He Liked It, So He Put a Ring On It

I’m sure most of you heard by now via Twitter and Facebook,


I don’t even know where to begin with all the emotions I’ve been feeling. I’m beyond ecstatic and have had the biggest smile on my face since it happened. I’m finally going to be a Mrs! Eek! *happy dance*

I’m sure you’re all dying to know how it all went down, we’ve told the story a million times and I’m sure we’ll be telling it a million more. 🙂

The day started off with me seeing B-Fry off to work and he told me that he was going to try to take a half day because there wasn’t going to be much going on in the office. I told him good luck with that and I’d see him around 4pm. (He seems to always be wanting to get outta there early, but it never works in his favor) I went off to bed and got up a couple of hours later.

Before I got into the shower B-Fry called to let me know that he was going to be home in an hour and to be ready that he was going to take me somewhere. I didn’t think anything of it and was pretty excited that he did get a half day and I’d be seeing him soon.

Well, turns out that he had actually gotten off work at 11:00 and met my parents for lunch. He wanted to be a proper gentleman and ask them. Too cute! My dad gave him a couple of fist bumps and told him to go for it. Haha. That’s my dad. 🙂 B-Fry then went out to his grandparent’s house where he had taken the ring the night before because he didn’t trust himself to keep it a secret and would propose early. He then came home and picked me up.

All I was told that we were just going to go for a walk since it was nice out and to bring along my camera for pictures. We headed over to the Iowa side of the river to a place we used to frequent when I lived over there. I should have probably caught on at this point. Haha.

We get to the park and there’s a swing there that we call “our swing,” we’ve sat there on several occasions and have shared many great conversations. Well next to the swing there’s the bum sitting at a bench drinking some beer. B-Fry kept saying “Gosh is that bum ever going to leave?” and I told him it wasn’t a big deal, we could still sit at the swing. Well, we ended up walking around and taking some pictures before heading back to our swing. The bum was still there and now there was some guy taking pictures of his car. B-Fry again was like “They ever going to go?” I told him just to sit on the swing, who really cares if they’re there.

Ya…I’m still clueless….

Finally the bum leaves, but the guy is still taking pictures of his car and then a personal trainer and his trainee come up and start working out close to us. B-Fry became annoyed once again. After about 10 minutes everyone disappeared and it was just the two of us.

We were just sitting there swinging and chatting when he says out of nowhere, something to the fact of us spending the rest of our lives together. I told him ya, that it was going to be pretty freaking awesome. B-Fry then gets up off the swing and stands there for a second, I asked him what he was doing and he said “Nothing, just stretching.”

Then he gets on his knee and pulls out the ring box and says “Will you marry me?” I said yes and started crying. I covered him in kisses and asked him if he was going to put the ring on me.  Of course he did and we sat on the swing with some pretty big smiles on our faces and I couldn’t stop kissing his cute face.

It was simple, sweet, and absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. He really is the freaking best and makes me the happiest I have EVER been.

The night was filled with phone calls, dinner with his parents, and then home with some wine and red velvet cake. Again…perfect. 🙂

Tonight we’ll do some real celebrating! We’re doing dinner with my family and then off to our favorite bar for drinks. It’ll be awesome. 🙂

Thank you everyone for all the congrats and love via Twitter and Facebook! I’m so glad to be able to share this with all of you! You guys rock!!

Now let the wedding planning begin! We haven’t set a date yet, but it will be sometime around this time next year. And yes, there will probably be a wedding blog. 🙂

Oh here’s a close up of the ring too! It’s so friggin pretty!!

FMM: My Dream Mate

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add a link at the bottom of this post so we can all see your post. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts.

FMM: Describe Your Dream Mate
Now, if you know me or have ever read a blog entry, you know that I’ve found my dream mate. It’s this guy right here:


B-Fry is the guy for me. He’s the guy I love more than anything in the world. He’s the guy who makes me smile, laugh, feel extremely loved, and things I’m the sexiest when I first wake up (morning breath and all). There are a million reasons he’s my dream mate, but here are a few!
Can Rock Out A Great Workout!

Knows how to cook!


Making Smore Crepes!


And Grill!

Buys Me Flowers

Will Ride the Ferris Wheel, Even If He is Afraid of Heights!

Drives a Pretty Sweet Jeep

Has a Great Family

Big Kid at Heart




Lincoln Logs!

Takes Pictures of Me Laughing and Finds Them to Be the Best

Plays Board Games with Me

Knows that it is All About the Presentaion

Potatoes Do Taste Better When Shaped Like A Heart


Enjoys a Good Concert

Waiting for MGMT at Lolla

Will Take Goofy Pictures with Me

Dresses Extremely Well

Makes Me Laugh

But Most Importantly, He Loves Me for Me

Guest Post: Grandpa & Grandma Love

Everyone welcome the infamous B-Fry! If this post doesn’t prove why I love this man, nothing will. I cry everytime I read it! Now excuse me while I go have some fun in the snow!

Brooke…..There aren’t many things that I can say that have not already been said. Amazing, inspirational, role model, talented, smart, sharing, artsy and crafty (yeah, yeah, same thing) but she is. The most important is that she is beautiful and the love of my life.

Most people go through life trying to find their true love and true love to me is called Grandma and Grandpa Love. Let me explain a bit….My Grandma and Grandpa are the people that you see in movies, TV shows, and just on the street that you look at and you just know that they were meant to be and are madly in love. The kind of love were they finish each other’s sentences without any hesitation. Now everyone wants this love and would be crazy not to but how many people do you actually believe find it? Maybe you, maybe your parents, or even your Grandparents, well blog readers this guest blogger found it and her name happens to be Brooke.

I was never a blog reader and to tell you the truth, I didn’t exactly know what they were all about. Let’s just say that I didn’t really know what they were all about until I read this blog. Brooke gave me the perfect example to what blogs are all about. Inspiration is a perfect word when it comes to Brooke’s blog and I am sure you all can figure out why it is the perfect word. This blog may be about losing weight but it is about so much more…….just life and how important it is and how the littlest things can make the biggest impact. This blog is really a story and could even be a Disney movie, a story that my love of my life is able to share with really anyone in this world. Its makes me feel pretty special that I am part of this amazing story.

To all of Brooke’s readers…..thank you for being part of this amazing journey.

‘Til my next guest post,

B-Fry, AKA……..just kidding