Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Birthday with Diamonds

So i turned 25 yesterday

Birthday celebrations started on Friday night, when i went clubbing with my girls. It was a night filled with dancing, catching up and champagne. I ended up not spending a dime thanks to all the men we met and left in the club.

Luckily the my birthday was on a holiday because of the workers day. Decided to cook fried rice with prawns and turkey for my family. Spent the day receiving phone calls, BBMs and facebook notification. The boyfriend was working during the day, although he dropped by briefly to drop my birthday cake and cards.

We were billed to have dinner at southern sun @ Ikoyi, however, work took up most of his time and by the time he finally came at 9ish i wasn’t up for food or the outing. I was in a low-key mode cuz of the waiting and also the mechanic had ruined my car and it wasn’t coming on. So i asked that dinner be moved to today (after work). He agrees and said to drop him off at the hotel were they were working (he still had to work all night), so i could keep his car (since mine wasn’t coming on and i needed to get to work the next day).

At the hotel room he brings out this cute white box, opens it to reveal the most beautiful ring i have seen in my entire life, went on one knee and asked me to marry him. I can’t remember the exact words cause i was sorta overwhelmed (LOL). I said yes, so i’m engaged. The ring is really pretty and it came with certificates for the diamond and bla blab la. Tried uploading a picture, but i need to resize. Il upload later.

Got home and showed my parents, my mom was very happy, my dad sorta dampened my excitement by saying “how can you accept a ring when you haven’t discussed with your dad? Is that the way i brought you up? And bla bla, infact him and mumc almost started quarrelling. Anyways my dad is no stranger to controversies. Anything that is not his idea or his initiative shall always be met with resistance.

Anyways i guess the blog would now be about engagement / wedding stories.

Last year i had my worst birthday ever and this year i had my best ever.

37 comments:

Beautiful said...

OMG!!!!!!!!! awwww so happy for you dearie! God bless your engagement and preparations better start soon o! awwwww!

P.E.T. Projects said...

Congrats dear!!!

Daddies are funny tho... maybe he expected you to keep the youngman on one knee while u call him to ask his approval LOL. Im sure he'll get around it, he's just scared of loosing u!

BTW, do u know u spoilt the proposal a lil? cos im almost sure he had smthing planned out but u turned down dinner... anyways, congrats, norin do u!

oroque said...

absolutely amazing! congratulations are in order...no wait, twice! welcome to the world of the fathers (you should meet my dad)...its called damned if you do and damned if you don't. you've lived with it for 25 years, by now it should just be humorous.

P.S: whether or not i'm invited, i'm sitting front row where the cake will reach me before the riff raffs who ALWAYS sit at the back struggle and finish it. :)

Prism said...

Awwww... congratulations.

Tega said...

Awwwww (Can't imagine how many of those you will be getting?) but it was a great great story

As per your Dad's reaction...I think he was just being a typical Naija Dad...he prolly expected your now-fiance to ask him before asking you...lol (things these days are quite different)

Congrats again and the best of luck with the planning..x

Just...Toluwa said...

yay...congrats Doll!

Cant wait for wedding prep stories! and a picture!

Tisha said...

Congrats love
Happy for you...
'He makes all things beautiful in his time'

The Non-Student said...

Wow, I love how happy, yet understated this post is. Very different from usual engagement posts with a million !!!!!!!!!!!!. Very happy happy for you, dear.

HoneyDame said...

OMy!!Congrats Doll....*teary eyed*...I jus loooove happy stories..Been a while I last read one...
Congrats again. May u be friends forever. As for Popci, at some point, hin go take chill pills....

Blessing said...

OOOMMMGGGGGGGGG!!!! CONGRATULATIONS HUN! I'M TOO HAPPY FOR YOU, YAY!!!

What a great birthday gift...I want an invite o.

Sorry about your dad...ask ur hubby to re-do the whole thing to make him happy...but I'm sure he'll get over it.

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! Congrats again!!!

Myne Whitman said...

yay!!!! several times! LOL...

