Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Some exciting news...

He surprised me when I came home from work and proposed in the house that we will share together once we are married.  He absolutely blew me away!  

We have been together over 5 years (Christian did the math of how many days we have been together and of course I forgot the number after 1,500) and I can't imagine anything better than spending the next 50+ years with my best friend. 

The timing is perfect for us and after several conversations about marriage and even a little book club between the two of us...we just knew that this was it.  I feel so blessed.

I wanted to share some photos from the weekend!

Christian designed the ring himself and I am just blown away.  It's perfection and beyond!!!  I love letting him show me all the details and reasons he chose for this particular part to look like this and so on.

I couldn't have come up with anything more fabulous.  I stare at it everyday, I just adore it!

Thank you to all of you who called, left voicemails, e-mailed, texted, tweeted, facebooked and of course those who helped us celebrate Friday night!!  I am on cloud 9 and more and more excited every minute.

As my future father-in-law told me, now I just need one of these guys to help me plan this shindig, as I know very little about wedding shenanigans...or is that what I have my bff Jeremy for?

PS -- And welcome welcome WELCOME to those of you who have wandered over here from SkinnyRunner!! I'm so appreciative that you have come over to visit CBL and hope this in-your-face engagement post isn't an overload...I promise this is not the usual content of CBL -- tomorrow the blog content will go on per usual!!


  1. Yay!!! Best Wishes!! I follow your blog and had a feeling this would be coming soon! My husband proposed by surprising me in my house too. So sweet and special! You ring is beyond amazing! Gorgeous! Someone told me that I would get tired of looking at my ring eventually but I have been married for almost two years end still get excited to put in on each day. Enjoy this time and your new monogram :) can't wait to see your planning posts!!

  2. Congrats on your engagement! That is SO exciting!!!

  3. Congrats on your engagement! Saw your blog on SR and wanted to say hi!

  4. Congratulations! I thought you two were already engaged this whole time, but I should've known since there were no wedding planning entries! Excited to see what you share! You two make a very lovely couple.

  5. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I wish you both a lifetime full of happiness and fun :).

  6. Love your blog...I randomly click on skinny runner (i am a novice runner and she motivates me and lives near me so i randomly check her out)and saw your blog featured. Congrats on your engagement and your super cute blog!

  7. Came by way of SR yesterday and definitely read every single one of your posts last night... congratulations and rest assured that your new readers are excited for you & will appreciate all of your wedding posts! : )

  8. In the words of Stanford Blatch, "I'm so jeally!" Such a beautiful ring!!! Congrats! I am a SR convert as well. :)

  9. Congratulations! that ring is to DIE for!! i saw your post on skinny runner and love your blog.. i already added to my reader.. congrats again! can't wait to hear about all your wedding plans!

  10. Congrats! Your ring is so pretty :)

  11. Congratulations!! Such a beautiful ring he had made just for you! Can't wait to see the wedding planning posts mixed in with the other stuff. You will make a beautiful bride!

  12. CONGRATS!!!! So exciting! Can't wait to hear about the wedding plans!

  13. Checked out your blog via SK. Love it! The DIY posts were great. The engagement is wonderful and the ring is to die for! Congratulations! -Brandy

  14. THANK YOU for all the sweet comments and love!!! Hope y'all will continue to come back and visit. :)

    And I promise my posts are RARELY this gushy. PROMISE!!

  15. Your ring is STUNNING! Love it! I have a halo style ring as well, very similar to yours -- and I'm telling you, you won't stop staring at it even after 7 years!

    I now totally adore you bc you tried your ring on your pets; I would so do that, and my hubby would expect nothing less. :)


    1. Aww thanks Ann!! It sounds like I love your ring too!! We have some smart men I think. :) And don't pets deserve some diamonds now and then? Only borrowed ones of course, let's get real. XO


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