Friday, November 13, 2009

It All Starts With a Peanut


Last week, as I mentioned, I was working feverishly on several projects. I unexpectedly had to run out for supplies right before Jennifer was coming over to work. So, there I was shopping, a million ideas running through my mind, speed walking from aisle to aisle, stopping only to stand perfectly straight, arm held up and parallel, hand and head titled at the same angle, talking to myself out loud. I didn't realize how odd I must have appeared until a teenage sales associate cast a wayward glance and dashed speedily around the nearest corner. {And you thought I was joking about maintaining my sanity.}

It was in this context that I got a text from my mom: "Did you put the peanuts in my mail box?" A bag of peanuts? No--not me. This was the day after Halloween, so who knew why she had a mystery bag of snacks in her mailbox. I was too preoccupied to really think about it.

A half hour passed, and I got a mass email on my phone. It said something about a local prank and teens placing bags of peanuts in people's mailboxes. It included an emphatic caution: DO NOT EAT, PEANUTS WILL CAUSE SEVERE BLOATING AND ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT.

Then I got a call from my brother, my mom, and my grandma, once I got home, all while I was trying to work with Jennifer. Simultaneous, I got another text from my my mom: "Did you get a peanut in your mail box?" I was so preoccupied with all the work deadlines I had that I didn't even stop to put the pieces together. After Jennifer left, I checked our mailbox and found this: not peanuts, but one peanut...




Any guesses.............



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If you said baby, then you're right! All my family lives in the same area, and my brother had placed little mystery bags in all our mail boxes. Oh, and the mass email was from my dad, the master prankster.

So, congrats, to my brother Ryan and his wife Sunni for baby #2 on the way! It also recalled memories of how I first told Robert we were expecting Aidan. When he came home, the entire house was dark, except for one candle on the kitchen table, and beside it a box wrapped in brown paper with the words "OPEN ME" written on top. He tore off the paper and inspected the small pair of white booties. I heard the, "Oh.... wait, oh.... OOOHHHHH!" from around the corner. We were not planning, so equally surprised and delighted. By the way, there will be no little white peanut bags given out by me any time soon.

So, as promised, I have another giveaway, but this one you have to work for. Tell me your story of how you told your spouse you were expecting. The best story gets a little pair of newborn booties. Can't wait to hear them.


UPDATE:
Since some of you may not have children yet, you can share one of the following stories: how you told people you were expecting, how you plan to tell people you're expecting, the funniest newborn story {could be involving your childhood, a sibling, etc}, or your proposal story. How's that?

Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, November 15, 11:59 CST. The top 4 stories will be posted in a poll on Monday, November 16. The winner will be chosen by the highest number of votes by Wednesday, November 18, 11:59pm CST and announced on Thursday, November 19.

34 comments:

Kjerstine Phillips said...

what if you arnt in a position to be prego or have never been prego and want to win a pair of shoes for a your best friends new baby?! :(
can you do a second type of contest for those of us who are lacking in this department?
:)
thanks- Kjerstine Phillips from Tacoma WA

Jessica Haley said...

I was thinking about that. Sure, how about sharing.... hmmmm, your proposal story? Or... funniest baby story? I am open to suggestions...

Jenny said...

oh, would love a pair, but my prego unveiling stories are soooo not good/romantic...for those of us who struggled to conceive, just getting pregnant was a joyful story. My husband always knew when I would be using the stick...both times we just laid in bed and snuggled with the + announcement.

Becca said...

oh I love it! :-)
I actually shared my story of how I told my hubby here http://thestanleyclan.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-time-while-i-was-watching-lost.html
It's kind of a long story - but a good one :-)

Jennie Durham said...

Well, let me start by saying that my husband and I do not have two children, but on our daughter's first birthday, I took a pregnancy test and it came back positive. It ended up being something called a Chemical pregnancy, but no sadness because we were not prepared at all to take on the responsibility of a second child. In fact, I cried when I first saw the results. With that said though, I knew my husband would be estatic, so, I went out and bought a T-shirt for my daughter that was very brightly colored and said "big sister". Knowing that I can always count on her first reaction when entering our home from being outside, to be - take off shoes, socks and jackets, I bundled her up and took her outside to play until Daddy got home from work (with her big sister t-shirt underneath her jacket.) So, my husband got home from work and I brought my daughter inside to greet him and sure enough it worked like a charm. She instantly ran to him for a hug and then started trying to pull off her shoes, then socks and finally the jacket. At first Cody didn't say a word and didn't notice, so, I just waited. I was in another room picking up, when I finally heard him say to our daughter - did you get a new shirt sweetie? And then I hear him gasp and come running. It was pretty fun to see it all play out even though I was still getting my arms around the fact that we were being blessed with another little bundle of joy.

