The Engagment

Two weeks ago I shared the news that Malcolm and I were officially engaged, the get-on-one-knee-presents-her-with-a-ring kind of engaged! My sweet fiance had a really hard time planning a huge romantic proposal like you normally see in the movies but the way he ended up asking was so special to me and I was so surprised, I nearly thought the whole thing was a prank (an evil one).

My purdy ring :)
I'll give you a quick version of the proposal without missing major details :)

Last weekend I was supposed to be away visiting my mom in Centurion and attending my best friend's baby shower. Turns out the baby came early (he came on Friday and the baby shower was supposed to be on Sunday). I wanted Malcolm to come with me because it is a long drive and I wanted him to see the baby. Who knows, maybe it would spark some broodiness in him seeing me with the baby and all that jazz? Apparently he was counting on me leaving, on my own, so that he could set up a romantic proposal in our new house which we just got the keys to. Due to my whining and nagging, he came with and the poor guy couldn't get a break...but how was I supposed to know his secret plans!?

The evening of the 7th of June we went to the new house. It has a fireplace in it which is marvelous but we weren't sure if it was blocked or maybe completely shut somewhere down the chimney. We decided to buy some firewood and test it before we moved our stuff in because the chance of us getting smoked out seemed pretty high. We opened some wine on a picnic blanket in front of the fire and chatted about the house and how amazing it was to finally be inside (we had been stalking it from the outside for weeks). He hid his nerves very well because I didn't have a clue what was coming next.

He said he had something important to ask me and got on one knee. I thought he was joking and I was expecting him to say "Please can you tie my shoelace" or something along those lines. He then gave me an empty ring box with a piece of paper sticking out (So cruel!!!). Then there was a story of him not having the money to pay the ring off fully but he couldn't wait to ask me so he is giving me the box with proof that he has paid some of it but not all. (Huh!?) Then he asked me the big "Q" and I obviously said yes! In the midst of hugging and kissing he popped a ring on my finger and I squealed in excitement. Literally.

The ring was custom made with my ideas which were based off or a ring I saw in store. Seeing it on my finger just fills my heart with love. My amazing Fiance went to a lot of trouble to get the ring and worked in terrible situations just to be able to afford it. I appreciate him so much!



  1. Congrats! Wish you both all the best!

  2. wow what a beautiful story! how did you he know about your designs!! sneaky :) x

  3. Ahhh I completely missed this news! Congratulations! I am so happy and excited for you! And how sweet is he?!?! Lucky girl ;)

    (pffft that will teach me to ignore social media for so long. sorry)