hello, kittens~ happy monday monday to you all.

last week went by pretty quick, as we had almost 10 weddings at le shop, and i ended up getting stuck with a sickatatingly gross cold, so by the time sunday hit i was glad it was over! i am feeling a lot better today, the cold is subsiding, thank god.

i could also be doing better because yesterday someone really awesome put an amazingly lovely and oh-so-perfect ring on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

play by play story here:

i just barely stepped out of bed, (groggy and confused as usual) and noticed a teddy bear on my dressing table that was not there at midnight when i shut my peepers.

me to gabriel:” how come there’s a teddy bear on my dresser that i have never seen before?”

gabriel:”i have no idea, babe. better go look at it.”

me: walking over to it, still confused wondering why someone would break into our house and put a bear on my dresser, see that there is a box on the bear’s lap and i think i know where that box came from……start to get shaky and think, “is this what’s happening right now?”

Gabe: “press his foot, i think it will tell you something as to why it’s here”

teddy bear: ( with Brazilian accent) ” baby, will you marry me?”

me: hysterical crying for the next 15 minutes

so, as you can clearly conclude, we didn’t have teddy bear placing burglars the night before like i had thought! ( i was dreaming about robbers that night) and, that is our silly little story. now i have a teddy bear that gabriel made himself (i didn’t believe him either, but it’s true) that has my proposal to listen to until the battery dies one day! Normally i have issues with adults owning bears, but this one can be an exception to my own rule.

later on that i day i played it again when he wasn’t around and secretly started to tear up all over again~ shhhh!!!

so, that was an amazing start to my sunday. gabe had asked my parents for their permission (blessing?) and they were absolutely thrilled and over the moon~ even though when they got an email from me saying i got something new they thought it was a puppy!( that would be a pretty good sunday wake up gift too, but i am happy with my gems) gabe’s family has known for some time that this was in the works, and i know they are very happy but also kindof sad that they aren’t here with us (or, us there with them) and i cannot even begin to say how i wish we could see them sooner than we plan. but, this being said, when we do~ we will celebrate like we are…well, in Brazil! note to the De Oliveira family: não posso esperar para ser parte da sua família..xox

i could not be a happier lady. i am with the man of my dreams, and he loves me enough to make me a teddy bear in a public place~ and that, my friends, is a pretty awesome thing :) to think we found each other on a lame dating website makes me laugh a lot, and also that we both never saw marriage in our future before we met. but, we changed all of those thoughts and plans we had, and about a month after dating both decided that we wanted to marry each other. almost 2 years later, here we are!


Sidenote: the ring was one that i had fallen in love with and shown to gabriel months ago, and secretly looked at on a daily basis. the jeweler is from Ontario, and i think she is a genius. she uses canadian diamonds, and mine has a beautiful champagne diamond in the center. please visit her website or etsy and give her some love, because i know i love what she has made for me. find her here.

okay, okay, i know this was a long one, but i hope you all had a great weekend.

if any of you ever wake up to a bear on your dresser, just remember it could mean 1 of 2 things: marriage or robbers.

lucky for me i got the marriage one   :)

to gabriel: thank you for this amazing gift, and for being you. i love you very much and can’t wait to get old with you!

14 responses

  1. Becky, nós estamos muito felizes por esta união. Você já faz parte de nossa família!!! Esperamos que vocês sejam mio felizes e que se completem um ao outro. Obrigado por você fazer parte da vida do nosso Gabriel.
    Familia Oliveira

  2. Becky i forgot to ask you if you have It’s awesome for making boards of all the things you see on the web that you love. It would work so well for all the millions of awesome wedding ideas you are going to start obsessing about soon!
    Tell me if you need an invite.

    • i don’t have pinterest~ but i totally should look into it!!! i have loads of ideas, but i think because we are going with a small city hall wedding that i dont want to get too crazy with all of the endless possibilities that are out there! (although, i am totally obsessing!!!) i may look into it more when things calm down a bit, and i will def let you know for sure!!!! when do you arrive in toronto? its bloody cold here right now! fall is definitely in the air!!!

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