I’m Marrying Superman
So this past Sunday, Zane had asked me to go out on a date with him on Tuesday. He literally said, “I have dibbs on you this Tuesday, so don’t make any plans.” I thought, well okay, this is awesome, he wants to take me on a date and give me a break from school and we are gonna have a fantastic night, because dates with him are always the best. And he also said that he had an early Christmas gift he wanted to give me. So after I got home from a terrible time babysitting, Zane was already at my house, so I started getting ready. I put on a black dress, a grey cardigan, and my fancy red heels that I hadn’t ever worn yet. (See mom, told you I would wear them.) I felt pretty. Zane took me to a restaurant in Greenville called CPW’s (Carolina Pasta Works). Mmmm muy delicioso. The whole time we were out eating, everything seemed normal, Zane seemed chilled out, and we were enjoying ourselves. I kinda scared him a little bit at the beginning of the date because I had said that I felt kinda nervous because I felt like we were on our first date or something and I had to really impress him. So naturally, he started asking me why I was nervous trying to get down to the bottom of his suspicion of whether I knew what was going on. I still didn’t know anything, don’t worry.
Anyway, dinner was fantastic, and all of the twinkly lights in the restaurant were wonderful and Zane was handsome. He drove us back to my house, and we went inside to the living room. I sat down on the couch, and he had mentioned that he was going to go get that early Christmas gift he wanted to give me. I sat patiently waiting, looking around my living room because I didn’t know what else to do. I still had no idea what was going on…I literally just thought it was going to be a Christmas gift. And when Zane came back in to me, he sold it as just that. He handed me the box with a bow on the top, and I pulled out a Christmas ornament that he had hand-painted at Accidental Artist. This is the part where Zane said some things about how much this ornament meant to him because of the meaning behind it, the time he spent on it, and the heart and soul he put into it. The ornament read, “Dana, will you marry me?” He then got down on one knee and asked me himself. Honestly, I was in shock and I immediately started crying and cheesin’ hard. And I had to ask him about 5 times if he was playing a joke on me, and if it was real. But when I finally believed him, of course I said yes, and it was an awesome moment that I will never forget.
I then asked him if anyone else knew about it. He told me that both of our parents knew…and then he pointed to my front porch. The blinds were partially open, and I saw hands fly up in the air in victory. Kristen Jones, Brittany Smith, and Cory Hume were out on my porch snapping photos and a video of the whole thing. It was incredible and I am so glad that they pulled that off and captured it. Last night was so amazing. Ahh. I’m engaged!