Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Engaged Life: 2 Weeks

Yesterday it was two weeks since he popped the questions, “Will you marry me?” Since then, I have been on cloud nine and praying that this engagement high continues for as long as possible. In the past two weeks, we have:

- learned to get used to saying fiancé and fiancée instead of boyfriend and girlfriend
- spent Valentine’s day weekend at the cabins with his family
- organized a dinner at my parent’s house for both our parents to socialize
- started wedding planning
- signed him up for confirmation classes (better late than never)
- each spent quality time family

And, of course, we have enjoyed spending time with each other. It’s been truly a blessing. It feels amazing being engaged and planning the rest of your life with the one you love. We have learned even more about each other and continue to grow as we start this new chapter in our lives. We bought these cute little books from Barnes and Noble titled "Do you know your groom?" and "Do you know your bride?" which has been fun answering. And, of course, I finally bought a wedding planner & organizer. I have been jotting down notes on post-it notes and then losing them, so this was much needed. Other than that, I've been spending week nights pinning away to get some wedding inspiration. If you know of any wedding blogs or recently engaged bloggers, tell me! I need to follow along their journey for wedding inspiration.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Proposal Story

If you follow me on Instagram, you will know by now that February 10, 2015 wasn't just our six year anniversary but also the day Joseph proposed to me. While it was no surprise that we were planning on taking our relationship to the next step, because we had talked about it for a while already, I was still surprised. I never in a million years would have thought that he would be proposing to me on campus, where we first met six years ago.

With it being our anniversary, the work day went by extra slow because I was anxious to celebrate with him after work. As 5 p.m. got closer and closer, I still had no idea what he had planned for us and I hadn't heard from him all day. 15 minutes til, two of my coworkers kept me a little late after work to help them with a few things. My boss then called one of my coworkers asking if anybody was left in the office to help her rescue a stray dog that was in front of the school. (That was their way of tricking me.) We grab our things and make our way downstairs to the front of the school and as soon as I open the giant wooden doors of school, I see my family waiting at the fountain and my first reaction is, "Oh my God." Right then and there, I knew.

My sister took my bag and walked me to this beautiful gazebo that is on campus, beautifully decorated. (Thanks to my mom, sister and his little brother.) As soon as I saw him, I practically power walked my way to him, hoping I wouldn't trip, met his little brother halfway and then continued my way to him. After that, it was all a blur. It happened so fast. John Legend's "Ordinary People" instrumental was playing. He gave me his speech (that I don't remember because I was too busy crying/smiling/shocked) and before he got down on one knee, he showed me the ring that was on a red rose inside a glass case like in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

I am beyond blessed to have such a loving family, friends, and coworkers. I cannot wait to start planning the big wedding. I will most likely be pinning wedding pins all weekend long on Pinterest. And of course, happy six year anniversary to my FIANCE! By far the best anniversary present. :) And a huge thanks to my coworkers and sister for taking a million photos of this special day.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Work, work, work

sweater | ralph lauren factory outlet
necklace | francesca's (in store only)
skirt banana republic (old)
tights | banana republic

oh hey there little blog of mine! a weekend spent shopping at the outlets led to an outfit of the day instagram photo and a reminder that i should probably use this time to get back on blogland to share what i've been up to since disney world

- winston turned two, our little yorkie is growing too fast
- joseph and i have been trying to go to the movies more
- lots of happy hour dates with friends to catch up on life
- graduate school
- planning vacation trips (cruise!)


i am happy to announce that i recently received a promotion at my new job. 2015, i'm liking you so far. you're making up for the terrible year of 2014. 

hope everyone is enjoying the new year. valentine's day is just around the corner, which means - joseph and i's anniversary is even closer.

happy weekend!