Our engagement

As you have probably read, Kristen and I started dating a year ago. Since then, we’ve been really happy together.

So this past weekend, I proposed to her. It was something I planned two months ago. I had already told her that I was interested in being with her long term. But I wanted to make our one-year dating anniversary special. So we planned on going out of town that Saturday. But Friday night, March 9, was our anniversary.

It rained Friday evening. We had dinner at the Edgewater Hotel’s The Admiralty dining room. After a very filling and absolutely wonderful dinner, we agreed to walk around up to and around the Capitol. The rain had stopped, but the ground was damp. We walked up to the Capitol, walked around on the promenade, and returned towards the hotel. About a block away, I looked up one more time at the Capitol and remarked about its beauty. Then I pulled a small beige box out of my pocket and stated that I had waited about two months to ask this. I got down on one knee, opened the box, and asked Kristen to marry me. Because the ground was wet, I started to get up.

Kristen said, “Get back down until I say yes.”

“Well, say yes then,” I responded.

She did. It was truly a magical night.

The following evening, we stayed at Tauschek’s Bed and Breakfast Log Home. The owners/hosts Steve and Mary Jane were very inviting. Kristen booked the room the Tuesday before, so our hosts did not know anything about it. When we told Mary Jane about the engagement, she was so excited that she made us chocolate cake. It was absolutely delicious. Tauschek’s was also very wonderful; it’s a log home with large guest rooms. Kristen and I really loved it and would like to return (soon). Steve and Mary Jane really run a great bed and breakfast, so I enjoy recommending people stay there (and I don’t do that for just anyone).

By the way, we haven’t set a wedding date yet. But I’m sure that I’ll continue to write about how happy we are together.

By the way… here is a picture of Kristen and me at Taushcek’s Bed and Breakfast.

Kristen and Brian in front of fireplace in Tauschek's great room.

Kristen and Brian in front of fireplace in Tauschek's great room.


7 thoughts on “Our engagement

  1. Congrats, Brian and Kristen!!! I am so excited for both of you! Can’t wait to hear all about your wedding planning…and…until the day Kristen gets to tell me she’s pregnant 😉

  2. Congratulations! This is so exciting and Bob and I are so happy for both of you!
    Hope we can get together and celebrate soon!

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