Sunday, January 2, 2011

Best Birthday Ever (I'm Engaged!)

(Psssst!  There is now an official Wedding Section over at my other blog, Bubby and Bean, so head on over there and subscribe!)

Happy New Year!  2011, I'm in love with you already.  I've just had the most amazing 24 hours of my life!  Last night my boyfriend's fianc√©'s band played their annual New Year's Eve show.  
It's always a magical experience, between the (literally) hundreds of friends who come from all over the country to see the show, the countdown from side stage where Robbie and I get to have our New Year's kiss under a cascade of balloons and confetti, and the special birthday shout-out I get at midnight.
Robbie isn't usually done working until about 3 AM, so he always meets me at the after-party and it ends up being quite the late night fiesta. Last night, he suggested we leave and go back to the hotel about 30 minutes after he arrived.  I was exhausted from being sick, so I was ready to leave too.  We got back to the hotel and the most beautiful arrangement of gerber daisies (my favorite!) was waiting in the room for me.
I went into the bathroom, and when I came out, he said that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me as his wife, and asked me to marry him!  I accepted (obviously!) and then proceeded to cry, laugh, jump on the bed, and call/text friends who we knew were still awake at 4:30 in the morning.
I'm so excited to marry my best friend in the world, and will never forget this day (1-1-11!) as being the most incredible birthday - and day - of my life.

Love love love,
melissa

P.S. The ring that he gave me is extraordinarily special - it's my grandmother's engagement ring, a stunning vintage ring from the late 1930s.  As soon as we get it resized I'll post a picture.

1 comment:

Diane L. said...

Congratulations, this is fantastic! I love the pictures too! Just subscribed to Bubby & Bean, can't wait to get inspiration for my OWN wedding over there (November 2011!!!).