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“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”--Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Big News!

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!

31 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness congratulations to you both on your engagement! What a sweet proposal and GORGEOUS ring! I can't wait to read about your wedding plans as the big day gets closer! Congratulations again!

    SHF
    the chroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  2. HOORAY! Squealing and doing a happy dance with you! (And what a gorgeous ring, pretty lady!) I cannot wait for all the details and wedding planning to unfold. I am over the moon for you! Congratulations again! XOXOXO

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  3. I LOVE your engagement story, the Kate Spade glasses were perfect! It must have been so hard to keep it a secret for so long! I also can't wait to read about all of your wedding ideas :) I love that your ring is unique, while also classy and beautiful. Excellent work!

    xoxo, Laura M

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  4. OMG Congrats!!! How exciting! LOVE LOVE LOVE your ring :)

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  5. Congrats!!! Your ring is GORG!

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  6. Congratulations. So happy for you. Enjoy every moment of being engaged.

    That ring is stunning.

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  7. It is BLOG OFFICIAL! How adorable are these pictures?! So happy for you two! <3

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  8. This is the best story... I love that he gave you Mr and Mrs Kate Spade glasses! CONGRATULATIONS!!! xoxo

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  9. Congratulations! And a lovely ring... the fiance has excellent taste!

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  10. Best Wishes to you both! How very exciting for you! Your ring is simply magnificent, GORGEOUS!! What a darling way to "pop," the question!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

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  11. YAYYY!!! That is HUGE news!! Congrats- so happy for you!! The proposal sounded just perfect too! :)

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  12. BAH Congrats again girl! Such amazing news, and such a lovely story :)

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  13. Yayyyyy again! SO exciting! And of course you were wearing Lilly for the occasion!

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  14. congratulatiosn to you both! so exciting for you both - i can't wait to follow along with all of the details of your planning, i am sure every last detail will be exquisite!

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  15. That is so exciting! Congratulations! I can't wait to see all of your wedding planning details!!

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  16. Oh, how exciting! What a great proposal story!

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  17. Congrats! ahhh love those kate spade glasses. They may or may not make their way onto my registry! Love your ring as well! He did good!

    xoxo.

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  18. Congratulations and Best Wishes! You look adorable, love the ring and your mani looks fab
    xoxo
    SC

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  19. Many many congratulations to you both.
    :-)

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  20. Oh my word!! I am so happy for you! Gorgeous ring and you all look so happy :) Yay!

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  21. YAY Congratulations! How exciting. What a fun story. Love the way he asked/gave you the glasses first. Gorgeous ring!

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  22. Congratulations! Your ring is stunning and you are just glowing!!

    KK

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  23. Congrats! Engagement is such an exciting time- try to enjoy it before wedding planning takes over! Love the proposal, too.

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  24. wow that is so amazing!! congrats, girlie!!

    XO
    Emmy
    www.sprinklesoneverything.wordpress.com

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  25. Congrats!!! Your ring is beautiful.
    xo

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  26. That ring is the PERFECT accessory to your red nails!! Congrats!!

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  27. You are obviously over the moon! Congratulations to you an to our sweetie. What a gorgeous ring too! Do you just keep looking at your hand? lol! :)

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  28. BEYONDDDDDD HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! (my apologies again for just now finding out, worst friend ever) My best friend just got engaged last week and I can only imagine all the excitement going on with your family and friends! YAY!!!! :) ps-- your ring is gorgeous and suits you so well!!

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