Jessica Haley said...

More to the story:
So I really only told the part of the story of how I told Robert, not the part of how I found out. I was keeping track of important dates {nudge, nudge, wink, wink} on a calendar I had bought on our trip to Italy. The days counted down, not across. Apparently, that is all it takes for me to get said important dates off, by more than a week. I was actually at work when I realized my date error. There was a Dollar Store in walking distance from my work. So I went there, bought a test, and took it! I did not expect a positive {thought surely 8 days is suggestive.} I went through the rest of my work day with shaking hands. I'm still not sure how I kept it a secret.

Jessica Haley said...

Oh, and nice story--Becca. What was it... "Amo a papa" ;)

Philip, Melissa, & Summer said...

What a great way to let everyone know. I love that. Unfortunately I don't have a crazy fun story to tell. My husband and I have both found out together. Meaning I took the test when he was in the other room waiting. Hopefully I will get some good ideas from your post, and then when it happens again I will plan better.

Amy said...

Love the peanut story! What a creative way to tell people.

My proposal story is so much more exciting than my baby stories {prob because my husband did it -he's the creative one in the fam}, but here goes:

#1- Tried for one month. Did not think "IT" would work that fast. Came down w/the
"flu" around the end of the month. Called my nurse sister and told her symptoms.She told me to take a test. Took it, was positive. CAlled family and waa-laa...we got Jacob.

#2- Againi thinking "IT" wouldn't happen that fast. No special friend at the end of the month. Took the test, was positive. Except this time no sickness so took 2 entire packages {6 tests} to prove to myself I actually was. Welcome Evelyn 9 months later.

Wish it was more exciting. Can we win a prize for the most uneventful story? Cause those newborn booties are sooo stinkin cute! xoxo

Jen T said...

I love the "Peanut" idea! That's what we called our first baby.
When I took the pregnance test for our second child it came back a very faint positive. I took a few more, okay 6, and they were all faint. So, I had to get a second oppinion from my husband. But, we have moved away from our family and I wanted to mail them something but couldn't wait. I took a picture of our first ultrasound and sent it as a picture text to my mom and sister. My mom called me a few minutes later and said, "You're going to have to resend that, it came through fuzzy. It almost looks like....is it? Ohhhhh!"
We're excited to welcome our little guy in March.

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Well, my PLAN kind of involves the whole family. A package will first be mailed & addressed to him and inside he's going to find 3 things:

1.a onsie that says “Daddy's little tax deduction”. I realize that to anyone who doesn’t know us, that might sound a little harsh or unloving but perhaps if people knew that we are both CPA’s, they might see the humor like we do.
2. The smallest tiniest pair of skates you have ever seen
3. A second baby onsie that says “ready to play coach!”
Once, he’s opened his gift, we plan to tell our parents in private with gifts of their own and then remaining 10 siblings between both sides of the family will be given gifts relating to their future “duties” for the baby. :) Diapers, burp clothes, etc…

Whimsical Creations said...

We had been trying for a LONG time for both of our children. I really am not good with telling people things. I think I just blurt it out and told him, like it was any other piece of news.

Anonymous said...

I don't need the cute shoes (no more newborns for me after 5 kids!), but I love to tell my proposal story (on my hubby's behalf) 'cause I'm just so proud of him for cooking the whole thing up!

So we had been dating for some time and the past several years had visited a holiday exhibit around Christmas time in downtown San Jose called "Christmas in the Park" where local companies, clubs, and schools decorate live Christmas trees which are lit up at night in a lovely display where visitors can buy hot cocoa and walk up and down the sidewalks downtown admiring the trees.

