Well, you know me. And you know there's a story. :)
This time around, since Nick's birthday was Wednesday I decided to look into staying overnight- something I've never done in New York before. Nick booked a room at a military hotel for Saturday night and even got tickets to see Shrek on Broadway- my first Broadway show!
I was anxious about being so close to Tina missing her bus when we got to the show. Since we were a little early and we both wanted to eat before the show we went across the street to this little pizza shop called Italia Mia. The 40something Italian lady who worked there (and probably owned it) was hilarious. Nick went up to the counter to give her our order and she just waved her hands and told him to sit down and told him not to get up. The whole time we were there she was answering her cell and talking in Italian. She told a table once how bad a waitress she was...I told Nick we should adopt her as our 3rd mom.
Shrek the Musical was amazing. I was so impressed by the set alone and how it kept rotating. Shrek is one of my favorite movies and they did an amazing job portraying it. Lord Farquaad was my favorite- a huge burly guy played him and since Lord Farquaad is supposed to be a midget, the huge actor performed on his knees the whole time with little fake legs attached to his real legs. His real legs were hidden by the cape. It was ridiculous. Such an awesome show.
Afterwards, feeling exhausted and pretty gross-looking from spending 9 hours walking around in the cold rain and sleet I really just wanted to go back to the hotel and clean up since Nick wanted to go out. "Why don't we just see the tree tomorrow?" I suggested. He insisted we see it then. And added that it was right around the corner anyway.
"Can we get one more?" Nick asked them. I looked at him funny. "Did the other one not turn out okay?" I asked him. He just shrugged. My camera has a habit of taking random blurry pictures so I thought maybe he had gotten a glimpse of the picture they took and it hadn't come out.
And he got down on one knee. :)
Everything happened pretty fast but I do remember him asking me to marry him. I almost forgot to say "Yes!" I was really surprised.
I just kept kissing him and telling him I loved him. I was really thankful too that the girl kept getting pictures for us.
The next day I was determined to go to Serendipity Cafe- Serendipity is one of my top 5 favorite movies and Tina and I even stayed up Friday night watching it before the bus trip. I got pictures of Serendipity and would have loved to have eaten there but that's going to have to wait for our anniversary return trip some day- the cafe was booked through all of December and the walkin wait was 2 1/2 hours. I did get a mug though. :)
It's funny Tina had told me earlier Saturday about all the great New York prints and pictures I could get but I said that I wasn't really interested in anything like that. While NYC is a nice city to visit and of course to shop, nothing really significant had ever happened there for me so I had no reason to have anything hanging on my wall that signified NYC. Suddenly everything changed on Sunday. I wanted to find something to hang up or have in our new place that I could remember was from New York City the weekend Nick proposed to me. I really didn't find any cool pictures or anything so I was fortunate that Rockefeller Center had a gift shop and Nick bought me a beautiful snowglobe of the tree and the Plaza.
It's so funny to think a year ago we had just moved in together. I didn't even really know how he felt about me.
I'm so happy to have him in my life. It's nice to be able to look down at my hand and see a sign that someone loves you so much that they want everyone to know it.
Ahhhhh. So many more adventures to come. I can't wait. ;*)
PS. Thank you everyone for all the congratulations!! xoxoxox