Yet another reason I love chocolate

First, let me say a big Thank You! for your comments about my engagement news (for the full effect, start with Part I) — it was so nice to get the “thumbs up” from everyone. But seeing I’ve already jumped out of a plane and am now jumping for joy I better figure out what I can do next in order to keep my blog stats up!

I confess I knew the big question was coming because we had talked about our next step — and, therefore, I had the posts and punchline “written” in my head for at least a month — but I didn’t know exactly when or how he’d propose. I met up with him over Valentine’s Day weekend in Norfolk, Virginia, where he was on his 2-week annual Navy Reserves tour. I suspected it might happen while I was there and he didn’t disappoint.

And J. knows me too well: I’m a sucker for the creative, straightforward and sincere approach. I also love chocolate, so it was fitting that he asked me with M&Ms — ones that said:

“Susan” (White M&Ms) “Will You” (Pink) “Marry Me” (Red)

(He backed it up with a  verbal, non-dessert proposal.)

He got me a mini-gumball machine full of extras because, sure enough, I had to eat some of the initial stash. He knows me too well.

Anyhoo, with the cat out of the bag we’re heading into planning mode. I always thought if I got married again it would be a small affair, but this is J.’s first marriage (and let’s hope his last!) and he has a large extended family. It’s a tad overwhelming, but I suppose me having some experience and perspective from the first time around helps. It’s all good.

Or, as T-Rex said a few days ago, “Mom, it’s weird and exciting.”



13 thoughts on “Yet another reason I love chocolate

  1. T says:

    Yes, Jeff Mac, I agree! Holy crap!!!

    How did I miss this?

    Its not like you didn’t warn me but still!!

    Congrats girl! I can’t even believe it… especially thinking of all that you’ve been through just since I’ve known you. Just…. Wow and YAY!!!

    I’m the happiest of happy for you all!

  2. Thank you! Jeff and T, check out my last 2 posts – “A blog, a law and a little luck – Parts I and II” – for more details and the lead-in to this post.

    And, good news for all: I’ve managed NOT to dip into my M&M stash after that day. Now THAT’s somethin’!

  3. I’m finally catching up hot mama… thanks to Depot Dad giving me the head’s up on the phone.

    Oh the M&Ms!!

    I’m so incredibly excited for you!! Wow, wow, wow.

    Can’t wait to see you soon! xoxo

  4. Legal Editor Mom says:

    We’ve been out of touch for a bit, but never in a million years did I expect this! Congrats!! I’m so very happy for you, and wishing you a lifetime of happiness…

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