I said “Are you kidding me?”

Remember when I said we were done with big, grown-up purchases for awhile?

Well clearly Eric doesn’t read the blog, because tonight he asked me to marry him.

I said “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!” when I turned around and saw him down on one knee with the ring out. And then I said, “YES OF COURSE.”

And, yes, I’m totally that girl who posts pictures of the ring. Sorry, but I can’t stop staring at it. I love it so much πŸ™‚



I’m giddy, excited, shocked, hyper, jumping-up-and-down all at once right now. I kind of can’t believe it!

Full story coming soon. As soon as I can actually gather myself together enough to tell it.

Love you all. XO

138 Responses

  1. steph anne says:

    I’m soooo excited for you two!!! Congratulations. All these amazing & fun things are happening to you both now! πŸ™‚

  2. Jessica says:

    YAY! Congrats! So happy for you guys, that is great news.

  3. YAY!!! CONGRATS! I’m so excited to hear all the details! πŸ™‚

  4. Kyla Roma says:

    Congratulations Amber!!! This is so exciting!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yay!!!!!! That is sooo super exciting! Your ring is beautiful and I can’t wait to hear all the details.

    And if you need ANY advice or questions or whatever, let me know!

  6. Congratulations!!!!! πŸ˜€ That’s awesome news.

  7. Caz says:

    see I was so right (see twitter DM)
    Congrats!!!!! that is SO exciting and I am so happy for you both (and Webby!)


    PS I think you should come to Australia on your honeymoon!

  8. Bec says:

    Ahhhhh! Congrats girl πŸ™‚ What a gorgeous ring! So happy for you πŸ™‚

  9. Angie says:

    This is FANTASTIC!!! Yay!!! CONGRATS!!!

    Gorgeous ring!!! (Mine is the same style!!! :D!!!)

    Happy Engagement to you both! WOOHOO!

  10. Caryn says:

    Congratulations! Such wonderful news! Can’t wait to read about how it all happened!

  11. Caryn says:

    P.S. now you have to change your about me profile from “I’m also a… pescatarian, girlfriend, and cat owner and lover…..” to now say bride to be!

  12. Aron says:


    SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! omgosh <3 <3 <3

  13. Ashley says:

    YAY! Congrats to you both!

  14. SO happy for you! Congrats! A new home + new car + new puppy soon + engaged?! WOW! So amazing! Your ring is beautiful!

  15. Sam says:

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  16. phampants says:

    Holy crap! Congratulations!

  17. Kim says:

    CONGRATS!! AHHH So exciting πŸ™‚

  18. Abby says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so so so very happy for you!!! (PS — that ring is just gorgeous). Can’t wait to hear the fulll story!

  19. gina says:

    Oh my gosh, CONGRATS!

  20. Nora says:

    HOLY LORD! This is so freakin’ exciting. I am so, so, so excited for you πŸ™‚ Like,I want to jump through the computer and hug you and then plan your bridal shower and 1,000 other things. EEEEEEE. I’m super thrilled for you in case you couldn’t tell! LOVE YOU!

  21. Grace says:

    Congratulations!! I love your response. I’d probably say something similar too. πŸ™‚

  22. Sarah says:

    I shit you not, I just screamed out loud.


    (I had a feeling it might have been coming
    PS: The ring is beeeyoutiful!)

  23. HOLY CRAP!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy for you, I totally teared up a little. πŸ™‚
    The ring is gorgeous. Eric has good taste (which we already knew of course!).

  24. That’s so exciting!!! Congrats to ya’ll!

  25. Wendy says:

    Congrats! Enjoy the moment!

  26. Cheryl says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!! Love the ring! I am SUPER EXCITED!!!!!! Can’t wait to tell Ken!

  27. Katrina says:

    Soooo exciting!!! I lovvvvvvve hearing how people get engaged!!! Loved how yours happened! Now I cant wait to hear the wedding ideas, details….oh so fun!!!
    PS after seeing you two last week Steve and I so called it lol

  28. Carol says:

    Congrats! Hugs to you both.

