Thursday, October 7, 2010

3 Years Ago

3 years ago today I was asked a question that would change my life forever.
We were in up-state New York with our dear friend Bruce, at his River House on the gorgeous St. Lawrence.  My whole family was there: my brother & his wife (fiance’ at the time) and my mom.I had my suspicions about this trip PRIOR to going.  When Mike heard that I was suspecting the “big question” – he and my entire family went into operation “Throw Tina off”.  Ultimately, Mike flat-out told me “Just so you know, we aren’t getting engaged on this trip, so don’t get your hopes up.” (My heart Sunk & I believed him)

Back to that beautiful day at the cabin. We were planning to go on a siteseeing tour of the Thousand Islands- Millionaire’s Row to be exact.  So off we went.  It was absolutely gorgeous! We took a boat tour that weaved us through the clusters of small islands. We were able to see the stunning old mansions that were each set on their own little private islands. Breathtaking.

The last stop was at Boldt Castle: where were were let off the boat to go walk around the grounds and through the Castle itself.  Boldt Castle is nestled on a heart shaped island (Hart Island). George Boldt had built the castle for his beloved wife, but tragedy struck and she died before he could finish it completely: You can read the whole story here. It’s a stunning castle that has hearts engraved everwhere.

You would think I would start suspecting something at this point, but no, I was hungry and cranky and I just wanted to tour the daggum castle so we could go back and get some lunch already (hah). Seriously. I’m such an idiot! :)

Anyhow, we were walking around and I was following Mike around like a lost puppy when we turned the corner go up onto the 6th Floor Balcony to check out the stunning view of the River and the neighboring Islands.  I looked down and saw a bunch of Rubber Ducks all in a row on the stoop of the castle window.

Side story: Mike had told me that I was “the one” and that we would eventually get engaged – he just needed to “get his ducks in a row”… so that became our joke.  Whenever I would see a duck, I’d say, “Hey look! I fould one of your ducks!! How many more do we need to find?!” haha

When I saw the ducks I thought, “this better not be some sort of cruel joke!”.  Then Mike got down on one knee and said the words I’d been longing to hear…

“Will You Marry Me?!”

Obviously, you know what my answer was, or this blog wouldn’t be titled “My Life as a Mrs” haha.I immediately felt TERRIBLE for being so cranky all day, and suddenly I was so excited that I couldn’t even eat the lunch that I had been wanting so badly! haha

Here’s a little Slideshow of that day, along with our actual engagement pictures!

Enjoy :)

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7 Responses to “3 Years Ago”

  1. 1

    Dawn — October 7, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    Aww that is so sweet!

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    Randi — October 7, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    Love the engagement story! And gorgeous pictures as well. :)

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    the domestic mama — October 8, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    AWWWWWWWW! I love it. Glad you didn't need to find more ducks. How wonderful.

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    Char — October 10, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    This is awesome!! Looks like an awesome engagement. My first wedding anniversary is next Saturday and I'm super exciting!! =D

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    Kim — October 12, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    Omigosh. You two are ADORABLE! I love it! Great slideshow and story with it.

    So thrilled it's been a wonder past 3 years for you. I wish the two of you a lifetime of happiness and joy.

    My fiance and I are getting married this Friday 10-15 and we couldn't be happier.

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    Jessie — June 24, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    WOW! The two of you are just TOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!

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    Tina — September 19, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    awwwwwww u ar sooo sweet

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