I've been holding out on you with a little information. I needed to let it settle in and I have been sharing it, bit by bit, with people. I received this beautiful ring recently from The Man. It's formal - we're engaged. It was an amazing night, very sweet surprise. I played the textbook stunned girlfriend - totally not getting what was going on despite some weird behavior and a little box in my hand. Saying something dumb like "What? What? What?"
The Man has been unbelievably busy this summer so to know that he arranged everything to ask me to marry him in the midst of all that means the world to me. The beautiful ring is as unusual as is our relationship. The main stone is an aquamarine, subtly blue to match my blue eyes. The Man said "this ring just goes with you." During the day it almost looks white, at night it takes on a magical blue tint.
We are looking forward to the next step and moving on with our lives together with his daughter. I'm browsing the wedding magazines, blogs and the library shelves for inspiration. I'm so happy to have some lovely friends and family members who've been so kind to offer their help which means so very much. I am looking forward to putting together a very simple, small, beautiful celebration of our union in the next few months.
So that's my fun news for today. I'm sure I'll share some DIYs along the way. I hope to keep it all fun and enjoyable. Holly Becker (from Decor8 and author of Decorate) said to me the other day, "oh have fun, the best time of life!!!" I think that may be the best advice I could get. I am going to live by that mantra.