The News.

Well, if you follow me on Instagram… you have already kind-of seen the news.

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If you look closely, there is a very beautiful and important ring on a certain finger!

It’s still a little crazy, because I definitely wasn’t expecting Chris to pop the question any time soon, although we’ve been talking about and “planning” our wedding for a while…

Let’s just say he succeeded in my only request which was to make sure I was surprised.

I was shocked.

After a late night on Friday, I woke up Saturday morning at about 5:30 – only because Chris was awake (and he is NEVER awake before me on a weekend). I watched a little bit of the movie we didn’t finish Friday night and then decided I was hungry so I headed downstairs to let MB out and to start making us breakfast.

I come inside and I see Chris walking down stairs – a bottle of champagne in one hand and a bottle of OJ in another.

We had plans to go to CrossFit in a couple hours, so I was like “What is that for?”

“We’re having mimosas,” he says.

“Why are we having mimosas?”

“Because we are celebrating.”

“….and what are we celebrating?” I said totally confused.

“Our engagement!” And then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was totally shocked and he had to ask again for my answer. Lol! Of course I said yes!

This is my 6am "I am tired but wanted to capture the moment" face.

This is my 6am “I am tired but wanted to capture the moment” face.

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We had plans that night to go to Tuscon to see the Jersey Boys and then I find out (I think all before he got off his knee) that we were skipping CF so we could go have a couple’s massage at the resort we were staying the at for the night (after Jersey Boys we had originally planned on driving home).

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So, we had mimosas, called all our family and friends and I was a little drunk before 8am. We were on the phone for at least a couple of hours and it was so fun to have our family and friends share in on the excitement.

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The day was filled with so many surprises! One, that he met with both of my dads while he was in IL last weekend. His weekend was sooo busy, so I was shocked to find out that he fit it in. Two, he and my mom visited the venue that we had been talking about. He took some pictures so I could “see it” even though I wasn’t there in person. They both loved it, so that’s good enough for me. Three, that my BFF and several other people knew it was happening for at least a week and no one blew the surprise. My BFF actually watched MB Saturday night for us, too.

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The day/weekend was perfect. I didn’t want Saturday to end!

…And because the second thing people want to know after “what the ring looks like” is if we set a date…So yes, we have set a date in October 2015 in Lake Geneva, WI. We’re just waiting to officially sign the contract which is being mailed to us, shortly. :)

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8 thoughts on “The News.

  1. YAAYYY!!!! Congratulations!! Eric and I are so so excited and happy for you both!! I confess that I was waiting for you to write this so I could get the whole story. You know our boys.. it was like pulling teeth to try to get out of him how exactly it was going to happen. What a special day! I can’t wait to follow along in all the wedding planning festivities!

    • YAY! Thank you!!! Too funny – of course that’s how they are. They can talk to each other all day long like women and then when we ask questions we never get all the details. LOL.

      I can’t wait to start planning! So much fun, already!

  2. OMG!!! IN WISCONSIN!!!!!!!! i mean i was excited before but now i am beyond excited that is it in wisco!!!! lake gene is GORGEOUS!! such a good choice!! please tell me MB is going to be in the wedding!!!! gahhh i am so excited!!! can you tell by all the !!!!!!!!!!!’s i’m using!! lololol :):)

    • YES! My parents live close to the IL/WI border, and Lake Geneva is such a beautiful place. I don’t think the venue allows dogs, but he will most definitely be with us for our travel home/week before the wedding. LOL I LOVE that you are excited! Me too!!! :)

    • That is SO true! I never thought of it that way. But that’s exactly right. Celebrating the rest of the day was sooo fun and I didn’t want the day to end! ☺️ thanks lady! ☺️

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