As it turns out, my prediction was spot-on and I got engaged on Thursday night, about an hour after my last update here, and I could not be happier! I love the ring, and I love the man that gave it to me even more! And yes, I am giving a modified bird to y’all because marriage is hardcore and so am I!
Thursday night and all of Friday passed really quickly in my newly-engaged bliss, and suddenly it was time for Ashley’s shower! Her future sister-in-law made these beautiful and delicious cupcakes, and we came in so far under budget that we actually could afford to spring for a mimosa punch bowl!
Since it was a tropical theme, I went with sunscreen and tiny little paper umbrellas secured to them as favors and came up with the oh-so-twee phrase “Please take one and stay safe in the sun!” slogan.
Basically since Thursday, though, my right hand has been glued to the shutter button of my camera so I can take oodles of pictures of my left hand because I’m kind of obsessed. Also, please note the bridal Scattergories game in the background that we played during the shower; I found a free template online and voila! Instant ice breaker/time-passer. Not pictured (regrettably): the Best Wishes/Advice/Memories/Messages in a Bottle keepsake that everyone wrote down for Ashley. It was pretty adorbs, not gonna lie.
[Most of] The ladies!
Ashley and myself – going on our 10 year anniversary of meeting/becoming best friends, now we’re engaged at the same time and I’ll be heading down the aisle only 11 days after her! Hashtag perfect!