Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Consequence of Beer #iPPP


The first time around I was breaching new waters and decided to try a Honey Weiss. Damn shock to me when I actually enjoyed it. Seated at the bar staring down a yard long rail of taps I secretly wished I could just yank all the handles and run... you know...just for the hell of it. Had nothing to do with the fact that I was on a date. The first date I had been on in over 8 years. I hated beer. Didn't even like the smell of it...but again, new waters, the cusp of an unknown future amidst a toilet swirl of life changes. Meh...why the hell not. So I did...And I liked it! Even more significant, I liked him. I've posted a little about that night before.

This time around, it was a Monday night. Our "date" night. It had been months, many many months since we last visited Yard House. There we sat, trying new beers, comfortably close and laughing just as much as we did that first night nearly three years ago. This time we had a booth. We were there for more than drinks. Much more....but I didn't know that.

Dinner was super yummy and the Orchard Apple Cider was PHENOMENAL! Irishman had another brand of honeyweiss and it was good. (I'm taking his word for it. I was too busy sucking down my cider...YAH-UM!)

Dinner was done. The tabled cleared and we were still laughing at memories of the first time and memories from just that evening. EVERY day is memorable with Irishman. If he isn't sticking his foot in his mouth somehow, I'm pipping off with the most random inappropriate comments ever (ask him about the tampon...go ahead. I dare ya). But we laugh. A LOT...until he stopped laughing that night.

He said, "Ya know, this is where it all started..." and handed me a box.

I opened it.


AWESOME! I've been wanting and needing a watch. I loved it!

Then he started talking again...

"...and I want this to be where time will stop..."

He took the watch from me, pulled the pin out and stopped the hands of time.

Then he started talking again...

"...I don't ever want you to forget the exact moment I asked you to marry me. Will you marry me?"

I was momentarily blinded by some bling and then I bawled. He made some comment about being hormonal (remember that foot thing.I love his feet) and I cried harder. And then...

 AND I tried to get a free round of drinks (priorities!).
 Instead the manager brought over this..

Worked for me...excellent beer, HUGE diamond and free chocolate. 
Seriously, does it get any better?

Happy Hump Day! And Happy Halloween! Make it a memorable week, snap a few photos and absolutely link up and party with Mash and Funk in the iPhone Photo Phun!#iPPP
Mamamash

38 comments:

Terra H. said...

That's quite an amazing marriage proposal! Sounds like it was an excellent date. Congrats!

Judy Susan said...

And THIS TIME, you made ME cry. I"m still so very happy for you. You have no idea. I really really don't think you have any concept of how happy I am for you.

Tears run down my face kinda happy for for you..

I'm assuming, with the Irishman taking my place as protector, I can now retire the ROYAL DUCK MAFIA?

You just spit coffee, didn't ya! You forgot about that?

Love ya much..

Katie E said...

Oh, what a wonderful story! An awesome proposal. Congratulations!

angel shrout said...

ACCCCKKK He is sexy, funny and romantic. Girl you damn well better have said yes.. or I would have been forced to duct tape your mouth and say it for ya.. been all like she says YES MMHMMM SI Absolutely.. oh the duct tape ummm yeah ignore that and just put the ring on her finger lol...

Laura Belle said...

Ahhhhh, it just warms my heart that your wonderful night revolved around brewskies! Haha! Being serious, you guys are made for each other, and I wish you all the joy, laughter, and bliss for the rest of your lives together! Congrats!!!

Kelly said...

This has to be one of the best proposal stories I've heard in a long time! Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

The watch thing, that's fantastic! Congratulations to you both.

Carrie Rambles said...

I love you and I'm SO happy for you!!

(free chocolate? perhaps the manager also thought you were hormonal?)

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oooh. I so love you. But now I love the Irishman, too. xoxo COngrats to you both and what a beautiful story to remember always. I'm kinda grinning widely now. Ear-to-ear kind for you. :D

Amy J said...

AWWW! So romantic and sweet! CONGRATS!!!
He is definitely your keeper.

Greta @gfunkified said...

YAY!!!!! Congratulations, Ducky and Irishman! May you have a long life full of good beer, tons of laughter, and free desserts.

becca said...

what an awesome proposal story and he was lucky you say yes. Happy Halloween to you and the family

Danielle said...

Congratulations!! Such a fun proposal story!

Babes Mami said...

I have been excited since you told me! Congrats again!! You are going to be a stunning bride and if you were to decide to go with May...I may be in the area. Just saying. ;]

Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation said...

Congratulations! What a super way to get a proposal! ;)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OH the story made me teary! I'm an emotional wreck. I'm so happy for you! You so deserve a great man in life. I can't keep saying it I can't wait to see ALL the things you will be planning for the wedding!!!!

Susi Kleiman said...

Awww. Geez. I got a little teary eyed reading this. Huge congrats to both of you!!! And Happy Halloween. :)

Megan said...

That's an amazing proposal story - I love that he stopped time!

Tina @ My Highest Self said...

Love this story, you totally made me cry! I always enjoy reading your posts but this one takes the cake, congrats :).

Teresa said...

OMG that is such a romantic story and marrage proposal. Congratulations!

Dazee Dreamer said...

OMG, OMG, OMG. I'm speechless. But not really. I'm never speechless. But still. OMG.

Coffeypot said...

Soooo...ya gonna wear around that broken watch, too? But I have to admit, that was a cool way of popping the question. Congrats, hon. I'm happy fer ya.

SouthMainMuse said...

Wooo. That was wonderful. So happy for you and the Irishman. Seems like he knows he is a lucky fellow.

Just A Normal Mom said...

That was awesome and romantic and sweet and I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS POST!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to you both! May your *forever together* be as happy as the day you said yes!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

What a wonderful proposal story! You've got yourself a winner, but then, you already know that!

Mama Pants said...

I'm throwing down a sloe clap to your man. What an excellent proposal. Well done, Sir!

And um....SQUEEEEEE!!!!! Congratulations!!

Shell said...

I'm sitting here crying like an idiot because I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!

Congrats!!!! xo

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Well that' sjust about perfect!!!! I love the "hands of tie" part...ahh!!! CONGRATS!

MommaKiss said...

GAH! Congrats you crazy kids. Seriously, that man of yours knows how to propose! YAYAYAYAAAAAYAYAAA!

Kir said...

YAY!!! no words (I know...from ME? but I'm all verklempt) but YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!



may your life be filled with love, light and laughter from this day forward my beautiful friend.

xoxox

MamaMash said...

That is a ridiculously romantic proposal. Good job, Irishman!

Sandy said...

Wow!! Congrats! I love how he started out with the watch...very creative guy you got there...lol

Kmama said...

That is so sweet! Congratulations!!!

The Random Blogette said...

Sniff. Sniff. I cried reading this! What an amazing proposal! We all already knew he was a keeper , but this just solidifies it! I am so happy for you!

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms said...

So wonderful you lucky Ducky deserving woman! Ellen

GB Girl said...

Awwwwwww. Oh my God, what an awesome proposal! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! :)

Momma Fargo said...

Anybody that can get that clever and original with a proposal is a keeper! Congrats!

cyn knight said...

wow i know i have been sucky bloggy friend but how did i miss this???
congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xxoo