Friday was like any other day, up & out the door late due to puppies being puppies.
Working all day, grabbing Chipotle on the run, planning on getting off work by 6.
And then my boss grabbed me into a "beer meeting" at 5 ... we talked science over beers until after 6:45.
When I finally escaped his office, I glanced at my phone to see several missed texts/calls from Ty, but I still had work to be done before calling it a day.
Ty was texting me, asking me to give him an estimate of when I would be finished. My 15 minute estimate turned into an hour, & at about the 30 minute mark Ty walked into my lab to see what was taking so long. I think I said something like, "stop bothering me, I have experiments to do" & he went back to wait on me in the parking lot.
So finally right before the clock struck 8, I walked out of the research building I work in & hopped on the back of Ty's motorcycle to head home.
On the way to the townhouse is one of our favorite little spots in Nashville, "Love Circle". This grassy spot is on top of the highest point around & overlooks the Nashville skyline.
Ty peeled off to head up to Love Circle telling me that we should check it out as it was the first nice night that felt like Spring. A-ok with me after a long day at work.
When we got to the top of the hill, his guitar was out in the middle, & I started to get suspicious that something was up. Ty regularly serenades me at home & knows all my favorite songs. He started in to one I hadn't heard him play before, "I Wanna Grow Old With You", and it was soooo sweet. I still just thought he was being extra romantic, but nothing like what was to come next. Ty put his guitar away (after a little bump on the head, cute nervous boy) & pulled out a leather box from his guitar case. He started telling me the loveliest things & got down on one knee. Seeing the man you love more than anything in the entire world kneeling in front of you with a tiny box might be the best moment of my life... nope, it definitely is!
I said YES & leapt into his arms! Then I realized I should probably let him put that gorgeous ring on my finger & stopped kissing his face long enough to do just that.
We spent the rest of the evening celebrating with friends & when we were heading back home around 4 in the morning my face literally hurt from so much smiling, happiness, & telling "our story" over & over.... pure bliss.
Sure it wasn't the 6 pm, sunset engagement that Ty had been planning for weeks. His friend had to steak out on top of Love Circle for 2 hours watching the guitar. No one told me to dress cute or do my nails.