Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Engagement Story



This is Ryans perspective of the night we had gotten engaged:

We headed down to Coronado Island to go to my favorite restaurant called Il Fornaio's. In my opinion it is the best Italian food in San Diego County. It was just a little after sunset when we got there and we decided to sit outside on the patio where we had a view of Downtown and the SD harbor with a fireplace right behind us to compensate for the chill of the SD evening. When we got to ordering, as usual Danielle ordered a 22 oz. T-bone steak and I got a plate of lobster ravioli...when they went to bring the food out they automatically went to place the steak in front of me and Danielle kinda clears her throat and points in front of her that was mildly amusing. Anyhow after we enjoyed our meal there we continued on over to The Hotel Del Coronado. When we got there we walked along the beach for a bit and then went inside and took a tour of the small shops inside The Del...we continued our tour out to the courtyard and walked around there for a bit and then casually made our way over to the Pavilion in the center, which by the way is very well lit up, and we sat there for a minute. After she leaned back onto a rail behind her I went into my obligatory monolog about how much I loved her and what not and then I pulled the little box out of my pocket and her face lit up. After that I obviously proposed and when I stood up to put the ring on her finger I noticed a bunch of people were standing outside their rooms watching us because they all started cat calling and clapping...Danielle turned bright read and I just sat there and reveled in the fact that I got a standing ovation when I proposed (You don't hear about that happening to often). Anyways after that we


took a bunch of pictures and walked back down by the beach for a while. I have to say for the whole thing just being kinda off the cuff I was rather pleased with myself and Dani can't stop telling everyone she knows the story so it all turned out quite well.

-My story doesnt stray to far from his, actually it is almost identical.

5 comments:

Tyler & Nicole said...

Hi Danielle, or do you go by Dani now? I was confused when I read the comment because there is a girl in my ward who goes by Dani and her last name initial is a W. Anyway, how are you? You look great! I almost didn't recognize you. ;) Congrats on the baby! Kids are way fun - don't stress out too much. Good luck with the move to NY - brr! I miss the snow from idaho, but not the cold. Especially with the boys. okay, I better stop before I write a novel!

Nicole

C.Family said...

Cute story. I know I have heard it before, but still it is a cute story!

Wardle Family said...

ok so me and tyler thought you were getting married jan of 2008.. i remeber the dress pictures and the announcement pictures.. explain .. we are confused?

Dani W said...

Ok... we got married three days before he left for a 7 month deployment last January... lets just say it was a prompting from the Lord. It was kind of a curve ball for us at first but we have learned in our lives to go with promptings when you get them. Anyhow... we eloped... to make it easier on all of us, that way we didnt have to stress over throwing together a big sealing and reception before he left. We have been planning on having our actual reception with our sealing down in san diego here in april, that is what the dress is for. lol. Dont feel bad if you didnt get informed... we didnt tell a whole lot of people because we didnt want anyone judging us for being a little less traditional, coming up with false accusations or belittling our sealing ceremony. It has been hard... dealing with people finding out that they wherent on the need to know list... but... Ryan and I just remind ourselves why we got married in the first place and that we wouldnt change a thing if we had the opportunity to. Being married and having a husband out at sea was much eaiser than having 'just a boyfriend' or 'just a fiancee'... kept both of us away from the appearence of evil in dealing with members of the opposite sex and what not. Not to mention it continued to create a stronger foundation on which our marriage has been based on. I hope I have answered all of everyones questions...

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