Friday, November 20, 2009

We're engaged!!!!

So, I wasn't feeling great the other day, I had a cold, I was tired, and I just wanted to go home.... The boyfriend, however, had other ideas. He insisted we went for dinner, as we had planned. I thought it was weird, since he's the one always telling me to slow down when I'm not feeling well. Turns out, he had a reason... and a plan!
He took me for a small picnic in the same spot in the park where we had our first kiss. And halfway through it, he went down on one knee and took a small box out of his bag. Now, I'd love to say that I was elegant and composed while he said his bit, but all I did was shriek "A box, a box, a box..." He was very nervous but was incredibly sweet despite my shrieking. I guess he knows by now what he's getting himself into!
Once I said yes (Of course!), we could both relax. He had planned an amazing evening with dinner at one of my favourite restaurants in Oxford, The Old Parsonage, and a performance of Giselle, by The English National Ballet.  The performance was amazing, but truth to be told, I may have spent more time looking at my ring than at the stage.



It was thoughtful, it was romantic, it was perfect. I can't wait to start this new chapter of our lives together. Jon, I love you and of course I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

59 comments:

  1. Oh wow. Congratulations!!!!!!! And so many hugs!

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  2. BRILLIANT NEWS!!! I am so, so pleased for you two...you're such a lovely couple. Gorgeous ring, hoorah hoorah xxxxxxx

    PS Word veri is 'sizable', must be talking about the size of that rock ;-)

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  3. I'm so happy for you! congratulations to you and jon!
    k xxx

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  4. Congrats to you! How wonderful and sweet and romantic all rolled into one!

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  5. congratulations, B! very happy for you :)))

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  6. That is a serious romantic man you are going to marry! Congratulations!

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  7. yay!!! that's wonderful news.

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  8. VERRY BEST wishes to you both! May your road ahead be long and lovely with only the least amount of bitter necessary to allow you to appreciate the SWEET.

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  9. Oh I'm getting all misty eyed over here! I feel like a know Jon a bit after our "computer connection" and I have always called him a keeper. You sure have my blessing darlings!

    Congratulatins!

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  10. Congratulations B ! What a romantic way to propose ! Wish you all happiness in the world dear.. May all your dreams come true

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  11. Congratulations B & Jon. Just continue to be each others best ....
    and enjoy each other!!!!!!

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  12. oh how exciting!! congratulations.

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  13. Oh this is so exciting B - Congratulations !!!
    You will remember that day for a long long time. x

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  14. Cuando he leído el título he pensado, será algo de un libro o algo, pero cuando ya me he parado a leer detenidamente tu post me he quedado alucinada!!!!

    Qué bonito! Jon -por fin sé como se llama el boyfriend por excelencia del mundo bloggeril- lo arregló todo muy bonito, verdad? Jo, parece una película lo tuyo :)

    Llámame paranoica o obsesionada, pero lo del ballet también me llama la atención como coincidencia jajaja

    Me gusta tu anillo, es sencillo.Y la cosa es muy rollo no-español, estamos prometidos! qué gracia :)

    Te deseo lo mejor de lo mejor de loooo mejor. Te va a salir una boda perfecta :)

    Mil besos y muchisimas felicidades, me he emocionado y todo :D

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  15. Congratulations! Lovely news and a lovely proposal!

    S

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  16. ok, i can´t stop smiling! that´s so exciting! congratulations b! besos!
    jane

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  17. Awwww!

    I am such a sucker for a love story, and yours is shining through! Congratulations!

    My best wishes for a long and happy life together!

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  18. oh, how wonderful b! i' so happy for you and jon - all the very, very best to you!!

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  19. yay, i am so excited for you the two of you.
    congratulations!!!!

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  20. great news, B, and I'm joining in the unanimous congratulations!

    the ring is lovely, sounds like a perfect proposal!

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  21. Congratulations! How wonderfully romantic!! hugs!

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  22. Lovely, lovely love!
    Congratulations and all the best wishes!
    Marriage is the best!

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  23. I think Ext said it best: Wow! and Congrats! So romantic... and a good story to tell too!
    (ahem) remind me when you're less giddy how it *could* have happened...(heehee)
    Very happy and pleased for you!!
    My wv: barksult... ??

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  24. Oh how fabulous!!! I bet you felt better in a flash... congrats!!!!

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  25. What a fairy tale! It has all the ingredients for it: love, excitment, romance ... Wish you all the best!
    PS now, down to the details: when is the wedding?

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  26. Wow...and CONGRATULATIONS!! Best wishes for the future.

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  27. Congratulations B!!!!
    Peace & Love,
    L

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  28. Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful and your evening sounds lovely-what a thoughtful fiance you have! Thanks for your visit today. I am not binding the book(sadly-wish I could!)In fact I have taken the cover off and have folded the pages to make the skirt of a dress for a doll. I did stick the cover back on later though!

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  29. p.s.
    your ring is lovely - classic x

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  30. Oh, B! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing such a special moment! Congratulations! xoxo Tulsa

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  31. Congratulations B! What a beautiful ring too! Enjoy this special, happy time xx

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  32. Youhou !!!! Génial !!! Congrats. It's a really great news and it will be such a good experience ! Tous mes voeux as we say in french ; )

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  33. that is an absolutely brilliant story! and you guys are SO perfect together!! i'm so happy for you both!!!

    xoxox,
    /j

    p.s. i would have been looking at the ring too. ;-)

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  34. i have to leave another comment (because i always read the comments after i write my own) and say that i love even more that i know practically every person offering congratulations on this post. and i think that's a whole lot of love and good wishes circulating in the blogosphere, so you can't help but have a fabulous future together with so many people rooting for you!!

    xoxox,
    /j

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  35. what a beautiful proposal! Congratulations to you both!!!!

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  36. QUE ROMÁNTICO.
    Enhorabuena....que bonito!!
    En el fondo todas somos unas románticas...jajajajaja

    Ahora que la os acompañe la felicidad.

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  37. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    Being married is truly the most wonderful thing - my husband and I dated for 8 years and lived together for 4 before we tied the knot, and I can tell you - being married is different. I like to think those rings (beautiful!) create some kind of force field...
    Congratulations - will you blog all the wedding plans?
    xoxo

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  38. Sweetheat! This is wonderful news!
    May this chapter be a beautiful one!
    Blessings all around!

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  39. Oh B! I'm absolutely thrilled for you and Jon.

    We need to have a party for you!!

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  40. Congratulations! Wishing you both lots of happy moments in your life!

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  41. Congratulations, the ring looks beautiful and the proposal sounded romantic.

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  42. What a sweet story! Congratulations!

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  43. Got behind on my blog reading and look what I missed!
    Congratulations you dear thing, I concur with all above comments - gorgeous ring, married life is the best and wow, what a great romantic guy you've got there!!
    Be happy!

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  44. Congratulations! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.

    One Love.

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  45. Oh, congratulations! What a wonderful beginning to the next chapter of your lives together :)

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  46. congratulations! And all the best for this new chapter in your life.

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  47. fantastic news lovely lady :)
    how awesome is be engaged?!

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  48. ps: when Ash proposed I did the 'ugly cry' and then asked him if he was pregnant. not my most elegantly composed moment...

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  49. OMG B
    this is such an amazing new!!
    congratulations!!!!
    i'm so happy for you!!!
    looks like in the movies, so romantic!!
    :)
    xoxo

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  50. Delayed and official congrats Blanca! That's soooo exciting!

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  51. Wow, congratulations!!! How special!x

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