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We got engaged

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You know what happens when I don’t blog for six weeks? I get engaged.

Nick proposed on Christmas Eve. We were at my brother’s house with his wife and daughter, my parents, my sister and her fiance and eight dogs (5 among the families and 3 fosters). We were in the middle of our day-early Christmas celebration before everyone parted ways to travel the next day when he popped the question, as they say.

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For us, I guess it wasn’t so much a question as a confirmation. We’ve talked about getting married for a long time. In fact, it was only a few weeks into dating that I remember us sitting up one night tossing incredulous questions back and forth:

“Could this be it?”
“I think this could be it. Do you think this could be it?”
“I think this it it.”

As much as we talked about getting married and being married and having kids and getting old, we talked less about the proposal and engagement period. I had no clear thoughts about the ring or how it should go or when and where it should be, only that it was inevitable.

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When it happened, I cried (to my surprise and his). It was straightforward, simple, family-centric and full of a bunch of animals – exactly how I would have pictured it if I had pictured it ahead of time.

Selflessly, he did it with my family. He could’ve waited 24 hours until we were at his parents’ house with his brothers but he gave that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to me and my side and I was really grateful for that. We went straight to his parents’ house the next day.

The ring is perfect and beyond anything I ever would have dreamed up or expected. He did a much better job picking it out than I would have myself.

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We’re not in a rush to set a date right now. My sister is getting married October 2016 and has already been engaged for a year and I’d just rather focus on the build up to her day (and attempt not to fail at my maid of honor duties). I can tell you right now that wedding planning will not be my forte. So for now, it’s still just the same old us, which I like.

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After our whirlwind visit to his parents’ house, we were back home standing in the kitchen and he asked me if anything felt different. I said no. He agreed. I said I think that’s a good sign, that it’s supposed to feel like that. After all, this not-different feeling is why he asked and I said yes. I am so in love.


PS – We met on Tinder the summer of 2014 (and I had to initiate the conversation). So just keep swiping. Oh, and I’ll be Katie Loveluck whenever we get around to the next step. Cool last name, yes?

15 Comments

  1. As someone who has been reading your blog for a VERY LONG TIME (I’m not even going to admit how long, because things might start to get creepy) I’m very excited for you and happy for your engagement and so glad you found true love. Hooray!

  2. Kate Funk Kate Funk

    Especially because it rhymes with Honeystuck! Congratulations! Soak it all in! As great as being engaged is, I promise you, being married is even better!

  3. Kristen Kristen

    Congratulations! Does the ring feel funny on your finger? Wishing you guys the best.

  4. Congratulations!! I was just on your blog yesterday looking for a dessert recipe to make for a party and I started wondering how you were doing. Obviously, really, really well! The ring is stunning and you two seem like such a wonderful couple. 🙂

  5. olivia olivia

    Congratulations. I have also been following you for a few years, because you are funny, vulnerable and beautiful with a kind heart. He is very lucky to have you! I love reading about stories like this 🙂

  6. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you and Nick!

  7. Congratulations! I’m so excited for you both!!!

    Amanda
    AnchoredtoSunshine.com

  8. Juju Juju

    Congratulations to you both, and the cats and the pup!!!

  9. Catherine Catherine

    Congratulations! This is so exciting! 😊 The ring is beautiful.

  10. Rachel Rachel

    Ah, this is going to be one of those comments that sounds weird, but I promise it isn’t! I’ve been a reader since SweetTater blog (do people even say “blog” anymore? Are they all websites now? Oy with the technology) days and found you looking for recipes years ago. It’s been awesome to read about your adventures and growth. Congrats on the engagement! Marriage is super duper fun and silly and amazing 🙂 All the best!

  11. Jen Jen

    Congrats!!! SO happy for you both!

  12. Emma Emma

    Very cool last name.

    Congratulations!

  13. Congratulations! I’ve been reading and making your recipes since I found your blog after your stint on ABC 🙂 Wishing you the best.

  14. TaMo TaMo

    We are thrilled!!

  15. Belated congratulations! Your ring is absolutely beautiful. Love that you got the proposal on camera! My fiance proposed on top of a mountain in October with no one around but sometimes I wish someone was there to snap a pic! My first reaction when he pulled out the ring was WHAT ARE YOU DOING? haah so romantic. Hope wedding planning is going well for you. I know firsthand how overwhelming it can be so if you need anyone to talk to about wedding stuff, I’m all ears!

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