Throwback Thursday + ENGAGMENT NEWS!
Today’s Throwback Thursday post is going to be a bit different. I’ve been a bit distracted this entire week, I’m not going to lie. Because this happened.
It still feels a bit surreal. Not to mention, I’ve already freaked out at least ten times that I’ve lost the ring (when its been on my finger the entire time or safely tucked away in my bedside table drawer during cooking sessions).
The other day, we received a congratulations card from Connor’s grandfather that had the following message, “It’s said that true love is like a falling star. How lucky you were to both be in the perfect place at the right time…standing together to catch it.” Corny, absolutely! But at the end of the day, incredibly true.
Somehow, eight and half years later, and despite all the odds and raised eyebrows, we’ve managed to stick together through it all.
It hasn’t always been easy or fun (particularly those four years while attending colleges on opposite sides of the country), but at the end of the day, it came down to one thing. We couldn’t imagine our lives without each other. Connor knows me inside and out (for better or worse), pushes me to try new things and step out of my comfort zone (skydiving, for instance, or culinary school!), and generally just gets me.
Plus, we both really, really, really love food…which as you know, is sort of the most important thing of all (kidding, sort of).
P.S. I promise that this will not turn into a wedding planning blog. That’s what secret Pinterest boards are for…
28 Comments on “Throwback Thursday + ENGAGMENT NEWS!”
That is so exciting!!! Congrats! My husband and I had a long, long history before we got engaged, too (we met when I was 14), and had the whole long-distance, separate college thing going on (plus he talked me into skydiving, too!). Trust me – all the tough parts of those eight years will pay off handsomely. You guys have already worked through most of the stuff that plagues other newlywed couples … so let the REAL fun begin!!!! Yay!!!! So happy for you!!!!
Thanks so much Shelley! WOW! I thought Connor and I had known each other for a long time! Congratulations to you! I totally agree, we’ve had to work on so many important issues over the years, that I think we can pretty much tackle anything now 🙂
Congratulations!!!! SO exciting! 😀
Thanks so much Kristi! 🙂
Thanks so much Jessica! 🙂
Congratulations and many blessings to you both!
Thank you, thank you 🙂
Ahh congrats Laura!! So exciting! 🙂
Thanks Vanessa! Hope you’re doing well! 🙂
So much congrats, girl! That ring is gorgeous (he totally did good :)). And feel free to post as much as you want about your upcoming wedding… I’ll love every minute of it as I do your food posts.
Yep, he did! Thanks Stephanie! I KNOW I’ll discuss the food, that’s a given 🙂
Thanks so much Meghan!
Congratulations!!!! So exciting!!!
Thank YOU Meghan! 🙂
Yayyy! Congratulations!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I wouldn’t mind to see you sharing a wedding planning detail now and then 🙂
It seems like you’re not the only one who doesn’t mind a bit of wedding talk around here! 🙂 Thanks for the well wishes Sues!
But I want to hear about the wedding. TELL MEEEEEEEEE!
HA. Perhaps! 🙂
Yay!! Love the old photos of you and Connor, so adorable. I hope you have ring insurance!! (and always remember to keep your ring in the exact same place, I keep mine always in its box). Nothing wrong with a wedding planning blog.. just sayin:)
Yes–Connor arranged for that within about 12 hours of it happening. I’ve only been keeping it in the box! I need to get it sized a teensy bit.
Congratulations!!! You two make such an adorable couple! And your ring is gorgeous!
Thanks so much Julia! 🙂
congratulations! you have EVERY right to be distracted this week (and next, at minimum!) 🙂 and even though I looove this as a food blog, I totally won’t mind if you throw a little wedding planning in every once in a while! hehe
I knowwwww, I am SO distracted. And I haven’t even really starting planning anything at all yet! Glad to hear occasional wedding panning talk will be tolerated 🙂
Oh my gosh, CONGRATS! You guys are so cute and I could not be more excited for you!! Eight years is long for anyone these days and that just mean you two are meant to be!! SO incredibly happy for you!
Thanks so much Tieghan! You are the sweetest! 🙂