All the decorated trees are gorgeous and my hubby and I always kept a special eye out for our college's tree (San Jose State) and his High School's tree, which were typically located right near one another. That year we bundled up, bought our hot cocoa, and headed off to Christmas in the Park. As we walked around stopping to look at each of the trees we finally came to the San Jose State tree. It was brightly decorated in Blue and Gold and we spent a long time standing in front of it admiring it. As we went to move on to the next tree I noticed it was more brightly lit than the others. As I looked closer I saw that each of the ornaments on the tree were handmade with pictures of me and Brice inside. This tree was COVERED in treasures from Brice and my dating years! Then right in the center of the tree was a huge clear ornament with a ring hanging in the center. When I saw it I gasped out loud. I turned around and Brice was already on one knee. He asked me to marry him and of course I screamed YES! People had gathered around and started clapping and cheering spontanously. The reason "my tree" was lit brighter than all the others was because Brice had several pals hiding in the bushes behind the tree with flashlites shining on the tree (and protecting my ring). The whole thing was really incredible!

The thought that my husband went to that much trouble (reserving a Christmas tree to decorate, making the ornaments, organizing his helpers, and coordinating the proposal) without me even having a single idea of what he was working on truly blew my mind... and I LOVE him for that!

Thanks for letting me share Jessica!
-Melissa

Melissa said...

Not sure if this counts, but its how I told my mom I was expecting our second daughter. By the way, I didn't do anything special for my husband, I couldn't wait and just called him at work (this was for the 2nd baby, the first he was with me.) Anyway, I found out on Valentine's Day and my mom was coming by to drop a gift for my oldest daughter. So I stuck the pregnancy test in her card envelope. She opened her card and looked at the test and said "Oh, you got me a thermometer!" She really faked the excitement too! I told her no, look at again and then she was said "huh?" It was too funny, I just had to end up telling her, I'm pregnant! :)

Jessica Nunley said...

Our unexpected Miss Polly
We live in Tulsa, OK. The winter of 07' we had a horrible ice storm- supposedly the worst in apx 80 years. So, out of two parents, one brother,5 sisters, and one niece, etc (entire family) only one home had electricity(a 1 bedroom apt) and only one with a wood fireplace. So, needless to say for 10 days we were all staying at my sisters house sleeping in the living room with the fireplace to stay warm. I had been very sick for about a week, but thought nothing of it. We (all 9 of us) drove across to shower at the 1 bedrm apt with electricity, my husband and I then left to go to Target to buy some clean underwear and pjs - at the checkout it hit me that I had the symptoms of being preggers. So, I made my husband go back and get a test, which he refused to do for about 5 minutes. I couldnt wait for the answer so I went into the Target bathroom to take the test, which came out maybe +, so I took another one, which also came out maybe +. I left the bathroom and told my husband I might be pregnant, which he didnt believe. So,I made him drive me to the nearest Walgreens to go in and get the ones that say YES and NO. I bought two packs and then we drove 30 minutes to our house with no electricity and sat in the bathroom with a candle and took 4 more tests, just to make "Sure" they were right. We couldnt believe it as we sat in the bathroom that was about 30* and lit by candle that we were expecting. We went back to my sisters and slept on the floor for 5 more nights with our little secret.

Cherry Blossoms said...

I told my husband that we were expecting by doing this:

We had been trying for a few months and I told him...ah, I feel cramps coming on...I guess I am not pregnant...so he went to work {I knew I was pregnant, I found out that morning and it was SO hard not to say anything} so I went to the store and got a cute bag, tissue paper, and put my pregnancy test at the very bottom of the bag and then layered other gifts on top, a Cd, a Bib, a pacifier. {I told him I was giving him his Valentines Present Early}. SO he opened the bag and found the CD, then pulled out two bibs, and a pacifier...he looked at me and said "this is really depressing...why would you give me this stuff if we aren't pregnant?" and then he glanced back into the bag and saw it...the test stick with a positive sign....his eyes welled up with tears and he quietly whispered "are you sure? are you serious? we are going to have a baby?" and I nodded and smiled. He was ecstatic! Our little girl is now three but we have such great memories of that day {I even have it on film!}

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Kort and Amy said...

We did not "say a word". We took 4 pictures holding signs that said "we.... are.... having...a baby." We sent them to friends and family in the mail. I would love to share the pictures but could not figure how to include them with my post. our daughter Emmi is now 4 months old and our treasure!
Amy
kort_amy@cox.net

Meredith said...

We have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. I think my last pregnancy was the cutest story to share.

I bought my husband a shirt that said "The Man Behind The Belly;" I wrapped the shirt and put it under our Christmas tree last year. When he opened it Christmas morning it took him a minute to realize we were having another baby. What better gift could you ask for? Our baby #3 named Harlow Eve is now 3 months old today.

