Sunday, May 6, 2012

OHMYGOSH I'm Getting MARRIED!

I thought I had it all figured out. I thought for sure he was waiting till he'd finished writing up his PhD and submitted it before asking me. I was convinced he hadn't even spoken to my parents yet!

So when we went off to Karkloof Falls for a picnic yesterday I did not suspect a thing. I didn't see the champagne he snuck into the picnic basket. I didn't see the ring box he snuck out of the cubby hole and into his pocket when we got there. And when he got all serious and told me he'd brought me there for a reason, and then got up and pulled the box out of his pocket, my brain was like Aaaaaaaaaah! And then my mouth squeaked something super intelligent like, "Are you serious?! Right now?! Really?!" before I remembered to say the very important "Yes, of course!"

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And now the real fun starts ;-)


56 comments:

Medeia Sharif said...

Great news. Congratulations, Rachel!

Patsy said...

Aaaaw lovely. Congratulations!

Rachael Harrie said...

OOH, this is so incredibly AWESOME!!! CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS!!! :) That is so exciting, I'm so stoked for you both.

Biggest hugs,

Rach

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you.

Toby Neal said...

Congratulations. I love a love story!

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer said...

Congratulations!! How exciting :D

Elise Fallson said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!!
He sounds so sweet and charming. You are a lucky girl (and so is he)!

Rachel Morgan said...

Thank you for all the congratulations!

Carole Anne Carr said...

I am so very happy for you.

Kittie Howard said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for both of you! And what a beautiful love story!

Misha Gericke said...

Oh my word!!! Congrats! ^_^

Misha Gericke said...

Oh my word!!! Congrats! ^_^

Lynda Swinbourn said...

Well well and we were just talking about this the other day. Congratulations lynda

Trisha said...

Ohhhhh, that's so awesome!! I'm very happy for you Rachel :) Love the ring, so slender & sparkly!

Libby said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

erica and christy said...

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations and enjoy all the fun ahead! christy

Julie Maughon said...

Happy dance!!! Gorgeous ring. Gorgeous bride!

rebeccaenzor.com said...

Awww, congrats! That's so awesome :D

M Pax said...

Fantastic, Rachel! Congratulations. I hope you have a long, happy life together.

Raine Thomas said...

Congratulations, Rachel!! A word of advice from a wedding planner: enjoy this time together before the wedding, and don't sweat the small stuff as your plans progress. Many blessings to you both!

Jinky said...

Awww! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you.

Best wishes! :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations!

Charity Bradford said...

Congratulations! It's so nice to be surprised like that.

Kaylie Austen said...

Congrats! What a lovely story, and he did a great job making you think anything but.

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Rachel! :D

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

Vicki Orians said...

Congratulations!! Sounds like a very romantic picnic. :)

J.C. Martin said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I had a wonderful time planning our wedding (trust me, it'll be the woman doing the bulk of it)--bet you can't wait to get started!

Allison said...

Woohoo! Congrats!

Lori M. Lee said...

Congratulations! :D

Rachel Morgan said...

Wow, you guys are AMAZING with all the comment love! I wish I could thank each and every one of you, but you don't all have an email address linked to your profile... But I did manage to thank a lot of you! Here's another THANK YOU! I can't wait to get planning ;-)

Saumya said...

Congrats!! What a cute story and I love that you were so surprised. Pretty ring :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Rachel!!!!!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations Rachel! That's so exciting!

Juliana Haygert said...

Woot! Congrats, Rachel!

Nas said...

I squeed for you when I saw on FB last night!

Great news. Congratulations, Rachel!

Jenn said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats! Being married to your best friend is seriously the best thing ever! :)

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Congrats, Rachel!!! So happy for you! The ring is beautiful.

The Golden Eagle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! :) That's wonderful!

Morgan said...

Holy crap! Holy crap! Holy crap!!!!!

I'm sooooo stoked for you!!!! Congrats!!!!! :D

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Congratulations and much happiness. It's a beautiful ring.

Becky said...

Yay, congrats! Now the madness starts :)

Sally said...

Congratulations to you both. I'm sure you'll be very happy in your new life together.

Amy said...

Congrats Rachel! :)

Lady Gwen said...

YAY! I'm so excited for you. I've been married for 24 years and I'd do it all over again;<) Hmmm, maybe a vow renewal at 25 years?
CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO!!!

Summer Ross said...

Very pretty and congratulations!

Jarm Del Boccio said...

Congratulations, Rachel!!

Joshua said...

Gorgeous. Congrats!

Julia King said...

I'm so excited for you! Congrats on the GREAT news.

Siv Maria said...

Congratulations!!!!! Going to be an exciting summer for you. Best of luck.

alexia said...

Congrats! What a romantic proposal and lovely ring!

Cally Jackson said...

Congratulations, Rachel!! That is so exciting!! And what a beautiful ring.

Rek said...

Congrats, wishing you a happy life together.

Tonja said...

Pretty ring. Congratulations. Now I'm thinking about the day my husband asked my kids if it would be OK if he married me (after proposing to me).

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

CONGRATS!!! :-D

Madeleine Maddocks said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! x