  29. liane says:

    Aw!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!

  30. Oh my god, this is so AWESOME! Beautiful ring. I can’t wait to hear the story. All the details. Did you have any clue?! Woohoo!!!

  31. Amanda says:

    YAY!! Congrats Amber!! πŸ™‚

  32. Meghan says:

    I know I already said this via twitter and text, but I’m so happy for you. this seriously brought tears to my eyes. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving couple and I’m so excited for you and Eric. xo

  33. Kelly says:

    How did I let 32 comments happen before mine?!!?!?!??!


    I am so excited this might be the shortest comment I’ve ever wrote.

  34. Congrats Amber!!! I’m so excited for you. The ring is beautiful! πŸ™‚

  35. Kyria says:

    Hey that’s great! Congrats! I love your ring too!

  36. Nicole says:

    Congratulations, Amber! Your ring is gorgeous! Can’t wait to hear the whole story. :o) All the best to you and Eric for a lifetime of happiness together.

  37. nicole says:

    I knew it!!!!!


    Get ready for bridal brain!!!! πŸ™‚

  38. Congrats!! Love the ring πŸ™‚

  39. Yayyy!!!!!! That is so exciting! Congratulations!!

  40. CONGRATS! I was THRILLED when I got your bbm last night – I clapped and was grinning ear to ear. It totally made my day/month/year. So excited for you two, and I love that he TOTALLY surprised you like that!

    I can’t wait to hear all the details and skype with you this weekend!! So excited for you!! Bring on the bridal magazines!

    And the ring is gorgeous! Well done, Eric!!

  41. Shop Girl* says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! I am SO happy for you!!!! Congratulations… and the ring is beautiful!! Tell that man of yours that he has wonderful taste! πŸ˜‰

    Now then, let’s get those details sooner than later my dear! haha

  42. J says:

    AHHH! CONGRATS!! Love the ring! So exciting!

  43. Gorgeous ring! Congrats!!!!! πŸ™‚

  44. Oh Amber, congratulations!!!! It’s beautiful and I’m so excited for y’all!!!

  45. mousearoo says:


  46. paige says:

    Congratulations!!! OOooh, so excited to hear the story! πŸ™‚

  47. Sara Lang says:


    That ring is gorgeous, and you two must be so excited!

  48. AshleyD says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh! This is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear the whole story. Congratulations to you both! πŸ™‚

  49. Congratulations Amber!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Becky says:

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH so excited!!!! I’m actually tearing up at my desk at work because I’m so happy for you two! (And I just sent you an email saying I couldn’t see pics of the ring – it let me! It’s GORGEOUS!)

  51. Congrats Amber! πŸ™‚ One last big purchase won’t hurt… πŸ˜‰

  52. erin says:

    omg congratulations! this is just the next step!!!!! now i’m gonna be excited to hear all about wedding planning!!!!

  53. AlisonM says:

    OMG congratulations!!! And you should TOTALLY be posting pictures of the ring. It’s what we all want to see, even the old, cynical ones like me πŸ˜‰

  54. Lauren says:

    Congrats!!!! Big things happening in your life these days!

  55. Congratulations!!! How exciting!!

  56. Jill says:

    Wow! That’s super exciting, congrats!!

  57. mandy says:

    AHH!! CONGRATULATIONS, love! So, so, so happy for you.

    Much love to the both of you.

  58. Awwww! So happy for you two!!!

  59. Marie says:

    Wooooooooooooo girl get it!!! Haha congrats to you and Eric!! So exciting!

  60. Wow – congratulations! With all the bad news from Japan today, this was a nice little nugget of good. Best wishes.

  61. Naomi says:

    much congratulations to the both of you! your ring is beautiful!

