The journey of Shane Eubanks and Crystal Alred
Here we are 3 days away from the “big day” and Crystal comes into town tomorrow (Thursday) to stay until Christmas Eve. We will be spending Christmas Eve here with my family and then driving back to GA that night…that is when she’ll get all of her surprises. There is just one problem…keeping the secret.
My family seems to have spread the word to other family members about the proposal and I’m worried that someone will say something during the big get-together on Saturday! I will have to dodge all of the questions like “So where is the ring?”, “I thought you were proposing today?”, or “So when is the wedding?!” If I can make it out of that house without spoiling the surprise, I should be home free.
The other part of keeping the secret is hiding all of the stuff! I have things on my computer (the images and pages used to make the book, online receipts, etc) that I don’t want her to see yet. I also have notes, papers, etc hiding in my dresser and file cabinet that has info about the ring, proposal, flight, etc. There are just so many things that can spoil the surprise. She may have to sleep outside! Ok, I kid…maybe.
On top of all of this I have to somehow fake some presents to put in my vehicle to make her think I am taking gifts down with me. I will probably put junk in a couple of big boxes and tell her not to touch it. Then I have to hide the ring somewhere…probably in my coat pocket. I also have to hide the perfume I got her as it came in after I gave her parents the box of gifts. I’ll have to sneak and plant that while she is distracted. Maybe I can just stick a picture of Matthew McCaughnahey in her stocking to distract her for a bit (I know I spelled his name wrong, but you know who I mean ).
Needless to say, the next couple of days are going to be more nerve-wrecking than the actual proposal!!!