on the brink

Last week we celebrated Valentine’s Day and our one-year dating anniversary!!! We went back to the same tavern we were at last year, but decided to call it a much earlier night and head over to get some ice cream at our favorite local joint. On our way there, April and Jeremy pulled up next to us on the street, they had been trying to catch up with us to take our photo to document our evening! Unfortunately, we had already left the Tavern, so they followed us to get a sweet treat and snapped some super cute photos for us at the ice cream shop instead. It was a great surprise!

As always, celebrating anniversaries and milestones date make me reflective, and once again I find myself saying what a difference a year makes! It’s hard to believe all that’s transpired in a year; I’m now on the brink of some super exciting changes and beginning a whole new chapter in my life.

As I write this, He Who Shall Not Be Named is picking up a moving truck and is moving into our, yes our, new place today!!! I won’t be moving until later, the date is undetermined and I am actually taking myself entirely out of that loop and He Who Shall Not Be Named is planning it for me . . . all because we both decided we didn’t want to live together unless it was a committed/permanent situation. Which to me translates into being officially engaged and having a wedding date on the calendar :). Thankfully, He Who Shall Not Be Named agreed.

So, yes, if you’re paying attention . . . that means an engagement on the horizon! (I’ve waited as long as I can to blog about it, I tried not to, but I just can’t keep it in anymore!!!!! I just can’t!!!!!) He Who Shall Not Be Named is working hard to surprise me with a pretty ring and a proposal (gosh, I sort of feel bad for guys, it’s a lot to plan!!!) and I am just DYING with excitement for it all to unfold. (Which is why He Who Shall Not Be Named is handling my move date, I just have to stop thinking about the time frames and it all.)

In the meantime, I consider us “pre-engaged”, a phase which makes me incredibly giddy, sensitive, impatient and excitable all wrapped up into one high maintenance package. Every day I have to focus on the fact I’m about to get everything I’ve ever wanted, I’m happier than I’ve ever been . . . so I’m trying very very very very hard to be patient and have faith in the process. And, of course, I remind myself everyday how incredibly lucky I am to have found such a wonderful partner for life!

That’s what makes the wait worth it.  

Almost. 🙂

So, stay tuned . . . things are about to get really interesting around here!!!


  1. Congratulations early! I’m so excited for you guys!

  2. I’ve been waiting for a big announcement from you! Glad to hear its on the horizon!

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