So. . . I apologize. You see, there is something I have been keeping from you. And because of this it was so very difficult to concentrate on other blog posts. I was attempting to call friends and family first, and finally this weekend, the news went public.
And the bf (SHS) is now the fiance!
After almost five lovely years of togetherness, on Thursday, February 2 I came home from shopping (at Lilly of course!) to find a gorgeous wrapped package on my dining room table. Side story: the bf called me and asked what I was doing and if I wanted to go out or something after a work event I had. He was out to happy hour with his brother so I said sure, of course, but I'm shopping now, so it might be a little bit. I meandered through Lilly then went to TJ Maxx where there were oodles of Kate Spade finds before going home to get ready to go out. Very typical Danielle fashion to keep SHS waiting. ;) When SHS called for a second time to see where I was I figured I better hurry to meet him!
I was very happy to unwrap my gorgeous package (complete with a gold glitter bow) as what I thought was an early Valentine's gift. When I saw a Kate Spade box I got very excited, and SHS asked if I knew what it was. I said no and was elated to see these:
"How did you know I always wanted these?!"
At that point, SHS said, "I think we skipped a step," and walked over to get a smaller box, came over, got on one knee and I started crying. Of course as soon as he asked me to marry him I said, "Yes, yes, YES!"
I was so excited and surprised and over the moon happy that I couldn't stop crying and saying, "Wow! We're getting MARRIED!"
We popped some champagne and I attempted to call my parents. Of course, my dad was at the gym and I didn't want to give anything away so I attempted to be nonchalant with my mom on the phone. She told me to call back in 20 minutes and I was anxiously awaiting the second that I could call back and have them both pick up a phone. After finally talking to them both and calling my brothers, I called my bestie and SHS called his brother and sister. Since his parents had been planning a trip to see us, we decided to tell them in person this weekend, so that's why all the secrecy. ;)
Can you tell how happy and surprised I am?! (My father commented, you look like you may have been a bit emotional. Ha!)
And yes, I did get a mani as soon as humanly possible on Friday.
I've been keeping this news in since February 2, so I can't wait to share so many of the ideas that I've been
obsessing over thinking about in a casual way over the past couple weeks. This weekend SHS's parents were in town and we told them in person so now the time is on to really start planning!