We are Engaged!! And here's how it happened...

Michael proposed to me on Friday February 5, 2010 at Talon Winery! I am still in shock that we are actually engaged...finally! I have been anxiously awaiting this special day for some months now...as many of you may know due to my "rainman" like obsession with agonizing over when it may happen. I think the best part is that I was literally so surprised when he proposed that even as he was asking me to marry him I didn't quite process what was going on.

We had been out at Talon one summer by accident and it ended up being an awesome Sunday of wine tastings and walking around the vineyard. It was such a spur of the moment fun date that we had always talked about doing it again on purpose one night. So, as Friday has become our typical datenight, we set out to Talon... this time Michael had a plan! I just didn't know it yet. It was a little rainy and I think Michael was a bit worried about how to convince me to walk around the vineyard. So he dangled the "While we're out here why don't we look at the barn and see if this would be a good place for a reception" card. Of course because, as I mentioned earlier, I have been "patiently" waiting for the proposal, any conversation regarding a wedding immediately has my full attention.

So, I got out with my umbrella and we walked around the barn and peeked in the windows to see what kind of reception the winery could offer. Just a bit into the vineyard there is a gazebo where they often have weddings. Michael suggested we go check it out and see if we would want to get married at the winery. We strolled out there with umbrellas in hand and stood inside the gazebo out of the rain. Michael will often tease me with "Would you marry me if..." statements to which I often bring the same sassy response of "Yeah if you ever propose!" So this game quickly ensued. Michael said "Would you want to marry me out here?" and I with my sassy pants on said "Of course if you ever propose!" He got down on one knee and pulled a box from under his coat and said "I'm serious, will you marry ----" the 'me' didn't quite make it out of his mouth because I was immediately in the grass under the gazebo with him crying and hugging him. We stood under the gazebo hugging and laughing and crying all at the same time. I loved that it was raining and we were in the wet grass all alone in this huge open space but tucked neatly under the gazebo, just us. It was the most amazing moment and I couldn't have been more shocked or more blessed to have this man in my life. After we got settled he said "Do you want to see your ring?" I laughed and laughed because I realized I hadn't even given him time to finish his sentence or open the box with the ring before I jumped into his arms crying. Im glad he reminded me because my ring is beautiful and I love it...pictures of all of this to come!

We went into the winery and had a private wine tasting and he told me my parents and his parents were waiting for us a Malone's for dinner. I was so excited to hug my mom and dad and to celebrate with them and Michael's wonderful parents. I am so lucky to be marrying into such a kind and loving family. Dinner so so exciting to recap our engagement to them and talk about all things wedding! After dinner we got to celebrate with some of our friends at the Gray's! I can't tell you how happy i was to call and text my girlfriends and tell them we are engaged! I love all of you and hope to keep you all updated with our blog and our wedding website! Love and blessings to all of you! Thank you for all the love you've shown us over this amazing weekend!


  1. Cute stuff! i heard Emily was doing this, very cool. I am workign on a business of my own, can't wait until it is LIVE!

    Love you my little!

  2. OK just read this and it is SO cute! I LOVE your engagement story. He was very sneaky and super sweet! congratulations my dear =)