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.