Friday, October 9, 2009

The One Where She Says Yes

I am absolutely ecstatic to share something, especially following the more melancholy post yesterday. Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes, I really appreciate it. I am officially changing the bf's nickname. He is now the fiance!!! We got engaged last night!!!! =D

It was so perfect! Yesterday was our 18 month anniversary since we started dating. He took me to the Italian restaurant that he took me to for our one month and one year anniversaries. :) After dinner he came over to my side of the table with this wine carrier, which he'd said earlier had presents in it for me but there wasn't wine. When he opened it, there was wine...he gestured to it and I pulled out one of the bottles. It was inscribed with the verse: "There are three things that last faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love." Below that it has a Celtic cross with Celtic knots and whatnot. Below that it says "will you marry me and love me always and forever" and then has the date, October 8, 2009. And then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! =D =D =D

I am SO excited!!!!! It was even more significant since yesterday was exactly one year to the day that he took me to Julien for our 6 month anniversary, after which we stopped at the winery where we work sometimes. It's also the day that I first tasted the tawny port wine there that was and is still in the barrel. I've been waiting for them to bottle it for the past year. I now have the first and only two bottles currently in existence. He let the fiance bottle it and cork it and everything himself. :) We're friends with another winery couple up there that also does bottle etching. He etched the bottles for the fiance!!

I am so absolutely ecstatic. I am floating on a cloud and I can't stop smiling! =D


Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Woo hoo! Best wishes to you both!!!

Sarah Katie said...

Congrats! Good to hear of some good news.

Jaina said...


Sarah Katie-Hehe, thank you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Gosh.


Gramma Ann said...

Congratulations, he sounds like a winner, better hang on to him. ; )

Pictures, pictures.... ring and wine bottles.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I am so very happy for the two of you!!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

And you have to give me the info on the winery that sells that port that you were raving about...

Jaina said...


Gramma Ann-Oh trust me, I will be! I will have pictures of everything soon. :)

Scarlet-Thank you!!! Do you mean the tawny port in my engagement bottles? It's not actually bottled yet. Or were you talking about the orange muscat that is my other favorite?

Renie Burghardt said...

What a romantic proposal!!! Congratulations, Jaina! I'm so happy for you. Pictures, please! At least one of your hand wearing the ring.

Happy weekend!



OHmommy said...



Erin said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

EatPlayLove said...

Oh my goodness, hip hip hooray! Congrats, how beautiful and special. And I can't believe it's been 18 months, seems like you two just met yesterday ;)

Jaina said...

Renie-It absolutely was SO perfect! Pictures will be coming shortly. :)

OHmommy-Thanks!!! I'm SOOOOO excited!

Erin-Thanks!!! I cannot stop smiling!

Denise-Seriously! I can't believe it, I'm so incredibly happy and excited right now. :)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you. I had a feeling this was coming,just a gut feeling. I can't even put into "words" how happy this makes me feel for you (both of you). You deserve the very best out of life and I know he is the one.

Jaina said...

Cheryl-Thank you so much! :) He is most definitely the one. OMG I cannot stop grinning! :D

Jessica said...

Ohhhhh myyyyy gosssshhhh! Congratulations!!!!!!

Jaina said...

Jessica-Thank you so much!! I'm so excited!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...


Jaina said...

Carrie- =D =D =D