Monday, December 12, 2016

A Dream Come True

This holiday season is going to be especially festive for us because we have something big to celebrate!!!

We're engaged!!!!

On Friday night, Phil proposed when he got home from work! He had the ring box wrapped in Christmas paper. He had picked up some macarons from my favorite shop in downtown Minneapolis so we had those as a post-engagement treat. He had also made reservations at my favorite restaurant in downtown Minneapolis (112 Eatery - if you visit Minneapolis or live here, go there!!).

Phil asked that we not tell anyone about our engagement on Friday night so we could enjoy the evening and focus on each other.  This was the best idea as it was great to enjoy the evening and revel in the excitement of our engagement versus being on our phones all night!  We did call my parents on the way home from dinner, though, as I just HAD to tell them!  Plus they knew the engagement was coming as Phil had asked for their blessing.  :)

I spent most of Saturday on the phone sharing the news with friends and family. Everyone was so very excited for me Phil and me!  Then on Saturday evening we went to Phil's work holiday party and had fun sharing the news with his coworkers, and on Sunday we shared the news with some of his college friends at a holiday brunch.

I waited a long time for the right guy to come into my life. But my dream has come true and I am so excited to marry this man.  We're hoping to get married in May of 2017.  It's a short engagement but as Harry said in When Harry Met Sally, "when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

Also, the posed smiling photo above is nice, but this photo is more true to who we are as a couple.  Phil's being silly and is making me smile.  


25 comments:

Another Day said...

Wonderful news - congratulations! I've been reading your blog for a while and think you two sound like a great match. Enjoy the fun that comes with a wedding and starting your married life together!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Woo hip! I am so happy for both of you! I love the "real" photo, as it does seem just like the couple that I met. You guys are going to have so much fun together!!

Marisa A. said...

Once again yayyyy!!! So happy for you! Also 112 Eatery is soooo good. And a short engagement is the way to go, if I had to do it over again I totally would do 6 months. Have fun planning and dress shopping :)

missris said...

Aughhhhh I am so excited for you!!! Congrats you two :)

Marlys Dotzenrod said...

Well, as you know, there aren't words to express how happy your Dad & I are about your engagement & forthcoming marriage! The next months will be a whirlwind of activities, but I agree that a short engagement is for the best as you two have known each other for awhile and it just seems right.
I am looking forward to helping you in anyway I can to make plans, especially the dress shopping date! Whahoo!

Abby said...

Reading this post made me tear up! And I'm not a crier!!! I'm just so happy for you!!!! And excited!! Wish I lived closer to help with the wedding planning fun. However, I know you probably have many of your ideas dreamt up already 😉

I am so happy to be gaining a new "brother" out of this. Phil is so great for you. It's going to be a very merry Christmas season this year!!!

Amber said...

I am SO HAPPY for you guys!!! Can't wait to watch you walk down the aisle <3 <3

J and A said...

I legit had tears in my eyes when I saw this on IG. I am SO excited for you!! You are going to be one beautiful bride!!

Stephany said...

So, so, so happy for you, Lisa! Congratulations!

katielookingforward said...

Yay!!!! So happy for you!!

Leigh said...

So, so happy for you Lisa! And of course Phil too :) You are going to make a beautiful bride!

Jeanie said...

Yay, yay and more yay! I am just thrilled for you both! I knew it was coming at some point but to become engaged at the holidays is so special! (And glad you made Friday yours!) I remember the ups and downs when you had to leave for Charlotte and the joy I felt when you reconnected upon your return. The best things in life are the ones worth waiting for -- and this is fabulous! Congratulations!

Carolina John said...

Double yay!! I am so happy for you both. I knew 4 years ago that Phil was the right guy for you. y'all are so cute as a couple and fit together really well. I can't wait for the wedding! Short engagements are the best, especially after you guys have been together for so long already. We got engaged in june, married in october 1998 after 2.5 years together. it works.

Gracie said...

Oh, my gosh! Lisa! So happy for you! I can always see how well you two are matched through your blog posts, so this is welcome news. Congratulations to you both!

Caroline said...

Congratulations!!!! So excited for you and Phil! Let me know if you have any wedding/photography related questions!! :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Awwwwwe, yayayayayaya!! Congratulations you two!! What exciting new - I was wondering if this was coming soon ;-) So happy for you! Happy planning :-)

Stevie said...

Congratulations to both of you! So exciting :-)

I love that you kept the news to yourselves at first to truly enjoy it. My husband and I had a wonderful wedding and I absolutely love being married, but our engagement was a really special time that we both enjoyed so much - we still look back and remember how fun it was.

Soak it all up, enjoy it, and have FUN planning your wedding!

Shoshanah said...

I was so excited when I saw your post on Facebook! I'm so, so excited for you and can't wait to hear more as you start to plan your wedding.

Erin said...

This thrills me--as you already know! I am so, so, so happy for you!!!!! This is such a wonderful and exciting time for you and I only wish I was closer to be able to take you out for some margaritas and celebration!!!!!! I have enjoyed being part of the journey and I am incredibly happy for you and that you two found each other in this crazy thing we refer to as life!!!! You and Phil were meant to be! I fully believe that! Look forward to talking with you about plans as the months inch closer to the big day!!! Love you 💗

Charbelle4 said...

Tears as I'm reading this!!!!!! Oh my gosh I am SO HAPPY THRILLED EXCITED ECSTATIC OVER THE MOON DELIGHTED for you!!!!! Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! He planned so well!!!!!!!! I LOVE that y'all just enjoyed your night and each other!!!!!! It was a perfect weekend!!!!! :)

Linda said...

HAPPY ENGAGEMENT TO YOU!!

Sandra Bond said...

I am just stoked for you guys! Congratulations. As I don't have a real engagement story, I always love reading about others' <3

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness. So exciting! Congratulations to you both!

Elizabeth said...

Hahaha I LOVE that bottom photo :) That is Christmas card perfect :) AND lady, I am SO completely happy and stoked for you. I know you've been waiting for the right one and I'm so glad that you're heading into a wonderful marriage with a partner who is a fabulous match for you. Sending you huge hugs and love. Can't wait to see as the engagement and wedding unfolds :) And happiest of holidays to you!

A said...

I am so behind (getting back to proper blog reading is my new years resolutions) but CONGRATULATIONS a thousand times over!