K-Ten/Penguin/My Sister/Brother in Law and I had bought tickets months ago to go up the Washington Monument at 6:00pm on August 9th. The 4 of us arrived early via Uber so we decided to walk down to the World World 2 Memorial. As we were walking past the Washington Monument, I was reading the back of the tickets and it specified no weapons, knives, explosives, etc. We were discussing if we would have to go through a metal detector which might be an issue for my sister cause she likes to carry a pocket knife in her purse. Guess to fend off all those crazy animals she sees out in the country.
The Penguin pushed the subject one more time which I blew off as irritating…like how do I know what we are going to have to do inside?!?!?!
We made the walk down and played tourist taking fun pictures if front of MD/PA/VA. We started walking back up to the Washington Monument (K-Ten was texting as she was almost there and didn’t know where to meet us). The Penguin wanted to take some pictures in front on the Washington Monument…weird because when does a guy ever want to take pictures?!?!?! I was kinda suprised, but we all rotated around to take goofy ones. The Penguin then said me/him should take a serious picture. I leaned in and he made some odd movement, but leaned in as well to take a picture. Then he dropped to one knee!
He said something along the lines of “Will you do me the honor and marry me.” I responded “Are you kidding…awkward pause…YES.” I proceeded to take the ring out of the box and then realized he should put it on so I handed it back to him and stared at the shinny diamond! Some passers by offered their congrats (it was nice because a lot of people weren’t around us). Sister/Brother in Law gave us hugs and then we had to hike it to the entrance because it was almost 6:00pm!
K-Ten came walking up to meet us (no idea anything had happened) and I shoved the ring into her face 🙂 It was pure happiness.
Typical questions I have been asked so will spare you…
1. The Penguin did ask my Dad (at the check out line at Lowes a couple weeks ago)
2. He has had the ring for about a month
3. Only his mom and BFF knew he bought a ring, but didn’t know when he was proposing
4. Sister/Brother in Law I had no idea
5. I am hoping for a Septmber 2015 wedding
6. Our guest list is currently 340 people which WILL NOT WORK because I cannot afford that shit
Be ready for some awesome posts as we navigate the wedding planning process. My sister is already calling me a Bridezilla!!!!