Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Happy Birthday, Indeed!

Source: Le Love

And I will have just that...

This weekend was more than I could have ever asked for in a birthday. My day started out with an Asian bath and 90 minute massage at the Kura Door (a holistic Japanese spa in the Aves). Seriously, I would have been happy at that...but then I remembered the fun shabby chic desk back at my apartment that Jimmy gifted me with a few days earlier. And after we got back from lunch, he gave me a copy of The Great Gatsby, his favorite book that I pretended to read in high school. I was showered with love and affection from every angle all day long!

But the best gift came the next day. We went to dinner at Pei Wei to celebrate my birthday and my brother-in-law's birthday. Dinner was great, and the company even better. We went to the mall and to Hobby Lobby and just wandered around for a few hours and decided to wander back home and take Winston for a walk and watch a movie. We walked up to the capitol like we usually do and made our way up the stairs to overlook the city. And then he pulled that little white box out of his pocket.


He said all the perfect words (and I nearly ruined the whole thing by telling him that he didn't need to do it now if he wasn't ready...what was I thinking?!) and helped me realize how special I am to him, and then dropped to one knee. It was perfect. I couldn't have painted a better birthday if I tried.

So now I get him - all of him. Forever. He and I, everyday. I. Can't. Wait.

22 comments:

Mindi said...

MAZELTOV!!!!!!


loveitLoveitLOVEIT!!!


(your man kicks as$)

CONGRATS!!

{she + him} said...

Holy crap Happy financeed Birthday! Sounds like you've got a real gent...

I was just thinking that your birthday was this month, but I always forget what day?! Do I get points for remembering the month?? No! I'm glad it was an amazing day!

Rowley's said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to meet this guy that stole your heart : )

Eileen said...

Oh my goodness! BEAUTIFUL rock!!! Congratulations on love. Ditto to Lanae.

Bre said...

So excited for you two! Wish I was there with you.

Brandan & Haylie said...

Congrats!! LOVE the Rock!

tiburon said...

HOOOORAY!!!!!!! I am so excited for you both!! :)

Ashlee said...

WHAT?!!!!! Stace I"m so happy for you!The ring is beautiful!

Megann said...

What wonderful news to wake up to this morning! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Ashlee said...

ps... happy birthday! and I think you should make a play list on your blog so I can listen to new music!:)

Jody said...

Yay! Yay! YAY! I was hoping with that quote at the beginning of your post that this would be the outcome! Stace I am so happy and excited for you! This is awesome! CONGRATS!!!!!! Beautiful ring too- it is gorgeous!

c a n d a c e said...

HURRAY!!!! CONGRATS GIRL!!!!!! You deserve it. You are so so lucky and I'm so beyond happy for you. The ring is gorgeous and I just know you both will be so happy!!!!! I'm here for you if you need ANYTHING! :D

Clark Herlin said...

when are you getting married and in what temple?

leigh + brian said...

Love the quote! Love the ring! Love you guys! Congrats again sissy! :)

Loni said...

HALLELUJAH! Wonderful news for a fabulous friend!

Ashlee Garn said...

Happy Birthday! And yay for someone who is perfect for you! The ring is beautiful (I'm partial, it looks pretty darn close to mine) STACE! I'm so excited for you! I think I just heard John Mayer's heart break because he kept putting off asking you to be his wife :)

CORY AND ABBY said...

Congratulations Stacey! I am so excited for you two! The ring is so beautiful. Have you set a date yet?

M-Cat said...

gosh gosh gosh!!!! I am so stinkin excited for you, I can't stand it!

The ring is absolutely gorgeous and he couldn't have proposed any better.,

I hope you are still walking around on the clouds girl - you deserve it!

Lori Rowley said...

Congratulations! You seem to be so happy. When do we get to meet him? Auntie Lori

Cassie said...

Congrats Stace! I'm so happy for you!!

Mallory said...

Hey, how come you've stopped updating this. I don't facebook you know. Your invites are gorgeous btw along with the ring. Congrats on the upcoming wedding.

Bruce said...

Thnaks for a great post
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