Saturday, December 27, 2008

Congratulations Travis and Kristy!

My brother's girlfriend got a very special Christmas present this year. An engagement ring! My brother finally popped the question. LOL! And of course, she said yes! Congratulations to the newly engaged couple. Travis is the baby of the three of us. I know it wasn't easy growing up with two older sisters. But sometimes it comes in handy. Like when it comes to jewelry! He called and asked my advice about ring buying a couple weeks ago. That's what sisters are for. LOL!

After he gave me the news and I picked myself up off the floor, I called the jeweler who designed my wedding ring. His business is completely word of mouth and he's The Best around. Your jewelry buying experience is totally personal with him. He takes you into his office and gets to know you a little bit before suggesting what he thinks will work. I even brought a picture of Kristy so he could see the woman he was designing the ring for. See that giant vault in the background? It's filled ...FILLED... with jewelry and loose diamonds. My heart was all a flutter just sitting that close to it! LOL! I can't even begin to imagine how much money we were sitting in the same room with. Being all big sisterly, I had to whip out my camera and document the occasion. LOL! Travis chose his own diamond. He told Mr B what size, cut and clarity he wanted. I was impressed. The boy had done his homework. Then he decided on a setting. The ring is gorgeous! The diamond just absolutely sparkles. The pics don't even do it justice. It's a round solitaire but also has two small diamonds on the bottom of the prongs. It's very unique. I'm so happy he chose something one of a kind instead of going to one of those mall stores and getting a mass produced ring just like everyone else. Now Kristy has something that's really special designed by her future husband specifically for her and her taste. And I'm truly honored that he let me in on his plans and allowed me to be a part of the ring shopping. I even got to be a hand model and try some on. All those diamonds gave me a high that lasted the whole afternoon. LOL! It was a really fun time and a memory I'll treasure forever. So about the proposal.... cuz I know everyone wants to know how he did it, right? I tried to talk him into asking her at our family Christmas celebration but he flat refused. I mean, since we're a family of bloggers we could've all blogged it! But he said absolutely not. LOL! He wanted something private just between the two of them. He also wanted it to be a total surprise so he knew he couldn't do anything out of the ordinary. A fancy dinner or weekend away would've tipped her off that something was up. So on Christmas Eve after they'd put Braeden to bed they started to put the gifts under the tree. Just a normal thing..... until he pointed out this ornament hanging there.He said she was very surprised. They'd talked about marriage and both knew it'd happen eventually but she wasn't expecting it just yet. So the proposal was a success. And yes... he did get down on one knee and ask properly. No date set. That'll all come in time. Congrats again to the happy couple! This was a Christmas they'll always remember.

20 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL ring... Great job BIG SIS....
Love the ornament..
Sounds like an Amazing Christmas...
Have a Great New Years..
This will be the year...
Hugs..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Congrats to the happy couple!!

I think the ornament was such a cute way to ask her....and the ring is GORGEOUS!!

Sounds like your family had a lot to celebrate this Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Lisa

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Sounds perfect! Congrats to the happy couple.
Donna

Ava's family said...

BEAUTIFUL ring....Gosh, I LOVE diamonds! What a sweet way to pop the question.

Marla said...

Awwwwww, congrats to them! LOVE the ring!!

Rhonda said...

Congratulations!

Michelle said...

Awwww.....that is so sweet. I love the proposal! The ring is beautiful too. Congrats your your brother and soon to be sister-in-law!

Abby & her happy things said...

I totally just squeeled and I don't even know either of them! But awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww such a cute way to ask!! (and such an awesome memento ornament forever and ever!) Your brother did a good job. =)

Suzie said...

Looks like you did a great job as the ring consultant. The ornament was a beautiful way to propose! Congratulations to the happy couple :o)

kris said...

covered in goosebumps! so happy for them, what a GREAT christmas!! congrats to them both!

Lisa B. said...

Love the way he proposed with the ornament cuz you know how I am about my ornaments!! What a wonderful keepsake. Congrats to them both, and welcome to the family, Kristy!

3D said...

Congratulations Travis & Kristy! What a wonderful way to end 2008!

Keep smilin!

OziMum said...

Aaaaw! What a gorgeous story!!!

Big Travis is one awesome man! Picking a diamond AND getting a personal ornament made?!!!

Catherine said...

Congratulations Travis and Kristy! Beautiful ring and sweet way he asked her!

Laura said...

Congratulations to both of them! That ornament is adorable and something she can keep and remember the special moment by!

a Tonggu Momma said...

You... I mean HE... has great taste in rings! Love the engagement ornament story. So romantic. Sigh. My hubs just turned to me (during the State of the Union Address) and said, "so, will you marry me or what?"

Happy Christmas to you and yours, Special K. And I hope your new year is merry and bright!

Donna said...

Beautiful! But I have to confess that I'm biased because it's almost exactly like My Ring

Here's hoping 2009 is more wonderful than you dare to dream!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Colleen said...

For real?? I LOVE the cute little ornament! Beautiful ring. How stinkin exciting!! Fun Christmas celebration!

Anonymous said...

That doesn't look anything like her ring.

Liene said...

Congrats on your brother's engagement. I'm sure your future SIL was absolutely floored!!! And I agree. DH did his homework as well when when he was looking to buy my engagement ring. Plus he knew he was not going to buy anything already in a setting. He wanted to check out a bunch of diamonds before he bought. No mass-produced e-ring from an overpriced national chain. He did really good and I had no clue it was coming.