December in New York – He liked it, so he put a ring on it.

After our meal at Tien Garden, we decided to go to the Empire State building. Jordan had never been up there, and I really enjoyed the view and collection of pictures from the last time I went there several years ago. One thing I never realized until our trip was that New York city is BUSY in December. I always thought peak travel times were in the summer, I was oh so wrong.

To give you just a small idea, this is what the area around Macy’s looked like from the Empire State Building, each dot is one person:

Macys in December

We picked up a CityPass, and went up to the top of the tower in a crowded elevator. The views are spectacular, so my camera was clicking nonstop from every possible side of the building, which is hard, because it was totally packed. Jordan is not a fan of heights or looking down, but eventually was coaxed to the stand with me near the edge. I have a seemingly anti-evolutionary enjoyment of heights, so I’m accustomed to people being really nervous, when I’m not.

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Apparently there were other reasons for Jordan to be nervous. As I was taking pictures of the sun setting, he hugged me and put his head on my shoulder, and started saying a variety of nice things in my ear. It took me a moment to realize what was happening, so there is a series of pictures that slowly start dropping as I clue into the words he’s saying, ending in “will you marry me”.

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We were surrounded by well over a hundred people,(and get ready for the cliche…) but in that moment I felt like we were the only two people there. (p.s. I said yes!)


Then of course, it was time to celebrate, and what better place than Candle 79? I’ve heard so much about it, I’ve made some of their recipes, it was time to experience the real deal.

I’ll post about our amazing meal very soon.

7 Responses

  1. Thank you! I'm not sure how soon "marriage" will actually happen, but we're very excited about the future. 🙂

  2. Congratulations! – what a memorable place to be proposed to! I'm with your partner – I don't love heights either so kudos to him for going up there! Appreciate the fantastic pics from above. I'll tell Kasim next time I see him of your engagement or does he know already?