Sunday, March 22, 2009

New York City President's Day weekend

It was time for our annual New York City trip. We decided to take it over President's Weekend. We had a big group including 4 Summers' sisters, the Weaver boys (Bo, Joe, Chevy), Gabi and his sister CeCe and her friend Emily. Gabi found us an apartment to rent so it would be cheaper. We had a lot of fun and are already planning on going back.

We went to FAO Schwarz toy store. Here is my reenactment of the scene in Big. They make you take your shoes off and the key board is really slippery.



Star Wars characters made completely out of Legos.


We also happened to be there over Valentine's Day. We decided to have a little time in the morning to ourselves. He found a great little bakery that had amazing croissants (my favorite food in NYC) and then we went to Washington Square Park (my favorite place in NYC) to eat them.



He used the opportunity to propose. This is not how it was done.


He told me how much he loved me and then just stopped. I asked him if there was something else we wanted to say. He became distracted by the camera case he was carrying. He finally got he ring box out and opened it while he asked if I would marry him. When we opened the ring box it was empty. We both were looking down at the box and I could tell this was a surprise to him too. Then we heard this high pitched "ping." The ring had fallen out. Gabi was on his hands and knees in a flash looking for it. He said "I hope this isn't a sign." The ring had a very small mark on it. He said we would get it buffed out but I told him I didn't want him to. Now there is not pressure on me since it would have happened at some point. It totally fits us. We are getting married June 27th in the Denver Temple.



We celebrated over Shirley Temples at Dinner. It was nice having our sisters and the Weavers there to celebrate with us.







It was pretty cold there so we didn't take a ton of pictures. We eat a lot and shopped. It was a great trip.





I am glad that Gabi shares my love for New York City. I am sure we will have many more fun trips there over the years.

15 comments:

lrbodine said...

Congrats Cat! I had no idea and this happened over a month ago. What a romantic way to propose and the ring falling out makes a great story.

Jessica said...

congratulations! what exciting news, and new york looked so fun as well!

Morgan said...

CONGRATS! whit told me you were getting married. i am so excited for you. she told me she met gabi and that he is worthy, so that's good! ;) i love the proposal story. perfect!

and...

um.... RUDE! i cannot believe you were in NYC and you didn't call me. hello?! i know i am not as fun as my sister, but i am still sorta fun. next time you come here, you better let me know.

Sharalea said...

Wow! Congratulations!! I love the proposal story, awesome!! So what are your plans? Dates? Place? etc.

Good luck with all the details!!

johanna said...

So glad to see that you FINALLY posted about your proposal! The trip looked fun, think I'm going to have to go too some year. Can't wait to hear more about the wedding plans.

Garcia's said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and Gabi both. wonderful!

Andrea, Mrs. said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is awesome! And what a great story too.... :-D

taffy said...

Hoooray

Olivia said...

Oh MY Gosh! Where have I been. I am so excited for you and Gabi. I guess I'm out of the loop and I haven't checked your blog in a while. Congrats. I'm so excited for you. Gabi is sure getting the best prize ever. I would love to come.... I'll have to price tickets and see. Who knows with my crazy life these days. Congrats again Cat!

amy said...

Man, when you post...you post. NYC looks so fun! Congrats again. I am so glad I was able to meet Gabi in October.

Jill Lewis said...

WHAAA!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!! THat is so exciting!!!!!!! I am thrilled for you! I've been checking your blog and wondering when this would happen! I love NYC too-oh, so great! You look great together. Best wishes always.

Kristalyn said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you! I'm glad you found the ring!

Angela Thorpe said...

YEAH!!! CONGRATS! That is wonderful. Marriage is awesome. You look right for each other, if that means anything at all. Oh, and I love the office party idea. I might have to steal that. Sounds like so much fun.

Ruth said...

I'm adding my congratulations too. Very cute proposal story! Also, fyi, we're in NYC, so next time you guys come (and aren't busy with the getting engaged piece of things), we should get together. It's been far too long!

Chicky said...

Wow! I'm so happy for you! It's been a long time since I have been out in the blogging world and I read your other post that said you were going on a honeymoon and I screamed. Cool! Super cool.