I was having dinner at my cousin's house with my aunt and sister on May 7, 2009, where I went directly after work. Unbeknown to me, Simon took the day off from work to set up the scene. He purchased a necklace from Things Remembered with our names and the engagement date. Then he purchased 6 dozen roses. He cleaned the condo, and set up the roses in vases around the main floor.
When I got home, Simon met me outside with an umbrella and escorted me in. "I have a surprise for you," he stated. I asked, "Oh, is it upstairs?" Simon responded with, "Yeah, I cleaned." I was psyched and walked into the clean living room. I spotted a single white rose in a vase and commented on what a nice touch it made.
Then I turned into the kitchen, where there were three more vases overflowing with red, pink, and white roses. I will always remember the next words out of my mouth: "Holy sh*t honey, what's up with all the roses?"
I noticed on the kitchen table was a puzzle of a picture of the two of us that I had given Simon last month. He had put it together except for two pieces, one on each of our faces. It started to hit me what was going on. I turned around to face Simon...
"These past two years have been the best two years of my life. I don't want it to end." He knelt down and spoke those magical words, "Will you marry me?"
I freaked and started trying to pull my promise ring off to make room for the ring, but he stopped me and explained he bought something else for now, and we could shop for the ring together. He opened an engraved silver box that contained a heart necklace with our names and the date, 5/7/09, engraved on it. I finally got my wits about me and said, "Yes!"
Then I finished the puzzle he had left the two pieces out of, and he put the necklace on me. We celebrated with champagne, and I began calling everyone who needed to know!