Sunday, November 15, 2009

Surprise!

I'm engaged!


What I thought was going to be a fabulous and relaxing weekend in the blue ridge mountains with the badger, beaver, & flamingo, turned into a FANTASTIC surprise! The badger and I headed up to Blowing Rock on Friday afternoon. I was under the impression that our friends would meet us early Saturday morning. The weather cleared as soon as we hit the the parkway and we enjoyed some beautiful sunset mountain views. Upon arriving at the house we discovered that the heat was not working and it was chilly! We made the best of the situation and bundled up for the evening. The badger awoke early Saturday morning to, what I thought was, to start calling fix-it companies for the heat. I stayed in the warm bed with my personal heater Pete. I decided to get up about 7:30 to call our friends to see where they were on the road. When I walked into the living room I found the Badger had made a roaring fire and was standing in front of the fireplace. He started talking to me then got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him! Of course I said YES and he placed the perfect ring on my finger. After some "am I awake?" moments, I saw that he had champagne for mimosas waiting, my favorite bottle of wine (for later), and a beautiful bouquet of daisys. The sneaky badger smuggled all the goodies up without me knowing! He had everything packed into a cooler waiting for the right moment. (He later told me he didn't want to ask me on Friday the 13th which is why he chose the morning surprise!) We spent the rest of the day spreading the good news to friends and family, exploring the high country, got in a little fly fishing, and had a wonderful dinner. All in all it was a perfect weekend!


And now another surprise. I've decided to post a few photos for you to share in our exciting news.


The bird, badger, and Peter-dog in a pre-dinner pose in front of the fireplace. Don't worry, Pete isn't being strangled!
A view from a parkway over look.


What we saw upon arriving home Sunday afternoon. Mom & my sister had decorated my door and left some yummy red velvet cupcakes!

36 comments:

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

Congratulations! That is such a cute story.

Liz said...

Wow congrats!!!

SweetPea said...

congrats, what a thoughtful FIANCE you have

Some Like it Southern said...

Congrats!

Kristen @ Savor the Small Things said...

Congratulations! He did a great job :) The Blue Ridge Mountains are so beautiful this time of year...what a perfect place to get engaged!

Suburban Princess said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Jessi said...

Congratulations!! Sounds beautiful, relaxing and perfect!!!

adozeneggs said...

That's so GREAT!! Congratulations to you both!
I wish I could send you some cupcakes.
Love the pics, you guys are ADORABLE!!

Belle on Heels said...

what wonderful news and what a sweet proposal!! best wishes to you both :)

Denim and Pearls said...

Congratulations!! Sounds like a wonderful story - so happy for you!

Bernie said...

Congrats!!!!!! This is so exciting.

Warmly,

Bernie

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw, so sweet! Congratulations! Love the surprise and the little balloon/cupcakes your mom and sister left you!

I just got engaged a couple weeks ago.. it's so fun :) Enjoy the planning!

Lisa said...

Wow - what a weekend!!! CONGRATS to the two (three - can't leave out Pete!) of you ;-)

Susan D. said...

What a great story! Best wishes! We love Blowing Rock and celebrated there for our 1st anniversary!

Brittany Ann said...

Congrats congrats congrats! what wonderful news!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Congratulations! How exciting, and what a great weekend! Yay! Let the wedding planning begin! :-)

thepreppyprincess said...

What a wonderful story, congratulations! It sound so romantic, and you two couldn't look any cuter! Thank you for sharing the joy!

Sending you a smile and loads of good wishes,
tp

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Congratulations - what a perfect surprise! I love the little balloon your fam left for you when you got back - how fun!

CAC muffin said...

Oh my gosh congratulations! I'm so very happy for you!

Allison said...

Congratulations! You have many fun times coming your way!

Jane said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations!

Kristen said...

oh yay!! Congratulations!!

Princess Freckles said...

What fantastic news! Congrats to you both (and Pete too!)!

Stereos and Souffles said...

Congrats to you!! Saturday was my birthday and my husband proposed to me 7 years ago on Nov. 14th.

Lucky in Love said...

Congrats!! So sweet :)

Breanna said...

Congrats! What a sweet story keep up posted on the upcoming details!

Breanna

Victoria said...

CONGRATS!!!!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Congratulations! I love the pictures. You all are adorable together. I think this is the first pic I have ever seen of you. Its nice to put a face with the writer. :)

Rachel Ann said...

CONGRATS! I cannot wait to read about your wedding planning - I'm sure it will be gorgeous since you are so creative!

Cas said...

Yay!!! SO happy for you both. Such exciting news : )

Vineyard Vogue said...

Congratulations!! What a sweet, sweet engagement story :) Enjoy being engaged, wedding planning is so much fun!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Congratulations!!! How sweet!!!

Kim said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting! Can't wait to hear more about your wedding planning!!

Kate said...

YAY congrats!

The Mrs. said...

So damn exciting!!!!

BLC :o said...

Yaya! Congratulations. Let the wedding planning begin!!! Xoxo-BLC