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We're officially engaged!! [Feb. 16th, 2009|02:49 pm]
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Ari proposed to me yesterday, on our four-year anniversary. He took me out on a surprise trip to an unknown destination. It happened to be the baggage claim of JFK Airport...the first place we had seen each other, the place where it all began. He got down on one knee, took out the ring he'd smuggled out of my room without my knowing, and asked me. I said yes, of course...that there was nothing in the world I'd rather do than marry him. He seemed really frightened, and I didn't know why until after...he had carried the ring there in an empty spice box (it still smells of paprika :P) and it turns out that when he took a rattling container out of his pocket and opened it, the security guards were looking at him really suspiciously. When they saw him get down on one knee, one guard rolled his eyes and turned back to his paperwork (I guess they're not into romance?). But anyway, poor Ari was understandably shaken. Then we went over to visit the home of our good friend and official wedding planner, who proceeded to deviously torment Ari (in good fun, of course)...along with nicer things. It was wonderful to have the blessings of Elke and her family, and it was a fun visit.

He's so incredibly, wonderfully romantic! Turns out he'd been planning it for the last four months, and everyone knew about it but me ("everyone" being his entire family and Elke). It's almost impossible for him to plan something long-term, in secret. It really shows just how much this meant to him...he really wanted to do it right (which he certainly did!). I can't begin to describe how happy or lucky I feel to have him, or to be marrying him. The ring fits, but he fits better. Nowhere else could I find such a smart, hot, nerdy, ethical, funny, antiquated, devious, strong, eccentric, trustworthy guy who's insane enough to be such a match for me. Four years later, he still surprises me every day. I love him more than anything...we supplement each other, and together we make a whole. I can't wait to see what wonderful things our lives will hold together.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:35 pm (UTC)
Michelle, thank you SO MUCH! It was incredibly clever...the kid obviously did his homework, lol! I'm very grateful that both of us are able to witness each other's happy accomplishments. It's going to work out for us both.
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From: turkeysock
2009-02-16 09:27 pm (UTC)
aww how sweet :) congratulations!!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: raven_star
2009-02-16 09:35 pm (UTC)
Awwwwww that's lovely, Congrat's to you both.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hun!
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[User Picture]From: xalolo
2009-02-16 10:04 pm (UTC)
:) Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: losile
2009-02-16 10:07 pm (UTC)
Huzzah and confabulations!!! How terribly wonderfully romantic :D
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you--huzzah indeed! It was...I still can't believe that he would go through all that planning, trouble, and insight for me. But then again, I know I'd do the same for him and love every bit of it :)
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[User Picture]From: dungeonwriter
2009-02-16 11:07 pm (UTC)
Mazal tov! Now I can finally say something on my blog!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! And lmao...that reminded me of a guy who decided he spent too much time on the computer, so he would set out to tour the world and get it all out of his system. What thoughts did he have on his return from the marvelous trip? "Man, I can't think of anything except what a fantastic LiveJournal entry this will make!" :P
Anyway, say away...you've been wonderful, and fun, and a life-saver, and it's a joy to be your sister!
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[User Picture]From: katinator44
2009-02-16 11:15 pm (UTC)
eee!! I'm so happy for you! I expect to see pictures of that lovely rock soon!!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you! I'm still in shock and completely excited over what happened :)
And never fear! Pictures will come in time...but considering I need to track down a working camera, I don't know what "time" will entail. I can't wait to post them though!
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[User Picture]From: turning_fey
2009-02-17 05:46 am (UTC)
Congratulations! You've come so far and have so much yet to do. Wonderful that you have someone so incredible to share your life with!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I could not have said it better myself, and few would know me well enough to know how I'd sum it up :) From this point on, life's going to be exciting...I can't wait to see what it's to bring!
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[User Picture]From: mrfantastico
2009-02-17 04:47 pm (UTC)
CONGRATS!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: thickerthanair
2009-02-17 11:31 pm (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and I shall continue....YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!
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[User Picture]From: burasama
2009-02-18 08:45 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :D
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you!!
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[User Picture]From: misssc
2009-02-19 12:27 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!! and please do post some pics of the ring :D
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2009-03-04 09:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I shall, and can't wait to...as soon as I find a working camera, it will happen!
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[User Picture]From: liliania1710
2012-01-25 05:17 am (UTC)
Wow in addition to also tutoring kids I also got married in 2009. This is funny))).
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[User Picture]From: liliania1710
2012-01-25 05:18 am (UTC)
Oh my dear, you're born the Year of the Dragon))). (I am the year of the Rooster, but Dragons are my favourite ones))).
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2012-01-25 01:46 pm (UTC)
I thought I was a Rabbit, at least according to the mainstream Chinese calendar? I like Dragons too, though--they're always such impressive people.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2012-01-25 01:48 pm (UTC)
That's pretty cool--but you've been married longer than me! Because we were broke, we had to save up 1 1/2 years before we could get married--the happy day was finally in June 2010.
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