Engagement Story

AHH! I can't believe it, Im engaged! If you haven't see from Instagram this past weekend, Henry and I got engaged! I am just over the moon so excited. So I just had to share the story with you! (There's going to be a lot of exclamation points :))

So I work from home on Friday's and Henry called me at 2 which isn't like him at all.  So of course at first I thought something was wrong, but he told me to sign off work and I have 30-45 minutes to get ready.  My response "No I couldn't possibly leave work!".  He told me my boss was aware and would cover my work.  I literally couldn't believe it but I started getting ready (and continued working).  He came to pick me up and I figured something was going to happen but I was running around like a crazy person. 

He took me to a rooftop bar and as we went up to the stairs I heard our song "Mess is Mine" by Vance Joy playing and I started to tear up.  Henry guided me to this spot where you can see all of Downtown Cincinnati and told me how much I meant to him.  (To be honest we were so nervous we don't remember what was said.) He got down on one knee and said "Will you marry me?". I said YES! The ring was more than I could ever imagine and that's my reaction!

He had rented the rooftop so it was ours for an hour and David from David Stephen was there. We got some amazing photos taken.  It's seriously so amazing to have photos of that moment.

And THEN our whole family flew in to be with us, from California, Florida, Chicago and Mexico City!! We are very lucky, my pregnant sister was able to come and Henry's brother surprised us. 

We got to spend the weekend with them, and I didn't post anything for 24 hours.  It was fun to be engaged and have no one know but our families. He then arranged to have all our friends come in town for Saturday to celebrate more with them.

We are so grateful and lucky to everyone that has congratulated us.  We are so excited for this next chapter of our life and I can't wait to bring you along with me! 

 I hope you enjoy the photos! 

Date Night Ideas

Hey Everyone, so if you didn't see my Instagram post it was my anniversary with H this past Tuesday.  One of the things I gave him was a mason jar filled with date ideas and categories.  

Found the idea  here

Found the idea here

I felt like this was a way to do new things and to add some more fun to going on dates. Here were a few ideas that I came up with! 

Over $40

At Home

  • Cook a meal together
  • Movie night in
  • Game Night
  • Picnic

Needs Planning

  • Blue Apron
  • Concert
  • Host a party (get everyone together, plan it and have fun with friends!)
  • Paint Pottery
  • Go to a Fancy restaurant 
  • Cooking Class
  • Sporting Event

Under $40

  • Zoo
  • Bowlning
  • Seeing a movie
  • Try out a new Brewery/Winery

Out and About

  • Farmers Market
  • Hiking
  • Try out a work out class

I told Henry to add some of his own ideas too by color.  I liked this because sometimes Im bad with spontaneous dates.  But this way I can say how much effort/non effort I want to put in by picking out the color.  I thought it was a cute idea because man sometimes anniversary gifts are hard!

What are some of your favorite anniversary presents?

PS. Here is the ring he got me. Its our anniversary date, how cute!!

Anniversary gift idea date night post