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!