Thursday, January 29, 2009

We Got Engaged!!!!

I'm back from a wonderful, magical, romantic trip to Lake Tahoe and have some excellent news to report:

Boyfriend asked me to marry him and I said yes!

Even though I was fairly certain this moment was coming soon as we had talked and talked about marriage and the future, it was still such an overwhelming feeling to have him ask me to marry him. I'm not usually into traditional gender roles so much but having him get down on one knee...aww gosh.

I called my parents right away (1:30 a.m. their time!) and they were very excited! Now friends of theirs are already chomping at the bit to hear wedding plans. Sigh. Can't we just enjoy this time for a while? Freeze this period so the actual hard part of wedding planning doesn't have to happen right-this-minute?

We have tentatively talked about getting hitched in July of 2010. Part of me wanted to just do it in Nevada where all you needed was $50 and photo i.d. but alas Boyfriend nixed that plan. I guess I have to think of a new name for him on the blog, yikes!

Stay tuned for more details of our trip!

29 comments:

Dedicated said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the time and don't worry about anything. In the end it will be the best day of your life, even if things go wrong.

paisley penguin said...

Congratulations! Now getting rid of that apartment becomes a definite!

Wedding planning can be fun and stressful so definately sit back and enjoy this time.

Esperanza said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

The PYT said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

ldub said...

congrats! excellent news all around, and i'm excited to hear more about how your engagement and, eventually, wedding plans and financial goals all work together (that's my current situation, so it'll be fun to see someone else navigating the same!) now, go break that lease :)

ldub said...

p.s. i go with the contributors on jezebel.com who coined the term "husband elect" for a fiance (such a weird word!) this year - i've been using it all the time, and then he can just be HE on the blog (which seems appropriate on its own)

Money Funk said...

Woo Hoo! You have to spill the details of your trip. Very happy for you! And agreed, need to beable to freeze the moment to enjoy. :)

feministfinance said...

Congratulations! Getting married is great, being married is great. Best of luck to you.

undercover vixen said...

Congratulation!!! just to keep it on the finance theme...r u guys gonna combine income or u plan to be debt free by then? does he have debt???
Last, where do u get those pics from? they r so cute and always make me laugh

Bouncing Back said...

Congratulations on the great news!

laughing808 said...

congrats on the engagement

Sallie's Niece said...

Thanks everyone!

@Idub, I love the term "husband elect," thanks!

@undercover, will definitely not be debt free by 2010 unfortunately but we are going to share finances when I move in with him. Will most likely be a his, hers and ours set up.

asgreen said...

Congrats!!!!

Chicky said...

yay yay yay! Congrats! I am soooo happy for you!

Forest said...

Congratulations! We're pretty much in the same boat and engagement so far is awesome. Our timeline is a little bit more acclerated than yours (Fall 09) but enjoy the planning!

Serendipity said...

Congratulations!

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish said...

Congratulations! Enjoy this time!

J. Money said...

bad to the a$$ girl! congrats and enjoy all the stages - best times of your life ;)

shelbug99 said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Congrats!

graduatedlearning said...

Congratulations! So exciting!

Shtinkykat said...

Oh congratulations Sallie! How very romantic! Enjoy the moment.

Small Budget, Big Style Chick said...

Congrats, what wonderful news!

mfaorbust said...

Congratulations! I hope you'll share some of your wedding plans with us!

Fabulously Broke said...

Nothing anyone hasn't said before.. but...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Fabulously Broke in the City

"Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

Escape Brooklyn said...

Congrats!!! The proposal sounds very sweet and romantic!

Jim ~ mydebtblog.com said...

Congratulations, sounds like you had a good time. July 2010 will come faster than you know, trust me on this one. Wedding planning takes a year though, maybe add a countdown to the big day?

Anny said...

Congratulations!!!

How wonderful :)

LT said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!!

Daizy said...

Oh wow! That is so great!!! I'm a little late reading this post and I am thrilled to hear that it actually happened. What a perfect trip!