11.1.09

we're engaged!

I've kept this little bit of news to myself for a while but yes, Geoff & I are engaged! It was a total surprise! I caught him smiling to himself one day (December 1, in fact), in that "I've got a secret" kind of way. It took a bit of prodding, but when I finally got him to reveal this secret, he proposed (I said yes).

He said he had been thinking about asking me back in May/June when we went to New York, and all that time I had no idea.

He wanted to buy me a ring, but didn't know what to get as I don't wear rings. I told him about Kate Szabone's Etsy shop, after seeing her mentioned in posts by Erica and Kate, because I loved the rings and love that she's local. He got his own Etsy account (aww), ordered the white sapphire ring, and gave it to me for my birthday. It is a lovely, delicate, dainty thing. I love it!

We're aiming for April of 2010, or possibly May. Or maybe this summer or fall, at City Hall? We'll see!

We told our friends at my birthday party and as they were leaving our friends Ben & Tara told us they were engaged on Christmas Day. So lovely!

27 comments:

  1. aaahhhhhh...wonderful!
    I'm so happy for you. It's such a great news! Congratualtions! xox

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  2. Oh, that's so nice! Congratulations!

    I would get married just to have a Kate Szabone ring :)

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  3. Awww how cute! Cogratulations! x

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  4. yay! yay! yay!
    congratulations!
    (i love the story of your engagement! you two are so awesome!)

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  5. You have kept this secret for awhile! Once again, congratulations! I'm so excited about your ring, it is beautiful. What a wonderfully sneaky fella you have. :)

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  6. That is so sweet! Congratulations!

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  7. oh yay, so wonderful!

    kate szabone's jewelry is gorgeous, too. your guy did good!

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  8. Oh! Congratulations! I am so happy for you both. The two of you definitely make a perfect couple. xo!

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  9. congratulations, that's wonderful! :)

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  10. oh my! this is just the best news! congratulations, it's so lovely to witness such special love. ... you've already hit that cosmic jackpot!!

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  11. Congrrrats!!! :) xoxoxox

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  12. Oooh congrats! :)

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  13. congratulations!!!!!
    i am sooooo happy for you!!!!
    sigh.
    i'd love to see what you will do for your wedding! i'm sure it will be very creative and lovely.

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  14. congratulations anabela and geoff! your photo is so sweet and that ring is perfect. handmade + simple and lovely + not a diamond= so awesome

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  15. Congrats! Its such a pretty ring! I also toy with the idea of asking for an artsy ring instead of a traditional diamond.

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  16. ohhhhhh!!!!! i had a hunch..something i saw on facebook briefly! congratulations to the two of you! that is so wonderful and sweet..your ring is beautiful! siiigh.. <3

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  17. Congratulations!! And lovely ring!

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  18. Congratulations!!!! I love her jewelry, I have the set/3 skinny stacking rings and I wear one nearly everyday... so light and easy to wear!

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  19. Congratulations!

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  20. whoohoo!!! what great news! i'm so happy for you.
    that ring is BEAUTIFUL, by the way. i have a pair of her earrings, she is so talented. and extra points for the etsy account!
    all the best!

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  21. Woooohooo! Congratulations!!!!

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  22. i'm so late on this but congratulations! i wish you two all the best!

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  23. congratulations!

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  24. Hi! Wow! I saw a picture of your ring on another blog, and thought it looked familiar. Sure enough, we have many things in common.

    I just got engaged a few months ago too, and I too am in Toronto, and I too chose a beautiful Kate Szabone ring! Yay for all of those things!

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  25. I know this was posted a while back (I just found my way to your blog and am hopping through the archives) but- congratulations on the engagement!

    what a lovely engagement story and ring (which I saw a few posts back).

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  26. hey there lady! congratulations! when you commented on my blog, I had to hurry over here to find out when you had gotten engaged. must have been before I discovered your lovely blog. I heart your ring too! Kate is really the best. and so are boys who sign up for etsy accounts. :)

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