Guess who got engaged?!

Monday, December 31, 2012

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If you follow me on Facebook, you might already know the answer, but- guess who got engaged?!

That's right- The Boy asked; I said yes! Amos was rather sneaky and incredibly sweet in his proposal. Though we'd talked casually before about marriage, The Boy had made enough cryptic comments that had me convinced he'd gotten me a more usual sort of Christmas present, and I thought guessing it was a ring might be getting my hopes up. Well, I has right- halfway, anyway.  He did get me a "more usual" sort of Christmas present. My family opens our gifts on Christmas Eve and beforehand he'd told my sister, who was our designated gift-giver, to make sure his present to me was last. My sister later told me she was a bit skeptical thinking the box did not look right for a ringbox. When she handed it to me it didn't look like a ring box either.

And, well, it wasn't one.

But after opening my gift, Amos leaned over to tell me to "go deeper." Hidden under everything else was a tissue-wrapped necklace- an old one I already owned. The necklace was an envelope shaped one that my elementary students had informed me almost a year ago ought to have a love note inside it. So I'd handed it over repeating their advise, and hadn't seen it in all those months. Inside was a smaller paper envelope and inside that- a ring!

I got so flustered, I buried my head in his shoulder and my grandmother told us to put it on. But Amos wouldn't- "You haven't said yes yet!"

Well, that was quickly remedied and we are now officially engaged! And if you're wondering what that gift-within-a-gift looked like? Keep scrolling because the ring is below.

Engagement Ring

P.S. If you were wondering, this ring has an unusual cut not often seen. Its called a Rose Cut! 


P.P.S. Photos of the ring are by The Boy. Photos of the proposal are by my father, Craig. Sometimes it pays to have a photographer for a dad! 

33 comments

  1. beautiful! congratulations love :D what a gorgeous story :)

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  2. I loved loved reading this, haha I got all gushy at work! I'm so happy for you, that's so so wonderful! And I love the idea of Christmas proposals, what could be more romantic, really? I also read your post on your one-year-anniversary and the two of you really sound made for each other. he sounds like a wonderful boy and i wish all the happiness for the both of you :))

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    1. Well we certianly feel we're a good fit! Thank you so much Marlen for your well-wishes :)

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  3. Congratulations! And what a beautiful ring! :)

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  4. Such a gorgeous ring! What a sweet proposal. Congrats and Happy New Year!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. Congratulations! That is so lovely and sweet :) I adore rose cut diamonds, my e-ring has rose cuts too x

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    1. Aren't they just so pretty and unique. I bet your ring is gorgeous.

      Thanks for the well-wishes.

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  6. Oh my goodness! Congratulations! That is so exciting! Have a great New Year's with your fiance. :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  7. Yay!! I've been waiting for you to announce it ;) That's pretty cute how he asked and your ring is beautiful! Congratulations!!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  8. oh my goodness, congratulations!!! So excited for you and your man!
    xoxo
    Nicole

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  9. good housekeeping stamp of approval
    love, Nancy Kapalka

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  10. om my josh, I was wondering if this would happen :) congrats and what a beautiful couple. lovely ring, wishing you a glorious new year!!!!! thank you for all your support and I can't wait to see what you blog about in 2013 :)

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  11. These pictures made me teary eyed! I'm so happy for you Kristian! When I found out last week I was so excited, what a great gift! The ring is beautiful and I love the unusual cut. You are going to be such a beautiful bride :). If you ever need any help let me know <3

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

    P.S. I got my birthday card today. Thank you so much! You are so thoughtful and I love it :). It's on the fridge!

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    1. So glad you got the card!

      Thanks for the congratulations. How is your wedding planning going btw?

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  12. Awesome! Congratulations! I love the secret-hiding ring story. :) I confess it makes me very happy because it is a little bit like mine when my boy did a box in box type thing... (http://origamigirlheroics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/in-which-something-wonderful-this-way.html) So I feel we are now some kind of kindred spirits in an Anne of Green Gables way.

    I hope you have a very happy continued life together.

    P.S. I want to apologise for never responding to the emails you sent me. I just now found them in my junk box. I totally know it was ages ago, but it must have seemed so rude. Anyway, I enjoyed reading your comments on my comments, even if it was for months ago. And also, have a Happy New Year!

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  13. ...and I made that post using the wrong account. OOps. Sorry.

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    1. We are Anne of Green Gables style kindred spirits :)

      I'll be checking out the post you did on yours! Also, no big deal about the email; that happens.

      Thanks btw!

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  14. hooray! love you so much!
    ring is beautiful! I love the cut and the band!

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  15. congrats! those photos are totally adorable! nice he was able to capture it - the ring is beautiful and he did it so sweetly

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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    1. Thank you! Yes- it is nice Dad got some photos (we always take photos of Christmas gift opening for some reason).

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  16. Thats very lovely moment!

    Congrats!

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  17. This is so sweet! I love how it was a secret and the necklace with an envelope idea... wow! Congrats (a year later!) and what a gorgeous ring!!

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