Booyah. It’s pretty sweet.
Last week I asked the incredibly awesome lady in my life, Cassidy, to marry me. And she totally said yes. Blammo, I win. It was pretty sweet. We made breakfast for dinner together. As in I did what my limited kitchen skills allow me to do and Cassidy stepped in when I was going to burn something or myself. Seriously, I almost grabbed a pan straight from the oven with my bare hand because I’m a super genius. If it’s not a piece of tech, I’m probably pretty stupid when it comes to operating and/or using it. But, we got through it injury free.
Then as we sat eating our meal and drinking beers (Rainier tall boys to be exact) I did the thing I had been running over in my mind the WHOLE FREAKING DAY. I talked to her Dad on the phone earlier in the day to ask for his blessing because I am a traditional guy when it comes to these sorts of things, plus I knew he and Cassidy would appreciate it. Once that conversation ended I started to get a little nervous. It wasn’t from suspicion of what the answer would be, I was pretty certain she was gonna say yes. But, it is still a pretty big thing to be doing. I don’t plan on ever doing this again. I have always thought that getting married is something you do once. Regardless of how life turns out Cassidy will be the only wife I ever have.
So, I did it and it was awesome. Cassidy and I were discussing it last night about how neither of us would change a thing about how it happened. Honestly, I am glad to finally have it done it. I have been thinking about this for quite some time now. I was going to do it when we still lived in California, but our decision to move to Seattle delayed that idea. It would be too much to be planning an out of state move and a wedding all at once. Crap, the move was hard enough. I did have the ring picked out for some time.
The ring came from a fabulous company called Monkeys Always Look. It is a simple band with three diamonds in it. The metal all comes from recycled sources and the diamonds are conflict free.
Here is an example picture, but it looks much better on Cassidy’s finger, trust me.
It is shown here in pink gold, but I chose to have the ring made in white gold.
We called our friends and family to inform them of the news. FaceTime came in handy to talk with my parents. Everyone was elated, but no one was surprised. For some time now people have treated Cassidy and myself as if we were married ten years ago. I guess that is a good omen of sorts if it seems so obvious to everyone around us.
Then there was announcing it on Facebook. Holy crap, that was nuts. With well over 100 likes and thirty plus comments it was the most popular post I have ever put up. And rightfully so, as it is the coolest thing I have ever announced in all of my life. There was this hilarious winning a jackpot on a slot machine feeling as the notifications came rolling in one after the other. It was pretty wonderful.
Now we have the awesomely daunting task of planning an out of state wedding ahead of us. It should be good and fun and drive us crazy all at once.
All in all it will be the greatest thing I accomplish in life next to somehow magically convincing this amazing woman to love me.