So, other than my girls day post I have been kind of elusive... BUT, in my defense I have been busy!! I started a new job, Mark and I moved to a new house, and most recently- WE GOT ENGAGED!!
What a happy surprise!
Mark proposed July 25th- a little over a week ago...
He had [apparently] been planning the whole thing for months and basically all of our family and friends were involved.
It just so happens that we were already planning a visit to Las Vegas to visit my brother and his fiancé and also, to attend a baby shower for my future nephew.
Mark had suggested a "fancy dinner night" at one of the many beautiful restaurants in Las Vegas. He ended up choosing Olive's, which has a balcony over-looking the famous Bellagio water fountains.
During dinner, a photographer was taking pictures of different couples during the water fountain show, so of course we welcomed her to take our photos. She later came to us and stated that her memory card, "messed up," and asked if we would like to re-take our photos. We readily agreed and got up right before the 8:00pm show and watched it together for a few minutes. We turned around to take a couple more photos and the photographer said, "one more!" That's when Mark looked at me and said, "Are you ready?" and got down on one knee.
I was taken aback at first (who wouldn't be??), until I quickly realized what was happening. Mark started into a beautiful speech, pulled the beautiful ring out of his pocket, and asked me to marry him (of course I said YES!). It was a perfect moment and a perfect engagement that I will certainly never forget.
Thus, I will no longer be, "always a bridesmaid."
And that has been a high point of conversation since the engagement....
"What are you going to do about your blog? Are you going to change the name? What are you going to blog about?"
As for now, I have no intent on changing the name. I have loved being a bridesmaid for all of my friends and think it is one of the most important roles we play as friends. I also plan on taking good care of my maids, because after all, they are my favorite women.
Also, I chose the blog name because I thought it was catchy and part of the old saying "Always a bridesmaid, never the bride." Not because I was bitter about being a bridesmaid so many times, those are memories I treasure.
There is still plenty to blog about regarding my own bridesmaids- how did I choose? How did I ask them? What gifts will I buy? My own bachelorette party... the list goes on and on!!
So, for everyone asking- No! I do not plan on changing my blog!
Bridesmaids are important too :)