He Got a Sapphire for a Sapphire (I’m engaged!)

This half of Heels First has gotten engaged, and while an engagement isn’t usually “travel related,” this particular engagement is!

I was whisked away to my favorite DC restaurant, Dino’s, for a nice dinner.   I was craving Glen Manor Sauvignon Blanc, and they happen to have a half-bottle of it on the menu.  Well, at least on the menu.  I unintentionally caused a ruckus when I ordered a wine they were out of, and they eventually came up with a whole bottle of the wine.  Great!  (But confusing…)

After our appetizer–the amazing Baci, or “Italian Kisses,†pancetta wrapped duck liver, dates, sea scallops w/spice glaze–my date began to look a little nervous.

a bowl of food on a table

In fact, he didn’t fight me over the third baci.  SCORE.

So, let’s pause here to talk about proposing to a miles and points enthusiast.  You can’t just whisk them away on a secret vacation, because we probably know every single one of your point accounts and monitor it daily.  Plus, we’re the ones who love doing that, so it’s a missed opportunity for us.

Why do we make it so difficult?  πŸ™‚

But Bill?  He managed to surprise me.  And in a Miles and Points sort of way.

He got me this:

a close-up of a ring

With this:

a close-up of a blue card

He got a Sapphire with a Sapphire (Preferred)!

For all the sparkly I like, I’m actually not a diamond girl.  So he did good with the sapphire!  And he proudly let me know he hit his minimum spend for the card with the ring, so I now had 50,000 Ultimate Reward Points to play with.

Aw, Shucks!

Of course, these points will be going towards our honeymoon, but that’s a story for another day.

But instead, back to Dino’s.  What do I do when presented with this ring?

I run out and call my mom, of course!

Except… I probably should have said “yes” before running out.

I returned back to a very confused what-I-thought-was-now-fiance who was trying to figure out the whole “I proposed and she ran out” thing.

YES!  Of course, yes!

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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  1. Congrats!!!!!! Best wishes!!!!!

  2. Congratulations! I love the blog; keep up the great work!

  3. Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful. πŸ™‚ And hooray, Ultimate Rewards points!

  4. The expression on your fiancee’s face would have been priceless. (And no, priceless means it wouldn’t have earned any points!) πŸ™‚

  5. Alex (@NoviceFlyer)

    Congratulations!!many blessings for your future together! πŸ™‚ Keep up the great blogwork! I love it

  6. I wonder if it was the 1st friday of the month that he decided to propose you on πŸ˜‰

    • Jeanne Marie Hoffman

      I think I’m on Facebook too much because I just tried to like that comment. Well, “Jeanne Marie Hoffman liked your comment.” There πŸ™‚

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