This post is not about a couple.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Or maybe it is. When Kara from Not a Couples Blog offered to guest post in our leave of absence we were beyond excited. Her blog is full of lively stories that always leave us laughing. Here is a little story and she wrote and saved especially for you H&J readers. Enjoy! 

I have been pondering what to write over here at Harley and Jane for a couple of weeks now. Their blog is one of my favorites, and I wanted to write something fabulous. I’m going to be honest, I had a few good ideas, but then I greedily {and lazily} posted them on my own blog.

Such is life.

But then inspiration struck! In the form of a song.

I was driving to work this morning when the song “When You Say Nothing At All” came on the radio. It was probably the Allison Krauss version, but I only know that because I just googled it. Just now.

It’s pretty cheesy. But I turned it up and sang to it anyway, because that’s what cheesy love songs are for, right?

As I was singing I remembered that I once went out with a boy and his motorcycle {the motorcycle was important, as it was most of the reason for the attraction}, and I was smitten. But not too long after that time I snuck out of my parent’s house to ride his bike, he took voice lessons to learn to sing this song to propose to his girlfriend. ß {Not me, in case that wasn’t clear.}

At the time I thought it was pretty cheesy, and a little silly, but I wasn’t engaged, so maybe I was wrong?

But now that I have had that crazy special moment, that moment where the boy of my dreams asks and I say ‘yes” I realize that my initial instincts were right on. And I am so grateful that my husband knew me well enough to know what kind of proposal I would want.

And so, in honor of the fact that Harley has a wedding coming up, I have fast forwarded the story I am currently telling on my blog to let you read ten facts about the night Scott proposed.

1.     For dinner we ate Hungry Howie’s pizza with my family, straight out of the box. We didn’t use plates. I sat on the counter, he stood by the sink.
2.     We carved pumpkins, just like the night of our first “official” date, almost exactly one year before. He carved Mario, I carved a haunted house.
3.     After we were done with the pumpkins I tried to take a picture of us, and he refused! Flat out refused!
4.     We went out for frozen yogurt, to the place we went on our first “unofficial” date. I might have gotten suspicious of his plan, but I was still miffed he wouldn’t let me take our picture.
5.     My yogurt was pumpkin pie flavored.
6.     We fought about the picture incident on the way home. I think it went something like this. Me:Are you serious right now?!Him:Are YOU serious right now?!” But by the time we had finished the 3 minute drive back to my house, we finished fighting. Hooray!
7.     We watched the season finale of Project Runway on Lifetime {with my whole family}. Gretchen won, even though she was a witch with a b.
8.     Sometime during the show, I put my hand on his knee, and he swatted it off. I didn’t notice.
9.     He proposed in the dark with a pumpkin that had a diamond ring carved in the front.
10.  He didn’t get down on one knee. Instead he wrapped his arms around me, and whispered the proposal in my ear. It was perfect.

I don’t think this is what I ever would have imagined, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. 


  1. That's one of the most unique proposals I've ever heard! So sweet.

  2. freakin A! Now I have to wait months, possible years until I get to hear the rest?! In your story right now you're not even dating. KARA!

  3. haha I just looked at the contrast of my comment and the one before me. And it made me laugh! I guess it's sweet and whatever.....;)

  4. those are some serious pumpkin carving skills. and such a cute story. ooooh love!