Since it’s Nick’s birthday today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!), I thought it would be a great day for me to turn the blog over to him once more to share whatever it is that he’d like to share. Much to my surprise, he chose to share his perspective on our engagement story with all of you! D’awwwww!
To Kim, I’m sure the sound of the alarm clock that morning was a painful reminder that she had to get up well before 6AM to get ready for the day. To me? It was the song of the beginning of the day I was going to seize, for that day, I had a plan. “Today” I said to myself,“Today is the day.” As I cheerfully rolled out of bed, I began my preparations for the day (which is a way cooler way of saying I got dressed, which is all I did). Cautiously, I watched my princess awake from her slumber, slowly stumbling and grumbling her way into the washroom. *Click* and the door is locked. I quickly reach into the drawer of the bedside table beside me and there it is, the specialpackage. I remove the package and deposit it in my backpack. After all, I couldn’t complete my quest without it.
After a little while, we’re both ready and out the door, right on time (which, if you know Kim, is a miracle all on its own!). “Perfect”, I remember thinking to myself, “Everything is going according to plan.” Everyone was in good spirits as we jumped in the Ol’ Santa Fe and headed towards our destination. Although everyone was happy, I figured I was the one in the best mood. Unbeknownst to all of my other travelling companions, I had a secret: today was the day I was going to tell her, more than anything, that I love her. Today was that day that I was going to ask her to marry me.
As we approached the airport, I knew I had to be careful. There was no way I was leaving the ring in my luggage. That beauty was staying with me. My first obstacle was the security bag check. The last thing I wanted Kim to see was the ring box pulled out by a security officer, only to have me stumble over to her after the all clear and mutter “So, uh, wanna marry me?.” Luckily for me, she decided to follow her mother and father to the farthest bag check line. I made a beeline for the farthest one away and, go figure, they didn’t even make me empty the bag out! I reconnected with Kim, her Mom and Dad and we eventually made our way onto the plan. So far so good!
Well, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. I soon found my perfectly planned day falling apart. As I played my PSP game waiting for the plane to take off, we soon found out that the flight was being delayed due to ice on the wings. No big deal right?Wrong. This delay, in turn, caused us to miss our connecting flight, leaving us stranded at the airport. Thinking back on it, I can’t even remember how many hours it was. All I know is, it felt a whole lot longer than what it was. Right around noon or so (the time we were supposed to be in Vegas), I kept checking on the ring in my bag, over and over again. I probably drove myself crazy! To this day, I don’t know how Kim or her parents didn’t realize something was up.