Are you ready?
I am ENGAGED!!!! I am using caps on Engaged so that you get my excitement.
It happened on Saturday. Chris and I went for a dog walk - we took a turn that we don't normally take. We stood there - watched Magnum run to chase the ducks - when I looked to my right Chris was not at my side - I turned around and he was on one knee with a box and the most beautiful diamond ring that I have ever seen.
Chris and I have been together for 10 and a half years. And although I didn't think that being engaged would be different - for some reason it feels like it is. I can't explain it. Don't even really want to. But I just am so in love - and love that we can now plan a wedding. I already knew that I would spend my life with him - but this just makes it a bit more official or something.
I am excited about planning a wedding. I have thought about my wedding for a couple of years - what I would like and what I don't. As a young person, I always dreamed of my dad walking me down the aisle - the bagpipes blaring - and a good ol' Willie Nelson or The Irish Rovers song so that we could dance together. I know that he will be there in spirit - and I know that so much time has passed since he passed - but it still makes me so sad to think that I was cheated, we all have been, of him not being there.
But let's get back to the fun stuff. I AM ENGAGED. I have a Fiance!
I have a lovely recipe to share - but won't be doing that tonight. I have to spend a few moments on my Royal Canadian and heat up dinner for my fiance. Sorry - I will stop referring to him as that.
But I do want you to see this picture of him. It was taken just after he proposed. I was holding the camera - and on our first try I only got half of my face in - but I cropped the picture - and I love this. This is my fiance. He is oh so handsome - and I am feeling like a very lucky and blessed lady.