I actually don’t know how to begin this post. Do I reflect on the year and end with the news I am DYING to tell you, or do I make the big announcement first….
Of course I’m going to make the big announcement first!
Can you even believe it?? I still can’t!
It was on Christmas Day. We got up, opened presents and then he gave me another present. It looked nothing like a ring box when wrapped up so I didn’t assume anything. Each layer had a love heart saying ‘I love you’, ‘Kiss Me’ and ‘Hold Me’ and I was told I had to follow the instructions. I finally got down to the box where it said ‘Be Mine’ and as I chomped on the love heart, I opened the box and there was the ring. He then whispered ‘Marry me?’ I proceeded to burst into tears and the love heart flew out my mouth. You know how it is, I like to keep things real!
So yes! We are engaged! I literally can’t stop staring at the ring. He chose it all by himself don’t you know.
In addition to all of that, I also got the job that I mentioned 2 months ago (oops) AND we found a perfect flat. Literally life has done a 180 in a couple of months and I’m still trying to get my head round it all.
We have our own sofa and our own bed. My mum bought us a Dyson for our engagement present (I can’t tell you how happy it made me). We’ve also celebrated my “fiance’s” 30th birthday and he got a promotion at work.
We have come so far in 2015 and 2016 will hopefully be filled with saving like crazy for our wedding in 2017 (we are yet to book anything so hopefully 2017).
I’ve pondered a lot and I think I’m going to set up a second blog dedicated to the wedding. Just need to think of a domain name first!
I’d like to give a shout out to Plentyoffish.com – it’s where I met my other half. Proof is in the pudding guys – online dating works. You just need to be able to identify the weirdos and persist. It took me 18 months to find my soul mate and I don’t regret a single minute of trawling through various dating sites and talking to some freaks. It was all worth it in the end.