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we’re engaged!

were engaged

hope you had a great holiday! well! life changed a lot over the past week and a half. gideon proposed five days before christmas so we had a lot to celebrate during the holidays. the hardest part though, we decided to wait to tell my family until my dad and sister arrived, so we kept it a secret for three days. if you’re a blabber mouth like i am – that. is. torture. but it was worth it in the end, getting to tell my parents at the same time and doing a toast and watching them cry.

and now, i might as well get personal. if you want to know our story. my boyfriend fiance and i have been together for three years next month. three and a half years ago, i got laid off from my job. not knowing what to do with myself and basically having a quarter life crisis, i decided to go stay with my dad in boston. i stupidly packed up my entire apartment and moved it across the country to put all my stuff in a storage locker. why i didn’t do that in la, i have no idea. i soon found out that it snows a lot in boston, and was miserable. i then started corresponding with a really cute boy i knew from college who wrote me out of the blue to tell me i was cute and he liked my blog (my old blog.) we started writing and then talking on the phone and then spending all day every day talking until he came to visit me. we took the bus to new york for the weekend and had a 4 day date and fell madly in love. well, he told me he loved me that weekend. i played it cool and didn’t say it back. he’s still mad about it.

i decided to go visit him after a trip to see family in indiana. my mom thought i was staying with them, but i stayed with gideon. and i never left. i never asked him if it was ok for me to move in, i just had my stuff sent back to la and we lived together. yep, right off the bat. so basically, we’ve never dated. most people find it weird.

over these past three years, we’ve moved three times, been through very rough times, traveled all over, adopted kittens, and i’ve been hoping he’d ask me pretty much since day one. he’s always been my person.

i always hear it doesn’t feel different — but so far, it feels VERY different. he now really feels like my family.

to wrap this up, i just want to say that i really hope you all are ok with the blog becoming a little more wedding themed this year. i definitely can’t resist a little wedding DIY!

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  1. Yay! Congratulations! Love that he went with a non-traditional ring. So pretty!

  2. Huge congratulations! What a lovely story and an ah-mazing ring! I can’t wait to see the amazing projects you’re sure to dream up for such an important day.

  3. Congratulations. My husbands little sister became engaged on new years eve with a black diamond as well. Such a pretty, interesting ring. Enjoy the joy.

  4. I can relate to your story so much! My boyfriend and I are together for a year and a half. We met while visiting friends and stayed in their house. After two weeks he came to see me for the weekend, asked me if I wanted to be his girlfriend and told me he loved me when we were saying good bye. I came to see him in the next weekend and shortly after he moved with me. When you find the right one there is no need for waiting, I’m glad I’m not the only one that agrees with that! Congratulations to you both and that your future be as bright as it can be!

  5. Congratulations on your engagement! Such an exciting time for you! Looking forward to your wedding DIY’s!!!

  6. Such an adorable story! Can’t wait to see all the DIY’s you do! Congrats!!

  7. Yay! That is the best story. Congrats! Im super excited for the wedding diys!

  8. Congrats. I just got engaged so the wedding posts are gratefully welcomed.

  9. Erin Johnson says:

    Congrats!!! Loved reading the story and loved the pic 🙂

  10. Congrats! Your ring is beautiful.

  11. Congratulations! That’s a really adorable story.

    My (now husband) and I were together for a really long time (um, like 10 years) before we got married, and I didn’t think it would, but it does feel different to be married. It’s kind of hard to explain, it’s just comforting and nice.

    Also, I lived in Boston for almost exactly one year, and I really did try to like it, but despised it SO MUCH by the end. The snow was just one factor among many, ha. So I sympathize!

    Anyway, hooray! Can’t wait to see what DIYs you come up with.

  12. Congratulations!!

    I’m literally obsessed with your ring. It is so unique and beautiful. Great pick fiancé!

  13. Congrats Molly! The ring is beautiful and the story behind it is nothing short of amazing!

  14. Congratulations! I love that story! Its funny to hear you talk about whether or not it feels different – I got married last week, a tiny little ceremony – we’ve lived together for four years and I’ve heard different opinions about whether or not it would feel different, and it totally does! Its just what you said, he’s my family now. So, FYI, it gets better and better!

  15. Congratulations! Love your love story and ring. Have a great time wedding planning – it goes by fast – and I’m looking forward to reading what details you decide on! 🙂

  16. congrats!! love that ring. it’s just up my alley for what I would want.. can’t wait to see you hopefully blog about the planning process! as a wedding photographer I love to read up on the newest ideas and what I can expect to see at future weddings 🙂

    xo katie

  17. Huuuuuuge congratulations! I love your ring and your story, and I know I’ll love any wedding themed posts or DIYs that you do too. So excited for you!

  18. missed this post (although i did comment on your instagram!) but congrats again! i bet if you plan on doing diys for your wedding they will be INCREDIBLE!

  19. Congratulations!!! you have one gorgeous ring!

  20. Congrats! Thanks for sharing your engagement (and dating) story. And your ring is so unique and beautiful! Looking forward to the wedding DIY’s.

  21. Woot woot! Congratulations! So happy for you. 🙂 Is your ring black (like Carrie Bradshaw’s :)) or blue? Can’t wait to see your wedding DIYs.

  22. Ali Lewis says:

    Your ring is sooo gorgeous! I love it!

  23. You guys have such a cute story! You are so lucky, he must be a very special guy. And the ring! Nice.