We’re engaged!

We’re engaged!

Yesterday, Joe popped the question and I, of course, said yes.


My mum, step-dad, sister, and baby niece, came to visit yesterday morning. I don’t get to see them nearly as much as I’d like because the family is scattered between Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Worcester at the moment. After they left, Joe said he’d like to take me to the Manchester Museum – we’ve been planning to go for ages, because:
1) It’s something to do for free, and…
2) I just love dinosaur exhibitions, and they have a T-Rex there.

So off we went. Being the nerdy person I am, I took far too many pictures…
This elephant walked from Edinburgh to Manchester…

They had a zoo section, which I didn’t know about. This guy was my fave…
I also love Space. I did a little sqeal when we got to this area…
Stan the T-Rex!

After what I thought was just a lovely spontaneous afternoon outing, when we got home, there was a box in our lounge…
…with another box inside…
…and another…
…and another…
…and another…
There were actually 10 boxes altogether! The lounge became a bit messy…
And inside the smallest one was a note…

I was so suprised.

I turned around and Joe was on one knee with a ring. He’s such a softy 🙂

We rang around our immediately family to let them know the good news and in the evening we went out to celebrate at a chinese restaurant that we’ve been going to for years.

In fact, we were planning on going there this Saturday night anyway, because we have a running joke that we always tell them it’s our anniversary, and we get free wine. We’ve probably had about 8 anniversaries there, and we joked that we’d go for a ‘special occasion’ this time around too. Turns out, this time it was genuine!

It was an amazing day which I’m sure we’ll never forget.

I was going to post a picture of my ring, but I think I’ll wait. I absolutely love it. It’s gorgeous. But, today we took it to get resized and unfortunately, my fingers are so small they don’t even stock the ring size in the country. It will need to be specially made and could take up to 6 weeks. I’m pretty gutted that I won’t get to flash it to everyone just yet, but I’m sure I will make up for it when it arrives!

For all those congratlations and nice words, thank you! I haven’t had chance to thank everyone individually yet, but I will!

I know I usually talk about housey-type things on this blog, but it’s called “Well I guess this is growing up” and I couldn’t think of anything more fitting than our wedding plans. I’d best get started!

Karen x

  • Congratulations! How exciting. My boyfriend proposed to me with a note inside a box as well (http://annabelvita.com/2011/11/30/a-story-about-a-ring/). Lookind forward to reading the wedding plans!

    • How sweet! And what a beautiful ring! Looks like we are both very lucky ladies 🙂

  • Aww, such a cute proposal!! Enjoy wedding planning 🙂

    • Thank you! I’m not sure where to begin yet but I’m sure I’ll find some help soon enough 🙂

  • Congratulations! I can’t wait to see your ring and read about your wedding plans.

    • Thank you! Yes I will definitely be posting some stuff on here soon 🙂

  • Congratulations! How long did he spend wrapping up boxes? Can’t wait to see the ring! xx

    • Haha well apparently it took him a while! But I know now that he’s pretty good at wrapping so he’s got no excuse when Christmas comes! 🙂

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  • reaganheering

    Congratulations! I hope you will continue to post about the wedding plans on your blog! So exciting!!! And kudos to him for that idea and effort of wrapping all those boxes. Such a cute and sweet idea. 🙂

    • Thank you! I’m sure I will be blogging about it from time to time 🙂

  • Hannah

    wow! so pleased for you both, how lovely and personal! XXX

  • Melanie @ Mailbox Journey

    Aw, congratulations! Such a sweet way he did it too! He really made you work for it 😉

  • Congrats! That’s so exciting! I wish I had photos of how Joe proposed but I do still have the letter he wrote me 🙂

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