Sunday, August 22, 2010

She said . . .

He's been wanting to do this for a long, long time. After four years of being with the girl of his dreams, he's finally going to pop the question.

He borrowed one of her rings a long time ago so that he could be sure of the size. He's researched his designs, chosen his certified 'non blood' diamond and now it sits in it's pretty leather box.

He has it all worked out. Sunday is 'date' day. They do this often, get up early, go for breakfast and spend the whole day in each others company sometimes just wondering around the city, lying on the beach, lunching or going to the movies, it's a dawn till dusk ritual.

This morning, they wondered down to  Bilgola beach to watch the sun rise as they sometimes do, their little pack of chocolate chip scones and a coffee in hand.  He tells her that he has something for her and returns the borrowed ring. She's a little disappointed because she thought he'd  bought her a present or something sweet.

He asks her if she'd  like a scone as the morning glow breaches the horizon. She says yes and he reaches into his 'Bakers Delight' bag and pulls out a diamond ring!

She goes into shock. She says "Oh my God, Oh my God" and he wonders whether she's shocked surprisedsed, turned off . . "Is that a yes?" . . "Of course" and his nerves disappear.

Yep, my little lad, the one with curly hair that used to dribble making raspberry noises on his tricycle, asked his lovely girl to marry him as the sun rose on this gorgeous winter day. I can't imagine a better man or a more lovely daughter in law.

Congratulations to you both my darlings, I  couldn't be more pleased. You're perfect for each other. Just perfect.





49 comments:

ruby562 said...

beautiful. congratulations to the happy couple. you must be chuffed

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Roy said...

Heh, heh! Great way to pop the question. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Well, Mom, how does it feel to be a future mother-in-law?

Balls Mcgee said...

shes not that wrinkly i swear

adam (romeo) Mc Adamson said...

the bit where she said "oh my god, oh my god," and "are you serious" .....

went for about 10 minutes....


"NOOOOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAYYYYYYY::::"""

Adam Bainbridge (Janice) said...

thank you for your genuine lovely post...


;)

lets hear it for romance!

Elisabeth said...

I wondered at first was this a short story - but no, it seems it's a true story, and all the more wonderful for it.

Congratulations, on a new dimension to your family.

Mim said...

Thats so romantic and lovely. Congrads to you all, and have fun whatever you do. and what a gorgeous, unusual ring!

Jill said...

Oh how fabulous!! What an uplifting post to read this a.m.
Congrats to the lovely young couple!!
And, to the new "to be" Mother In Law!!
WONDERFUL!

Jill said...

Oh, and may I be selfish for a moment and say how much I would like to have one of those chocolate chip scones this morning????

Quickroute said...

Congrats to all - so you'll be a mother in law now!

Kathy G said...

What a beautiful romantic story! Have they talked about a date yet?

The Jelly Monster said...

Awhhhh sweetness!!

Tell them I said congrats!!

English Mum said...

Awwww congratulations to them both - that's absolutely lovely.. And if they're not going to eat those scones...?

Ropi said...

Congratulations to them. You could have picked a happier photo, couldn't you? He looks almost as strict as I at any occasion. However he organised things with German precisity, which makes him a good person in my eyes without meeting him.

I carry on my single life, and on Tuesday I am going to a camp which was organised for university rookies.

Janice said...

A wedding is coming...yay!

Grannymar said...

Wonderful news! The sunshine has certainly decided to shine in your world and it is up up up all the way now!

Congratulations to the young couple and to the Mum-in-law to be!

Candie Bracci said...

Oh happy days!Congratulations and be happy!:)

Ces said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

I have no words, just tears of happiness.

CONGRATULATIONS!

LIFE IS GOOD!!!

TSUP!

Megan said...

Yay!

Brian Miller said...

woohoo! congratulations helen! and son and girl and....that is awesome...nice ring!

Colette Amelia said...

what a lovely tale! What a wonderful ring! What a beautiful couple! What a lucky mom!

Betty said...

Congratulations all. What happy news. (I've come over all emotional - gotta go find a tissue.)

e said...

Fantastic, Baino! Thanks for sharing with all of us and best to the happy couple.

laughingwolf said...

awww... *snif* grats youse guyz!

Pam said...

A bit choked up here Helen! Congratulations to all! How wonderful.

Kath Lockett said...

Awwww that's lovely! Congrats to them both and I love the way he planned it!

Achelois said...

Oh romance fantastic. A wonderfully good looking son, they make a beautiful couple.

Congratulations.

California Girl said...

Congrats Helen, your brood ahead of my brood so I'll continue to learn from you.

Many congratulations to you and your son and hisfiancee. So wonderful.

Yea!

kylie said...

i'm such a sucker for a romance!
bawling my eyes out here!

what a perfect day for it

congratulations to you all

babysis said...

Aww my beaudiful Abam and Amy....congratulations - love you both HEAPS.

My tennis ladies and I all cooed over Bainos Banter this morning - not a dry eye in the place.

WE LOVE YOU!!!

kj said...

Yet another reason I am so happy for you, hells.

Congratulations to Adam and your wonderful daughter in law to be.

There is more to come,hells. Just wait and see

xoxo
kj

Mmm said...

Awwwwwwwwww....Baino!!1 what an incredible proposal and write up too. I am teary eyed in fact..and whoa! what a stunning piece of jewelry too.

you must be so happy adn excited too.

River said...

Oh Congratulations!!!
I bet you have half the wedding planned before you remember to ask for their input. will it be on your property? A garden wedding?



P.S. I don't like the ring, please don't be offended.

Aishah said...

Beautiful Baino, it brought tears to my eyes.

Baino, this is me Fazlisa (I really do not want any link to my old call sign). I live in Kuala Lumpur :)

tony said...

Congratulations ! Love Rules!

nick said...

Well, how momentous! I hope they'll both be very happy together.

Carolina said...

Still seeing stars from all that sparkle on THE ring.

Congratulations to the happy couple and to the soon-to-be-mother-in-law (that's you) ;-)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

That's so wonderful!

Kate said...

How lovely - congratulations to them and to you - isn't it a wonderful feeling?

jay said...

Oh, how lovely!! I'm quite excited for you all! Congratulations all round - or if I may borrow a quote: 'I LOVE weddings! Drinks all around!'

How romantically done, too. *Sigh*

"Yep, my little lad, the one with curly hair that used to dribble making raspberry noises on his tricycle"

ROFL! Funny how things like that come vividly to mind at times like this, isn't it? The same thing has occurred to me!

The Man at the Pub said...

Awww, how lovely, Congratulation to all of you!

Sarah Lulu said...

Ohhh isn't that lovely!!!!!

I'm going to be able to post something very similar ssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
next week.

*looks around and runs*

steph said...

Aww! I love a bit of romance. Gorgeous post.

Congrats to you all and especially to the two lovebirds.

Baino, you remind me of my late MIL who from Day 1, welcomed me into the family home and facilitated me and 'my man' in every way she could, to give us the best possible start in life. I'll always be grateful to her for that.

Good on ye! Baino

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Oh wonderful! Congratulations to all of you! And to "them", here's to many, many happy and wonderful years together!

Robyn said...

Wow!!!

Congratulations to you all as this is very much a family thing.
It's been so long since I've heard of anyone getting engaged.

Enjoy this special time.

x Robyn

blackwatertown said...

Congratulations. What a good start.

CatLadyLarew said...

How delightful! Best wishes to all of you on this new adventure in your lives!

PattiKen said...

Congratulations, to you and your son! Why am I not surprised that you've raised a romantic? Not to mention a guy with outstanding taste in women and rings!