December 26, 2009

"Marry" Christmas Everyone!!!

Christmas 2009 was the best christmas of my life, and I got what I really was wishing for!

Spencer and I woke-up to Mia needing to go outside at 6a.m. and were greeted with a fresh blanket of THICK snow... This is our back patio completely covered in cold white snow, with more coming down!!! (even as I type this, 24 hours later, the snow hasn't stopped!!!)

We turned on the news and watched as they warned everyone to stay inside and only travel if it was absolutely necessary. I was a little worried that we wouldn't get to go to my moms house later in the day...but Spencer promised me he would do everything in his power to make sure I see my mom. At about 6:30 we went into the living room for presents! We started with stockings for ourselves and the girls and then spencer said he had another one for the girls. He pulled a box out from under the tree, unwrapped it and pulled out new collars and tags!!! He put them on and then as I was petting the girls and telling them how pretty they were he told me to read the new tags they had on... I looked down at the little bone shaped ID that Betty was wearing and the words "Ring Bearer" were engraved!

I scrambled over to Mia's and read "Flower Girl" and flipped it the other side where "Jennifer & Spencer Schaub" was engraved!!

I then turned around to Spencer who had taken a small box out of its hiding place on the bookcase. Wrapped perfectly I opened the box (after a little bit of struggling and frustration...haha. dang thing was stuck together!) and out fell a little white jewelry box. I opened it up and inside it was the most beautiful ring I have ever seen in my life!

...and then Spencer asked me to be his wife. I cried, we laughed and I stared at the ring for the next several minutes. It was an absolutely perfect moment and I still get those little knots in my stomach, and butterflies churning about, when I think about it!

We are engaged!!! I am going to be Mrs. Jennifer Schaub and I couldn't be more excited!!!!!! ...although, it still doesn't even feel real!!! We have an entire wedding to plan now! (We're thinking October 2010) and starting monday my butt is going to be back at the gym for sure!

It's just so perfect!

We made it to my moms house and I got to show off the ring to the family and celebrate with a nice champagne toast and a wonderful christmas dinner. :)

The soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Schaub!!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!!! I know I did!
~xoxoxoxoxoxo~
Jenni

43 comments:

Simone said...

Jenni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many many congratulations to you and Spencer!!!!

That is a beautiful proposal to remember for sure.....Spencer planned it brilliantly!!! I love it!

I am very happy for you....sounds like a great year ending on a perfect note :)

Simone xoxo

Simone said...

PS Your engagement ring is GORGEOUS!!!!! Bet you can't stop looking at it :)))

Kristin said...

OMG!!! Congrats! What an amazing Christmas gift. I have goose bumps. I have more fun news for you...you one our Starbucks gift card giveaway. I know it pales in comparison to your gorgeous ring...ah ha ha. Send me your contact info when you get a chance pretty please. And enjoy your celebration!!

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

OMG!!! OK A, the snow is gorgeous, B, your dogs are so cute, C, that proposal is ace! and D, your ring is the best!!!

Congratulations!!!


xxx

Kellie said...

Ah, congrats!!! The ring is gorgeous! And what a cute way to propose.. aww :)

Selma said...

Congratulations! This is definitely an amazing Christmas gift! :) Oh, so happy for you! :D

CK said...

What a wonderful gift! Congratulations!

Amanda Roo said...

Congrats that was a really sweet engagement story. I love the dog collars and your Boston is too cute!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

congratulations! gorgeous ring!

Megan said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations! What a beautiful ring.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh!! This is the most exciting thing ever!! Being proposed to at Christmastime is tres romantic!! Congratulations Jenni!! :)

bananas. said...

right when i read the post title i knew what i was about to read...congrats hun! so happy for you!!!

Morgan said...

So fun! Congratulations! Such a sweet engagement - kudos to the Mister. :)

Juliana said...

New to your blog and what a great way to start reading a blog. Congrats on your engagement!!!!!

GiGi said...

CONGRATS JENNI!!!!!!
soooo happy for you!!
can't wait to see all the fun planning ahead! you are going to be a beautiful bride!!!!!!!!!!!

Celia said...

congrats again!!
fyi... it won't hit you for a good two weeks.
xox

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

This is my most favorite post of all time. He did such a wonderful job! So thoughtful! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous just like you! Soooooo happy for you!
Xoxoxo

Diane said...

