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DP proposed last night!

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BertieBotts Fri 21-Dec-12 09:45:13


DP ran a bath while I was putting DS to bed, filled the bathroom with candles, and our favourite wine ready to drink. DS took ages to put to bed, so I saw all of this, but the sneaky bugger had hidden the ring up on the little shelf on the shower, so I had no idea what he had planned grin

He said he wanted to recreate our first romantic night, which he did, very well. He had a whole speech prepared (which he bottled half of grin) about what me and DS mean to him and how he sees us all etc. We're moving to Germany next year where DP has been for the last 6 months, and he said he wanted us to go as more than just boyfriend and girlfriend.

I did leave him hanging on a response for probably a good 20 minutes wink it was a bit earlier than I was expecting, and I was a little apprehensive. But we've decided not to plan any wedding stuff until after the move, and I realised that this is what I have been wanting. I wanted to wait until after the move for the wedding stuff, and we are, so declaring our intentions now works, and I love the idea of us going into the new year together like this and having our future ahead of us (well, save any apocalypse shenanigans, anyway grin)

He is such a lovely man. He is kind and gentle, funny and clever. He's always been supportive of everything I've wanted and done (even when I've screwed things up blush) and encouraged me to try new things for myself which I never would have had the confidence to do on my own. He helps me see straight when I'm tying myself up in knots about things, and DS absolutely adores him, DP is so patient with him, always has time to show him something or explain something in a different way and is constantly proud of him. Every time something has come up for us, we've been able to talk it through and resolve it - we never really argue, unless it's about silly things. I am happy. I love him.

Yay grin

rebecca87 Fri 21-Dec-12 09:46:01

Yay! grin congrats xx

BahSaidPaschaHumbug Fri 21-Dec-12 09:46:43

Yay Congratulations. How romantic and lovely of him.

foolonthehill Fri 21-Dec-12 09:47:40

<Pom poms bunting and brass band> for you. grin

sarahseashell Fri 21-Dec-12 09:48:24

smile congratulations!

TisILeclerc Fri 21-Dec-12 09:48:54

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raskolnikov Fri 21-Dec-12 09:50:54

Fantastic news Bertie, he sounds lovely. Congratulations.

LoopsInHoops Fri 21-Dec-12 09:53:31

Congratulations. smile

Just a quick aside - not always a good idea to move abroad unmarried if it can be helped - double check things like visas, health insurance, flight allowances etc.

IMasticateMincePie Fri 21-Dec-12 09:54:52

Hoorah! Congratulations Bertie grin

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Fri 21-Dec-12 09:56:58

Congratulations grin

Leverette Fri 21-Dec-12 10:02:05

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twinklesparkles Fri 21-Dec-12 10:06:36

Congratulations smile

happygolurky Fri 21-Dec-12 10:32:24

Congratulations nice to see a happy tale on here :D

dequoisagitil Fri 21-Dec-12 10:35:40

Congratulations grin

kittybiscuits Fri 21-Dec-12 10:43:14

Yay! Tears here too. Massive congrats. You deserve this x

Bonsoir Fri 21-Dec-12 10:48:10

Congratulations smile

2blessed2bstressed Fri 21-Dec-12 10:49:49

Aw how lovely! Congratulations!

BertieBotts Fri 21-Dec-12 10:52:34

Thank you all! smile Loops - probably going to be tight for a while money-wise with health insurance etc, but as it's within EU no problems with visas etc. Have been reading up grin

wifey6 Fri 21-Dec-12 10:55:01

Aww that's so romantic!! Congratulations to you both!!
envy thanks envy thanks

DoubleYew Fri 21-Dec-12 10:55:39

Aw that is lovely Bertie, congratulations!

Lizzylou Fri 21-Dec-12 10:56:05

Oh how lovely, your OP just oozes happiness. Your Fiance sounds lovely and very romantic.

Congratulations and have a wonderful Christmas smile

I think I may have something in my eye...

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 21-Dec-12 10:57:43

Bertie that is lovely! I remember when you were so down and still with your ex and just struggling with the basics of life.

I'm so happy for you, what a lovely Christmas present smile

knittedslippersx3 Fri 21-Dec-12 10:58:49

Ahh lovely, congratulations!

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 21-Dec-12 11:00:34

CONGRATULATIONS thankswinesmile

TheseGoToEleven Fri 21-Dec-12 11:03:26

How wonderful! Congratulations!

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