Sunday, June 30, 2013

I love this image...

I love this image! If a book is good it will transport you into another world, bring you on a journey, and if it's really good, you won't just read about the characters, you'll become the characters (those are my favorite!).

I LOVE this image because Geo and I have started to talk about honeymoon options and we're leaning towards and adventure filled one! :) Yes, a tropical island would be amazing but going on an adventure and EXPERIENCING new things together - those memories and moments would be with us forever. I'm thinking fly out to Wyoming, drive to Vancouver and cruise up to Alaska... thoughts?!

This just made me laugh :) 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pinterest... I'm officially a Bride.

Being a social media junkie (personally and professionally), I've had a Pinterest account for quite some time now but up until, oh about 3 weeks ago, I rarely used it. Oh, have the tides changed. I go on it every night, I'm serious, every night and sometimes during the day too... and what are my searches, you ask?

- weddings
- wedding flowers
- wedding dresses
- wedding colors
- bridesmaids fun
- groomsmen attire
Snapshot of my pins! 

You get the general picture. I've become Pinterest obsessed and all I can blame it on is my newest title, "Bride to Be".

Since I obviously have nothing else on my mind lately (besides getting my company off it's feet), let's talk about my wedding ring :)

Just typing it literally makes me smile! haha

I'm not a super flashy person (like, at all, I'm at Starbucks right now in gym gear, no makeup, no jewelry and messy hair - oy), and although diamond rings are beautiful, I just always loved the idea of a sapphire ring. So when Geo got down on one knee and presented me with a sapphire ring, I was beyond excited. I was even more excited when I recognized the ring as my Grandmother's :)

My family was very close to my Mom's parents, Grams and Da, so much that my Da lived with us for a few years before he passed away. My Grams passed away when I was in elementary school but I (and probably my brother, Cullen) have many memories of her and were lucky enough to spend much of our childhood with her. And my grandfather, Da was just an amazing man. Truly a one of a kind gentleman. Before he got sick with Alzheimer's, I don't have a single memory of him ever getting angry or frustrated, I'm sure he did but he was always full of happiness and kindness when around us kids. Beyond his kind demeanor, he was also an incredibly devoted and loving husband. Driving my license-free Grams around for their entire marriage, always going out of his way to help her in the kitchen, garden, household duties, and working overtime to purchase her this ring that he knew she loved. He really just wanted to make her happy, and he did whatever he could do to make that happen. My Mom gave Geo this ring, knowing that I'd love it, and I couldn't be happier. It means so much to me for so many reasons :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Picture Crazy!

Downloaded pics from my iPhone yesterday, and yikes, do I have a lot of Geo! Haha These are some of my favs...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Whole Story

We had spent close to 9 hours traveling from Boston to Playa and throughout the day we were SURROUNDED by honeymooners! haha Traveling can be frustrating and there were definitely a few tense moments between Geo and I, thank goodness for some good Fruit Ninja to ease the stress - nothing like a little friendly competition to get us back on track and smiling/laughing!

So, there we are roaming the very crowded beaches of Playa Del Carmen (it was Sunday so all the locals were enjoying their day off of work), exhausted, hot, a little grumpy. We decided to head back to the condo and just relax for the rest of the afternoon.

We get back to the condo and George suggests we go up to the roof deck to slow down and enjoy the scenery. Perfect. This will be a great way to get into vaca mode!

We're standing, looking out into the ocean, Geo standing behind me and the conversation goes like this: 

Me - "I really was hoping to surprise you with a day of fishing, but I haven't been able to get the logistics quite figured out yet."

George - "Oh really, well I have a surprise for you too."

Insert me thinking - "Oh I wonder if he got us massages!"

Then there's a slight delay, me waiting for him to tell me what he is surprising me with, finally I turn around to see what's up and there he is, ON HIS KNEE! :) I was in total shock. Total. Haha At first I thought he was joking and I tried to pull him up by his arm and then I noticed the ring. My response was something like, 

"Wait, what? really? What!? Is this real?"

We had discussed getting engaged but he had made it clear it wasn't going to happen in Mexico but would happen by the end of the summer. So I knew it was coming but I was dead set on a summer engagement and happy/excited about it. I was not prepared to be surprised at all! And boy was I surprised - I honestly can't remember the last time I was surprised like that. So amazing :) 

We decided to keep it a secret between us and our immediate family's so that we could enjoy the week in Mexico without checking and responding to emails/Facebook messages. It worked out great because we were able to completely relax and also keep this fun little secret to ourselves for a bit. 

That night we were so exhausted, we were sleeping by 8 pm! Haha No special engagement celebration or anything - just sleep and it was PERFECT. Exactly what we both needed :) I wouldn't change anything about our engagement story, the whole experience was more than I ever thought it would be. 

This is going to be a great adventure!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

He asked...

and I said yes! :) 

There have been so many thoughts and emotions running through me the past few weeks but most of them centralize around gratefulness and fulfillment. Grateful for the love and true happiness we've experienced since arriving home from our vacation (getting engaged while on a tropical vacay is the way to do it!). Our loved ones mean the world to us and they've been nothing but supportive and SO excited for us! Geo's parents greeted us at the airport with flowers! :) 

Fulfilled because I feel at peace with my relationship with George. We have always had a fairly well balanced, transparent and loving relationship but I was starting to get a little anxious, my thoughts kept going to places I knew they shouldn't but I found it hard not to think, "maybe he doesn't think I'm the one for him?" or "perhaps he's not ready, will he ever be?". Geo never gave me any reason to second guess his feelings for me but maybe it's the girl in me... I needed to be reassured that he was in it for the long run and when he got down on that knee, I almost immediately felt calmer and more centered. 

It's been a few weeks since May 19th, our first day of vacation and subsequently, our first day being an engaged couple - yikes! :) I hope to get back into blogging because 1. I miss it and 2. I want to document all the amazing/big things (and even the not so big things) going on in my life right now. I love being able to look back at past blogs and read the moments in my life that I thought worthy enough to post about. 

Like this one, the beginning of my love story with Geo,

And could it have been this date where I fell in love with him? :) 

So happy I have these posts to look back on - thank you blog, I hope you and I become good friends again!