Meredith
mere@jklobo.com

Sarah said...

How I told my spouse was not too exciting. We started trying for our second and both were bummed the first month when I kept getting negative tests back but I still had that feeling. I waited a few days and finally got a positive back (with all our kids we got preggo the first month)! I worked all day with my 17 month old daugther to try to say she was going to be a big sister. It sounded more like "im big sista" but it was still cute.

When we told the rest of our family, we bought our daugther a shirt that said "Shh...I have a secret" (had a pic of a big sister) and then at the bottom said "Im going to be a big sister"

We just found out we are pregnant with our 3rd (8 weeks) and we think we are going to add "And baby #3" to our Christmas cards we are sending out. If anyone else has any ideas let me know. I also thought of buying our kids "First child" and "Middle child" shirts...I dont know yet but the secret is killing me!

Sarah B.

Melissa said...

My full proposal story is kind of long to post, but I'm super proud of my husband (that's still such a new word for me!) so you can read it with pictures here: http://melissaandmince.blogspot.com/2008/12/proposal.html

Wendy said...

I guess mine wasnt very original, but I thought it was cute. I took the test the night before after just getting home from getting groceries. I freaked out! I grabbed my 2 year old and headed back to Walmart to get a white shirt & paint, and wrote "Im the big brother" on it for Daddy to see when we woke up (he was at work). He was quite surprised!

Amy said...

I ran to the store and bought a blank tee-shirt. I hand painted on it " I'm going to be a BIG Sister". I put it on her before he got home. When we were getting ready for dinner he looked and commented on her cute shirt and thought it said something about "easter" and took him a few minutes to register what it actually said! What a great memory!
- Amy

Davis Family said...

I have a baby but I would love to tell a newborn story becuase the way I told my hubby was boring..cool? When DS was born I could tell from the first second I saw him that he was my husband in every way. They way he loved to eat all the time, boobs, his husky ribcage, and canadian eyes. What I didn't realize then was that DS would also have his..uh..G.I. tract. A few days after the birth I took DS to the doc to have him weighed and checked out and since he had a soggy diaper the nurse changed him and right as she pulled up is little legs he shot mustard across the room! I am talking a 4 foot distance! The funniest part was watching the nurse duck and roll out of the way to avoid the spray.

Brandy said...

My Husband and I had been trying for many years to get pregnant and because of a medical condition (that I have) it just wasnt happening. So when we finally did get pregnant...we wanted to spread the news in a fun way. First...I told my husband...

He came home from work and I told him that I was making him something to eat (which is TOTALLY not like me since he is the chef in the family) so he opened the oven and the only thing in there was a Bun (a HOT DOG bun). It took him a second to figure out that we had "A BUN in the oven".
Then we told our families...
On Mother's Day it was kinda tradition that we took our moms to a favorite Chinese Food place. My sister and her husband, my mom and dad, and my husband's sister and her husband and my mother in law and father in law. After everyone finished their meal...our favorite waiter brought out the fortune cookies and insisted that in Honor of Mothers Day the moms get their cookie first. When everyone opened their cookies their fortune said, "Add another Larson to your Christmas List. My BEAUTIFUL miracle daughter was born on 12/9, and I cant eat a fortune cookie without thinking of that great day.

Angel Warrior said...

Well, like many "I was late..." and for me, at 36 with no prior pregnancies, I KNEW what that meant. I waited to be sure, and on Valentines day planned to tell him, however I started spotting so my moment sounded more like "well, I thought I was pregnant, but-maybe not".. (thinking I miscarried) A few days later, no spotting... he couldn't wait, so while at the store he picked up a pregnancy test and proceeded to offer me waters the rest of the night!:) Suddenly, the time was right and I was unprepared, reading the directions while "taking the test" and after, said I don't know if I did this right, I was supposed to hold it at a certain angle and along with all the other specifications on the "how to take the test" it was pretty hilarious. well, it came back + but I wasn't sure if it was accurate because I didn't hold the dang thing right, lol! I ended up making an appointment and the doctor gave me an ultrasound confirming the heart beat of my sweet baby :) I texted him the ultrasound pic and told him it was our little flickering spec and that she was the size of a rice grain! Her dad is Filipino and loved that, and from then on, our little girl was known as the "rice baby" by all of our friends.
(my story may not be that exciting, but it's sweet to me!)

