went out for dinner Wednesday night at Grazie. The idea of proposing in a crowded restaurant didn’t appeal to me. I considered proposing during the walk home but decided the light wasn’t right. Maybe tomorrow.

Thursday, we went to the gym after work. No good openings for a proposal that night. Maybe tomorrow.

Kim worked from home on Friday. Surely there would be a good opportunity that day since I work at home regularly and we’d basically be spending the day together. Nope. And then Kim went to the New Kids on the Block concert with her mother that night. Maybe tomorrow.

By Saturday I was feeling like I had been holding onto the ring forever. We went to brunch at La Vecchia. It was a beautiful morning. It would be the last beautiful day of the summer. Sometime during brunch I decided that I would propose on the way home.

As we walked down the tree-lined path from Eglinton towards Eglinton Park, I pulled out my camera and asked Kim if I could snap some pictures of her.


After taking that picture, I put my camera away and pulled out the ring. I’ll never forget the surprise on her face… or how nervous I suddenly became. I told her I couldn’t wait any longer, got down on one knee and asked her to marry me.

She said yes. The happiest, most exciting moment of my life.

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My First Blog Post


Welcome to our blog.  We hope to be able to chronicle the most important and memorable times in our lives here.  So we have reached a very memorable moment and would like to share it with you.

We’re engaged and couldn’t be happier.  On Saturday September 20th, 2008 the most wonderful person I have ever known proposed marriage to me.  Of course I couldn’t pass up an offer so outstanding.  Derek chose a spot we frequent so that we would remember as somewhere extra special every time we pass by.  The picturesque tree-lined path of Eglinton Park was the setting for the most important question I would ever be asked.  He dropped to one knee and asked, simply, if I would marry him.  Of course I said yes.

I know that this is “our” website, but I just need to say publicly how much I love Derek, and how excited I am to commit to spending the rest of our lives together.

We spent the weekend visiting our families to announce our big news, and collapsed Sunday evening still buzzing with happiness.  Both of our parents were very happy, and are excited to help us plan the big day.  Knowing that we will be married seems to have also put many of our grandparents’ minds at ease…go figure, there are still traditional old-fashioned grandparents out there.  Our friends have also been very supportive, and we thank everyone for their kind words and support.

Let the fun begin…

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