Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Best Christmas YET!!

Hello long lost bloggy loves!! My sincerest apologies for completely falling off of the map over the last few weeks (months, eek!), but I promise I do have a legitimate excuse this time?!

Since October 1st, I was laid off from my job, moved to a new place (in another state!), got a new job, and WE GOT ENGAGED!!!!!!! You heard that right, we're getting MARRIED!! We are so happy and excited, and I just wanted to take a few minutes to revel in all that we have to be thankful for, we are SO blessed!!

Here is the short version of how he proposed!!

I had a very busy Thanksgiving weekend, consisting of celebrating Thanksgiving in MD, decorating the house for Christmas, a bachelorette party in VA Saturday night, followed by my best friend's wedding shower in NJ on Sunday morning, so, needless to say, I was running around like a mad woman all weekend.

Well, Sunday morning I got up and drove straight to the wedding shower in NJ. That day was also my Dad's birthday, so I had plans to go out to dinner with my family that evening after the shower. Little did I know that when I got back to my parents house after the shower, there would be a surprise set up of candles, music, flowers and my WONDERFUL fiance' waiting for me! He had everything, complete with toasting glasses, the most beautiful letter, and my sister hiding in the bushes taking pictures!!

I am so thankful and proud to call him my fiance', and that day will forever be remembered by both of us as one of the best days of our lives! (see pictures below!)

We celebrated Christmas with B's family a little early this past weekend, and all 8 of us got snowed in over at the future in-laws place! It was such a nice time, and really gave us a chance to spend some quality time with the family. I just adore my in-laws, including both brother-in-laws, my sister-in-law and a (hopeful) future SIL addition!

Christmas week is my absolute favorite week of the entire year! B and I are both working today and part of the day tomorrow, but we will then be heading north to NJ for a hometown Christmas with my family!! This year is so special to me because it is our first engaged Christmas, and I have been blessed with the most wonderful man that I will call my husband one day (pretty) soon!!

I hope that you all have a safe, happy, healthy and blessed Christmas week!! And please hold in your hearts the real reason for the season!

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6

And now, for your viewing pleasure, and because I'm nice like that - here are some proposal pics!!


5th Belle Avenue said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is SO exciting! What a sweet proposal!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

a huge congratulations on your engagement!!! that's wonderful!! enjoy your first Christmas as an engaged lady!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Lovely ring. ☺

ashley said...

aww i love it when there are surprise pictures for you to remember the proposal by! so sweet!

5th Belle Avenue said...

Thanks for asking! For as long as I remember, I have dreamt of owning a Michele watch (have you heard of them?) but knew it was a little unrealistic. On Christmas morning after all the presents were done, my hubby brought out one last gift and it was my Michele watch in the diamond edition. I was SHOCKED and crying, haha. Can't wait to hear more about your new wedding planning! SO EXCITING!

prashant said...

What a sweet proposal!

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