Saying Yes

December 7, 2012

in Relationships

sparkler heart “I am never getting married again.”

“There’s probably only a 10% chance we will still be together at Thanksgiving.”

“You have no business remarrying either, Sean.”

“Let’s promise to see that movie in December even if we are just friends at that point.”

This is just a sampling of what Sean has endured with me. He has played along, smiling with each ridiculous declaration. Sean’s confidence in the potential for this relationship never wavered even with almost daily reminders from me that we were very casually dating, would not be exclusive anytime soon, and were probably on the brink of a breakup. Instead of getting angry or placating in a condescending way, he would always find a way to validate what I was saying while saving his laughs for after we hung up.

In addition to having to endure me prattling on about our unlikely chance of surviving more than a couple of months, Sean also got in trouble for the most benign things. The man who thought he was doing something helpful by creating a shared iCal for us was met with significant back-peddling for what should have been a good deed. Every entry he made was deleted, and he was chastised for moving way too fast.

Sean endured my antics, and was able to make progress in helping me shake my gloomy outlook on relationships. First he was able to shake “very”  and then “casual” in the description of our relationship. He later heard me say, “I love you.” Then, after surviving the 10% Thanksgiving projection by one day, Sean asked me to marry him.

The day after Thanksgiving, he heard, “Yes.”

To celebrate our engagement, here’s a song Sean shared with me on my G+ page a few weeks after we started dating. It’s a happy, fun song to start the weekend. Here’s Plain White T’s “Rhythm of Love:”

Happy Friday!


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Charlotte December 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

He proposed the day after Thanksgiving and you waited THIS LONG to tell us?! HAHA, CONGRATS momma. SO very happy for you :)
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

I know, right? I should have at least put something in our Private S30P group wall. Thank you. I am so excited.

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@bluenotebacker December 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

Great song, great news, so very happy for you both! Thanks for *finally* sharing with us, sheesh! ;)
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

I know….Charlotte gave me a hard time, too. Thanks for the well wishes.

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Hey Monkey Butt December 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

I agree with what everyone else has said, you waited this long to share the news? I can’t say much it was a month later before I told my bloggers that I was preggo! Congrats lady!!
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

I had to figure it out in my head before I could type….how I would announce. AND I am so darn busy with Christmas prep!!

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Random Girl December 7, 2012 at 10:33 am

Well, well, well..that is a VERY happy surprise indeed!! Congratulations to you and Sean, and your families as well. Very cool! I truly could not be happier for you!
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

Thank you, RG.

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Maryjo December 7, 2012 at 10:36 am

I was going to comment yesterday, but I have a habit of sticking it in where it don’t belong— but now here I am— OMG OMG OMG!!! YAY!!! for you guys!

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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

Thanks, Maryjo! You can always comment. Would love to hear from you. :)

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Vinny C December 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

HOLY CRAP!!! Really? Congrats! That is great news.
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

Shocking, huh? :)

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Lance December 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Congrats Kelly!!!! Woo-HOOOOOOO!!!!!
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Thank you, Lance!

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Marie Nicole December 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I once said that too “I will never marry again” and I am so happily married… which I am sure you will be too! Congrats, you deserve every once of happiness coming your way.Not that we need to be married in order to be happy mind you, but finding the one, that one person, is sooo cool!
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Thanks for the well wishes Marie! I am really happy. Thanks for all the great advice along the way to finding him. Maybe you can continue to provide guidance for the next chapter.

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Marie Nicole December 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Best guidance ever: no argument is that important. And sex? Always (as much as possible) say yes. :D
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 11, 2012 at 9:15 am

Sean read this and said, “Marie is my new favorite friend of yours.” :)

my honest answer December 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Ahhh congratulations! xxx
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Thank you!

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Tara R. December 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Congrats, and all the very best to you both.
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Thank you, Tara!

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Kat December 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful future together, Kelly!

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Naked Girl in a Dress December 11, 2012 at 9:15 am

Thank you Kat!

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alfred lives here December 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

YAY…. Congratulations to both of you!
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

THank you, Brahm!

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Jester Queen December 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

Oh Kelly, that’s wonderful. This relationship feels seven kinds of right, even from the middle of the country. May your Christmas be merry and bright indeed.
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

Thank you JQ! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well.

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Brook December 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

OMG!! Congratulations, Kelly!! I am SO happy for you and Sean!

Sean, if you’re over Kelly’s shoulder reading this, know that Kelly has many friends who love and support her! (Continue to) take great care of this lovely dame! <3
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

Thank you for the kind words, Brook. You are the best!

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Kimberly December 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

Congratulations! I wish you both every happiness! xoxo
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Naked Girl in a Dress December 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

Thank you, Kimberly. I am really excited and happy.

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Sean December 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Marie is my new favorite friend of yours! ;). I think she has sage advice honey, you should most certainly heed her words !

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Naked Girl in a Dress December 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Of course you do, Sean! :)

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Naked Girl in a Dress December 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

Thank you! I am so incredibly happy.

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Classic NYer December 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I’m thinking he waited until the day after Thanksgiving for dramatic effect. At least, that’s what I would have done.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
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Lulu January 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

This made me smile today. I’m glad he stuck it out even when you said it probably wouldn’t work. And I am glad you are happy. I’m still in the “I’m never getting married again” camp, but maybe… one day..

Cheers,
xx
Lulu
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Naked Girl in a Dress January 3, 2013 at 6:54 am

Lulu,

Stay in the never-getting-married-again camp! I think it makes us incredibly particular about love relationships. If the right guy comes along, you will find yourself shedding this declaration. Until then, it’s like a force field against the wrong guys for you. Good luck!

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Heather O. January 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I don’t know how I managed to miss this news until now, but CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so happy for you, Kelly and Sean! I used to say “I’ll never marry again” all the time, but I am so glad that I was wrong. Much love and happiness to your family!
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Naked Girl in a Dress January 3, 2013 at 6:52 am

You were probably busy with preparations for Christmas! Thanks for the kind words. I am really happy, Heather.

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Charlotte March 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I never get tired of reading a lovey-dovey awesome post like this. Thanks for sharing this amazing news (even though it took you forever, I won’t give you a hard time for it. Much). :)

XOXO
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Thanks, Charlotte! If you won’t give me a hard time for it, Sean certainly will! Thanks for stopping by today.

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