1.03.2011

How We're "Ringing" in the New Year

Welcome to 2011, friends!

I suppose I need to account for my two weeks of vacation? How's this: several lively holiday parties, approximately 36 hours on the road, visits with family and friends in Seattle, Olympia, & Portland, the most beautiful prime rib I've ever seen (and eaten), a pile of presents, an epic New Year's Eve bash in the winter wonderland of Spokane, many champagne toasts, and...

A RING!

Adam and I are getting married! He proposed on December 20th, and we surprised our families with the announcement of our engagement on Christmas. Needless to say, best Christmas ever!

My ring is an Edwardian solitaire from 1915, which we fell madly in love with at Lang Antiques. To me, it's perfect, and proof that the best gifts come in small packages!

I hope you all like talking about weddings, because we've jumped into planning mode and I can think of little else. Cheers to 2011! I can't wait to start sharing ideas...

13 Have Spoken.:

Maggie Rose said...

It was SO great to see you over Christmas! Such a beautiful ring - Ryan better be taking notes from Adam! Can't wait to watch the planning unfold, and CONGRATULATIONS!

Jane Flanagan said...

Congrats Elizabeth and Adam!! The ring is absolutely beautiful. Magical news!!

Beth said...

I congratulated you on Twitter, but I'll do it again! Congrats! And have fun with the wedding planning. Have you set a date? P.S. Your ring is gorgeous!

verynecessary said...

FINALLY! :D Now I can make wedding references on your blog. :)

andrea despot said...

!!!

congrats! how exciting! your ring is absolutely gorgeous and i love the little box too :) good luck on the planning!

i also got engaged over the christmas holiday, december 22nd to be exact! needless to say, best christmas ever for me as well :)

another coincidence between the two of us: i know that you live in or near san francisco. and my fiancé is moving out there in a couple of weeks to go back to college! i'll be moving out there to join him in may!

andrea despot said...

oh, oh! i just noticed you said your ring is from 1915. mine was my great-grandmother's from around 1920. :P

Laurie Brown said...

Congratulations! And it's a beautiful ring.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks to all for your kind wishes!

Andrea... That's uncanny! Congratulations to you as well! Will you be coming to visit the Bay Area? We'd love to meet up with you sometime :)

jessi said...

congrats ! what a beautiful ring !

strangeaslife said...

Oh wow - that ring is absolutely breath-taking. I mean it literally, actually took my breath away for a split second. I just started reading your blog, but I must say, Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Elizabeth said...

strangeaslife... I experience that same feeling every time I look at my left hand. I'm still not used to my new accessory! Thank you, and thanks for reading!

andrea despot said...

it would be wonderful to meet you! how nice of you to offer!

well, i'm going to job-search from home right now and hopefully get some interviews lined up for march or april. i think of all the things that scare me most about moving across the country is if i'll get a good job or not. i'm not the best at job-searching, especially if it's a place i'm not familiar with at all!

Lisa said...

So happy for you. Exquisite ring..and recycled too!