Sunday, January 06, 2008

engaged

this may or may not be fresh news to you (mostly depending on if i see you often)...but karl and i got engaged (ahem, *guiltily* back before the holidays)...whee. we went on a little vacation up to vancouver, bc and had a good time running around in the rain. one of karl's co-workers hooked us up with a great hotel deal (thanks rebecca!), we ate awesome food and went to some excellent northwest coastal museums. loved it!

karl was antsy about the ring, which i had picked out about 6 months earlier (i knew it would take him a while to pay it off...tee-hee...i think i deserve it) and he asked me to marry him on the first night! the whole getting married thing we talked about after my trip to peru, which was like 3 years ago, so it's probably not a huge surprise to anyone--just a matter of when.
my aunt b sent me this cute kitty clock (with a cat appropriately swinging from the window shade) as an engagement present. thank you! it even matches my christmas cactus.

here are my ring pictures:
my ring is a vintage (early 1920s) neo- egyptian (see stylized papyrus leaves on the sides) art deco piece. the center stone is a 'fancy' ooh-la-la orange diamond with two tiny white diamonds all set into platinum.
and i thought i wanted something different but simple--ha!
i knew i wanted to find a colored stone and no "diamond on a stick" rings that look just like every other ring. thank you maloy's--if you live in town you should visit their little shop downtown--exquisite estate jewelry. when i put this one on i just knew it was mine.

hope everyone had a good new year's--CHEERS!

9 Comments:

At January 06, 2008 8:26 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful. It definitely has more character than a diamond on a stick. Mine ended up being a copy of an estate piece, since the original was too small. It may be expensive to let us choose our own rings, but at least we get one we love. :)

-embem30

 
At January 06, 2008 10:13 PM, Blogger Nika said...

thank you! it's true about picking your own. i would have never known that this was the ring for me. i even saw it in the case and wasn't crazy about it until it was on my finger.

karl tried to find one on his own for a while, but eventually he gave up and i'm glad he did.

have you tied the knot yet? i think i saw a photo of your lovely ring quite a while ago.

 
At January 06, 2008 10:26 PM, Blogger Emily said...

We're getting married on August 16 of this year. I think you commented on one of the ring pictures long ago. Steve and I have been engaged since early November 2006, but we decided to put off the wedding for a while to get more done on our house.

Have you and Karl set a date?

 
At January 06, 2008 10:40 PM, Blogger Nika said...

i think we are going to try to have the wedding in the middle of next september (yikes). i was actually visiting a grad school in vancouver because i was thinking about enrolling next fall. then we got officially engaged and i decided that one or the other would have to wait (i'm not that kind of a maniac). so that puts me here: wedding end of next summer (a little soon for comfort, versus postponed indefinitely) and grad school the year after that.

 
At January 07, 2008 10:24 AM, Blogger Emily said...

That sounds like a good plan. I was glad that I did grad school right after undergrad, so I was done by the time I got engaged. I can't imagine trying to do that while planning a wedding, especially in another state or country.

9 months certainly isn't much time, but I think it's do-able. You just don't have as much time to drag your feet as I've had.

Good luck with everything!

 
At January 10, 2008 10:44 PM, Blogger lms said...

omygod! congratulations! can i come to the wedding?!xoxoxo

 
At January 13, 2008 2:05 PM, Blogger Nika said...

lisa--you are definitely invited! i hope you can make a trip up here (it would be a lovely wedding present to see you). i need to work on making announcement cards very soon...

 
At February 13, 2008 7:41 PM, Blogger chickens and hens said...

yeah!

 
At May 28, 2008 10:21 AM, Blogger angela said...

I'm late with my congratulations but wanted to wish you all the best. What a beautiful ring! (And you were wise to try it on first -- you just never know, do you?)

Love is so splendid!

Take care. ~ A

 

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