A Scottie Proposal

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I open the door. I hear a jing-jing-jingling and little claws tapping on the floor. The lights are dimmed down. Here comes Mr. K running my way donning an elf costume. He's all smiles. Right behind him is my beautiful girl Heather, dressed as Mrs. Scottie Claus and looking so precious in her red dress. My heart melts. How did Scottie Dad manage to get them both dressed up without me? Regardless, this was the best welcome home present ever!

I step into the living room. Scottie Dad's decorated the place for the holidays, complete with a beautiful little tree with artificial berries and pine cones. There are Scottie gift bags and boxes everywhere. Did Christmas come early? The tree is adorned with little Scottie tokens, each with their own message. Scottie Dad tells me to take them down, one by one, and see what the message says. It's a sweet love poem. He flips the notes over. There's another message on the back. It says, "Your present is under the tree." I look under the tree and see a large Scottie box. I open it. Inside is a small Scottie bag. I dig into it and find a tiny, red stocking...tied together with a Scottie pin. That's odd. Why is the stocking ripped? And why does it need a pin to hold it together?

Scottie Dad says, "Stop. Now, look up." He takes the torn, red stocking from my hand and I look up. There are bright lights behind the blinds. Could they be in a shape of a Scottie, too? He raises the blinds. Nope - the lights spell out something. A very special something. It takes me a minute to realize what it says and before I know it, Scottie Dad is on one knee pulling out a royal blue box from the tiny red stocking. I don't think I even saw the ring before I answered his question and hugged him. Who wouldn't want to spend the rest of her life with someone like Scottie Dad?!

As Scottie Dad and I settled in, he began to tell me the details of his Scottie proposal planning. Turns out, he originally enlisted Mr. K's help to deliver the ring in its cute little stocking to yours truly as I walked through the door. Naturally, Mr. K misunderstood his role and took the little, red stocking for ride once it was tied to his collar. Obviously, Scottie Dad had given him a new toy so why not defeat it? (Or so asks the wise Scottie!) And that, my friends, is how we ended up with a torn stocking in Scottie Dad's very Scottie proposal, version 2.0. Well done, Scottie Dad and kids! You made this homecoming the best yet...and possibly ever!

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you all! May you be blessed! All the best from Haggis and Lucy McNaughty and family in South Africa!

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  2. AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!! How SWEET!!!! I can't imagine!! Kuddos to Scottie Dad, Mr. K, and Heather for an unbelievable night!!

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  3. YEA! Congratulations!!!

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  4. Congratulations! That's quite the event Scottie Dad and your pups put together. I salute their creativity!

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  5. What a magic moment !!! Love it ! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Oh, wow! How wonderful for y'all ! Congratulations and may the four of you have a long, happy and blessed life together.

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  7. Congratulations and best wishes- what an appropriate proposal!!! He really went to a lot of trouble. Guess Mr K can't be your ring bearer at the wedding.

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  8. Congratulations! Sweetest story, probably the cutest thing ever of your two Scotties greeting you in their holiday costumes!

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  9. Mazel Tov!!!! How romantic and wonderful for you all!!!

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  10. @Judy Oviatt - Not so! We can do some Scottie training. It really would be the best thing ever to have Heather and Mr. K be my flower girl and ring bearer respectively. Can you imagine?!

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  11. Congrats!!!

    I'm glad the ring was in a box. Otherwise you might have had to wear Mr. K on your hand.

    Way to go Scottie Dad, you're a keeper.

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  12. Such a wonderful story- great job Scottie Dad! Congratulations and many happy aRroooooos to you all!

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  13. Oh my dog! My Peep is SO jealous!!!


    Congratulations!

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  14. Congratulations!! What a sweet proposal!! =)

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  15. Congratulations! It is so special that Scottie Dad included Heather and Mr. K! Can't wait to see them included in the wedding too!

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  16. That is sooooo beautiful. Mama and I (and Fabianne) hope you, Scottie Mom, Mr K, Heather and Scottie Dad have the most wonderful lives together forever. Much love to you all xxxx

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  17. sharonsullivan578240323December 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    Congratulations to you two love birds!!! Cheers to many more Happy Holidays!!

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  18. Congratulations to Scottie Mom & Scottie Dad Mr. K and Heather. You made my heart feel soooooooooo happy for your family. What a very special Scottie Dad.
    Thanks for sharing your story.
    Bentley

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  19. Oh, such a beautiful post! Made me realize there still is goodness between people. Congratulations! Aroooo!!!

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  20. Terrific Terrific, what a wonderful proposal.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  21. Wow. Scotty dad clearly rocks! Congratulations!

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