Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Updates!!

Hello friends!!

Even though I'm not into blogging as much as I once was, I love writing the occasional post full of updates. I basically use this blog as a diary, so it's fun to go back and read older entries.

So without further ado...

I'll start with the less exciting news. For the second time in my life, I'm a proud owner of braces!! Yep, adult braces. I'll spare you the boring details, but the short story is that I'm having corrective jaw surgery in February and the braces are a sort of prerequisite. Luckily they are not as hideous as they were when I was in highschool (I opted for clear ceramic braces this time)! But they are beyond annoying and I'll be SO happy to be done with all of this!



And now for the major news: I'm engaged!! Yep, after 5 long years, Tony popped the question. It was simple & sweet & perfect. We were "glamping" at this awesome campsite called Pampered Wilderness the last weekend of September. He was waiting all evening for the perfect moment. I think I made things harder with my non-stop chatter around the campfire. He finally asked just as we were going to bed. I'm not typically one to share the mushy details of my life, but I really want to write this down so I always remember. He asked me if I would marry him, and pulled the ring box out from under the pillow where he'd been holding onto it. I of course said "yes!". Then he told me that I was his perfect match, and that life is easier with me. See?  Sweet, simple & perfect.






We're now in the early stages of wedding planning. It's hard for me to pull the trigger on setting a date beacause I'm not 100% sure when I'll get these dang braces off. As of now, we're shooting for next February. What we do know is that we want something small, with just our immediate families and a few close friends. We're not having a wedding party, but Chloe will be involved somehow. We also want to keep things local, in Gig Harbor if possible. We thought we may have found a perfect venue for us (Harbor History Museum), until we found out they only rent the museum from 5-10pm. That includes set-up and tear-down, which just isn't enough time. So we're still on the hunt for something local and "us".

I'm going to end this post with a giant photo dump!







Xoxo,
Rachael

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