<3 Kristy

p.s.
I was just sharing my story for fun, but please do not include me in your contest, I'm sure there are plenty of other moms who would like a pair of booties for their precious newborns :)

Have a wonderful day

Mande said...

Congratulations to Ryan & Sunni!

Our first pregnancy we found out after I had been at 2 back to back aerobics classes and literally almost fell to the floor. I went home & looked at Mike & said I think I may be pregnant. He was about to take a ride on his motorcycle and a few minutes later I told him. Not a very exciting story, but he never forgot that ride.

The second pregnancy is a little more interesting. I found out when he was at work & wanted to surprise him. I took out a sharpie and one of Harrison's old t-shirts. Harrison helped me write "future big brother" on it and when Mike pulled in the driveway Harrison ran out and yelled I am going to be a mommy helper! I laughed, Mike stared at me with his mouth wide open, and Harrison ran around the car 4 times giggling. It was a fun and memorable moment that I wish in hind sight I had captured on video.

Jessica Haley said...

I enjoy reading all your stories and a little bit more about your families, too.

My friend, Michele told her husband in an interesting way. She had taken a test that morning, and in the evening she and her husband sat down to dinner, like normal. She proceeded to serve herself spoonfuls of each item on the table, not once but twice, adding an elaborate, "I guess I'll need TWO of this, too" after each spoonful. They were planning; he got the hint. Pretty sure Robert would have just thought I was ravenous.

Anyway, I think that's how she told him... :)

SoShawna said...

We had been trying for just 4 months when I had a major accident on the way to work in early December 2005. A car hit me, forcing me into a concrete barrier, and that threw me back across 5 lanes of traffic, rolling over and over. THANK GOD I was OK, with only minor injuries. I was alert enough to groggily tell the paramedics that I 'might' be pregnant. I told the ER nurses. I told the ER doctor...ha...they got my message and did a quick test. NEGATIVE! So sad...so they did the full spectrum of MRI's, CT's, etc. that my accident required. They loaded me up on the heavy-hitting pain killers and sent me home to rest. Three days later, in a nice medicated fog, I realized that my period still hadn't arrived and wondered if the accident could have delayed it? I took a test at home and it was POSITIVE! So much for the ER test! So that sweet little baby had been bouncing around inside of me while I was flipping across the interstate! I immediately made a doctor's appointment, confirmed it, and quit the meds cold turkey. On the way home I bought a simple card that said: "First comes love...then comes marriage..." on the outside, and on the inside it was blank so I wrote the rest of the poem; "...then come the GRAY'S with a baby carriage!" When my husband came home I handed it to him and we both cried. In the fall, our blessing Samuel was born healthy.

Meredith said...

I'm so sick with the flu so please forgive any bizarre typing that might happen but I have to contribute to the cute stories, although mine is less cute, more hysterical and Bronwyn will be MORTIFIED if her father or I ever tell this story when she's a teenager :)
We were in the hospital the day after giving birth having made it through the first night filled with absolute glee about our new girl and we had all managed to get some sleep.
Matt hadn't showered in two and a half days and was happily making use of the shower and soap while I was cuddling Bronwyn in the lounger in our room. Matt had just turned off the water when our darling new beautiful little bundle let one rip with such vigor, bass and reverberating acoustical power then proceeded to yawn, stretch and blink her big eyes at me that I started to uncontrollably giggle, then to make matters worse, Matt steps out of the bathroom and says "Did you hear the plumbing, man that was loud" that just sent me over the edge into full on streaming tears laughing. I managed to gasp out "It wasn't the bathroom's plumbing dear! It was your daughter!!" Matt then also lost it and our nurses came in to check on us as we were sounding more like hyenas than new parents :D
Anyway, it's a terrible newborn story! But it still makes us all laugh.

