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Tim and Amanda's Boston Engagement
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Tim and Amanda's Boston Engagement


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Where to begin, probably a good place to start is to stress how big football is a part of our lives. Another quick point is I have a daughter from a previous relationship. She'll be 5 in March but when Tim first met her she was only 2. He's been 'our guy' ever since and boy, are we lucky he's locked in now.

Our first date was wings and beer at Buffalo Wild Wing to watch the Boston Red Sox World Series game. Tim in a Boston native and I just love sports. I asked Tim to be my 'boyfriend' by making a hide in seek game in his desk at work, the end prize was two tickets to a very cold December 28th game in Foxobrough, Mass to watch our Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills in week 17. So it would only make sense to have our story continue in that stadium, there the next story begins.

Every fall for the last three we make two trips; the first to Buffalo to watch the Pats take on their division rivals, the second to Boston to watch the Pats at home. In 2014 it was a special trip; we were at the week 5 comeback against the Bengals that took the Patriots to the Superbowl where they would become world champions. That night as he swung me around and cheered in the living room, I said 'since you got another ring (that was the Patriots 4th Superbowl in 14 years) I should get a ring'. We laughed it off and agreed that we needed to start saving to purchase a house. When we got the house we could talk engagements and babies. But little did I know my not so romantic boyfriend was about to surprise the bejesus out of me. September 26th 2015 we left for Boston at 5am, Tim made me go through security first at the airport and seemed a little more tense then normal. I chalked it up to extreme exhaustion and carried on. We landed in Boston and took the subway to our hotel in the downtown core. That night we had tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway so we had a quick lunch, got geared up and met up with some of his family at a bar nearby for a few beers before the game. While we were at the game a couple got engaged right in front of us, I got all mushy and he said how cool of a story that would be but again I knew our plan so I continued to just enjoy our weekend away. Then Sunday rolled around, in Boston they have a train that leaves from the main terminal and drops you off in a forest right outside Gillette stadium, respectively named the Pats train. Tim does not travel well; he gets really sweaty and instantly nauseous in planes, cars and trains. But normally some conversation and funny selfies can get him over the two hour train ride from Boston to Foxobrough. This time, we seemed distracted and off. Again I chalked it up to an early morning since this year our game was at 1pm and normally we saw games in the late evening. We got off the train bolted to the stadium and joined the line to go through security, again he made me go first and let a few other people in between us which I found strange but the excitement made me gap and go right back to grabbing his hand and running to our seats. The game was great, a blowout against Jacksonville. The one thing that sucked was the family playing musical chair next to me. Every quarter I had two new people to my right. I guess the family couldn't get tickets together so they all took turns sitting as a group of 4 in another section and then sitting as a pair next to me. As the fourth quarter rolled around the win was locked, I got friendly with the drunken girl and her boyfriend next to me taking pictures and trying to explain where Barrie, ON was to them. Tim at this point wouldn't sit, he just kept standing leaning against the bar in front of me. He looked so serious and had a model like face on so I kept talking pictures. I went back talking to my new friend when she gasped, I looked back and there was my phenomenal boyfriend point at the tracker around the stadium, in huge cap letters it said 'AMANDA PUTNAM WILL YOU MARRY ME?'. Then I looked down at this gorgeous double halo basket ring and started balling. I said yes and our whole section cheered. Shaking and smiling we got hugs from everyone and marriage advice from Boston natives. Walking out of the stadium I took pictures with my hand against the field and texted all our friends and family on the way back to the hotel on the train.

On the train ride he told me how much work he put into this. He researched what to do if airport security asked to search his bag. He hid the ring inside a sweater folded in his bag. He knew how strict the NFL was so he didn't bring the box just the ring wrapped up in silk in his sock. He contacted the statdium and made a donation to the Children's hospital in order to have my name around the statdium and then made reservations to 'The Hub', a restaurant at the top of the tallest tower in Boston that overlooks the city at night. He also did the one thing a single mom could ever want; he bought my daughter Haylen a ring of her own that he would give her upon our return.

I never expected to find a man, especially when I was 23, that would take Haylen and I on without a single compliant. He treats her as if he was her own, he is there for me whenever I need him for whatever; whether it's driving her to school, taking me to the doctors or just coming because we need him. I'm the luckiest girl to be marrying my Boston boy <3
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