I can’t believe it…we are engaged!! How did I get so lucky?! I wanted to share the story of how it happened on here since it has been hard to find time to call and share with everyone (I’m so sorry friends & family…I love you all so much).
Tuesday is Jay’s work from home day, and it was the warmest day we have had so far this year, so he suggested we take the dog on a walk down by the river after I got home from work. I thought it was a bit funny that he wanted to take a walk so badly, but figured he wanted to get out of the house and enjoy the sun (finally!).
So, we head down to the water with Rondo. We’re walking along, enjoying our neighborhood, and right by the pier were at least 30 young kids playing on their bicycles and scooters. We love Rondo so much…but children and bikes are not his thing (at all)…we hadto scoop him up to walk through the crowd of kids. At this point, Jay must have been internally freaking out…all these kids, rondo barking, so much noise!
We get through the mania, and make it to the water, where it was basically just us. We were looking at the city, enjoying the view, and Jay starts to talk about how we have a wonderful life here, and how even when we make our way out to the burbs (eventually) I won’t have to miss the city because we will still be here all the time. I wasn’t thinking anything at this point, just thought he was being reflective while looking at the skyline! He said he can’t wait to start life together and then…..asked me to hold the Rondo’s leash…ha! I take the leash and still, didn’t think anything of it. I was looking down at Rondo and the city, and then I turn around…
“And I have something to ask you…”
This would be when I totally lost my cool. Jay was down on one knee! I couldn’t believe it was happening! I was, and still am, beyond excited. I can’t believe that I get to spend the rest of my life with Jay! It is the most amazing feeling in the world, and the proposal was so…us! Dog barking and all! Absolutely perfect.
Here are some pictures from right after it happened…
(strangers took this one for us. they thought we were tourists at first and didn’t want to. but then i screamed “we just got engaged!!” and then they were more than happy to help!)
We are both so excited! The ring is more than I could have asked for…it’s so beautiful. I’m obsessed with it, and terrified of hurting it!
To our families…I think I speak for both of us when I say we feel so lucky to join the other side. We love you all so incredibly much.
Kate, thank you thank you for helping Jay find the ring, and keeping the secret when I kept telling you it wasn’t happening for a while. You are my baby angel and I can’t wait for all of the fun planning we get to do together!!!
Jay, I love you so much! I can’t wait to start a family and life together….you’re my favorite person in the world and always will be (promise).
12 thoughts on “engaged”
Congratulations Justine, Jay And Rondo! Happy for you today . . . and much happiness always. ~Mary
Congratulations to you! What a lovely engagement story! Wishing you life long happiness!
What a beautiful ring! Congrats!
thank you thank you! we are beyond happy!!!
Love this sweet story and I’m sure it meant the world to you that your baby boy,Rondo, was a part of it too! His favorite humans are getting married!! Big day! Congratulations! So excited for you! ❤
Ah! Thanks so much!!!! I can’t believe it!!!
congratulations, cutie! let me know if you need a photographer, i do destination weddings! 😉 that first shot it awesome, and one of my favourite spots! thanks for sharing your story with us 🙂
congratulations! the ring is beautiful! I do have to say, Rondo doesn’t look too impressed 🙂
Congratulations!! It is a very cute story, love the surprise ones! 🙂
Congratulations! What a beautiful memory to cherish, and what a gorgeous ring! 🙂
Ugh, I’m a sap and strted crying. Congrats Justine and Jay! (And Rondo!) Wishing all the best in this exciting time!
thank you so so much! you are too sweet! we are having so much fun starting to plan!!!!