Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beware The Ides Of March

It probably should be a little more like, "Beware of babies born on the Ides of March."

So yeah, today is my birthday...

and I don't even have anything cool planned to show for it. 

But the past three weeks have been CRAZY!!!  My Dad was in the hospital for over two weeks, but he's out now and being a cranky old man at home (but only I get to say that because I'm his daughter.) I also have a cousin that went into the hospital and ended up in the ICU, but he's also on the mend. 

Than when all that hoopla started to settle down a little bit, it was time to leave on our vacation that ABF and I had been planning since Christmas. 

We headed over to the Oregon Coast, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous the whole time we were there! I'm a really bad blogger and didn't get hardly any pictures, which I'm kinda upset about now, but didn't really care about at the time. The weather was gorgeous, we went out onto the beach every day, I found the most amazing bookstore (Robert's Books on Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, seriously, you won't be sorry you went), got the other thing ABF and I always go to the beach for - fresh saltwater taffy... 

oh yeah, and I got engaged!!! 

ABF and I went out onto the beach to watch the sunset. There was a really strong wind, and we had lots of extra layers on, but it was so cold out there. We set out a blanket on the beach next to a giant piece of driftwood so that it would break the wind a little bit. I can't even remember what we were talking about, but he pulled out a beautiful stained wood box that he had stained himself and set it on my leg. 

Inside was a beautiful claddagh ring that I had seen before on Etsy. 

sorry for the not so great pic, but it's beautiful, I promise!

And after ten and a half years of happy togetherness, he finally asked me to marry him! 

So now we're trying to figure out how to go about this whole "tying the knot" business, but no plans have been made yet, although expect plenty of wedding crafting to come. 

So now you have an explanation for my bloggy absence, but sometimes you just have to embrace this crazy, beautiful life and enjoy the ride!


  1. Congrats on the engagement!! (great choice of ring & spot to propose!) Can't wait to see all your wedding ideas!

  2. Congrats! That is so exciting! Yay!


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