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Monday, August 12, 2013

Saying "Yes!"

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! This is going to be a great week for George and I. We're planning on getting a lot of work done with the house selections. I'm so happy that he'll actually be with me to finish making some of the decisions. Hopefully he likes what I've chosen so far.

So anyways...

Two years ago today, I said, "Yes!" I told George that I would marry him, and we'd spend the rest of our lives together.

In early August of 2011, George and I went to Europe for two weeks. We had been dating for about two years at this point, so our relationship was definitely serious. I remember people telling me that he was going to propose, but I didn't believe them. He hadn't asked my parents (I'm super snoopy, like Sherlock Holmes), I knew that he hadn't gotten a ring, and he wasn't acting funny. None of the signs were there.

Little did I know that I was wrong about all of these things.

Near the end of our trip (visit here to see more pictures of Greece), we visited Santorini. This is absolutely the most beautiful place I've ever been.

I took this picture when we first arrived.
Most of the day, we just walked around and took pictures. We stopped to sit down and get a snack a few times throughout the day. I have a serious weakness for Greek food, so taking multiple meal breaks was a must.

Best restaurant view ever!
There are a ton of little dead end paths with no organized streets or grid system. It is impossible to not get lost, so George and I embraced it. We walked down all of the little paths searching for the best spots to get pictures.

I mostly took pictures of all the dogs.  There were tons just laying around.
Now, like I said, I had no idea that George was going to prepose. He didn't even really know where he was going to do it. It was nearing the end of the day, and he was still holding out for the perfect spot.  We walked down a little path with a gate at the end that looked pretty secluded.

The Spot
As I finish taking pictures, I notice that George's voice had changed a little. I could kind of sense a little bit of nervousness. He told me how much he loved me and got down on one knee. Once I knew what was happening, I kind of "blanked" out. I was so shocked and happy that sadly, I don't remember a whole lot. I remember saying "Yes!" and hugging him over and over. I'll also admit that I cried like a little girl.

It wasn't until a few minutes later that I realized he was holding out a ring. I think he even asked me if I wanted to wear it. I had totally forgotten that there was a ring involved!  It was perfect!  He chose a diamond and had the jeweler put it in a plain setting. Once we got back home, I was able to pick my setting and wedding band.

I don't have hardly any pictures of my ring, so here is one that I was taking of my nails.
George was worried that I was so shocked that I was going to fall over the side of this wall.
I stood in this position for a good five or ten minutes grinning and saying, "Oh my God!" This is one of my favorite pictures. It is one of the happiest moments of my life.

We wanted to remember the exact place we got engaged, so we took some pictures to remember it for when we ever come back. After we walked away from "our spot," George asked a shop owner (in Greek) what the church was named that was right next to that path. I was so surprised when he told me that it is named St. George! Totally meant to be! I can't wait to come back to the same spot someday and see it all again.

Next, I had to find a pay phone to call my parents. They knew all along, and George had asked for their permission the day we left. They are all very sneaky!

We ate at this little cafe afterwards. I remember that I had watermelon and Lemonita (carbonated lemonade... SO good!), and George had a beer. It was gorgeous under those flowers!

I could not stop smiling, and I still can't.  George is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me, and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.  The past two years since he asked me have flown by. By judging how our lives together have been so far, I can't wait to see how exciting our future will be.


  1. Awwwww! What a great story!! Your pictures are amazing!!!

  2. What a romantic place to get engaged! I've been to Greece once, and there are SO many dogs! It's crazy.

  3. Your ring is gorgoues! Isn't it funny how nervous the guys get before they propose?! I could tell my husband was up to something before he proposed because be started asking me tons of questions about my family and friends. Things that he never usually cares about. Greece looks beautiful! You're so lucky you've been!

  4. Thanks for sharing this. That must have been so magical!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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