Jenni said...

my husband and i had been living with my father-in-law while we were having our new house built when we found out we were pregnant with kyan. but, as you guessed there is more to the story than that. i had a "feeling" i was pregnant, you know how sometimes you just know, and i told chad, but, he was like, "well, let's just wait another week..." ugh, another week? no way, but i said ok to make him happy (yes, we were trying to get pregnant, but didn't want to get our hopes up). i got a call from our realtor of the condo we were selling saying that the buyer thought that something was wrong with the stove and could i meet up with her to see what was up. perfect opportunity to go a little bit early to take a sneak test (i wasn't thinking of what i was going to do if i was really pregnant...take another test and pretend like i didn't just sneak one?! especially after i said i would wait) so off to the condo i went. i forgot that the power and water were already turned off at this point, so i couldn't pee on the stick in the bathroom, what was i going to do?!
the pool. it was right outside the condo and it had bathrooms. i went there. as soon as i go to turn on the lights, no electricty and it was pitch black if i didn't leave the door open! i kept thinking, man, i am not supposed to be taking this test right now, but two things at this point: 1. i really had to pee and 2. i went to all of this trouble to get this stupid test, i am going to have to pee in the dark, chancing i was going to miss - so i did! from the time it took me to flush the toilet and open the door to get some sort of light into the small space my test had already turned POSITIVE! pregnant was i, now omg, how was i going to tell chad?! (remember, i was supposed to wait another week before i was going to take a test!). i had to go to the inspection of the stove with the realtor (which turned out to be nothing, guess i was supposed to take the test after all) and try to hold back all excitement and nervousness and all the emotions of finding out you are pregnant the first time, only to go home and be just as nervous. the second i walked into the room, chad new something was up - i started crying and showed him the test - he started crying, it was perfect and makes a funny story to tell now (even though i was scared out of my mind when it first happened)!

Prencie said...

My story is more of a story of Gods will and His plan for everything. Please forgive me if I offend anyone due to some of the sensitive details that involve the story of my 3rd baby...

My husband and I have 2 boys that we love very much. Our family was complete... or so we thought. Apparently God had other plans for this family. We were SO DONE having kids, as a matter of fact my husband was looking into getting taken care of if you know what I mean. Well, one night there was a mishap and to be on the safe side my husband ran out and bought a Plan B pill. Well, one missed period later and I KNEW what what had happened. I didn't believe it!?!? I was afraid to tell my husband because I knew how he felt about the situation. There was just NO way we could afford another baby! Once I told him he immediately called Planned Parenthood and made an appointment...I was devastated. I knew we didn't want another baby but this WAS NOT the route I wanted to take. You see my husband was not a christian at the time and thought of the first thing that came to his mind. It was a very hard 2 months of our marriage. I went to the appointment to appease him but as soon as I saw the baby through a ultra sound I knew in my heart that I couldn't do it no matter what it meant. It took a lot of prayer but I stood firm in my decision. It took a while but he finally came around. 16 weeks into my pregnancy I found out that we were going to have a baby girl!!!! My husband cried when I told him. ( I had a unexpected ultra sound, that's why he wasn't with me) My husband always wanted a girl, with baby #2 it took him 2 weeks to get over the fact that we were having a boy so this was a blessing :)I delivered at 37 weeks to a beautiful baby girl, who gave birth to herself I might add! Yes, I had an epidural for the first time and all of a sudden I felt something that didn't seem right, I looked down and saw my baby girls head already out! My husband runs to find a nurse/doc and by the time anyone got back she was already here!!! Talk about crazy! Well, on top of everything it was shortly after the birth of Paris-Noel that my husband gave his life to the Lord and now lives learning more and more about our wonderful Saviour. We thank God everyday for all of our children but especially for our special gift from above!

So no really cool story about how I told my husband how I was pregnant just a really cool story on how God's will is always the better one.

Jessica Haley said...

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED

Anonymous said...

Jess - I love your blog :) Kelly

LaDawn D said...

Even though I missed submission for the give-away, I love to write and share stories so I had to comment:)

To tell my mom about my 2nd pregnancy I sent flowers to her place of work. One blue and one pink carnation. On the card it read to you think I will have a baby sister or a baby brother? Love MaTaya (my oldest daughter)

My mom LOVED it! She was able to dry the flowers and keep them along with the card. She called me from work and was crying and exstatic. It was a fun twist on many other ideas I had heard.

For my engagement my now husband (who by the way is NOT romantic!!!) did something super adorable. We were walking around the Mall one day and he said lets go take some old fashioned photos. (you know the ones with the old suits and beautiful vintage dresses). I was shocked, but thought...how fun! We got all dressed up and the photographer snapped a few photos and then asked me to turn toward the back and she would have me peek around an umbrella...well when I turned around there was Jeramy down on one knee. We got AMAZING photos of our actual engagement!!! I was blown away, had no idea he was going to propose, super impressed that he had called ahead and set this all up with the photographer, and of course I said YES:) The rest is history.

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