We have wonderful news, the Saturday before Christmas, my dear
son - rowing boy- popped the question to his girlfriend of 5 years. And what I really find amazing is he did it all by himself, we were all quite taken, and completely unaware that he was even thinking about this. What a surprise for us all, including Christelle, rowing boy's now fiancee.
How exciting is that. SO now we have a wedding to look forward to, and lots of planning, and arrangements and decisions etc although it is quite some time away. Christelle has family in France and she would love for them to have the opportunity to come out to New Zealand, hence the wedding date has been set for 27 November 2010. YES, a long time away! I am sure that it will be no time tho before their big day is much closer ...
They had a Christmas party with a few close friends and during this, rowing boy stopped the music, got done on one knee - the romantic wee soul - and did the proposal thing! WOW, I cannot believe that he managed to keep the ring buying and all this a complete secret from absolutely everyone.
So we have duly celebrated with a bottle of champers...
I cannot believe how organised she is, already she has a wedding planner/diary. And a great A4 ring-binder that she has pictures of dresses that she likes, and ideas for the cake, photos, venues etc etc. She is going to make this all so so easy.
Their engagement party is set for March 31st, as we also have some family coming from other parts of NZ, and Perth, Australia for the event. It will be wonderful to catch up with family and friends again, some of whom we have not seen for some time.
And today it is Valentine's day , so HAPPY VALENTINES DAY everyone, wherever you may be, and whatever you may be doing I hope you have a very enjoyable time with your loved ones,
She Blooms in Ink : Front facing portrait
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