Friday, December 25, 2009

The most fabulous Christmas EVAH!

This was the most fabulous Christmas! Not only do we have Ma here with us during the Holidays Season, but last night, short before midnight, I was speechless and THAT does not happen often.
After a late dinner, we started unwrapping the Christmas presents. At some point, Orange-X gives me what looks like a CD. I unwrapped it and found a blank looking recordable DVD with OX's hadwriting "Play this video".

I was really wondering what mysterious message this DVD would reveal, but I was about to find out. I started the said DVD and within a few seconds, Orange X appeared on our 42" screen, greeted me and told me to follow his instructions. So there I am, sitting on our sofa with Ma on my left and OX on my right (and on our TV, of course). I was to pick a red cubic parcel with golden deco from underneath the tree, pause the DVD and open it. I did as I was told. Huh?? A box of tissues?? O-oh. I was obviously being prepared to catch some happy tears, but why?

I re-started the video and my next instruction was to get a parcel of the same size and then pause the DVD again. This time I had to pick it from the cupboard to the left of our TV set, bottom left door, please. The box was the same size and shape, only it was wrapped in blue and gold. I started unwrapping the gift and pressed play again. What... Another box of tissues?? No wait. I had to look IN the box of tissues. Ahhhh!

I opened one of the of sides of the tissue box and found a small box inside. By then, my heart was pounding out of my chest. My hands were shaking, but a managed to get the wrapping off and this is what was in the small box:
Then, in a soft voice, he said: "Will you marry me?" Well, let's just say that between the excitement, the tears of joy, my reply didn't sound much like a Yes, but it definitely was!
If THAT wasn't a perfect Chrismas?? BTW, it was a good thing that I had so many tissues at hand :)
Orange-X, Dale and I wish you Happy Holidays and send you our best wishes of good health, happiness and sucess for the new decade!




18 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

Oh CS - OX was so creative with his proprosal. That is such an awesome way to get the words across. You are definitely a lucky woman.

Xmichra said...

That was so PERFECT!! *sobs!* where's my tissues?? lol.... merry christmas guys, and congrats!

Tiina Kala said...

Hey :) My wedding ring (yes I finally bought myself one) looks almost identical. Congrats !

christina said...

Awww, congratulations!! What wonderful news and what a pretty ring. I'm sure you'll be walking on air for weeks to come.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

CanadianSwiss said...

ET: He sure was creative. Kept me itching with curiosity the whole time :)

XMich: I should have put up a picture of a tissue box for the soft hearted, you're right. Merry Christmas to you, too!

Tiina: Really? That's too cool. Did you buy it in Amsterdam?? ;)

Christina: Thanks! I'm sooo happy :) Merry Christmas to you, too!

Ginnie said...

OMG, CS and OX. Gefeliciteerd!! And Astrid joins me with our happiness for you both. I am so delighted for you both!!!

CanadianSwiss said...

Thanks Ginne! I'm still walking on air :)

Jay said...

You know how happy I am for both of you, but reading the story step by step, I agree - tissues were needed on this end as well!

...ESP... said...

CS AND OX - CONGRATS!!!!!! How wonderful and well thought out OX!!! So great MA was there to share in that special moment...she must of used alot of those tissues also CS. Nothing but the very best to you both in the new year and the same to MA. Ring looks fabulous on that finger CS.

CanadianSwiss said...

Jay: Thanks :-) OX sure did a good job with the "presentation"

ESP: Ma was also with OX to pick out the ring. She was thrilled though and the evening was very emotional. Couldn't have been better :-)

Jul said...

Congrats! How fun and what a beautiful ring.

Wishing you all the best for a happy new year!

Shammickite said...

Oh how romantic and wonderful, what a super way to propose! And I'm so happy that you have said YES!
The best Christmas ever indeed!
Congratulations to everyone including Captain Dale who will have a proper Mummy and Daddy at last!
So, when's the wedding?

CanadianSwiss said...

Jul: Thanks! I love the ring, too! ;)

Shammi: How could one say no to a proposal like that?!? ;)

No date set, yet, but it will be in 2010. Plus we also have to arrange for 2 parties. Looks like I'll be doing some planning in the coming months!

swenglishexpat said...

Now you make me cry! I'm a softie, you know. Congratulations!!

Mister GAG said...

Congratulations! :)

And you have a fabulous blog!

CanadianSwiss said...

Awwww, Swenglish!! :)

Mr. GAG: Welcome to my blog! And... Thank you and thank you :)

Mister GAG said...

Thank you for the warm welcome! :)

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