Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rainy days at the beach are the best!

Happy Hurricane Day!  My vacation is officially over and I am completely thrilled to be back home!  I was not able to go ocean kayaking because of our uninvited guest, Irene.  Alex wanted to go for a helicopter ride but had the same problem.

Instead, we decided to hit the gym.  I was extremely happy with my short run on the treadmill.  I usually keep a very modest and slow pace of 5.5 but I was rockin' it at 6.5 mph.  It really felt great :)  Alex wasn't feeling well so he left the gym early to grab us lunch while I finished my workout. 

I rocked out with some walking lunges with twenty pound weights, squat jumps, chest presses, shoulder presses, and abs galore.  Patrice would be proud!  One thing that Patrice has taught me is that you need protein after a good workout so I couldn't wait to get home to some BBQ.

Gotta keep the guns loaded!
Alex and I found a really great BBQ place that is conveniently located across the street from where we stayed.  I may go visit my sister in the future just for the chance to eat there again.  We had tried the pulled pork and loved it so Alex got some more of that plus some beef ribs.  I came in and he insisted on putting a plate together for me so I waited patiently at the table. 

He put my plate down on the table and I couldn't wait to dig in.  So I started off with a hush puppy dipped in honey, cinnamon butter....mmmmmm.......

Then he handed me a napkin.......

He got down on one knee, grabbed my right hand, and asked me to marry him.  After I switched my right hand out for the left, I said yes!!!!  He originally wanted to propose on the helicopter ride but the weather ruined that plan.  I love BBQ and I love him, so this was perfect ;)

What's your proposal story?



  1. hey! I hope you don't mind, I found your blogs - I love engagement stories :) Paul tried to propose to me when the moon came out by the river (we went for a walk in the park, and I TOTALLY knew it was coming) except that, we live in Canada and it would be 11pm before the moon is visible... AND it turned out that it was a night of a new moon. (blue moon? whichever one where there isn't a moon!) The best laid plans...


  2. All the best to you guys! I love your ring, it's beautiful! Now comes all the annoying questions people never fail to ask such as when is the wedding!

    We got engaged on the beach at obx and celebrated with a trip to sonic! Yay!

  3. Jewels- I love that you are reading my blog :) I think the plans that don't happen just right make the best stories.

    Kelly- So true! I have already been asked by everyone when it will be. Better settle on a date soon :)

  4. I'm so happy for you guys! The ring is beautiful - I can't wait to see it in person.. and you look AMAZING in that gym photo, I'm so proud of you! You are definitely inspiring me to get my butt back in the gym after this baby comes. My flabby arms are becoming depressing.. lol


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