Some of you might have picked up on it in an early post, so just to confirm, Matt and I are indeed engaged!
He proposed one night on our trip in New Mexico, and it was all very romantic and a big surprise! We took a trip up a steep, snowy mountain road to a Japanese spa called Ten Thousand Waves, where in a private hot tub under the falling snow , he got down on one and knee and asked me to marry him! He did such a great job of planning out every detail, and hiding it all from me, so I really was surprised to hear him ask. And of course I said yes!
The ring he picked out for me (which is just stunning!) is Pink Morganite gem with two diamonds, one on each side. Neither of us really wanted a traditional engagement ring, so we were looking for something unique and different. We have a friend who is a jeweler (Jeff Ross), and Matt asked him to design the ring similar to one we had seen in his store earlier this year. I had no idea what would be in the box when he opened it, and in fact, didn't even look at it when he proposed! It was only after that I saw the ring... and loved it!
And, as is his style, when we got back to the hotel, he had Pink Champagne (to match the ring, of course) and strawberries waiting for us. He really did think of everything, and it will be a night I won't ever forget.
(The time and place is still to be determined. We're just enjoying the holidays and being engaged, and will start planning early next year... I'll keep you posted...)