Sunday, June 13, 2010

Big News!!!

Hi there!!,

Are you all ready for my big announcement?!!!...hmm, I'm wondering if I should leave you guys in suspense! Maybe just show you my card and have you guys guessing for a lil while and then come back with the big news and some pictures. Then again I think my card is a real tip off to what my big announcement is!! Plus I think I have made you wait enough since yesterday made three weeks when my big news happend and I guess I left you all in suspense with yesterdays post...

Ok, ok here is my card. My little announcement is just perfect for this InStyle Stamps image, I've been meaning to do this but I got a little overwhelmed with planning things and what not. So for my card I used Chloe and her Prince, such a cute image and so appropriate for todays announcement!! Do you think you know what it is?!!!

Check Chloe and her Prince out!!!

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Yup you probably guessed correctly, I'M ENGAGED!!!! It's so exciting!!!! Lets just say it was no surprise that it was coming soon, given the fact that Daniel and I have been together for a good year and a half and we totally knew we were made for each other, it was only time that he would pop the question. Lets just say Daniel's family and my family go way back and I have been in love with him as far as I can remember (a little story here) so it's only perfect that some how fate brought us together!!! When was always the question! I definitely didn't expect it to be the night of my graduation. My graduation ceremony started at 8:30am and then after my ceremony and lunch with family, Daniel and I headed out on a late trip to Petaluma, for a picnic of oyesters and just some celebration time. I honestly didn't expect anything we had gone to Petaluma several times. We purchased oyesters and headed out to Tamales Bay State Park (some pics from my birthday last year), we had an hour to picnic and enjoy our time before the park closed. While we were there, there was only one other person there so we had the park to ourselves. We enjoyed every moment, munching on delicious oyesters, french bread and strawberries. lol not quite a meal but a delicious picnic!!! So while we were there the whole time Daniel kept saying that we should get a pic while the sun was setting, I was in no hurry, I didn't think the sun was going to disappear so quickly. I set up my tripod and I used my remote to take our picture, as the picture was being taking, Daniel got on one knee and proposed to me. Lets just say I was in shock!!! Of course I said yes but you can totally see in the picture that I was in shock. Now for the picture, well since I waited to long for the sun to set the picture is rather dark and I need to do some serious editing to it, but I have other pics.

Here are two pics. The first is the view that we had and the second is my sample take of where we were going to be standing when we took our picture and he just happend to propose. We stood right infront of that bench which looked over the bay. Beautiful sight!!! It couldn't have been any perfecter!!!
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This picture here was taken a week after our engagment. I was actually doing an engagment session with my brother and his now wife, and I had to get our first pic as being engaged!!
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This pic is from last Saturday the 5th. We were at my brothers wedding so I we took the opportunity to take a pic while we were both dressed up!!
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Alright so there is my big announcement...Oh and you ask if I have set the date?? Yes it's for May 28, 2011. Hehe, I'm on top of it, we have the chuch, and the reception booked, the band is almost booked and we have a meeting with our Photographer on Tuesday. As for my dress I'm still looking, I actually looked yesterday and I found one that I liked, I still have yet to find the one I love but I definitely had fun with yesterdays dress, it was Flamenco style, it was supper cute but maybe a lil over the top for a wedding, I don't know we will see what happens. Oh and you ask the colors...the card tells you all and if you know me you know that my favorite colors are purple and green and I'm thinking silver or champagne. So there it is, I think! If you have any question or maybe you have a tip to help me with my dark picture let me know ;-)!!

Recipe:
Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Image: Chloe and her Prince by InStyle Stamps, SU On Your Birthday
Paper: S.E.I Bridgeport Paper Slab, White & Green Cardstock
Ink: Copic Markers, Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Accessories: Provo Craft Cuttlebug, Nestibilities, Embossed Curve Ek Success Edger Punch, Gross Grain Ribbon, Buttons


Thanks for listening to me rant and rave about my excitement!!! Thanks for stopping by have a blessed Sunday!!!

8 comments:

Kerry said...

Big CONGRATS to both you!!! What a wonderful news!! YAY!!! Graduation and Engagement!! You go girl!!! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful memories with us. Gorgeous card!

P.S. Congrats again!

LINDA said...

Your card is just adorable..Great photos and Congrats on your engagement!!
Hugs, Linda

Nessie said...

Congratulations! What exciting news... Now you can gave fun planning (even if you are quite good at it already) and looking for the PERFECT dress. Congratulations to you finace as well!

Nessie said...

And sorry, I forgot.... A while ago I asked you for instructions for your easter basket. Do you think you might be able to help?
Thanks in advance

Scrappychick said...

Congrats Raquel! I am so happy for you and your prince!!

Angela said...

Congrats Raquel on your engagement and graduation!! Now your Life Beings!! Chloe and her prince is just perfect for this occassion!!
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!
Hugs:)
Angela

TannyP said...

Woohoo! Congrats, Raquel! You two look adorable together - and your card is fabulous!!

Janelle said...

Oh yea! Your engagement is the best news! Congrats and best wishes. AND to let us know THE spot of engagement is just super. Oh, and your Chloe card is just TOO cute, almost forgot in all the engagement excitement.