Sunday, April 14, 2013


We just got back from an amazing trip to Aruba. 
I enjoyed every minute of it. I will definitely miss floating around in a calm
sea void of waves, the non-stop caribbean breeze, and the endless umbrella drinks. 
Oh, and the cute, little Dutch boy who served us chocolate + banana crepes every night
after dinner! Every minute of the trip was special.

We decided to do something totally different and booked a day trip on this pirate ship, Jolly Pirates.
We sailed, snorkeled, and did the rope swing off the side of the ship. I was not very enthused about this
excursion and was honestly trying to take one for the team, since Ben wanted to do it. It ended up
being one of our favorite parts of the trip. The pirates were a blast and the secret Pirate Potion cocktail was really, really tasty. If only I knew what really went into making it...

I came back with an unexpected, sparkly souvenir from Aruba.
Yep, we're engaged!! Ben proposed on our second night. I was definitely thrown
a curve ball. We've been dating a while, so I knew we would most likely be taking that
next step soon. However, I had myself convinced it would maybe happen around my birthday. 
I was completely wrong!  It was the best surprise. Since I didn't expect anything like this to
happen, I didn't purchase the international plan for my phone. I figured we would go to Aruba
and I would truly cut myself off from blogs, Instagram, email, texting, and Facebook. 
I was really excited to just shut down for five full days. We definitely talked to our 
parents after it happened, but I had to wait to talk to everyone else until we arrived back in
Atlanta. It was kind of nice to enjoy the moment, instead of spending the rest of the evening
on the telephone calling people to tell them what just happened.
{This is a picture of one of our last nights on trip. This wasn't the night it happened. 
I'll have to upload pictures from the engagement night later.}

So, now we're back to reality and I'm headed back to work tomorrow. 
I'm counting down the days until summer. Not much longer! I can already see myself
spending days at the beach with my mom this June + July ironing out wedding details. 
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  1. Congratulations!!!!!!
    Blessings to both of you.

  2. Congrats! That's so exciting!

  3. Congratulations! What a fun and exciting time for you both! Enjoy planning your wedding. It is so much fun to do. You'll make a beautiful bride. Blessings to you and your fiance! Marriage is a wonderful thing.

  4. Sooo happy for you!! Can't wait to hear more!

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