  62. Congratulations! I’m so glad that you’re that girl that posts pictures of your ring… it’s beautiful. I hope that you won’t be afraid to share wedding details here on the blog πŸ™‚

  63. Holly says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! And what a gorgeous ring πŸ˜€

  64. Emily Jane says:

    YAAAAAAAAAY I literally just started clapping!!! Huge congratulations!! Gorgeous ring too πŸ™‚ So happy for you!!

  65. Laura says:

    CONGRATS!!! So excited for you guys!

  66. April says:

    Aww!! Congrats! After you announced that ya’ll had bought a house I thought, “I bet he’ll propose to her soon!” The ring is gorgeous, I can’t wait to read the story later!

  67. Patricia says:

    Congrats, congrats and congrats again – I bet you can’t stop smiling and I’m pretty sure I’ll tear up when I read the story!

  68. Morgan says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you both!!! Congrats girl!!! That is awesome!!!!!! Standing ovation!!! Confetti!!!

  69. Hayley says:

    Wohooo! Congrats to you both!!

  70. Leigh says:

    Congratulations Amber! (and Eric!) That is so exciting and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  71. Amber says:

    WOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!! I had a feeling this would happen soon! Congrats to you both!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  72. YAY – CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What an exciting time for you. A new home. A wedding to plan! It’s all so wonderful. Enjoy!

  73. Leanne says:

    Oooh, it’s lovely! Congratulations!

  74. Lacey Bean says:

    Hey, I said “SHUT UP!” when Dave asked me to marry him. πŸ™‚ Congrats!!!!!

  75. Jodi says:

    I am so excited for you that I have goosepimples!!!!

  76. Congratulations Amber!!! That’s fantastic… beautiful ring!

  77. suzy pepper says:

    Oh my god. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so insanely happy for you!!

  78. This is the first time I’ve read your blog – and what a great day for it! Congrats to you & your fiance.

  79. Anais says:

    OMG AMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Hold on, I need a second to pick up my jaw from the floor… I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! And can I say – that is one gorgeous ring! Eric has great taste!!

  80. Kara says:

    Ahh, Congrats!!!!! πŸ˜€ That’s so exciting!!!!

  81. Megan says:

    So, so excited for you!

  82. LG says:

    AHHHHHH! That’s so EXCITING!!!! WONDERFUL!!! Congrats, you two!!!

  83. Stephany says:

    AMBER!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I just had a feeling you were going to get engaged soon, I don’t know what it was but I did! YAYYYYY!!!!! I cannot wait to hear all the deets!!

  84. Krysten says:

    That is so exciting for you, congratulations! Very pretty ring!

  85. Michaela says:

    Congratulations, lady!! Such wonderful news!

  86. Lisa says:

    NICE bling. Tell Eric “Good Job” πŸ˜€

  87. Hazel says:

    OMG, congratulations! That is so exciting and it sounds like you were truly surprised, which is awesome. Can’t wait to hear more!

  88. hillary says:

    Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! Such happy news πŸ™‚

  89. Congratulations! Your ring is absolutely beautiful!

  90. Heather Zloty says:

    Congrats! So exciting!!

  91. Aman Bhatti says:

    Congrats! The ring is beautiful!

  92. Janine says:

    I LOVE THE RING!!!!!!!!!! IT IS STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD PICK ERIC!!!!!!!!!

  93. Mom says:

    I’m so happy for you and Eric. I will love having Eric as a son in law. Congratulations Honey.

  94. Keaton says:

    OMG!!!! Congratulations!!! I can’t believe this day is finally here!
    Your mother just called me at work and told me I HAD to read you blog IMMEDIATELY. This was the last thing I expected to read!
    I am so happy for you two, and the ring is gorgeous. I can’t stop staring at it either haha Eric did a good job!
    Can’t wait to read the whole story πŸ™‚

  95. Jess says:

    Can’t wait to here the details!!! Congrats!!!

  96. Habbala says:

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!! It’s beautiful. Congratulations!!!!!!

