Monday, December 7, 2009

There was a question, and he popped it!: Part Two

When we left off, I was finally getting home after a long day of taking the LSAT and shopping, and Jeff was sitting in my bedroom like this:

Apparently he watched football on mute for a really long time.

I walked in the front door and said hi to my roommate and her boyfriend. We talked about the LSAT, the coupons we had just received in the mail (40% off espresso machine? Yes!), and my Christmas purchases. That went on for about 30 minutes, and then I started to get a bit hungry, so decided to make some dinner.

At the sound of pots and pans clanging, my roommate freaked out (thinking I'd never make it into my bedroom and find Jeff). They kept trying to convince me to go out to eat with them ("No, I'm not going with just you two! Awkward!"), suggesting we invite other people as well ("No, I'm paying for law school applications, I shouldn't spend money eating out!"), and offering to buy my meal ("No thanks Dan, you're dating her, not me!").

They finally gave in and let me make dinner (tortellini with Italian sausage and spinach marinara, yum!), which took another 30 minutes. When I sat down at the kitchen table, I noticed that my bedroom light was on underneath my door. Weird. I grabbed my plate, and went to investigate.

When I opened my door, there was Jeff, just sitting in my desk chair and smiling at me with a bunch of flowers! I was terrified at first (who expects to see a man in their bedroom?), I screamed, and I nearly dropped all that marinara sauce on my white carpet (but I didnt, don't worry). Once I realized who it was, I hugged him, grinned from ear to ear, told him how happy I was to see him, and then suggested we eat tortellini.

He said he wasn't hungry, but I insisted (surely he must be hungry after traveling all the way from South Carolina!), and we sat down to eat. I complained that I don't like surprises, and told him he should've told me he was coming. I would've fixed my hair! I would've cleaned the bathroom! I would have cooked better food for dinner! He ate so fast that I assumed he was starving and offered him the rest of my plate. He decline the offer, and then randomly started walking to my bedroom. I was confused. I followed, still telling him, "You know I don't like surprises!"

But then he reached into his duffel bag, turned back around, pulled a ring box out from behind his back, and said "Well...I have another surprise..." I melted. I sat down on the corner of my bed, and he knelt down in front of me and said a whole lot of lovely nice things, ending with "Katie, will you marry me?" I responded immediately with "Of course!" and lots of kisses, and then I put that lovely little ring on my finger.

We called our parents, and my sister (who was in on the whole thing, and had driven to College Station and was just waiting for a call to come over!), and had a lovely evening.

Surprises...I guess they're not that bad after all. :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

There was a question, and he popped it!

Yes, that's right, J and I are engaged!

"To be married?!?"
"Of course, what other kind of engaged is there?!?!"

Anybody catch the Pride & Prejudice reference? Just me? Oh...okay.

Anyway, this pretty shiny ring belongs to me!!

I guess you all want the story and it is:

It was a cold, rainy, gray-sky December day in College Station, TX. I crawled out of bed early, forced myself to eat some breakfast, bundled up, and left my apartment to take the LSAT. It was a big day for me, but at that point I had no idea just how big it really was...

A few hours later I had the big test done, and I called J to let him know how it went. But he didn't answer his phone! Imagine that! I had been studying for basically forever for that test, he knew I was taking it, he should've been just sitting, waiting for me to call! What kind of boyfriend doesn't even answer his phone when the love of his life is taking a really, really important test?!

The answer is, the kind of boyfriend who happens to be planning a proposal for that very day! Unbeknownst to me, he had flown in that morning from South Carolina, went to my parents' house in Houston to talk to them, and then stopped at his parents' house for lunch (at which point he wasn't answering the phone in order to prevent me overhearing his family's voices).

I ate some lunch and went out Christmas shopping, and an hour or so later J arrived at my apartment. He sat, waiting for me to get home.

I LOVE that they thought to take this picture.

I got a phone call from my roommate that went something like this:

Roommate: Are you EVER coming home?
Me: Well yeah, I'm just doing some Christmas shopping.
Roommate: But when are you coming home?
Me: I don't know, is everything okay?
Roommate: Yeah, but please just come home soon!

Weird. That was followed by a phone call with my mother that went like this:

Mom: Oh, Katie!! Hi sweetheart, I'm so excited!
Me: Hi...uhh, why are you excited?
Mom: *pause* know, just the holidays and all...
Me: Oh, yeah I'm doing some Christmas shopping right now.
Mom: Oh, so you're not at home? You really should go home, you've had a long day...

I eventually did decide to go home (about two hours later...a girl's gotta shop!), and when I walked in the door I found (drum roll, please) roommate sitting on the couch with her boyfriend. Anticlimatic, huh?

I promise the exciting part is coming...just wait for the next post!

Oh. My. Goodness.

I took the LSAT this morning, and I think it went okay. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers!

But, something unexpected happened (!), and even though I'm exhausted and don't have time to blog about it right this second, I'll leave you with a hint...

Hehehe, bet you can't wait for my next post! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Taking a little break...

Happy Monday!

I'll be taking the LSAT this Saturday, so Spirals & Spatulas is going to be "off the air" until then. I'm trying to use every spare second I have to do more practice tests and get extra sleep, and hopefully it'll all pay off!

I would really, really appreciate your prayers and thoughts on Saturday!