Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ah shucks....a remembered joy

hubster was doing a bit of a mid-winter spruce up today
clearing the bookshelf
making room for the bundles of pages
we seem to collect throughout the year
and
when tackling the top shelf
he came across
this

do you know what geo-caching is?
it is a lot of fun
go check it out here
 when my husband and I first started dating
we found this activity
and really enjoyed it
especially
since we lived in different cities
it became a great way
to explore the towns we loved
one day
on a family vacation in santa barbara
we went geocaching
to this beautiful and sacred spot
in the hills of montecito
a benadictine monastery

and while i was distracted
which i easily am
he planted that green box
for me to find
sweet right?
except it gets better
because I found the box
tucked away behind a rock
and when I opened it
this is what I found

do you know....
it took me a few minutes to even realize what it said
and then i looked up
and he was on bended knee
and i cried
and then i laughed
and then i cried again
and then i realized that there was a ring
tucked in there
and then i cried some more
i remember it like it was yesterday
and i wish that beautiful place still stood
 (sadly it was destroyed in the wildfire of 2008)
so i could revisit
and remember the joy
but i can't
so
the box has become the
treasure and the treasured memory
all in one
my hubster is pretty special
don't you think?
sorry there is not a recipe attached to this post
have some champagne
that's what we did


11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful engagement story! You have a keeper there! :)

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  2. oh my gosh that's so cute. My husband didn't plan his proposal that well but it was sweet anyway.

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  3. How cute!!! very original :) It seems we are on the same page today! I posted about my engagement too! very interesting! ;) ...

    Will you marry me?

    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That's soooooo sweet! What a great memory to have.

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  5. love love love this. that is BY FAR the best geocache ever!
    (and we love geocaching too!)

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  6. Toasting you and your thoughtful husband!

    Must agree with Rose, thhis beats any geocache that I've found!

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  7. Thanks so much for visiting from SITS. Wow what a great and personal proposal. I think when my son gets a bit older I'll try geocaching or letterboxing w. him, it sounds interesting.

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  8. How truly romantic! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday on my SITS day.

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  9. That is so sweet!! I love that story. :)

    Stopping by from SITS

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  10. oh, how thoughtful of a proposal!! :) and so cool you have a tangible item to remember it...well, other than the ring and your husband! ;)

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  11. that is one of the best proposals I have heard in a long long time. so clever and sweet

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