Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Bust My Buttons, We're Engaged!

Everyone says that going to a bar to find the perfect mate never happens. Nothing real ever comes of the nighttime gatherings at the local pub. And quite honestly, who would have ever thought that Rick would have ever made it past my rolling eyes and cynicism as he said, “Don’t do that again!” He was of course taking advantage of the bird’s eye view down my scoop neck shirt as I kneeled and chatted with my friend. I just ignored his comments and continued on with my own merry making. As the night went forward, Rick pulled many tricks out of his sleeve…literally.

You see, Rick is quite the accomplished magician, and he was pulling out all of the stops for my friends, but when it came to my turn I was not impressed. He kept botching everything up and I was seeing right through his routine. David Blaine would have been embarrassed to see such a magic disaster. Looking back, I can’t help but be flattered because that means I must have had some affect on him. Although he wasn’t the Houdini that he was for my friends, it gave him the window of opportunity that he was looking for. And that my friends, is how Rick and I met. Very slushed up in a bar.
Two and a half years and a beautiful baby girl later, Rick proposed on Christmas morning. We couldn’t be happier…and yes he still screws up his tricks just for me.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Weee! How exciting for you! :) Stephanie

Anonymous said...

I don't know you but that was a great story!

Sara

Anonymous said...

Amber. Rick has a special place in my heart and now you and Ava join him.... well you did along time ago. Welcome to the family... Lots of love, Aunt Bev.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! Where's my picture???? Aunt Bev

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! Where's my picture???? Aunt Bev

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Congratulations!! That is so exciting! What a fabulous way to start out a new year. ~bluepoppy

Janet said...

What a cool story. Gives the rest of us hope!

Anonymous said...

*ahem*
i am your most favoritist little sister and you have been engaged for almost a week now and we have yet to see the ring. all i know is that it is shiny. you gotta come to dave and annas tomorrow even if it is just for a little bit
thank you,
franky (a.k.a. rachel)

Linda Harker said...

Glenn and I are thrilled that we can call Amber "our son's fiance and future daughter-in-law!" When Amber entered Rick's life, she entered ours as well. We love her dearly because she is who she is!! We also love her because of the love she gives our son and is an AWESOME mom to our granddaughter. We are lucky and blessed!!

Linda

Jennie said...

Congratulations! What a great story!