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Get out the kleenex, ladies! (Just kidding, I’m not that romantic.)
Picking Out the Ring
If you know Kels, you know that she is very particular about what she wants, especially when it comes to something she is going to wear for the rest of her life. So when it came to talking about getting engaged, there was going to be no surprise-ring that I picked out all on my own.
We started looking in October 2005, two and a half years after we started dating. Kelsey finally found the one that she wanted, so it was time for me to start scheming about how I would propose. The scheming started right there at the jeweler. Our gemologist (a fancy name for a ring salesman) knew it was time to talk about the payment of the ring and asked Kelsey to wait outside in the lobby while we hashed out the details.
When she left, we talked about when the ring would be ready for pick-up. This is where I got crafty. We devised a plan for him to tell Kelsey that the ring wouldn’t be ready until after Christmas, when in reality, it would be ready in early December.