Hy! I've just visited your blog and wanted to say Congratulations!

Have a wonderful wedding!

kiss

my name is lauren. said...

congrats to you! i remember getting engaged as one of the most surreal moments of my life. so excited for you to start out on this journey of marriage!

p.s. love the creativity in the proposal. you've got yourself a good man there :).

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww that is so wonderful!!! congrats to you guys!!! I love this post.

Toothfairy said...

CONGRATS!!!!! I'm happy for you! yay!!! and he picked out a gorgeous ring for you! your Christmas rocked girl!

loves

Dani said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!

That is THE best proposal I have ever heard! Way to go Spencer!

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

So sweet!!! A million congrats to you both! Glad it was such a great Christmas for you!

Marian said...

AHHHHHHH!!!! Biggest congrats ever lovely lady!! I'm so happy for you!!! How exciting!! AHhhhhhhh

Marry Christmas indeed:)

xoxoxoxo

Brown Girl said...

How awesome, congratulations!!! Enjoy!

CAPow said...

congratulations!! that's so exciting! your ring is beautiful!

KLaw said...

OMG I'm DYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats lady! Thank you for letting me in on the loop just after it happened! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Couldn't be happier for you!

carrie1 said...

WOOO HOOOO!!! CONGRATS!!! =) Sooo... happy to hear the news! And what a great job Spencer did with the ring and popping of the question! =)

SG said...

Popping over from KLaw's place. Congratulations!!! What a sweet proposal and gorgeous ring. Have fun with all the planning!

KatieSPerk said...

What a sweet proposal!! So happy for you guys. Your ring is stunning!! October is a lovely time of year! (That is when we got married)and jealous of the snow!!!

Blair said...

Whooo hooo!!!! I am so happy for you!!! What a sweet sweet fiance!

ChloƩ said...

Jenni!!! oh my goodness! i am behind on blogs and just came across your last post and was like "WHat?!? she got engaged?!" that is so awesome! congrats girl! i love how he proposed! that is such a beautiful story and your ring? GORGEOUS. i am so happy for you! this seriously just made my day! you look so happy!!!

Annie said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! HOW EXCITING!!!!
congrats lady!!!
super happy for the both of you!
your ring is gorgeous and i love the way spencer proposed! the dog collars are adorable! :)
YAY for the best christmas ever!!

Amber said...

Oh congrats Jenni!! You really did have an amazing Christmas. Your ring is beautiful and what a creative man you have. Love how proposed!!
Can you believe all this snow? Hope you made it into work ok today. The highways aren't bad at all it is just all those pesky side streets!!
Congrats again!!

nicole addison said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh my we can totally exchange wedding ideas! haha aww we were engaged a week apart, that's so awesome CONGRATULATIONS!!! i know what you mean, im still in shock mode! its really as if its not true and im going to wake up from a dream! aww congrats again lady, cannot wait to hopefully exchange tips and hints! xo!

Kora Bruce said...

ahhhh CUTEST PROPOSAL EVER!

major points to Spencer for planning it all out and making it special

and most of all, CONGRATS! I cant wait to hear all about the wedding deets!

Ela said...

Congratulations, Jenni!!! That is wonderful! And the proposal was so sweet! 2010 will definitely be your year!
xo

~KS said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy crap!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? Congratulations girlie!!!!! I am so flippin' excited for you... you have no idea!! Ahhh!!!!! I am literally screaming out loud over here... I AM SO EXCITED!! And the way he proposed?? Tons of gold stars for Spencer... you have one amazing man in him. How lucky are you to spend the rest of your life with someone so amazing!!!!!!! I cannot wait to hear all about your wedding plans... Ahhhh!!!!!!

Geez Louise♥ said...

Um, GORGEOUS! CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! Thanks for stopping by my little spot! Glad you liked it! Following you now!

Lace said...

Yayyy! Congrats!! SO excited for you!

Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness, I am dying. That is a wonderful way to propose! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

Shannon said...

Wow he put some thought and time into how he was going to do it! Impressive! :) Congrats to you both! Let the crazy wedding planning begin!

MCW said...

Congratulations!!!! What an amazing Christmas present...he is so creative!