Finally got a return address stamp! Yes, I can officially welcome myself to the (almost) "married couple world"... Just trying to make our lives a bit easier especially when it comes to filling out all those future invitations...
I went over to Etsy and ended up finding ours over at Lemon Tree Paper Co --beautiful designs with a even better price. Need a custom stamp? Check them out!
my beautiful ring. feel so blessed to have danny's mother give me her mother's ring.
Yes, a week ago, (I know sorry for such a delay in this post), Danny proposed to me and asked me to be his wife! It has been the most memorable, happiest day of my life and I couldn't be more thrilled knowing my best friend will soon be my husband.
Last weekend, we spent my birthday weekend in Tallahassee. All I wanted was to visit our friends and just stuff our faces with the delicious foods from the variety of restaurants they have because Vero lacks any assortment in that selection, and well it's quite depressing. Also, while we were there, I wanted to make a short canoe trip down the Wakulla river, just to reminisce. Wakulla springs has held alot of memories for me, with my Dad and step mom, starting forever friendships and more importantly it's where Danny and I spent our first Valentine's day and along with other memories together. It's really just a beautiful, serene canoe trip, usually spotting alligators and manatees if you're lucky.
//our first trip together down the river//
So, Saturday we got off to a late start but eventually made our way out there. By noon, we were off canoeing away. Now the trip is 6 miles round trip. I already told Danny, no way, not feeling it today. A bit hung over and the heat of the day already coming out, he agreed. The breeze was blowing and the river was just as pretty as it has always been. Him steering in the back and I in the front, listening to some Drag The River pandora station, it was perfect. We made it about half way and we decided it was time to turn around. There's a spot in the river, where it forks off to a shady, canopied area and quite frankly I was looking forward to this spot the most because I was hoping for some relief from the sun. As we made our way and just starting to enjoy our little break, I felt the canoe getting oddly very rocky. Looking behind, there's Danny in the middle of the canoe on one knee.
It was such an emotional and exciting moment, I have it embedded in my head forever.
The rest of the trip included using the word fiance alot and eager to tell our family and friends.
Now it's been a week since our engagement and boy has it been a whirlwind!!
Before this people always gave us advice on marriage, but not one told us how overwhelming actually getting engaged was! This week has been a blur. A fantastic blur.
From the cards, gifts, texts messages, phone calls, facebook, dinners and offers from friends to help with the wedding. It's beyond amazing. I have seriously never felt so much love in my entire life.
We haven't done any planning this week, mostly talk here and there. Although yesterday we came up with a rough draft guest list. I have my bridesmaids picked out, Danny....well he almost has his groomsmen picked out. He's on his own time, and well with his new surfboard, it's surfing time.
We have an appoitment to check out a venue on Tuesday and pray we have a date set by then!
I will be trying my best to keep this blog updated with the process, the details and the projects for all the friends and family who don't live here. Only so I don't have to repeat myself everyday when everyone ask me the same questions.....
We're again so thankful to all the love we've received!