Monday, September 27, 2004

Don't read this if your name is Cel

Chemo #7 is over with. Blech! Nothing new, just the usual annoyance. I did make it out for a few hours Saturday night for Kyle's birthday and Anne's DINK party.

And now that we finally told his parents, I'll put up the rest of the story about our trip. :)

But the icing on the cake (and the part of the story that half of you are waiting for), was Sunday night. As a birthday gift for Kyle, his parent’s sent us out to Little Palm Island for dinner. It is a private island that is only accessed by boat. They run a shuttle from Little Torch Key, about 25 miles north of Key West. The island is one of the 3 or 4 keys that have Key Deer. Key Deer are a relative of the good old Whitetail Rat we have native to Virginia and Tennessee, but they are the size of a medium to large dog. We only saw one deer, but he was a 6 point buck the size of a Lab. Anyway, we get out to the resort for dinner, and Kyle had made a reservation on the beach, but unfortunately due to it being slow, the beach was closed, so we ate on the deck overlooking the beach (you can see our table on the web page, its directly above the 3rd umbrella from the right). We split a small bottle of wine (had I know what I was in for, I would have gotten a larger bottle, but I only wanted one glass). I had smoked salmon with a potato cake and goat cheese (yummy!). Kyle had a seared mahi-mahi. After dinner, Kyle came back to the table and we were chatting about how perfect the trip was so far, and how this “thing” I have has really drawn us closer and made him realize how much I mean to him. It was so sweet and I was cheesing. Then he said “I have something else to ask you” and started digging in his backpack. I could tell from the look on his face (something between excitement, nervousness, and terror) what was about to happen, and let out a small “Oh my god! Are you about to….” And that when he got up from his chair, down on one knee, and asked me to marry him! My first reaction was “Are you serious?” Probably because of all the times we have gone back and forth about it, with him always insisting he was not the marrying type. But of course I said yes! I think we both said a few more things, but honestly, its all a happy blur.

So there you have it! Here are some pictures from the trip, including the ring.

Quick answers:

1. No, I didn’t cry. I think it was a bit of feeling self conscious b/c we were way out classed at the restaurant and there were people around. Or something. I don’t know. Not the reaction I would have expected out of me either.

2. Most likely sometime next fall. Give us a few weeks to enjoy it before we get to the details.

3. Yes, he did very good. 1/3 caret with good C’s, in a platinum setting that is a knockoff of Tiffany’s Lucida setting. Just what I wanted!! I guess dropping hints did pay off.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Hopie! I am so happy for you! -Jamie V.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am very happy for you and Kyle. See life is full of little surprises. Tommorow is truly another day. It is nice to know that you now have a partner that you can share everything with. You go get 'em girl. You deserve the best. See ya! hicup

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope, I forgot something I was going to say."you know you are beginning to sound a lot like Paul Harvey with this the rest of the story" See ya! hicup

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so very excited for you!! That is terrific!! Dawn aka Seminole_fan

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you! you and kyle make such a cute couple. kyle is a great man to stay by your side during you this time and you just kick butt all around Hopie!

I'm so happy for you both ::eyes water up:: damn contacts..

so the dropping hints thing works huh? why doesn't it work for me? ::must work harder ::

I love the blogs too. this is great to read.

hope to see you soon big sis and you're always in my prayers.


10:35 PM  

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