Thursday, March 09, 2006

It's A Lot Nicer Today...

...than it was two years ago today.
March 9th, 2004, was one of the best - and craziest - days of my life. Here's the story of the day Serach & I were engaged...
I was under strict warnings: Serach wanted to be surprised, she did not want me to get her a ring (we'd get it together later on), and... ...okay, that was pretty much what I was working with. But never being the one to surprise her in a normal fashion, I figured I'd have fun when I proposed to her - and go a bit over the top, while I was at it. But before I write about the actual proposal, I have to give a bit of background to our story.
4 months earlier...
"Hey, Jon - you know anybody flying to Israel for January break? There are these companion tickets, but I'm leaving earlier than everybody else in Lander."

"Well, I actually know this girl who's going around then - her name is Serach. Do you mind going with a female?" [Ed: This is how he talks. Sorry.]

"No, what do I care? I don't care who I'm sitting next to on the plane, I just want to get there."

"All right, I'll have her speak to you, and you guys can try and work it out."
Well, it didn't end up working out - she was still looking to go either before or after when I was, and actually didn't end up going at all. I went for nine days and had an amazing time - but by then, I was pretty sure I knew who I would be spending the rest of my life with.

Ezzie: Wow. When I started to write this, I was just planning on posting the engagement itself; but it really makes no sense without the background. I'm just going to make this into a series, with a new installment every day or two for the next week or so. Thanks to MCAryeh, Jack, Mirty, and Robert, who inspired me to do this - even though they don't know it. Hope everyone enjoys and gets a bit of the excitement, fun, and happiness that I felt out of reading this.


  1. Argh! I can't believe you didn't write the rest!

    Now, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting impatiently! I love engagement stories! (I also love any kind of gossip you can find, but never mind...)

  2. OOOOOO, you are too cute!(pinching your cheeks right now...can't help it, I'm a mom). Can't wait to hear more.

  3. One day I just might let you in on my proposal:)

  4. Oooh, this is awesome! I love the way it is starting....tell us more!!

  5. SAP, SAP, SAP- "are you kidding me" is all I can remember- oh and an aluminum foil bracelet! But I LOVE you anyway (now whos the SAP)!!!!!!!!!!

  6. btw that (the post) was your annv present!

  7. Jack - You'll enjoy.

    Irina - :)

    CM - OW! Hmph. I don't even let my mom pinch my cheeks. ;)

    JBM - Oh, that is so mean...

    PH - LOL!! Hey, you're skipping ahead!

    Stacey - :)

  8. Serach commented again! :) Love you!

  9. What was that about not letting even your mom pinch your cheeks?
    Well here's proof that everything ezzie says should be taken with a grain of salt.

    (Sorry, but don't know the first thing about hyperlinks. If someone cares to do this correctly, I'm trying to show everyone picture 24 of the 3rd gallery on ezzie's wedding page - the wedding page with 4 galleries.)

    Check it out.