Congrats dear.

Yankeenaijababe said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww congrats, happy belated birthday...:=)

Favoured Girl said...

Yay! Congrats dearie, what a lovely birthday present! Hope you are enjoying floating on cloud nine :)

(BTW, just ignore your dad that's very typical. When I told my dad that my then boyfriend gave me a ring, he said I should return it! LOL)

bumight said...

congrats Love!

MY TWIN IS ENGAGED!....and yes, I'm sure he planne topropose at the dinner which u turned down, lol!

~Sirius~ said...

*wailing*

I'm the last to know!!!!

Awwww congrats sweetie!!!!

I'm so happy for you...(somehow I saw this coming)

LoL @ your dad- The typical Ibo man (why are our fathers always like that- yet the let the stubborn ones get away with anything)

~Sirius~ said...

How rude of me. Happy Belated Birthday.

Ms. Yellow Sisi Unspoken said...

aww congrate doll so happy for you and all the best to you both

LG said...

Happy birthday and congratulations.

H said...

Awwwww, congrats
I was actually expecting you to say you were joking like you did in a similar post.

I'm happy for you sweetie....I love wedding/wedding prep...I shall visit very frequently...lol

Happy Birthday too

Nice Anon said...

Awwww kinda saw it coming. Congrats on your engagement and happy planning. So cute!
Oh happy belated birthday

@ilola said...

Double congrats to you gaaaal. so happy for you. Got engaged on your silver jubileeee. wooow.
I wish you two a great life ahead.

mizchif said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

OMG!

This is like the sweetest thing ever.
Congratulations girl. I'm happy for you.

Mimi B said...

Oh wow! How fantastic. Congratulations. Im really thrilled for you : )

blogoratti said...

Hey...wish you all the best!!
And i err think we are birthday mates. Woop*

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cosmopolitandiva said...

Congrats dear!!!!! funny enough i asked my bf just a few days ago if he would ask my dad b4 giving me a ring and he said "no, do i have to?" i guess this is his answer LOL. Enjoy your engagement and please focus more on your marriage than the wedding day ;)

The Corner Shop said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AND CONGRATULATIONS!! That must have been the best birthday present ever. LOL

Adiya

shorty said...

Yayy!! Congratulations and Happy Birthday sweets :)

Ibhade said...

Jeez! am late in joining the congratulation party!..am sorry my dear friend...HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT...so happy for you :D

Dad is just being protective oo, the idea of his baby gal about to leave him soon.....trust mumsy to be on hand to handle it...congratulatons once more and wish you the best.

LohiO said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww congratulations~!!!!! Simple but beautiful!

1 + The One said...

Awwww, I can't believe I'm just seeing this! I am soo glad for you! CONGRATULATIONS!! What a birthday present, whoppeee!

You know, I am just going through your previous posts and I saw what you wrote at the beginning of the year.. How 2010 was so rubbish and you were praying for a renewed 2011..Well darling, there you go! God is answering your prayers and the best my dear is YET to come!!

I pray that you enjoy every single step of the planning process.. May God bless you and your fiance and grant you favour through it all..

Lots of love xx

Madame Sting said...

Awww....congratulations and happy birthday in advance. You have come a long way from when u first started blogging :) We thank God for everything. Enjoy my dear.

Jaycee said...

Awww...congratulations!!! :)

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

congrats congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!!!!!!!!!!congrats!!!!

Good Naija Girl said...

I'm soooo late to the game but please accept my heartfelt congratulations, Doll! I'm very happy for you and wish you and your fiancé all the best in the future.

Also: happy belated birthday! Your quarter of a century birthday was a very memorable one oh!

I think your dad is just afraid of losing his baby girl!

Naija Doll said...

Awwww...Congrats Doll!....just came across ur blog and so happy for you! Enjoy the planning and best of luck to you and your boo. Will be back for more! xx

Laurenta said...

X_X I'm as late as they come, Congrats love
SOOOOO happy for you....
awww engaged on your birthday.....
you should see my huge grin :*