Saturday morning we got up early to go to the Faire. The drive there was pretty easy and painless, except for the time I didn't see the break lights ahead of me (i was looking at road signs) and so had to hit the breaks really fast. Yay for good breaks, boo on squeeling tires and the smell of burnt rubber, but at least I didn't hit anything :). We got to the faire a little later than we wanted to (we wanted to make it for opening, oh well) and it was kind of drizzly out. We changed into garb (all nice and laced up) and went in.
First we walked around the faire and saw all the booths and everything. It's HUGE! The main problem was that it kept varrying from overcast to drizzley to rainy and it seemed that whenever we went into a little shop it would stop raining and whenever we came out it would start all over again. Kind of felt like really being in England for real. As safirerings put it, I love corsets
Oh, and honey, I don't need to use my hands get this look.
Aerith bought some bracers (which I thought were to keep his sleeves out of his food, but were really to keep them out of the way of the ring) and a pouch from this leather store and we saw these really pretty pewter goblets. The woman selling them said that they were good for weddings, and I showed her my hand and said "do you see a ring?" Little did I know what was to happen later that day.
We had soup bowls for lunch b/c by the time we were hungry we were also very cold and the rain had soaked through part of our cloaks. After lunch we went by Moresca and Cimmy tried on a full outfit.
Then we walked around some more and sat by the glass blowers to try to warm up a bit. I wasn't feeling so well, so I had to have my corset loosened. Then I felt better. :)
After we all rested we were like "let's go take pictures at the Kissing Bridge." Well, you know what happened there. Aeirth proposed.
I was so happy. I really couldn't believe it happened. I think the first thing I said, after "yes", was "is this for real?" And I have to confess, I made Aerith write down what he said. Once he got on his knees, I heard what he was saying, but it wasn't registuring b/c I was so happy and was in such total shock.
Almost right afterwards, when I was walking around on a cloud, this guy randomly commented on my ring and so i got to tell him how it just happened and then show his whole family. :)
We walked around some more and made more bawdy jokes with the pickle venders and the guy selling frozen balls of strawberry and orange flavored ice. We saw a live action chess game, but it sucked a lot and was no where near as cool as SSFFSs ever are. Then we ran into witch-child and her mother (who we used to game with) and DJ P from Haven. And there was more ring showing. After that we were tired and soaking wet so we decided to leave, but not before Cimmy bought Aerith and I the glasses that we had been looking at earlier. I got to show the woman that i had shown a hand with no ring the same hand now with a ring.
After that we left and Aerith drove back to SLC. I called my mother along the way. She knew it was going to happen. After getting back and calling a zillion people, I found out that a lot of my friends knew it was coming, so did my tartot cards even, but somehow they all kept it secret from me. Then we went to this "block party" thing at the Pub. Free food and getting to show off my ring, yay! The music, while oldies, which i love, was way too loud and once again I discoved that I just can't dance to it.
Sunday we got up and went to brunch where I ran into vocable, who i found out also knew. It was good to see her again :) Got to give her the update on people's lives (besides my own). During brunch my father called. He knew too. After brunch and intruducing Pirate Wench to Puzzle Pirates, Aerith and I drove back home. We got a little lost b/c I was going to go East and Aerith insisted that it was West I wanted to go, but it was East. I was right. But it was really easy to turn around (after stopping and getting directions). Of course none of that would have happened if the instructions were with us and not in my other pair of jeans. We made it back just fine though. I thought I wasn't going to be able to make the whole drive back, but I did :)
That night we celebrated our engagement. :)
I'm so happy. I can't believe it's finally happened. We've been dating for almost 5 years now ;) Tonight wild horses couldn't keep me away from Haven.