Something quite momentous occurred on January 5th:


It wasn’t a complete surprise (I didn’t know when the proposal would happen but I did know it was forthcoming). For one thing, we’ve talked about getting married in 2013 and secondly, I went with Paul to look at rings a few months ago. I secretly think he enjoyed watching me squirm with impatience, but he insisted he was just waiting for the right time.

After the proposal happened, we went on a walk to the Old Post Office Pavilion and rode the elevator to the clock tower to look out on sweeping views of the city. Neither of us had been there before (and it’s free!), so it was a lot of fun.

We celebrated that night with a bottle of nice champagne I’ve had in the fridge for a while. I’m glad I saved it for a special occasion!

I’m super excited to be engaged to Paul. And I love my ring — I’ve been looking at it all the time. I haven’t worn any rings on a regular basis in quite some time so the addition is even more noticeable.

I’m a lucky lady.

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  • Reply loveisblonde January 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    And he’s a lucky guy!

    You know, when I saw the pics of the post office visit I thought hmmm..that would be a good place to propose. And what do you know! ๐Ÿ™‚

    So happy for you guys. Can’t wait to see the ring in person soon.

  • Reply sassymonkey January 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm


  • Reply Snoskred January 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I’m about to start my first day of slow cooking here and soon to start eating paleo or close to it, anyway – you and your blog have inspired me greatly. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve spent the last 3 days getting ready and no time to read blog posts, when I did get a chance to sit down at the computer finally I was very happy to see this post in my blog reader feed.

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous ring.

    • Reply Naturally Minimalist January 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      That is very sweet! I’m very glad my blog has provided a bit of inspiration for you. I always enjoy hearing that. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Good luck!

  • Reply Frank January 12, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Congratulations! Quite the way to start off the New Year.

    • Reply Naturally Minimalist January 12, 2013 at 10:13 am

      Thank you, Frank! Haven’t head from you in a while. Nice to know you’re still following along. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply Frank January 12, 2013 at 11:58 pm

        I can be quite the lurker ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Lisa January 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations! That’s such exciting news and the ring is very pretty.

  • Reply Janet January 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Hooray! Gorgeous ring! Congratulations!

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