Monday, April 08, 2013

Personally: Engaged!!!!

**Apologies to all of you on Facebook and Twitter for whom this is old news. Ha!

WHAT a weekend! I feel like I say that a lot lately, but it's true. Have I mentioned here that David and I have been talking about getting married? Well, we have. We've been talking about it since Valentine's Day to be exact. And several weeks ago we picked out an engagement ring and wedding band for me. And then the waiting began.

Friday night was an event for a new university location. I had to cover that and write up the press release, etc. I finally fell into bed around 11:00pm and had to get up at 4:00am to go to an all-day ropes course with a leadership class I'm involved with through the university. To say I was dreading this day is the understatement of the year.

As it turns out, the day wasn't as bad as I expected. I had fun and came home exhausted around 8pm.

David was super excited to be picking up the engagement ring we picked out, and I knew the proposal was coming, but I didn't know exactly how it would all go down.

As we pulled into the parking lot from the ropes day, I saw him parked at the back of the lot. He walked up with roses and a huuuuge grin. All my classmates were gathered around (and taking pics I haven't received yet), and he dropped to one knee and said, "Andi Miller, I've wanted to ask you this for 14 years, and I cannot wait any longer. Will you marry me?"

And I said YES, OF COURSE.

Me: hot, tired, stinky. Him: fresh as a daisy.
The ring! Love the profile on this. 

Sparkle sparkle!

A preview with the band.

Today I've spent a good bit of time running around to show friends and colleagues this gorgeous ring. I've e-mailed with David and Heather about wedding planning. In fact, I might as well go ahead and tell you, Heather, my bestest-ever friend for 12 year WHO I HAVE NEVER MET IN REAL LIFE (it's a shame, I tell you), will actually be making the trip to Texas with her hubs to be my Matron of Honor.

SO EXCITED IS ME.

To read more about our wedding and to read the story of how David and I met 14 years ago, visit the wedding blog. Note: the wedding blog has come down temporarily. 



68 comments:

  1. SQUEE!! OMG I am so excited. I know, I keep saying that, but I AM! Not only are we meeting, but I GET TO COME TO YOUR WEDDING!!!! EEEK! And God, that was the sweetest proposal. Except for mine, of course. :D

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    1. Squeeee and double-squeee!!!! I cannot wait to meet you and PARTY!

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  2. I haven't been paying attention to Twitter for the last few days so this is big news! A HUGE congrats to the both of you! Gorgeous ring, sparkle indeed!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer!!! I really need to stop staring at my hand or I'm going to run into things.

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  3. I posted on facebook but wanted to post my congrats again here! I am so happy for you and David and can't wait to hear about your wedding planning and the start of your lives together! I was wondering if you were leaning this way since I follow you on pinterest too...LOL. Love you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Courtney. I am beyond thrilled and thank you so much for your kind words! And yeah, the Pin board was kinda giving me away. lol Love ya, girl!

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  4. OH MY GOSH, all of this is just too cool. And thank you for including the story of you and David because that was my first thought: YOU GUYS HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR 14 YEARS?!

    So cool. Heading to the wedding blog now.

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    1. Jenn, we have known each other for 14 years. Crazy, right??? Enjoy the wedding blog! I really need to get to posting some new stuff.

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  5. Congratulations!! I also went and read your story and what a sweet proposal. Have fun planning the wedding. :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Meghan! I am in wedding planning heaven right now!

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  6. Woo hoo! Congratulations, I'm thrilled for you!

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  7. Congratulations to you, and what a gorgeous ring! Happy planning!!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! I knew it was THE ring when I tried it on. I think I like it even more with the band.

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  8. Congrats!!! Stunning ring!! Wishing you all the best!

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  9. Congratulations!! How exciting!! I love your ring - it is beautiful!!!

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  10. Massive congratulations! I couldn't be happier for you, Andi.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sam. I'm pretty ridonkulously excited.

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  11. Congratulations Andi! I went to the other blog and read your story and it is just so sweet! The ring is beautiful too :-)

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    1. Thanks, Bex! We have a very complicated, twisty, long history. But it's soooo worth it to come to this point.

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  12. Congratulations! It is great to hear some happy news!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jackie! I'm still riding the engagement high. ;)

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  13. Congratulations, Andi! I am so happy for both you and David.

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  14. Congratulations! That is a very sweet proposal. He did wait a long time!

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    1. He did indeed! Cannot wait to marry him.

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  15. Woohoo! What wonderful news. I'm off to read how you met. I love great stories!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! Enjoy! ;)

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  16. Aw, Andi, congratulations! That's such wonderful news, and I hope you are the happiest two people in the entire world for the rest of your lives. Hugs hugs hugs.

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    1. Jenny, I hope we are too! I have absolutely no doubts that this is a great decision for both of us.

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  17. I can't say congratulations enough!!! Congratulations congratulations congratulations!

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    1. Thank you sooooooo so so so much, Vasilly!

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  18. Once again, congratulations!!!! So so so sweet and so happy for you and OMG that is so awesome that Heather is going to be your Matron of honor :D Awww!

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    1. Chris, isn't that COOL???!!!! I cannot wait. We've been e-mailing each other and "dress shopping" virtually for days now.

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  19. congrats, and happy journey together!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's sure to be a fantastic journey.

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  20. Congrats, Andi! That is super-exciting.

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  21. Congratulations! I'm so glad that you and Heather will FINALLY meet.

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  22. Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you :-)

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  23. AHHHHHHHH!!!! I cannot wait to see you again and see that gorgeous ring in person. And the news about Heather gave me chills. I am so so happy for and David!

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    1. Yay yay yay! I will definitely be at book club. I don't know if Lorna has seen the pics yet, but I like to think this is her doing since she called David "Mr. Andi" in the store that day. ;)

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  24. Congratulations! so happy for you both!

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  25. Congratulations Andi! All the best to you both.

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  26. Oh my gosh, I'm bawling here. Way to spread happiness through bloggy land!!! Congratulations, Andi!!! And to David too!!! What a lucky guy he is. :D

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  27. Congratulations, Andi! That's wonderful news. I was starting to wonder when I saw your Pinterest board full of wedding-y stuff ;-)

    Also, SO AWESOME that Heather is going to be your maid of honor and that you will finally get to meet in person. I think she is an epicenter of awesomeness, too, and look forward to all the pretty pictures!

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  28. Great to know all the details now! Congrats again!

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  29. You and Heather have never met in real life? I had no idea!

    Congratulations!

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  31. Congratulations from Dakota and me. ;-)

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  32. I saw it elsewhere, but congrats here too!! I want in on the wedding blog!

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  34. Congrats! So happy for you! :)

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  35. Beautiful story, beautiful ring and such exciting news! I'm so, so happy for you, Andi. And... you get to meet Heather!! I can't believe you guys have never met in person after all these years!! Life is definitely good and I wish you and David all the happiness in the world! Off to check out the wedding blog.

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  36. GAH. How did I miss your official blog post on this?! HUGE congrats again -- so very, very excited for you!! Fourteen years?! Definitely want to read the story of how you and David met... I'm sure it's an awesome one! :)

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  37. Congratulations. The ring is totallly gorgeous.

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