If dogs get to have their own days of summer, shouldn’t dolphins have a few days to call their own, too?
My mini dolphin is special to me for two reasons: First, Luxi has one, too, so we have twinnie toys. And second, a boy who’s like my younger brother won them for Luxi and me at his school carnival! Double sweet!
Almost a year ago, a Weddingbee Pro blogger wrote an entry entitled “How to Take Amazing Engagement and Wedding Ring Photos.” Soon after, there was a slew of girls posting ring pictures and referencing Anne Ruthmann’s post as their inspiration! I didn’t follow all of her advice (like not using flash…my room is too dark!), but I will follow her advice from Step Number 9: “Share it with the World!”
The story about my ring begins with a story about my mother’s ring.
Years ago, my mother had a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL (like hallelujah choruses sang in its presence) ring. Whenever she wore it, I’d ask if I could try it on. It was simple: a thin white gold band and a big, sparkly diamond. In my eyes, it was perfect.
In her eyes, it was too simple. Too young. She needed a setting with a bit more presence. When she told me this, I begged her not to change it and to save the ring for me! This was a few years ago, when I had no mister. She laughed and assured me that the ring my future fiance chose for me would be just as beautiful, if not more so. She ended up with a gorgeous, stately setting. And, eventually, I ended up with my dream ring.
And now I present…
in a picture taken on my cell phone the day after the proposal…
my simply gorgeous, crazy-on-fire-sparkly ring:
More details surrounding our engagement:
Adam and I love playing silly games together. Disney Scene-It is a current fav, but we also have a special talent of making up games on the spot. Early in our relationship, we played competitive games with the book I Spy. Yes, the search-and-find children’s book 🙂 We marveled at the detail and work that went into each photo. Each one was a work of art!
For our engagement, Adam created his own I Spy! He, of course, went with a bunny theme. After filling a ping-pong table with bunny stuffed animals and figurines, he spent a whole evening snapping photos, rearranging bunnies, adjusting lights, and reviewing edits with his sister-in-law and grandmother. Finally, he took it to a printing store to have it blown up on a thick board.
The results? AMAZING. I never saw it coming, and like any girl, I love a sweet surprise! It was a hit with our family and friends afterwards, too! See for yourself:
Happy Sunday Bunday! I’m so excited to be Mrs. Bunny in less than a year!!!
This is the I Spy my fiance made for me when he proposed. He made me find objects, words, and finally my ring! Then he got down on one knee… 🙂