All this Prince William/Kate Middleton-engagement-during-vacation-in-Africa talk has got me thinking... I want to hear more engagement stories! Share it here and it may appear in a later iVillage feature.
I'll get the ball rolling with my own...
My Friday night plans were to go for a manicure with my best friend, then meet my boyfriend for dinner. I picked out a nail color I had been wanting to try for a long time: sapphire blue.
I finished my manicure and called my BF to find out where he wanted to meet for dinner. I was starving so I was ready to EAT. He picks up the phone all sleepy (my BF likes his sleep) and I'm all, "Where are we meeting -- I'm starving!" He implores me to just come home and we'll figure it out. We go back and forth about it for a while. "Just come home!" he says, somewhat annoyed. (Did I mention he's grumpy when he's woken up?) "Fine!" I shout back. (Did I mention I get grumpy when I'm hungry?)
I stew all the way home and walk in the door ready to give him attitude -- instead I find candles and rose petals everywhere with him down on one knee. He asks me to marry him and presents me with the ring: A sapphire surrounded by diamonds. Of course I said yes. Then I marveled at the serendibity of my chosen nail color.
Okay, now it's your turn!