Happily Ever After… reminiscing <3

On May 10th my friend and I were having a “Disneyland prep sleepover”. We were planning our outfits, makeup, hair, deciding to wake up at 4am, snacking on black bean taquitos and salsa, and having a Castle marathon. I love Disneyland, and was lucky enough to be invited to go with her for the second time that month, free, and my stepmom was coming! Disneyland means tapping into my childhood, it’s an excuse to wear a tutu. I love tutus. My outfit of choice this trip was a silver and black corset with a pink tutu and a Jack Skellington top hat. All of us, actually wore tutus! We had a blast arriving when the park opened and going on every ride we could manage!

Around 5pm my friend and stepmom got weird. All of a sudden they seemed to have an agenda at the exact same time as the parade. Our plans changed several times in only a few minutes, and all of a sudden my friend had had desperate need to go to Snow White’s Wishing Well. We had actually already made our wishes, a Disneyland tradition. Upon arrival, after digging a few quarters out of my purse and handing one to my friend and my stepmom, I turned to make a wish and all of a sudden I hear my boyfriends voice over my shoulder.

“What are you doing here?” I asked after hugging him

James: “Surprise! Please don’t be mad!” (I don’t like surprises, by the way.)

Me: “I’m not… I’m just confused, I thought you were working…”

At this point my friend and stepmom say they are gonna give us some alone time. OK, now I am REALLY confused. James is practically shaking, he must have really thought I was going to be upset, and why the heck had my friends disappeared? We walked toward my favorite part of Disneyland, New Orleans Square, to go on the Haunted Mansion, and all of a sudden he wants to go to the Nightmare Before Christmas store. I was so confused by his behavior and his obvious nervousness , I was just baffled.

Right behind this little shop is a beautiful staircase. It’s one of my favorite somewhat secluded places at Disneyland. We walked out and he asked if we could take a picture on the stairs, and went to ask someone to take the picture for us. We took one picture, and he turned to me and said he needed to ask me a question, pulled a box out of his pocked, and got down on one knee… I was so shocked, when he asked my response was, “Are you serious?”

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It was a fairy tale come true. We were both nervous wrecks afterward! It’s so funny, we just did not know how to act around each other. We went on Haunted Mansion and were still so jittery. We decided it was time to a glass of wine to sooth our nerves. We stayed overnight, and spent the next day at the Happiest Place On Earth for the beginning of our Happily Ever After.

almost a year later in "Our spot"

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