Goodness Gracious

Life has been a little lot bit crazy lately. I know in my last post I mentioned that I had more news, and well, I do. Evan and I got engaged in September. Yes, you read that correctly. September – and I’m just now posting about it. Oops!

It was the perfect proposal, and the best part was that he definitely pulled off a complete surprise (if you know me at all, this is practically impossible because I pick up on everything). He convinced me to take the pups on a walk on a random Sunday evening, you know, to “wear the dogs out”. I said okay even though I hadn’t been feeling well all day (ie: hangover). We usually just walk around a block or two, but he asked if we could go out to the lake front. We do that sometimes so I didn’t really think anything of it, except that Chloe wasn’t even walking by this point. She was being stubborn (oh, bulldogs) so I was actually carrying her by the time we got to the lake. We were about to turn around to walk back, and he pointed to the sky and said “oh, hey, look there are wish lanterns”. Next thing I know he is down on one knee asking me to marry him. I actually had to have him repeat the sweet things he said to me when he asked, because I was in such shock that I forgot to even listen! Ha. Of course I said “YES”! He stood up and then he begins to explain that he had his friends light off two wish lanterns for us at the exact moment we were walking along the lake front. It was so sweet! And then we walked over to where his friends were and we both lit one off together for the first time. It’s definitely going to be a tradition for us now. We’ll light them at our wedding and have guests makes wishes for our marriage together. Then also every year on our anniversary we’ll make wishes for the coming year. I am just so excited to marry this guy! He is my dream come true, best friend and partner for life. Love you Evan Michael Black!

Oh, and of course I looked horrible that night, so please excuse that. He could have at least hinted to me to shower that day – don’t ya think? 🙂


The wedding planning has begun, slowly but surely. We picked our venue and date – June 6, 2015. Since we have so much time we aren’t in a big rush to nail down all of the details. I asked my wedding party back in Oct/Nov (gonna do a separate post about how I asked them soon!), and we have a photographer. That’s about it for now! Here is what I’m thinking as far as the inspiration for our wedding- colors/feel/style, etc. Stay tuned for more details!

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