Ten years ago today, on a beautiful February afternoon in Disneyland, he asked me to marry him.
We were in one of the passages of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, the one that leads from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland.
When I look back on it now, I smile and think about how appropriate it was, on the road to Tomorrowland. We ended up in that exact spot because he knew the castle was my favorite and the passages were the only areas where he could do it without a bunch of people staring — he was pretty nervous.
I smile every time I think of it. That and how I couldn’t figure out why he had to go to the bathroom so often that day (he was checking for the ring in his pocket after every ride).
I’ll be honest with you – I’m still not 100% sure I like how this page turned out. Normally I would just shrug and move on. It’s such an important page though!
I ran into some trouble because I really wanted to put at least four pictures on the page along with some non-negotiable keepsakes: our Disneyland tickets for that day and some form of the park map showing where we got engaged. I suppose when I set “must-includes” it’s a recipe for a problem!
I couldn’t decide how to get everything to work on the page together. This took several days.
In the end, I decided to print and cut pictures to be the same size as the park tickets.
I compromised with the park map and only included a portion of it. I cut out a ring with the Silhouette to mark where he asked me to marry him.Along the right is a long, long story! I’ve decided to type all of these because I don’t think I can get my handwriting that consistent.
I still think it’s missing something! I’ve never redone a page before, so I’ll likely leave it as-is.