I always enjoy hearing about how people decided to get married or to live together. Please share your story?
I guess I did....We had been living together for about 8 months and I asked "are we ever going to get married or do you just want to live together?" He said of course he wanted to get married so we did.
Actually, I blame my Mom for my 2nd marriage. LOL. We met in July 1982 and moved in together in November. So we were "living in sin." In 1984, my mom wanted to send us to Japan for a month but said she couldn't send us to Japan if we weren't married. In April of that year, my parents took my daughter, who was only 3 years old at the time, on a vacation/road trip over the Easter weekend, and that's when we got married. We drove down to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, got our license at the courthouse on Good Friday, April 20 and then went to a church and got married. Spent our "honeymoon" in Branson, Missouri, fishing on the White River near Tablerock Lake/Bull Shoals and Lake Taneycomo.
And in October 1984, my mom and the three of us went to Japan for a month. I am not sure if we would have actually gotten married if mom hadn't planned to send us to Japan for that month.
Well when we started out in California we semi lived together. He would stay over on the weekends. Then he got transfered back to New York and a little over 2 years later he asked me to come and join him. At first I went only temporarily but decided to stay, at that time there was no mention of marriage. Had there been before I went there I never would have gone. After we lived together for 6 months we were in the NCO Club on base and hadn't even started drinking yet. We were with the usual gang of ffrends and everyone was talking. We were discussing the fact that I gave him $1,000 to pay the car (corvette) insurance, one of the guys told hm "You gotta marry that girl" I said "Only if he is sober and gets down on one knee in a crowded bar"...Right then and there he got down on one knee and proposed the bartender even took a photo and had it over the bar for awhile.
Since we met on a blind date, it was a whirl wind, he told me that he was due to come up on orders, and it would either be Korea or Germany. Well he came home and said that he got his orders and did I still want to go to Germany, I said there was only one way I could go to Germany, and he said we will discuss it again in sixty days...LOL Well we were married in April of that year...about sixty days . It has been 24 years.
Shari, wife to bestfriend John (4/88), mom to Heather(1/77),Nyssa(4/89),Michaela (8/94) and four fur babies (cats)
He did. We had lived togather for a year and a half, when he asked "Do you want to get married this weekend?" I dont have any family near by and we had already decided to go to the justice of peace when we did decide to marry. So thats what we did.
He proposed. In our bedroom, haha. I cried so bad I couldn't see the ring.
I love these stories!
My husband (to be) and I were in the habit of getting together most evenings after work, so one evening we washed his car, and afterward he said I think we should get married. I asked if this was a proposal, and he said yes it was. So I told him give me a while to think about it. And I didn't sleep that night thinking. Then the next morning I called and asked him to come over (I was living at my parents') and we sat on the front porch and talked. I told him about possible concerns - an uncle with cerebral palsy, my carrying a blood disorder- and we talked about what marriage meant, and then I said I'd marry him. That day we spent together driving around and strolling, and that evening I asked my mom to invite him over for dinner the next day. So she did. Then after the meal he asked my dad for my hand in marriage.
I was proposed to standing in a bathroom on my birthday, not really romantic, not what I had hoped for
Oh no! This is even less romantic than my proposal after washing his car! I had always thought a proposal meant a special elegant meal and getting down on knee and handing me a diamond ring.
Quoting gmadiane:I was proposed to standing in a bathroom on my birthday, not really romantic, not what I had hoped for
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