April 29, 2013

big news bears

There seem to be a lot of expectations from others for this post. In addition to the Ahhh's! and the Congrats! I've gotten a lot of I can't wait to read the blog post about this!!

Yikes. Color me nervous. 
And this is maybe why I shouldn't blog--because telling big life events is hard. It is so much easier just to tell you about the time I bought a fur vest. Or try to explain my level of jealousy when it comes to my sister's hair. But alas, all of those topics have a huge shadow cast over them by...

My engagement!
Holy What?
Holy, yes. A ring, my finger, and the Freddiefiancé (formerly known as the Freddiefriend).

Here's a quick Snapchat picture to tide you over for the novel you're about to read.

I'm not quite sure where to start this story. Let's see...
Once Upon a Time Freddie and Emily officially met... No, not there.
Once Upon a Time Freddie got a new job and moved to Charleston... No, not there. 

How about here...
As soon as Friday, April 26 started, I was packed and ready to go for a doozy of a weekend. And by doozy I mean, extremely busy. My student's end of the year Aladdin Jr. show was on Saturday. Everything we had been working on since last fall was coming to end. Bittersweet and a teensy tiny bit (a whole lotta bit) stressful. Freddiefriend came into town still and we decided we'd go to a fancy schmancy wine bar post Aladdin show to spend some time together. Saturday morning I leave bright and early to go teach and then spend the entire day at the performances. Freddie tells me he is going to hang out with his sister in Newnan. Sound weird to you? No? Me either. I love me some sibling bonding time. 

Somewhere in the midst of painting the Genie's face blue and brushing out a Jasmine weave (people, my job is great. Did you hear what I just said I was doing?), FF texts me to tell me he is going to stop by my parent's house while in Newnan and say hi. Sound weird to you? No? Me either. Fredster has gone to hang out with my fam several times without me. 

A short stop to say hi turned into him spending hours there all during the afternoon. Sound weird to you? Oh, it does? No, not to me. Why wouldn't Freddie want to spend time with my family? Better than driving back to Atlanta and doing nothing while I was working. Right? RIGHT?

Hint hint: this is the part of the story where Freds is asking dad's permission and telling people and showing my family the ring. 

Freddie skips back up to the ATL and comes to my kids' last show. Just as planned, we hit up the most happenin' little wine bar in Dunwoody, Ga and laugh and talk and stare lovingly into each other's eyes for awhile. Sap sap sappy sap, you know you like it. 

As soon as we get back he starts playing some music on the iHome. I start adding his name into every song played. For instance, we listen to songs such as Hey There, Delilah Freddie Weiss and Isn't HE Lovely? I'm dancing around and making Freddie sway back and forth with me. Basically we are just having a big ball of fun. Anyone else want to come hang out with me so I can add your name in songs?

The next 10 seconds play out something like this:
Freddie (while swaying with Emily): I want to do this for the rest of our lives.
Emily (while swaying and mouthing Freddie Weiss lyrics): What? Dance and me sing songs? Let's start tomorrow!
Freddie: Why wait that long? Why don't we start tonight?

Wam bam, thank you m'am, Freddie is on one knee, has a ring in his hands and is asking me something about marrying him.

Freddie Weiss say whaaaaat?!
No really, what did you say, Freddie?!

There was then some poppin' bottles, and some phone calls that had to be made, and some more dialogue that went like this:
Emily: bosurhgjsdru RING skfsukrgj FREDDIE ksufhjsuhfoeau WHAT

That's me speaking gibberish, btdubs. Oh hello, Miss I Can't Form Words or Thoughts Right Now. Try me again in a week or two.

This is the picture we sent out to family and friends. HAY Y'ALL, KNOW IT'S PAST MIDNIGHT BUT LOOKY HERE.

While this all seems so surreal (seriously, I am actually waiting to wake up on the "real" Saturday, April 27 morning and wonder about that crazy dream I had), I cannot stop smiling. I cannot stop staring at this beautiful ring Mr. Former Freddiefriend picked out for me. 

But mostly, I can't stop smiling because I'm thinking about all the dancing and singing Freddie and I will be doing for the rest of our lives. Life is just Moore fun when Freddie is part of it.

Now, excuse me, this was a lot of words and thoughts for me to put together. Time to work on my gibberish some more. 

We're getting married!!!!!


Freddie Weiss said...

You forgot the part where I would "hug" you and grab the ring out of my pocket and just stare at it behind you. That was a lot of fun... Just as everything else was. What a perfect night.

By the way, in the midst off all of it, I'm pretty sure she said yes. Either that or she just stole a ring from me.

Sara Weiss said...

Best blog ever! I'm so proud of Freddie for picking such a sweet and wonderful person to be his bride! AND for picking such a gorgeous ring! AND sneak surprising you with a romantic and perfectly timed proposal!!!! Let the wedding plans begin! Soooooo excited!

Charmaine Sylvia said...

Congrats on your engagement! The ring looks gorgeous.

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Kodi Jensen said...

EEEEeeeeeeeeee! Look how sneaky he was. Perfect little engagement. Let the planning begin! Eeeeeeee!

BrittanyNicole said...

I can't believe it's happening! Our once young selves always talked about this but I can't believe the time is finally come to start marrying each other off. Congratulations Emily! You're the first ;)

BREI said...

That pic of you two at the top is adorable! Congrats!

Emily Patten said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm stopping by from Weekend Shenanigan's. I totally click on your name because your name is Emily (mine is too) and it has always been MLE for me, too! Haha. But I'm so happy to stumble upon such a sweet and exciting post!! Newest follower. :)

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Erin said...

CONGRATSSSSSS beautiful girl!! What a perfect ring!! So happy you for :)

Ashley said...

WHATTTTT/?!?!?!?!?! Congratulations, Em!!!!!! Don't worry...I'm not going to be mad about you that you didn't tell me the second it happened. I'm SO happy for you!!! I want more details about the wedding!

Kindra said...

Congratulations!! Super duper happy for you! I can't wait to start seeing those wedding posts! :)

Colleen said...

Congrats!! what a beautiful ring.

Nadine Lynn said...

I love this story! So sweet!! Congrats! The ring is beautiful :)

Oliva Ins said...

Congraaaats:))) the ring looks Amazing!
Come and see me and If u want we can follow each other ?:)


Veronica and Daniel said...

Eeek! Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful :)

Jessica @ Dream Mo(o)re said...

Congratulations!! Your ring is gorgeous!!!

I'm a new follower!!

Ally said...

Congratulations!! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous! I recently found your blog, and I'm so glad I did :) I'm looking forward to reading more about wedding planning!

Megan said...

Wow, big month for you! Beautiful ring!

Nicole | Pharr Away said...

OMG, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How freaking exciting! So ready to read about all the wedding planning over the next few months! Gorgeous, gorgeous ring!

Alex[andra] said...

I can't believe how behind I am on this... but CONGRATULATIONS!

Vicki Garrett said...

Congratulations!!! I love the engagement story!!

Jenna Griffin said...

I LOVED reading this! Y'all's proposal story is the best. So funny, sweet, and exciting. Also, the ring is AHMAZING! He did such a great job picking it out!


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