Good News! Another wedding :)

Before i get to the news, I just want to say WOW!
My family planned and perfectly executed a surprise engagement party for Ian and I on March 10th. I had no idea! My dad’s birthday is the 11th, so I was told to show up for HIS surprise party. It was well done! All of my family was there and Ian’s family. We feel so blessed to have everyone there for us. It was surreal having my aunt siting next to his uncle telling a story to my best friend and her boyfriend. It was just insane. That was the word of that day, “this is insane”.  :)

Thank you everyone. <3

Okay, on to the News!

My older sister, April and her wonderful boyfriend, Danny are newly ENGAGED! It happened March 15th in their apartment just like they both had imagined. (her ring is gorgeous btw).  :)

We’re so happy for her. She’s my Maid of Honor and also the Maid of Honor in another wedding 3 weeks before mine! She’s got a lot on her plate for sure. I’m her Maid of Honor, yay! :) I’m super excited for them. Super super excited!

April is a teacher, so they are thinking about a Summer 2013 wedding to fit around Summer vacation. :)

Starts with hike & then Starts with a Hike again

So… let’s see here. If I was at home, I’d pull up a rocking chair and tell the youngins’ to gather ’round while I tell the tale of how our romance began. Let’s pretend I’m home, and I have a rocking chair. Alright?

*opens up a huge book with gold edges and engraved cover*

Oh that’s not it…

*finds a tiny leather bound book with a tarnished brass buckle and handmade pages*

Here we go…

The story of Girl & Boy AKA Fox & Bear. It began over 5 years ago. Boy worked at design company. Girl hired at same company. Girl started dating someone else. That relationship was poo and ended. Girl realizes that she was in love with Boy all along. Girl tells boy, “I think I like you.” Boy tells girl, “Umm, I don’t know if we’d work as a couple. Do you want to go on a hike?” Girl agrees. The hike comes, it rains. Not just rain, completely downpours. We see a snake, and a bear, and make a fire out of a pencil and some napkins. We high five at our MacGuyver-ness. We eat some hotdogs, take some soggy photos, and head back to Boy’s house. We talk for hours, drink some home-brewed beer, and listen to lots of Radiohead & Decemberists. Things progress and more dates come about. We travel to Albany, and Girl goes on vacation with Boy and his family. Much fun is had. They decide that the hike was Their first date, and celebrate it every year. Suddenly the years pass and they find themselves celebrating their 2 year anniversary. Something clicks and Boy & Girl realize that they are each others one. November 5th, 2011. They go on another hike. Girl was told a bring a book. Girl forgets. She is handed a tiny hand drawn storybook entitled “Fox & Bear Go Hiking”. Fox and Bear are meant to be, and Bear asks fox, “Can I Marry You?” Girl is shocked, shaking. She looks up and Boy is holding a beautiful ring. His eyes are asking THE question. Girl cries a little, but before She is a completely sobbing mess, “yes!” she says, and cries some more, this time her tears fall on his shoulders. He doesn’t care. It was perfect.

Girl temporarily takes over her own craft blog to make it her Wedding Blog. (had to add it)

Now the Wedding planning begins. We have a date, and a reception venue, and *hopefully* a caterer (we’re waiting to hear his proposal). But these details are for other posts. :)

oh… and the ring:


*All Artwork in the Storybook was created by and copyright I.H. 2011*
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