Tomorrow is CJ and my 4 year wedding anniversary. We’ve had so many adventures together during that time that it feels like it should be longer!
CJ proposed to me in London, which was one leg of our Ireland-London vacation. I had a gut feeling that Ceige was going to propose sometime on the trip but didn’t know exactly when, so I was sort of waiting for it. We only had a day and a half in London and wanted to see EVERYTHING so it was definitely a whirlwind. We spent the first day going from place to place and eventually dragged ourselves back to the hotel for dinner and bed.
I remember being very exhausted. All I wanted was to take a hot shower and crash. CJ suggested we have dinner downstairs, at the fancy restaurant in the hotel. I had an inkling he was going to do it over dinner so I put on some nice clothes and we headed downstairs. We ordered and chatted a bit. Then CJ said he had a headache and needed to go back to the room for some Tylenol. I knew he was going up to get the ring. I got really nervous. He came back down and I could tell that HE was nervous. He started talking about our relationship and how much he loved me. I looked away for a second and when I looked back, there was a ring box on the table. I opened it and as I did, he got down on one knee and said, “Sarah, will you marry me?” I was nervous and I don’t do well with expressing my emotions. I got sort of tangled up with my words and blurted out, “Yes of course I will!” I later regretted that I didn’t cry or say something more romantic, but, hey, that’s me!
Our wedding was amazing and everything we wanted it to be. Beautiful flowers, cake and setting; amazing ceremony (CJ sang to me!) and reception (I danced my ass off!) and of course, all our wonderful friends and family. Here’s something crazy – I had over $200 stolen from my purse during the reception! It’s a long story but needless to say, it was not the ending I had dreamt of for my dream wedding!
Our honeymoon was incredible too. We spent a week in Riviera Maya, Mexico. I like to go, go, go on trips and CJ likes to relax so we did both. We alternated days – one day was an outing and the next was relaxation. It was perfect. We had spa time, pool time, snorkeling, pirate cruises, Mayan Adventures, and more. To this day, when I need to go to my “happy place”, I go there.
As I said, we’ve had many adventures in our time together (travels across the country and around the world, death of his mother and my grandmother, new jobs and losing jobs, getting Samson, pregnancy and parenthood) and I couldn’t imagine doing it with anyone else.
Ceige – here’s to 4 amazing years and to 40 more!!