The Engagement Story

Okay, time for the details!! I'm still floating on Cloud 9 thinking about the fact that I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!! It's been a whirlwind 48 hours of pure bliss.

So, the morning of the engagement, it was a gorgeous, crisp Saturday - no rain clouds in sight, but a touch of wind. He and I went to my favorite French bakery for a late breakfast and picked up some croissants to take later for a picnic at the park. We drove to Carkeek Park (for those of you who aren't familiar - this is a beautiful park in North Seattle that has a little bit of everything, wooded trails through the forest, beach access to Puget Sound, and stunning bluffs that overlook the mountains all in one).

First we took a stroll down to the beach, but the windy was blowing so crazy, I felt like we were going to blow away. (I later found out, he had wanted to propose on the beach, but the wind had kind of "blown" that plan - haha, pun intended).

So we continued back up through the picturesque trails, chatting and walking hand in hand with our coffees. We walked up this steep trail to a beautiful clearing that overlooked the sea, the mountains - and it was in a protected nook so we were sheltered from the blustery wind. We sat down on one of the picnic benches and ate our croissants and talked, and just as we were about to leave, he stopped and said, "Before we go, I need to ask you a question." Now he says my eyes went WIDE and I froze, as he got down on one knee and told me all these wonderful lovey-dovey things and then popped the big question, "Will you marry me?"

Of course I said yes, and he took my glove off and put the gorgeous ring on my finger. It was so exciting and overwhelming, I started smiling and don't think I've stopped since. I surprisingly didn't cry, but I think I was just so stunned and excited I didn't even think of it! We hugged and kissed and hugged some more, and then ran to the warm car to call everyone.

The best part was after we shared our big news, we came back to our house where he had flowers and champagne waiting, and we just got to kick back and enjoy our new status as "engaged fiances," for a few hours all to ourselves. Later, we went out to a romantic dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and then met up with friends to celebrate at another friend's birthday party.

It truly was the best day, and I'm so excited for what lies ahead!! Thanks for all the kind wishes and excited reactions - we am so lucky in love and couldn't be happier!!


32 comments

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Awwww I LOVE it!!! Great job Bobby! All our love to you two!

Christy said...

Congrats! How super exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it!

That's Sassy said...

What a wonderful day and story!! Soo happy for you!

Callie Grayson said...

i completely agree, that would be the best day ever! how romantic!!
congrats to you both!!
xx
callie

Mo Pie, Please said...

This is so cute - he thought of everything!! I'm so happy for you. It all sounds so romantic and perfect!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh what a sweet story! Congratulations and just bask in the happiness!

Meg said...

He did a good job in proposing because you are so happy!:-D

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Congrats!!! So happy for the both of you!!

olivia rae said...

what a sweet story!! i'm soooooo happy and excited for you!! xoxoxox

Lindsay said...

It sounds like it was absolutely perfect. Congratulations!

Caroline said...

So exciting!!! So very happy for you! xo

Laughter-Loving Stacy said...

OH HOW WONDERFUL! Congratulations, that is FANTASTIC!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

Sara said...

Congratulations!!

I am so happy for you!

Signe said...

So romantic! Very happy for you :)

Vivian said...

Such a romantic, beautiful way to do it! Congratulations again :)

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

What a great story! He really put a lot of thought into the day. How sweet!

LittleDreamGirl said...

I have been following your blog for a few weeks now, congratulations on your engagement it all sound so lovely! :)

Summer :) said...

What a sweet story! :)

sunshine said...

Awww, beautiful story, I am so happy to you too, wishing you a blessed life together!!!

Amanda said...

So sweet. Great job fiancee!

Keri said...

Congratulations!!! What a great story. You sounds so happy!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! How exciting!!
*I love that he had flowers and champagne waiting for you at home. Enjoy this time!

TeachingInHeels said...

How sweet!! Congrats again :)

Anait said...

Congratulations!!! What a lovely engagement....and many more lovely memories to come, I'm sure.

Erika Peterson said...

Congrats! What a great story!
P.S. I love both Besalu and Carkeek!

Kim said...

Aaah! Congratulations!!

Sara*G.O.P.* said...

congratulations!!! i'm still waiting...
really romantic... i was near to crying... wow congrats... to you

Carissa said...

oh my goodness I am so happy for you!!! that is so exciting, and the proposal sounds so sweet! I love that he had to take off your glove to put on the ring! :) congrats!

photojoy said...

Congratulations from a Japanese fan of your blog. It is such a wonderful story. The way he made the proposal sounds so romantic.

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Anna said...

Congratulations!

alyson. said...

congratulations Michelle!! sorry I'm a little late on the news, but I'm so happy for you! can't wait to see all your plans unfold. :)