Friday nights are typically our date night. Jason has a weird work schedule and usually has Thursdays and Fridays off instead of Saturdays and Sundays. He suggested going to Wired & Fired after dinner. We drive by it all the time and I always comment that painting pottery would be a fun thing to do so I was all for the idea. At first the plan was to go to the sushi restaurant where we had our first date beforehand. I didn’t think anything of it since we’ve been there a handful of times since then. On Friday afternoon, I decided that I wanted to try a different restaurant – La Tavola which is right next door to Wired & Fired.
Jason emailed me that day saying he’d made reservations at Wired & Fired for 9 pm. I’ll admit it, I was a little suspicious at that, but thought I was just being dumb.
We’d never been to La Tavola. It was a cute, romantic Italian restaurant. We started out with the grilled calamari and I had the fish stew for my entree. At about 8:30pm, we went next door to Wired & Fired.
We went to the above-pictured wall and picked out our pieces to paint. I picked a dog bowl for Murphy and Jason picked a cereal bowl. They had a table reserved for us and, even though the place wasn’t very full, I didn’t think anything of it since he’d made a reservation. You’re allowed to bring food and beverage and we brought a bottle of wine. I was sipping it really slowly while I painted my dog bowl.
After maybe an hour, Jason said he had to go to the bathroom. We were seated next to a half-wall and where I was sitting, I couldn’t see around the wall to my right, which is where the bathroom, and other tables were. I just kept painting my dog bowl and he got up and came back with something in his hands.
A box from Wired & Fired which said, “Lee, will you marry me?” I was seriously speechless for a second. It was one of those, “Is this really happening” things and I was really confused about where he’d gotten that box! And that he’d gotten a ring. I had no idea! He got down on one knee and proposed. Of course, I said yes! (He keeps telling me that I’m forgetting to tell people what I said when I say he proposed. I said yes, obv)!
The people that worked at the store brought out a dozen red roses and champagne. I was still really confused and when they brought the champagne flutes, I said, “We have those glasses too!” and Jason was like, “They are ours!” It took me a minute to process that he’d put all of this together beforehand. He’d gone there on Tuesday to paint the box since it takes a couple of days to fire in the kiln. He’d brought the champagne and roses earlier in the day. The people that worked there were totally in on everything but I had no idea; they were just acting like we’d never been there before.
Please ignore the fact that my hair looks like an oil slick. I think it might have been still wet. Or I put too much product in and didn’t scrunch properly. Scrunching is very important when it comes to curly hair.
I know I’m saying OMGOMG like I’m a 12-year old, but OMGOMG! I’m engaged!!
ETA – Jason just reminded me that I didn’t say that the ring was in the box. So, yeah, the ring was in the box. I thought that was obvious, but maybe not.