Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Will You Marry Me?

Yesterday we shot a couple of my woodworking shows out in the shop here and Tom the regular cameraman was off on another assignment so Martina ended up being the lucky duck to run the show. :-) For the uninformed, Martina is a singer in our band. She's a treasure... gifted with voice and personality and just a beautiful person.

The day before her boyfriend Randy called Sal and a plan came about. Randy was going to ask her to marry him and wanted it to be a total 100 percent surprise, so it was all gonna take place in my shop while we taped the show.

He pulled in our east driveway to keep his car hidden, Sal came out to the shop and handed off a large cardboard box to me (with the ring in it). While she chatted with Martina about lunch I took the ring outta the cardboard box and dropped it into a cool little wooden box that I'd made a couple of years ago for Sally.

Martina never suspected a thing.

Sally almost went overboard with "call me when you guys are about done, I want to come out and video you two for a little bit while you're doing the show". But Martina was in work mode and.... the stage was set.

I called Sal and told her to come on out. She got her video running of Martina and I, and I said "hey let's take a break". I walked over to the box with the ring in it, handed it to Martina and said "This is what I kinda want to do for the next show, what do you think?" She opened it and KABLOOEY! A diamond!

So then it got a little tense. LOL She was confused. I thought "Oh crap she thinks I'm a weirdo", 'cause Randy was dilly dallying outside, waiting ENTIRELY too long to stroll in, but then he did.

Click here if the embedded video doesn't play for you.

Now I'm an old softy and I got all teary, Sal did too. Y'all can get a tissue now too. :-) Totally incredible. Totally.

Randy is 'bout a year and a half out from having his veterinary degree, hence the "vet's assistant" comment.

Sally and I are pretty darn lucky folks to know these 2. We love 'em to pieces and I think they think we're "alright" too. We wish them all the best for the rest of their lives.

Thanks for letting us play a part in this. You're both awesome!



Matt and Sarah J. said...

Aw, that was awesome! Congratulations Martina!

Sass said...

You know me well enough to know, Cowguy, that I never say this...but...

Awwwwwwwwwwww. ;)

That was awesome.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

That's a pretty ring. Congrats to Randy and Martina. And good luck.

JenJen said...

My nose was already runny because I have a cold. But now, my eyes are runny too.
Very sweet!

Char said...

AWE, that is so sweet. Isn't love just grand! Congrats!

SkylersDad said...

That is wonderful, well done cowguy!

Shana said...

Awwwwwwwww, so sweet

Greenmare said...

oh that was so sweet! man, what a guy, and good job you and Sal!

The Retired One said...

Wasn't it too cool that you got to be a part of this so private moment that they will remember the rest of their lives?
Awesome! Totally awesome!
They make a really cute couple, too!

Jerry said...

That definitely was a looonnnnngggg moment until
Randy walked in, eh? LOL! Thanks for sharing that, Cowguy. That was great! Congrats to the couple!

Anonymous said...

So neat. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Did she ever answer the question?

I never heard a "Yes!", "No!" or "Maybe!"

Sassy Britches said...

I was totally feeling all awkward and cheesy for a bit, and then when his voice changed when he said "best friend," I lost it! How wonderful for the two of them--congratulations!

Cowguy said...

I ran into Martina today at lunch... she's still smiling like a monkey!

And yeah, listen again... she definitely said "yes".

MommaKiss said...

Cheesenrice, that was romantical. I love surprises. And nice guy to put it all together.

P.S. - been rockin in the honda to Keota! Aww Yah!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRB after I go get that tissue!

Good Job!

- Jennifer

Jennifer and Sandi said...

..........Hey Jennifer! Bring me one too!!! *SOB*

Congratulations to the happy couple!!!


Alycia said...

Very very cool - tell them congrats!

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