Posted by: urbanadventurertales | November 13, 2009

November 12, 2004

That was the date the Chef proposed to me!  The day he gave me my beautiful ring…

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And sent me on an awesome scavenger hunt around the city.

I was woken up that morning by my good friend Jody telling me to get dressed and come to her place by 9 a.m.  (I’d been thinking that the Chef would propose soon, but didn’t have any clue to what lengths he’d been planning!)

I showed up and she had a cassette tape for me that the Chef recorded with his voice saying that he was sending me on a little trip today with Jody to Indianapolis.  We’d have clues along the way.  The first clue he left for me led me to World Market in Indy.  I showed up and asked the clerk if he had anything for me.  He gave me an envelope that included my next clue and a note with a gift card to the store telling me to buy something for our future home together.  I bought a basket that now holds many of our picture albums!

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The next clue led me to Aveda salon.  The clerk once again gave me an envelope that included my next clue and a gift card to the Aveda store.  I purchased some new lip gloss and a custom-made lotion.

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I was next led to the bookstore Borders downtown where the Chef had purchased the “social-worky” book Nickel and Dimed.  He also included some money for Jody and I to go out to lunch and my next clue.

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After a delicious lunch (at a restaurant that I can’t remember!) we headed to the mall to a Christmas shop where he had a HUGE diamond ring ornament there for me (hint hint, lol!)  and another gift card for me to purchase an ornament.  I bought a cute one with two snowmen and they wrote our names and the date on it.  I love Christmas so much and his thoughtfulness that went into each location was so sweet.

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At the Christmas store I was given another note with a certificate for a massage to be given that afternoon!  I was soooo excited!  I never had a professional massage before and it was wonderful!

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He then had Jody give me a dress that he’d bought for me and money to purchase shoes and jewelry to go with it.  It was a strapless, mid-calf length dark brown dress with black beading throughout.  I purchased some black shoes and jewelry and then went to the make-up appointment he’d scheduled.

Finally, my last clue led me to the canals in Indianapolis.  These hold very sweet memories for us which continued well after our engagement and marriage!  I love the canals and biked there often when we lived in Indianapolis.

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I arrived to find the Chef in a new dark brown sport coat and he ran to me, lifted me up and then got on one knee and asked me to marry him!  I was so thrilled to say “yes!”  He gave me my lovely ring.  We had never looked for rings, so I had no idea what he would pick out.  I think he did a fabulous job!  And we then went to eat at a nice restaurant in town called The Eagles Nest.  It overlooked the city and we felt quite literally “on top of the world”!  I think my proposal rivals just about any I’ve ever heard.  The Chef put together an amazing and thoughtful day for me.  I continue to feel very blessed to have him choose me for his wife.

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Responses

  1. sweet memories 🙂 i can’t remember the restaurant either, though i think it may have been cajun? i think it was near the old union station downtown… tell ethan i’m still grateful for the massage!!! i thought of this day this week when i was shopping for some ornaments – didn’t know it was so close!

  2. Laughing so hard at the “cassette tape” Your proposal was much more romantic than mine! I basically told Brian when and where to do it ….lol

  3. That’s the best proposal story I’ve ever heard! What a creative, thoughtful and romantic guy you have!!

  4. […] The ornament I bought during my engagement scavenger hunt! […]


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