Thursday, May 24, 2012

new loves and old friends: something old, something new




new loves 
shoes ~ Target
earrings ~ craft fair
old friends
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!
xoxo,
megan bird 

62 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you both, Megan!!! Like, tears-springing-to-my-eyes happy! You are going to have the cutest/best wedding ever!!

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  2. Congrats! What a beautiful ring and story. 13 has always been my lucky number:) Gorgeous pictures as well. I cannot wait to see how unique and fun your wedding turns out to be.

    ~J

    P.S. I am a teacher and I don't see different last names of parents as being a problem for my students. Granted I teach 6th grade so maybe they are just into being preteens than worrying about last names.

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  3. oh, dear megan bird, we just want you to be happy! thrilled for you. when i first saw today's photos, before i read anything, i thought, she looks ready for a garden party. ;) i guess i wasn't off too much?

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  4. Congratulations!!! What a cutie your soon-to-be hubbie is - carrying around the right for three months! Such an amazing ring too ;)

    Life Etc

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  5. EEK!!!! Ok so this is big news! Im soooo happy for you 4 :) Congrats Megan Bird. That ring is beautiful!

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  6. Wow, what a beauty!! So vintage, so you!! Congratulations!! Enjoy every lil' ol' detail/moment!

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  7. That is AMAZING! Congrats to you guys...the ring is beautiful :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. Congratulations! Your ring is gorgeous. A bit of vintagey gorgeousness!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  9. wow...congrats ! I love the ring, and you look like a gorgeous bride already in that divine dress, I like that blissful smile too!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  10. WOW! What a beautiful rock! Congratulations!

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  11. thats so exciting! i love weddings!
    also that ring is awesome! love it.
    congrats girl!

    k

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  12. Congratulations!!!!! The ring is beautiful and you look so very happy!

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  13. Congratulations! I am sure it will be awesome to have your children involved in the event:)

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  14. congrats, cute ring
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  15. I know I already wished you congratulations like everywhere else, but can't say it too many times!! Congratulations!!! You are going to be one hot bride!! :)

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  16. Congratulations! I love the ring + the huge smile on your face!

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  17. Wow your ring is a stunner!
    Please check out my blog too at Miss Tangerine :)

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  18. Zowie wowie, that's one helluva ring. I love it. It's so vintage-y and different- very "you" (from what I've seen on this blog)! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  19. I'm going to say again that I'm so happy for you both. You're both awesome and I'm happy to be pinning my heart out for you :)

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  20. I would give anything to be there. I am screaming inside!!! I could not be happier for your adorable family. Love to you all. You look beautiful and your ring is an antique design which thrills me even more. I love the crib and your picture setting. It gives me a great idea for a wrought iron head and foot board that I must do something with. You are so creative and gorgeous. dawn suitcase vignettes xoxoxoxo Congratulations from the heart!

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  21. Congratulations!!! Now you get to go wedding dress shopping!

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  22. CONGRATS!!! I cant wait to hear all about the planning process! :)

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  23. Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us! What a beautiful ring :D

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  24. congratulations!! its good to hear you did it on your own time i personally am in no rush to get married and it is nice to know that other people can feel the same, it will happen when its meant to!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  25. I thought I was following you guys, but you don't come up in my feed. Maybe I'll just have to follow you on bloglovin. Anyway, congrats!!! That ring is beautiful! Is it an antique/estate/vintage ring? It definitely has that feel, it's bbeeaauuttiifuuul. So different.

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  26. Wheeee! What wonderful news. Congratulations to your amazing family!

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  27. Congrats!!

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  28. I was admiring that beautiful ring on Instagram the other day when you posted it - it's so beautiful! And you look so happy. Congrats!

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  29. Congratulations, Megan! You must be thrilled! Your ring is gorgeous too.

    PS My hubby and I have 2 different last names... I decided I wanted to keep my name.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  30. Woohoo!! Congrats girl!! Love the ring!! It's gorgeous!

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  31. this is such happy news! and wow, that is one beautiful ring. congratulations :)

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  32. Holy crap! I had no idea you two weren't married, I just assumed you were! That's so exciting and cute to do it now! Your ring is GORGEOUS and so unique! And I love that you are looking very casual-garden-party bridal in your white dress today!

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  33. Congratulations dear, thats a wonderful news. And that ring is so beautiful. Im so happy for you. THank you for the lovely comments dear, and yes there are floating village across asia, and many expatriates choose to live at their yacht in HK instead on the land. I love your blog and writing dear, want to follow each other?

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  34. Yyaayyy massive congratulations to you both. Wonderful news. And wow, the ring is stunning!!

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  35. Oh my gosh...CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you both. Your ring is absolutely gorgeous. He did good :)

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  36. Congratulations! Your ring is so pretty!!
    I'm your newest follower!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  37. Congratulations. That ring is gorgeous.

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  38. beautiful look and pictures. The ring is beautiful, one of a kind
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  39. Wow, that is amazing news Megan! Congratulations! I also love the fact you are wearing a white dress for the post!!! I can't wait to see wedding photos!

    I also wanted to ask you: Do you actually have a shop, I saw your personal styling services and what Bethie said about styling but I wasn't sure if you also had a shop as well as I couldn't see a link! Was most intrigued!

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  40. Very nice blog.
    The posts are interesting. I found many ideas.
    Well done!
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  41. oh, so happy for you.

    From Paris with love!
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  42. OMG CONGRATS! THE RING IS STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  43. Congratulations! The ring is gorgeous, and I also must say I love your shoes! Following on bloglovin :)

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  44. congrats! love the ring!


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  45. Congratulations! This is so exciting! Most girls think about wearing one at least a few times in their life and now you have such a pretty ring! Thanks for the lovely comment on our blog we really appreciate it!
    Your new followers!
    Carly and Stacie
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  46. Awww yay!!! Congrats pretty lady :) Your ring is so pretty and so is that white dress!

    Yay marriage!!! haha

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  47. Congratulations! That is wonderful news! So happy for your family!
    --TS

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  48. That's so exciting! Congrats!

    -Trinh

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  49. This is wonderful news. Congratulations!! You look almost "bridal" in this delicate dress today.

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  50. Congrats, that is so lovely & exciting! Can't wait to hear more about your plans :)

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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  51. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! so happy for you guys!

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  52. CONGRATS!!!!!!! What a pretty ring! <3

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  53. Congratulations, this is exciting stuff. I can't wait to read more about your upcoming wedding and of course, you have to write about the dresses you might pick! That will be so fun!

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  54. Congratulations, how exciting for you!!

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  55. Congratulations! So exciting!

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  56. huge congrats, so pleased for you :) x

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  57. Congratulations! Your ring is so pretty and unique!

    XOXO,
    Kristen

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