It's Official!

Patrick and I went to Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan this past weekend for a much deserved break from all the chaos that has been happening over the last few months. We enjoyed our nice, long weekend walking on the beach and relaxing by the ocean. It was great weather for late October. Saturday was in the mid 80's and the water was warm enough to wade around in. Sunday was a little overcast and windy, but it was still so pleasant to be outside.

Sunday morning we went for a walk on the beach and he proposed to me out on the sand. It was great. I think he was nervous that he wasn't going to say it all the right way, but he had nothing to worry about. It was just his style! He gave me my ring in a little wooden heart-shaped box that he bought for me on the sly after I'd mentioned something about how it was perfect for a ring.

The ring is so beautiful. I was stunned at how clear and white the diamond is.

But, more importantly, we got to celebrate being together for 5+ years now and just enjoy a little time together. We haven't set any date for a wedding yet, but I guess we'll be looking into that sometime soon!

Here are a few pictures. I have some other cool beach ones that I'll put up later. I want to bask in the glow of this for a little while first :)



Anonymous said...


Congratulations! :)

Jim gave me my engagement ring a year ago this past weekend. :)

What a great coincidence!

Congrats again to you both. :)

Melissa said...

Best news ever!

I recommend Vegas. ;-)

devon spec said...

YAY MARY!!!! just a word to the wise, DON'T STRESS. you have so much time! :D i'm so happy for you. you DESERVE IT. you're an awesome girl and patrick is smart to snatch you up like he did.

Jeope said...

That's a good man. Patrick has a killer sense of timing.

I also recommend Vegas, oddly. Best two-day marriage ever.

Mary said...

I have grand delusions of a beach wedding now! No airfare, just a 5 hour drive...and perfect for small weddings. Who wouldn't want to see the white sandy beaches of of the best places here!

teahouse said...

Congrats to the two of yas!

Proposing on a beach is soooo romantic..

Anonymous said...

congrats mary and patrick!!! you two make a cute couple. : ) my husband and i had a blast planning our wedding - i hope you guys have a great time planning yours!

- lori

Nessa said...

Congratulations. Beautiful ring.

Anonymous said...

congrats. sparkly rings are beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You've already been together longer than most marriages last! That's a good sign :)