This weekend, Chris and I went out to Provincetown for a convention called Nauticon. It’s a 21+ convention full of all things nerd and geek and awesome (and alcoholic). We went to the first one back in 2012 and were excited to have the chance to go again. It’s held at the historic Provincetown Inn, which has a beautiful view and is on the tip of Cape Cod.
We arrived right on time for the con to start, and I got to watch a live band play with lights on their instruments which flashed and changed colors in time with the music. It was a great visual show and the music was really good as well. The band was called The Lights Out (appropriately).
After that we ordered pizza. It turned out to be the best pizza either Chris or I had eaten in a very long while. We ended up turning in early, as we had been up all day anyways.
The next day I ended up getting a full-body massage (ohhhh so good) and then we headed downtown. There were so many shops, restaurants, and there was also a town-wide yard sale this weekend. Nevermind just sight-seeing the beautiful houses and scenery. Chris ended up buying some salt water taffy and I got a jar of spaghetti sauce from a farmer’s market. Realizing we had walked for about an hour and a half, we didn’t want to walk all the way back. With the temperatures getting chilly, we took a bicycle cab back. It was fun and it ended up being about a little more than 5 minutes to ride back to our hotel.
That night at the convention we watched a game show, a burlesque show, and enjoyed perusing the Artist Colony. Around about 1:30am sleepiness caught up to me and Chris convinced me to go to bed.
At 4:45am, I was awoken by an alarm and Chris telling me hurriedly to get dressed and come with him. I ended up in Batgirl PJ’s and pj pants with a hoodie(so fashionable). I didn’t even ask – I knew he wanted to catch the sunrise.
We walked to the rail overlooking the ocean, and waited in the grey, misty morning. We were out for a good 20 minutes, and made a guess finally by peeking at the sky through the clouds that the sun had risen. At that point we started walking back.
I had a feeling when we were walking out that he just might ask me. That this might just be that very moment I have waited so long for. I thought maybe I was wrong when we headed back. On our way, he paused. “Look”, he says, kneeling to point at a feather….A FEATHER. Master of misdirection.
We continue on our way and then he stops me on the wooden boardwalk, turning me around. Going to one knee, Chris pulls out a small box, and asks the question, “Will you marry me?” Of course, the answer is YES! We kissed, hugged, cried, and eventually realized it was still cold and wet out so we went back to our room.
The pictures I have are of later that morning, when the sun finally did come out. The ring’s main gems are actually sapphires (two blue, one white) and then diamonds for all the small gems on the band. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It’s beautifully and sparkly and it’s a perfect pick for me. Blue is my favorite color, and sapphire is my birthstone. To quote Chris: “Chris done good?” Yes, yes Chris done very good!
Also just to emphasize, we are NOT married yet. I know I am wearing the wedding band and engagement ring. Honestly, I like how they look together so much more than how they look separately.
As of now I’m just smiling ear to ear, and happy I can finally say “I do” with the love of my life, who’s been by my side for 13 years. We’ve been through a lot, ups and downs, and still we’re together.
I love you Chris, you make my dreams come true ❤