Dear, lovely readers: I am so happy and overjoyed to announce that J and I are engaged! He proposed to me Saturday morning then I proceeded to have the best weekend of my entire life. I am reminded of Pride & Prejudice when Jane Bennet says, “How shall I bear so much happiness!” I feel the same way and simply cannot wait to be J’s wife.

(The above photo is one of the very few without my happy face in it to show off the ring to you all. It is exactly what I have always wanted and I cannot stop staring at it! This was an engagement basket my lovely family put together for me… notice the Sports Illustrated for J.)

  • Congratulations, MPP! We all knew it!!!!!!

  • Another one bites the dust… Congrats to the two of you! Can’t wait to hear the story.

  • After your post on Friday about the weekend surprise plans.. I thought it was coming! CONGRATS! That is wonderful news!!!!! Enjoy this awesome moment :)

  • Many congratulations! So very happy for you!

  • Congratulations!!!

  • Congrats! I was guessing that this would be the surprise after reading Friday’s post too!

  • Jen


  • Oh Congratulations!!! What absolutely wonderful news! Now you can bring all of your wedding-related wisdom to bear in the run up to the big day! :-)

  • Chelsea

    So happy for you! I’ve been following your blog for a few months now (even went through and read from the start of your journey) – Best wishes for the future!

  • What exciting news. Have fun planning the wedding, and the rest of your life together.

  • Congratulations. <3

  • Red

    This is so exciting! I’m so happy for you! :-) And your ring is gorgeous!

  • That is so exciting! Congrats!

  • Congratulations! Very excited for you!!! :)

  • YAYAYAYAYA!!!!!! I suspected after your Friday post!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!! Enjoy it! I can’t wait to read your wedding planning posts!!!

  • Congratulations!

  • Yay! yay! Yay! Congratulations to you and J; I’m so pleased for you both


  • How VERY exciting… congratulations! Can’t wait to hear the story!

  • Congrats!

  • Congrats to you both!!!!!!! I look forward to reading about you planning.

    You might be interested in this other blog I follow (http://www.younghouselove.com/wedding-album/)

  • Congratulations! Lookiing forward to reading about the planning (and saving)!

  • Congrats!

  • I suspected when I read Friday’s post that might be what was happening! Congratulations!

  • AHHHH!! Congratulations from one brand new Mrs. to a brand new soon-to-be Mrs! : ) SO happy for you! Enjoy that newly engaged glow and I can’t wait to hear more about the proposal, planning & budgeting! YIPPEEE!!!

  • Yay!! Congratulations!

  • Congratulations!! :)

  • Congratulations, when I saw your post heading I got all tingly and excited. Although it was a bit of a no brainer after Friday,s post. Your ring is gorgeous !!!!

  • Exciting news, congratulations!!

  • congrats my dear friend! i’m so happy for you. this year has brought many delightful changes to your life :) xo

  • How did I know that was coming??


  • Congratulations! So exciting!

  • Brantlee

    How exciting! Congratulations to you both!!

  • Congrats! How did he ask?

  • J$

    AWESOME!!! He went from a boy to a MAN :) Enjoy this beautiful time in your lives!!!!

  • Congrats! The ring is lovely!!

  • Congratulations!!! It’s very exciting! :)

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  • congrats! that’s so exciting!
    It always happens when you least expect it, or soon after writing a blog post about saving for your wedding!

  • I love that you quoted Pride and Prejudice. I cannot wait to quote Jane’s line. Congrats!

  • Emma

    i’ve been following for ages and not commented before but i just had to say
    Congratulations! So happy for you :)

  • Zade

    Congratulations!!! I guessed it was coming..you deserve all the love, joy, and happiness!