Sunday, May 20, 2012

Engagement Excitement

Thanks for all of your love yesterday, dear readers!  Jon actually proposed a week ago, and we knew we wanted to take some time to tell family and close friends personally - but it was still difficult to keep our news from you.  Social media is so pervasive that announcements don't seem official if they're not broadcast online.  (I had three different friends say, when I shared the engagement with them last week, "but I haven't seen it on Facebook yet!"  What a funny world we live in.)

Obviously, we're still working out many of the details, but to answer some of your questions: yes, I will still be moving back to DC in 10 days.  We'll have a long-distance engagement, and then after the wedding, which will be late next summer, we'll be together in the same country again.  Also, yes, my ring is on my left hand!  I have no idea why it appears to be on my right hand in the vlog -  maybe Photo Booth reverses images.  (And for those of you who follow me on Pinterest, yes, we have been talking about this for a little while, which is why you may not have been surprised to hear the announcement after having seen my boards!)

A few weeks ago, to prepare for my imminent departure and as a birthday gift to himself, Jon bought an XBox.  He tells me that I should be reassured; instead of going out and, possibly, meeting other girls while I'm in the States, he'll be home playing video games.  Who am I to argue with that kind of logic?  Besides, maybe he'll get it out of his system before we're reunited.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, dear readers.  Are you ready to head into the end of May?


  1. Congratulations Betsy!! That's fantastic news!! it was SO lovely to meet you the other day (albeit rushed) and I can't wait to blog about what a small world this is :) Enjoy the rest of your time in the UK! :) xxx

  2. Congratulations! Happy wedding planning!

  3. I like that you waited to tell the social media's so much classier and personal because an engagement is super special after all.

  4. There was nothing wrong in waiting to announce your engagement on FB or similar sites. :) I know it's over a year away, but I look forward to your wedding post. :)

  5. Congratulations Ma'am! So exciting that you're moving back to the District! Yay!

  6. Congratulations, that's wonderful!! So happy for you! :)

    Mendi & Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  7. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! I'm over the moon for you! :) I hope you really enjoy this fun time in your lives!

  8. Congratulations Betsy! That really is so exciting! Can't wait to follow along with the wedding planning :)



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