  97. ~Jessica~ says:

    Wow, congratulations! And that ring is absolutely stunning: I’m not surprised you want to show it off, I know I would πŸ™‚

  98. kilax says:

    Oh my gosh! Congrats! Your ring is beautiful πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to hear the full story!

  99. Vanessa says:

    Amber it is stunning! Congratulations!

  100. Carissa says:

    I know I already wrote this on facebook but it’s worth saying again…. CONGRATS!!! You and Eric are just the cutest and I am so happy for you two!! and he did a fabulous job picking out the ring! I would be staring at my hand too πŸ™‚

  101. Caroline says:

    AHHH I’m so excited for you!! I just got back from vacation and saw the news on Facebook!
    CONGRATULATIONS!! I can’t wait to hear the full story!!

  102. Congratulations!! So happy for you!

  103. Hannah says:

    Your ring is so beautiful! Congrats to you both. Can wait to read about all the details!

  104. Jess says:

    EEEK! That is SO exciting!!! Congrats a million times over πŸ™‚

  105. Alejandra says:

    Congrats!!! I love engagement stories, can’t wait to hear about it : )

  106. Congratulations! How exciting and what a beautiful ring:)

  107. Rhona says:

    AW!!! I am so happy and excited for you. Congrats!!!

  108. Ayla says:

    OH MY GOSH!!! YES!! This is so exciting and I am SO happy for you! I can’t wait to hear the whole story. πŸ˜€

  109. Heather says:

    OH.MY.GOD!!!! How freaking exciting!!!!!! Im so happy for you both! I literally gasped!!! YAY

  110. Congratulations! That’s so exciting!

  111. shoshanah says:

    I know I already told you congrats on twitter, but couldn’t help but chime in with yet again congrats here! So, congratulations!!!

  112. Bela says:

    OMG CONGRATS! Its a beautiful ring, you lucky girl πŸ™‚

  113. Jen says:

    I love the ring and you!! Its even more beautiful in person, WAY TO GO ERIC!!! XO

  114. Allie says:


  115. HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was totally not prepared for such amazing news by the title of your post!!!!!!!! That is so awesome Amber!!!! How exciting!!! You must be feeling on cloud nine – live it up! Being engaged is so much fun, and you have so many wonderful memories ahead of you just waiting to be created.

    All the best to you both!!! I am so excited for wedding related posts – please tell me there will be many of those!!!!!!!!!

  116. Emily says:

    CONGRATS! Yayyy for many more wedding related blog posts to come!

  117. Simply Life says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Beautiful ring!

  118. michele the grat says:

    i am totally flipping, thinking about the fact that my BEST FRIEND of 18 years, is ENGAGED.

    what a mind twist!

    on a different note; I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS! πŸ™‚ i better be invited.

  119. Michelyn says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Let the fun begin!!!!!

  120. lindsay says:

    so pretty! congrats!!

  121. abbi says:

    Congrats! Very happy for you! πŸ™‚

  122. Erin says:

    How exciting and wonderful!!!!! πŸ™‚ Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful ring!!!!!

  123. Susan says:

    Gaaaaah!!!!! Congrats Amber!!!! (and Eric!)

  124. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. Heather C says:

    CONGRATS, girl!! πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you two!! AND you’re moving into the house this week right??! Enjoy every minute of it!

  126. Sara says:

    Congrats lovely!! πŸ™‚

  127. Samantha says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you and Eric!!

  128. Laura says:

    I am SO glad you are “that kind of girl” who posts the pictures of the ring to her blog (and really, who ISN’T that kind of girl), because I wanted to see it πŸ™‚ CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you πŸ™‚

  129. E.P. says:

    AH! Best wishes to you, lovely! This is SO exciting! (And when W asked me to marry him? I was so caught off guard that I started hysterically laughing… then said, “Yes,” and started crying. Yeah…)

  130. E.P. says:

    AH! Best wishes, lady! So excited for the two of y’all!

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