Easter Happy

Posted on Mar 31, 2013

Easter chocolate image by Glamorous MonkI like Easter. And it’s not just because of the chocolate.

I like the colours and the spring sunshine and the coming-togetherness. And mostly I like it because it marks a happy, happy milestone for me.

Easter Sunday, 2005, my sexy boyfriend had gone a few days earlier to meet a guy at the harbour, coming off a floatplane. There, he picked up a scraggly bubble-wrap lined yellow envelope containing a small black ring box. Oh, and there was also an invoice.

Then, while at my parents house, he had the talk with my dad. You know, the good old fashioned, ‘Can I pretty please marry your daughter and I’ll give her this (show the shiny object) and even if you say No we’re gonna do it anyway, but it would be way better if I have your blessing’ talk. It seems dad agreed.

So, Easter Sunday comes and hidden within a giant chocolate Easter egg, complete with glossy ribbon(!), what do I find? (How in the hell he got the ring box INSIDE the egg is a feat of engineering I cannot begin to wrap my brain around.) Then there was this sexy boyfriend, on bended knee and I nearly passed out. Perfection.

Happily Ever Easter.

Daffodils image by Glamorous Monk

P. S. I know Easter means oh so much more, too. I’m not a dum-dum.


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  1. Charity
    March 31, 2013

    You forgot about the part when he told you to crack the gorgeous chocolate egg. Otherwise you’d never have known what treasure lay inside… So romantic!

  2. Sonya McLeod
    March 31, 2013

    Congratulations, my dear, what an incredibly romantic way to propose. And on such a gorgeous day as well – perfection!

    • Hollie Olivia
      March 31, 2013

      Oh! This was me reliving that happy day from 2005…. ❤ But I will most certainly not decline any congratulations sent my way! Thank you!

  3. A&E
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats to you both. Enjoy the day and ignore the “it’s not easy is it” types.
    You obviously know how it works.
    Love from us………..

  4. A&E
    April 10, 2013

    Is it just me, or do we find it a little odd that you’ve been a successful writer since Oct of last year, drawing your audience into your life, passions and foibles, and leaving us wanting more, but yet don’t feel free to refer to yourself as a writer?
    Who changed the rules?
    As part of your GM following, we find ourselves wanting much more.
    Friday posts from our favorite writer would be very nice………………

    • Hollie Olivia
      April 10, 2013

      You must have super fine tuned laser radar – I’ve just posted, only minutes ago…

      Thank you for the poke in the ribs!