Monday, July 23, 2012


Weekend Update

My weekend recap can be summed up in three words:

We are engaged!!

After work on Friday we grilled. By ‘we’ I really mean Chad grilled. He had the entire meal organized and I had to beg him just to let me help with dessert. It all makes sense now that I know he was planning on proposing, but at the time I had no clue why he didn't want my help. 

He grilled salmon, squash, zucchini, and asparagus. For dessert we grilled/toasted bananas stuffed with white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and marshmallows. See Taste of Home for the recipe, because you need to try them!

After grilling Chad informed me we had one other place to go. Of course I began asking 500 questions. He took me to a spot that overlooks a large part of Birmingham, got down on one knee, and PROPOSED!! His roommate Chris came right after the proposal to take a picture for us. 

After calling everyone to tell them the news we met a few friends for drinks at Jackson’s in SOHO. 

Chad and I woke up early Saturday and I was dying to show my ring to my family and my best friend so we packed our things and headed to Troy! When we got to my parents' my mom had the sweetest note printed out for us. I will have to share it this week. Lacey brought over champagne and the celebrating continued!

My left hand feels really weird and I can’t STOP LOOKING AT MY RING! I feel very lucky and truly blessed to have found Chad. I am thankful for all the calls, texts, messages, and visits.

Let the wedding planning begin!! I'm gladly taking any wedding ideas/suggestions!


  1. CONGRATS!! that is exciting news very happy for you two. enjoy the wedding planning and allow the engagement to set in and of course show off that ring!

  2. How cute is this! Congrats girl!!!

  3. YAY YAY YAY!! I'm SO excited for you!!! Can't wait to hear all about the planning!

  4. Congratulations! What exciting news! You are such a cute couple :)

  5. Yay!!! Congrats!!! I'm still so excited for you & Chad!! I'm so glad I was able to see you over the weekend! Love you!!

  6. He out a ring on it!!! Yay!! Congrats! I love all the pictures with your hand in the air!!!
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  7. So exciting!! Congratulations! You two look so happy together! :)

  8. YAY!!! That's awesome! Congrats!!

    Hands down you had the best weekend!!!

    Thanks for linking up with us and letting us shar in your joy :)