It sure took me long enough to get this post up, but I am ENGAGED!
A few weeks ago Jason took me to NYC to “get out of the house”. Since NYC is one of my favorite places to visit, I was completely on board. As soon as we arrived I was itching to get my hands on a few of my favorite cupcakes at “Baked By Melissa”.
After we bought 50 of these little guys, we walked to Central Park where we spent probably 20 minutes just looking for a quite place to sit and eat. I will admit, I had my suspicions this was going to be the weekend Jason proposed, but after downing a handful of cupcakes and stopping at numerous places in the park… my anticipation began to dwindle. I was slowly becoming more and more certain that I had over analyzed Jason’s enthusiasm for the purpose of this weekend.
I was getting antsy to leave the park and hit more of our favorite NYC spots when we took one last stroll down one of the paths that led onto a rock overlooking the park. While I was busy taking pictures, Jason got down on one knee and ‘finally’ asked me to marry him. What a relief. We were of course happy and excited to finally be Fiancés, but boy were we also relieved… I was on the verge of getting frustrated that he wouldn’t let us leave the park and he was making himself sick trying to find the perfect spot to propose. We’ve discussed marriage plenty of times before, so we both knew it would happen eventually. But, it still felt so surreal after the fact… kinda like, wow it really happened!
After we left the park we walked around a bit more before heading back to the hotel room to call our families and take a few really blurry “were engaged” photos.
Some habits can’t be broken, so we made a quick detour through Times Square, then grabbed a piping hot slice of pizza when we
worked walked up an appetite. We also got a few peaks of the Empire State Building.
We spent the rest of the day walking around the city just enjoying being together in this new chapter of our relationship. We both agreed we didn’t have anything special on our minds to do until it was time for dinner. Another “must” for us when in NYC is dinner at Stix Mediterranean Grill. We absolutely love this place and the food has never disappointed. We always order the cheese spread with Pita bread, and the Greek Fries which are just too fabulous for words. I think they cook the fries in olive oil which gives them a slightly different (but amazing) flavor and texture.
The next morning we packed our bags and headed over to Levain Bakery for a few GIGANTIC cookies. I love the Chocolate Peanut Butter, while Jason prefers the Chocolate Chocolate variety. Levain was a great way to wrap up our engagement weekend before the 5 hour ride home.
Now we’ve got to start planning the wedding!