Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Newest WIP!

I've kind of taken a week off from knitting and crocheting! It's been so hot here, I have hardly wanted to touch it. But I'm still working on a baby blanket for one of my friends (due in September). I have all of the squares done, and only have to sew them together and add the border. I don't have a picture of all of them, but here's what they look like:

Bouncy Ball Baby Blanket
But my newest WIP? I'm in the earliest stages of wedding planning! My boyfriend proposed!

In case anyone is interested in the how: We went to Findley State Park and rented a little cabin (for only one night, the hassle of setting up a tent wasn’t really worth it), and hung out doing camping things all day.

He waited until after midnight so that technically it was July 18th--and we’d officially been together for five years and one month! He had his phone playing a love songs playlist, and he said he had a present for me. He gave me one of the treasure chests like you can get at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s. It had ten little brown paper bags in it that were labeled 1-10. There was a little notebook that explained that each gift was significant to an important moment in our relationship, and the tag on each one would explain why he chose that. So they were things like: a little Wall-E figurine because that was our first date (and “Wall-E always loved Eve, like I’ll always love you”), a little eraser cheeseburger and fries because we met working at McDonald’s together, a little teddy bear because we’ve been doing a lot of long distance and at the beginning we made Build-A-Bears for each other… I won’t list them all, but they were all adorable! Then the last one, he said he wanted to make sure I read the tag before I saw what it was, so he got the tag out and handed it to me, and it said “Will you marry me?” And then he had the ring out and I started crying and I said yes! He didn’t get down on one knee or anything, because it all happened so fast! But it was perfect, and I love that it was just us. :)

The best part is, that I didn’t suspect anything! Even with the love playlist and the earlier presents! When we both go to school in a few weeks, he’ll be at Ohio State University and I’ll be at Wright State University. He’s said before that he doesn’t want to be engaged when we’re not in the same city. But we’ll only be an hour apart, so it isn't too bad! But that’s why I didn’t expect anything! Our plan is to wait to get married until two summers from now, after I graduate and he’s done with the school portion of his Med School. Then I’ll be able to move to Columbus with him!

I'm so excited for our future together!!



  1. What a lovely proposal. It was so well thought out. Congrats! The ring is gorgeous. He done good.

  2. oh charlotte! congratulations!!!!
    what a completely wonderful and memorable proposal!! and your ring is amazingly gorgeous!!
    congratulations a million times! what wonderful wonderful news!!
    you two are a beautiful couple, congratulations to you both!!

    1. Thank you so much Melissa! You always make me smile!