Singing in the Rain

Friday, July 29, 2011

top and skirt: Wet Seal, necklace: Nordstrom, watch: Michael Kors, boots: Hunter Boots

It's been so hot, humid, and overall unbearable the last few weeks that I'm welcoming the torrential downpour that has descended upon us. 

Mostly because it means I get to wear my wellies, and I'm all about excuses to wear wellies.

Wedding Wednesday - An Engagement Story

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Do they have that on TLC or Bravo yet? I mean there's a wedding story, a baby story, a house story, a second kid story, a second house because you had a second kid story.... and story doesn't look like a word anymore. But tv shows aside, here is my engagement story.

Kacey and I flew out to San Jose to visit his parents over Fourth of July weekend. Some of his relatives own land outside the city in the mountains and he had planned a whole day for us months in advance. While that may have sent alarm bells ringing in the beginning, Kace totally threw me off on the plane by asking if we wanted to keep shopping for engagement rings. So I completely thought he didn't have a ring yet!

Our day started by waking up at a ridiculous 4 am to drive into the mountains for a picnic breakfast to watch the sunrise. After leaving a bit late and getting stuck at a gate we made it up to the top and spread out our picnic. After watching the sunrise and taking some random photos (see above) Kacey told me to stand by a boulder and turn around so he could take some pictures. Well little did I know that he was only using the camera to make noise to make his story believable while he pulled out the ring and got down on one knee! He told me to turn around and when I did I think I exclaimed "oh my gosh!" because there he was on his knee with a little red jewelry box.

I don't remember what most of what he said, he started with saying how much he loved me and something about how he liked my hair bow, how he wanted to have adventures with me, and how he couldn't wait to spend the rest of his life with me.  I was smiling like an idiot but I managed to say yes right away, and I also managed not to cry except for one little tear when he opened the box to show me the ring. It was beautiful and better than I ever could have thought! We started driving down the mountain and stopped briefly at the cabin to drop off some stuff for Kacey's cousin. So technically the first people we told were 3 strangers (to me), Kace's cousin and his 2 friends. It was random, but really kind of cool to have this little mini celebration with people who were removed from everything before we got back into cell phone range and the craziness began.  All the way down the mountain we passed bikers and hikers and I just wanted to shout out the car window "Hey guess what? I just got engaged!!"

Once we got back into the city and after calling my parents, his parents, and a bunch of our close friends we met his parents back at their place where we had mimosas to celebrate followed by lunch and a looong nap. But the day wasn't over yet. Kacey took me down to Carmel by the Sea, an adorable little beach town, for dinner. We wandered around a bit trying to find a place to eat that had what both of us wanted and ended up at a little Italian place where the waitress brought us a free glass of port at the end of the dinner to celebrate our engagement and gave us the champagne glasses for free! We're planning on using them to toast at our wedding. 

I still get giddy thinking back on that day and his perfect proposal. It was absolutely incredible and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with the love of my life! 

Monday Geekery

Monday, July 25, 2011

I finally got around to seeing Peter Jackson's third production video from the Hobbit and once again, I'm so freaking excited for this to come out! Warning, geek overload ahead.

In other news, I'm super excited to post my engagement story on Wednesday!

Heat Wave

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's hot. We're in the middle of a ridiculously humid heat wave here in the midwest and my lofty goals for the week including searching for (and hopefully booking) reception venues have fallen to just surviving the 95+ degree sticky weather and not dying of a heat stroke. So far I am succeeding marvelously.

In other news, I simply must find out what the drink in the above picture is. It's from the cutest freaking wedding ever and it looks delicious. I'm assuming it has honey and mint in it, but then I'm at a loss.

I'm going to end it here to save you from a bunch of random wedding rambling. Unless you want to hear wedding rambling. In that case just let me know, because I'm all to happy to go on and on about various sites, decoration ideas, and the long list of reasons why I want to bang my head against a wall and go run off to Fiji to elope.

Wedding Wednesday

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This was going to be about my engagement story, until I realized that the pictures are still on my camera and my boyfriend fiance(!) has the cord to connect my computer. So that will have to wait until another day. Instead, here look at pretty pictures!

Please, where is this dress from? Where can I find it? The pin just took me to a Tumblr

California wedding inspiration. Although it's looking like the wedding will have to be in Wisconsin. 

After a long absence

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I seem to have taken a bit longer break than I intended, but I promise I have a good reason....

I'm engaged!

Last 3 images taken by Kacey's awesome friend Michelle

While visiting his family in California, Kacey proposed at sunrise in the mountains. Yeah, it was as romantic and amazing as that sounds. This isn't going to turn into a wedding blog, however I have been considering a feature called "Wedding Wednesdays" so I can get all my ideas out and organized somewhere. In fact, I'm going to save the engagement story for Wednesday :-) Let the wedding insanity begin!
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