27 December 2010

Santa's Engagement Surprise!


I'm so thrilled to share my big news with you all...Santa brought me a ring this year!!  Jack (my J I always refer to) asked me to marry him on Christmas Eve and I of course, accepted happily. Then we got to stop in at all our family holiday parties and share the news with out loved ones. It was truly a Christmas I will never forget!

For those of you who don't know, our love story started 19 years ago. I was 15, Jack was 17 and we caught each other's eye in the hallway at our hometown high school. Teenagers in love, we dated off and on for a few years before Jack moved away to Winnipeg. I continued to pine for him and as we got older, we stayed in touch with bursts of dating during the summers I was back from University. Call it age, call it bad timing, call it immaturity, but we never quite got it together...

Fast forward 10 years later, after I had spent my years working and going to school in Ottawa, Churchill, London England and Calgary....I found myself back in Winnipeg. I came across a newspaper article about a hardwood flooring company owned by a couple of young entrepreneurs and there he was in the grainy black and white photo. I held onto that article for months...then finally sent the friendly email.  That was two and a half years ago and the rest is, as they say, history!

I'm so excited to have found a person to share my life with. Jack has taught me so much about love and trust and most of all, he makes me smile, laugh and feel wonderful. I can't lie, I'm nervous about marriage - after all, I waited 33 years to commit to someone. But I know that he and I will figure it all out together.

So as a giddy girl, I had to share some shots of the hardware! We had the ring made, so I knew the proposal was coming - but Jack made sure to make it as unexpected as possible and surprise me with the big question. I'm a bit overwhelmed with what comes next, so I'm trying to savour every moment. Here's a few more pics of me showing off my ring!



Thanks for letting me share my big news with you all and I hope your Christmas was as wonderful as mine!! Was Santa good to you?




19 comments:

  1. Awww! What a lovely story, and the ring looks beautiful on you. :) Congratulations!
    We had a lovely Christmas at our place for the first time instead of at my Mother-in-Laws. Best of all I got a sewing machine! Now I just need to work up the courage to learn how to use it. 26 years old and I don't know how to sew.
    Congratulations again!

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  2. aaaaaah!!!!! congrats lenore! i am soooo happy for you! yay!!!! so when are you thinking the big event will be held? how exciting!
    we were engaged on christmas day in '02.... i had made chris a very elaborate christmas list with t hings like bread machine and waffle maker and sweaters and all these book titles, and then threw in "ring" every few lines. christmas morning i got everything on my list, except for a ring. i was so bummed. he went and took a shower and asked if there was anything he could do to cheer me up (i was very pouty... what a brat!). i just sighed and said now. he said, "how bout this?" and pulled out the ring. and the rest is history!

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  3. Huge congratulations to the two of you! You will have a blast planning the wedding. And your ring is so sweet!

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  4. Congrats L- that is SUCH fantastic news- and what a wonderful way to always remember your engagement- all the best!

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  5. So happy for you Lenore :)
    The ring is just perfect and suits you exactly.
    Sending lots of Aloha. B

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  6. Congrats! Congrats! Wedding blisses and kisses to you! Alyssa;)

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  7. Congrats! I think it is always fun to get engaged around the holidays. Tom popped the question on New Year's Eve and now that night is very special to us. Glad to hear Christmas Eve will always be special to the two of you! Happy wedding planning!

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  8. A big Congratulations to you, Lenore! Very exciting! Have you set a date? What a beautiful ring. That made for an even more special Christmas. I am very happy for you!

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  9. Congratulations! I am so excited for you, the "hardware"is absolutely beautiful!

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  10. Congrats! Your ring is beautiful!! XOXO

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  11. There's hardware and then there's hardware, and then there's HARDWARE!!!!! And that Dear girl is serious hardware of the everlasting kind. I'm so excited for you and it looks like I join the many friends and family who feel the same way, not only in Winnipeg and other cities in our fair land, but also on Facebook and Blogland too. Yahoo!!!
    Love to you and to Jack,
    Laura

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  12. lovely! congratulations! There's nothing quite like a love story to get us all smiling!

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  13. Congratulations, Lenore and Jack! I'm really hoping you will share your wedding preparations on your blog. My daughter recently got engaged and I'm helping to plan their wedding for New Year's Eve 2011, so we have "wedding brain" right now. It's all good.

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  14. Congratulations! I just saw this post, yay!! The ring is beautiful and what a great story. What a wonderful Christmas!

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  15. Oh my goodness!@ Congrats to you Lenore! How unbelievably exciting! The ring is gorgeous :) Good luck with all of the planning!

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  16. Congratulations, Lenore, that is very exciting news, I am really happy for you guys :)

    I love the ring, just gorgeous...is it platinum or white gold?

    When is the big day?

    xx Karen

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  17. Congrats!!!!! HOpe you had a great new years~

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  18. A gorgeous ring and a lovely story. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations!

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading all your comments! If you have a specific question, please email me at lhume1@mts.net. XO Lenore