I have been with my fiance for 7 years - since the beginning of our junior year in high school! He is my best friend and makes me laugh like no one else can.
We'll I did have some idea it was coming...I had actually been waiting on it for more than a year! The day started like normal, but I began to wonder when he got a suspicious phone call that afternoon. He answered the phone and started acting really sketchy - telling the person he hadn't gotten around to "something" yet. I asked him about it and he blew it off as a colleague. I asked him about lying later and if he was really good at it on the spot - he, of course, is. So after, that I knew SOMETHING had to be up.
That evening we went snowboarding - my first time! I managed to make it down the will 4 times in 5 hours, a world record I believe. Sometime that evening he asked me to take a break and sit with him for a few minutes. That's when he really started acting weird. Instead of being his normal chatty self, he barely talked to me at all...and just gave me a one word response when I asked a questions. But, nothing happened - he eventually wanted to get up and go snowboarding again.
Well, after snowboarding we went to grab some fast food and took a friend home. We pulled into the parking lot and he walked around to my door. I handed him the drinks - he sat them on top of the car. I grabbed the food - he took it away from me. I stood up - he said "Katie, something is about to happen." Talk about being confused! After I asked what, he bent down on his knee and started his speech...which honestly, I really don't remember - I was just so happy. It was a beautiful night in our college town - a place that built both of us, helped us grow together, tore us apart - a town that means so much to both of us.
He told me later that I was so close to spoiling this day. I grabbed his jacket a few times to find keys or something and the ring had been in his pocket all day!