Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This Picture Tells The Story

 Ocean Dreams tagged me in a fun photo post. (thank you!)
So here are the rules...
* Open my first photo folder
* Scroll down to the 10th photo
* Post that photo and story on my blog
* Tag five friends to do the same

This picture is of TL.  It actually tells the story of when we got engaged.  He is standing right where he proposed, just a few hours before he did.
I can't believe this was the 10th photo - I love it.
This is actually a joke.  It was smoldering hot in Napa that beautiful Friday afternoon.  August 29th, 2008 to be exact! :) So of course, he had to pose like he was freezing.
This was right when we got to our beautiful hotel, wine country inn.
We had gone wine tasting that afternoon, and he had mentioned that he made reservations at Auberge De Soleil (a beautiful restaurant over looking Napa valley).  So I was getting ready for dinner.  He came into the bathroom, right after I finished doing my mascara - which ended up all over my face, of course- and told me to come out to the patio because there were two beautiful birds swimming in the fountain.  He wanted me to "check them out".
So I did.
I got out there and saw the birds (they were pretty).  He was standing right next to that table and he looked at me and said "I have something to match your pretty necklace".  (He had gotten me a diamond necklace a few weeks earlier and kept telling me that he "liked my pretty necklace")
I thought it was earrings.
Then he got down on one knee.
He looked at me with the most loving and genuine eyes and said...
"Tracy, I love you so much...
will you marry me?"
and I said YES!
So that's our story... although the tag doesn't ask for it, here is a picture of the ring he opened up in front of me when he got down on one knee.

I am still in love with it and look down at it at least 100 times a day.

I tag ALL of you... please let me know if you do it.
But here are some fellow bloggers I am especially interested in hearing from! 
I did more than 5 :)

44 comments:

ALEXANDRA P. said...

You're an absolute doll :) I'll definitely do the same!

katrina lauren said...

hello over there!
thanks for leaving the sweet comment on my blog! i so enjoy when people share their thoughts with me! yes...i am loving turquoise these days; so pretty & fresh! perfect for summer!
cheers!
k

Joy said...

I love hearing engagement stories.....yours is so beautiful!

noble beeyotch said...

awww!....love proposal tales....i am almost on the verge of tears....you must have been so excited!

Brunch at Saks said...

LOVE this story!!! Thank you for sharing :)

Also, thank you so much for the tag! I am excited to do this for my morning post!

XO

The Socialite said...

oh my what a sweet story!!! I never get sick of engagement stories. ;) He's such a keeper for taking you on a fun trip to Napa! ;)

I am for sure doing this for my next post! Thanks for the tag! ;)

Kelly said...

I will definitely do this, BUT I have to get a moment to do another blog... little Ry-guy keeps me busy! :-) One of a million things... just like you said!

PDawg @ Alis Grave Nil said...

You didn't tag me, but I did it too. :) Mine ended up being super long because it was a picture of Addie right after she was born. Love your engagement story. What a sweetheart you are marrying, girl! :)

brides and babes said...

...adorable story! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lily G. said...

That is such a sweet engagement story, and the ring is gorgeous!! It looks almost identical to mine except my center stone is a cushion cut.

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Angela Darling said...

what a beautiful ring, you lucky girl! :)

OceanDreams said...

Wow, what a great photo that you ended up posting and what a romantic proposal! Aww, so sweet. I love that he had to pretend that he was freezing when it was super hot! Too funny and thanks for sharing the storing and spreading the tag love!

Simone said...

Beautiful story - and a gorgeous ring too, WOW! Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, you are such a sweetheart. Thanks for the tag, would love to do it :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awww I love hearing engagement stories! Your ring is so gorgeous! XO

Belle said...

♥ I just love this story! And your ring is so fabulous! He definitely picked a perfect one for you!
I just came back from paris with my boy and found THE ring I would just die to have, glad my boy thought it was beautiful too!!
xxxx

Tamela said...

What a sweet story! Gorgeous ring!

Jenni said...

That's so sweet! I can't wait to tell my own engagement story one day!!!!

Tracey Ellle said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Brown Girl said...

What a great story! Thanks for sharing!!

Dionne said...

Oh how sweet! What a lovely proposal, and a gorge ring too!

Carol said...

I am so glad you found my blog so that I could find yours!!! I think we are long lost relatives or something. You two are so cute together and your ring is stunning!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Such a fun photo and story ~ congrats, darling!

xoxox,
CC

RCaitlin said...

That is such a sweet story!

Ali said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for tagging me. And that engagement story of yours is absolutely beautiful.

Jenni said...

That was sooo much fun! Thank you for adding me!
Your proposal story is sooo sweet! Although, i'm always a sucker for pretty birds. :)

Fashion Moment said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
:)

FM~FP~AF

Kelly said...

oh yay! you know i love this story :)
as always, thanks for the tag! i love doing your stuff!
xoxo

Joelyne said...

OHHhh what a beautiful ring!!!!!!!!!

xxx
mwa

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Your story is amazing! And that ring! OMG!

My Wooden Heart said...

hey! I added your blog to my page!

My Wooden Heart said...

hey! I added your blog to my page!

Alicia W. said...

Awww, your story is so sweet. LOVE your ring!

parkaveprincess said...

such a cute story :) That ring is absolutely beautiful. I would look down at my hand a hundred times a day too!

Iva said...

your ring is so beautiful...as are YOU!!!

tanya said...

what a adorable story!! I just love this tag--it uncovers the best little tales :-)

Miss Eve said...

Such a touching story and the pictures are so cute :-) (your ring is gorgeous)!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Have great weekend, much love:Evi

Lins said...

So sweet!

I saw that you just started following my blog and I wanted to stop by and say thank you! Who knew that I would love what I found! Consider me your newest follower!

Happy Friday!

Lindsay said...

Aw what a cute story. Your ring is beautiful!

Vivian said...

such a sweet story... wow, very moving. your ring is so, so beautiful, and you guys will be so happy together!

ONiC said...

thats so sweet. i just find your blog, and i love it. yes say hello to a new follower :)

Conversation Pieces said...

very cute :)

Jen said...

How sweet!!!
Hello from a new follower and a Wedding Date Twin! :)

Jax said...

What a sweet story!! I saw it was one of your favs plus featured engagement story, so of course I had to come read it.. and I definietly made the "awwww" sound in my office.. haha... And what a fun idea for a post! I should try that photo thing!

Heather Pranitis said...

A fabulous ring!