shoes ~ Target
earrings ~ craft fair
dress ~ vintage, thrifted
well who's ready for a huge party? cause i'm getting married!!
yep, that's right. you
heard read that correctly. after eight-plus years, two kids, two houses, one dog, and three months of chris carrying a ring in his pocket every day, he finally asked me to marry him.
if you follow me on instagram (@meglets), then you may already know this, as i was posting like a mad woman the other day. but why wouldn't i? i'm just so excited!
chris and i have always been fine not being married. we decided we wanted to have both kids before getting married. and then a friend of mine told me that as a teacher, she sees how hard it is on kids to not have their parents have the same last name. i now don't actually think this is true (or maybe true for children of divorced parents??), but it scared me enough to start thinking about it. so i told chris that i would like to get married before henry started kindergarten. well, henry will be starting second grade this fall. so that didn't happen.
did i mention that chris' nickname, since he was a child, is pokey? he has that nickname for a reason. so i got a lot of jokes about milk and cows. and i had a lot of difficulty when making appointments for my kids at the dentist...because apparently we each have to sign affidavits that the other parent can legally make appointments for, and bring their kids to the dentist. (i understand this rule, but it was still a bureaucratic nightmare for us.)
so the 'before kindergarten' thing didn't happen. and then i was all weird and decided that i didn't want to get married in 2013, but i also wanted to get married before i was 40. so that left 2012. which is now. and we wanted a summer wedding, which is next month. so chris bought a ring in february, and made huge plans to ask me. and as we were dropping the kids off at grandma and grandpa's house, i got a call from my little sister saying she just got engaged. so the ring went back into chris' pocket and stayed there snuggly for three months.
until may 20.
and now it's on my finger, and i couldn't be more excited.
and suddenly, getting married in 2013 doesn't seem so weird to me anymore!