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Pinch Me, I’m Engaged!

This weekend was crazy.

I know this isn’t a typical food post but this weekend also wasn’t typical for me or Jason either.

You guys…


It was so hard keeping it in all weekend especially trying ever so hard to not allude to it (even though I did fudge at least twice that resulted in me deleting tweets).

It still feels very surreal and so much like a dream. Our families are over the moon and Jason and I are both so ecstatic.

engagement ring

I didn’t see it coming – no one did. Everyone who we told thought it was going to happen a lot later. I thought it was going to happen in April or May, never in a million years did I think it would happen on our 2 year anniversary. You know, everyone always says the most obvious is on a holiday or a specific celebration so I had completely ruled it out thinking Jason wouldn’t make it obvious that it was coming.

If you’re interested, this is how it went down…

Saturday morning, in typical Julie & Jason fashion, we roll out of bed, turn on the tv in the living room and watch Food Network (usually Pioneer Woman) while figuring out what to eat for breakfast. Jason had hopped in the shower really early, which was weird, but I didn’t think anything of it. When he came out of the shower, I gave him a card and said “happy 2 year!” He read it and smiled. I asked, “where’s mine?” and he stared at me. Then got up and went into the bedroom. He was taking a while. I was thinking, “is he writing it right now or something? What’s the hold up?” I almost went in the room, but didnt. And then..he comes out of the bedroom with a ring box.

And I freak out.

First words out of my mouth: “what the f!*k?!?!!?!?!” and then “oh my god, what the heck, this can’t be happening, is this real life right now? I really honestly didn’t think it’d be today, this is sooner than I thought, oh my god, what the heck, oh my god…” I never calmed down, through Jason’s entire touching speech, I was freaking out and tearing up and I didn’t hear a word he said (haha, I had to ask him to repeat it later) until he asked, “well?” and of course I said YES.

The ring is absolutely gorgeous and perfect. He did an amazing job :) We then called our families and close friends and the entire day I was staring at my left hand. I still am and I still think this is so surreal.

I have been planning my wedding all my life and I actually have to do something now with the planning. At least I have a while :) we still have a ton to do, including buying a house this summer. I think wedding planning will take a backseat until August or something :)


  1. 03/05/2012 at 7:50 am

    Woooo! Congratulations gurl!!! If it makes you feel any better, when my now husband proposed, I said “you son of a b@&$#!”

  2. 03/05/2012 at 7:54 am

    Haha, this is exactly how I would be if my boyfriend asked me to marry him. You guys are so ridiculously cute! I can’t wait to hear more about your plans as they evolve and I hope that one day soon I’ll get to buy you a glass of champagne to celebrate!

  3. 03/05/2012 at 7:55 am

    Yay! Congratulations!!!! That’s so amazing! The ring is stunning! I’m so happy for you Julie!

  4. 03/05/2012 at 7:58 am

    i’m so so so happy for you both! can’t wait to hear all about the wedding planning + hopefully see the ring in person sooner rather than later. woohoo!

  5. 03/05/2012 at 8:00 am

    So funny that your first response was “What the eff?!” Something to tell the grandkids fot sure! Lol!! So happy for you!

  6. 03/05/2012 at 8:00 am

    Hooray!!! Congrats to you both! I’m so happy for you!

  7. 03/05/2012 at 8:01 am

    Congratulations! HOW exciting :-) I love that you were snuggled up watching TV and thinking about what to have for breakfast…I hope whatever you ended up eating involved a lot of champagne on the side! :-)

  8. 03/05/2012 at 8:01 am

    Congrats!!! I had a feeling this was the “news” :) Very happy for you!

  9. 03/05/2012 at 8:09 am

    This makes me so stinking happy! I have been wondering when this was going to happen, I’m so glad to wake up to the news today and I’m so so so happy for you! The ring is absolutely gorgeous, go Jason!!

  10. 03/05/2012 at 8:10 am


  11. *Andrea*
    03/05/2012 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations! gorgeous ring!!!

  12. 03/05/2012 at 8:42 am

    Awww, congratulations, what a very sweet story!!

  13. 03/05/2012 at 8:43 am

    Congratulations Julie, so happy for you!!

  14. 03/05/2012 at 8:47 am

    Oh my goodness, I’m literally sitting here in my desk chair bouncing up and down with excitement for you right now (good thing I get here early so no one else is here). I am SO freaking happy for you!!! Congratulations!!

    Also, um, that ring is GORGEOUS. Can I hire Jason for some consulting? ;)

    Eeeeep!! :D

  15. 03/05/2012 at 8:49 am

    Congrats lady! The ring is beautiful! :)

  16. 03/05/2012 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations! What exciting news!

  17. 03/05/2012 at 9:19 am

    Awww, congratulations!! What a sweet story.

  18. 03/05/2012 at 9:33 am

    AHHH!!!!! WOOOOO!!!!! yyaaayyyy!!!!! Congrats Julie, I’m so thrilled for you. And holy wow – did he do an amazing job!!

  19. 03/05/2012 at 9:38 am

    OMG Julie! Congrats!! How exciting! :) I think i would react the same way you did.. “is this real life?!?!?!” Your ring is BEAUTIFUL. So happy for you during this exciting time. :)

  20. 03/05/2012 at 9:39 am

    How wonderful!! Huge congrats to you, can’t wait to see that ring in person in a couple weeks!! woo hoo!!

  21. So wonderful! Congrats!

  22. 03/05/2012 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations, Julie!! What a fun story and gorgeous ring. Enjoy all that is to come for you guys! :-)

  23. 03/05/2012 at 10:03 am

    Congratulations on your engagement!

  24. 03/05/2012 at 10:21 am

    Congrats!! How exciting! The ring is beautiful!

  25. 03/05/2012 at 10:28 am

    Congratulations, Julie! I’m so happy for you and that ring is gorgeous!

  26. 03/05/2012 at 10:30 am

    So exciting! Congratulations!

  27. 03/05/2012 at 10:43 am

    Yay Julie & Jason!! Congratulations! :)

  28. 03/05/2012 at 10:47 am

    Congratttttssss! So excited for you pretty lady!

  29. 03/05/2012 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations!! That ring is AMAZING!

  30. 03/05/2012 at 11:11 am

    Oh my gosh, congratulations Julie and Jason! What an exciting time in your lives together!! The ring is perfectly beautiful, and I can just tell how happy you both must be!

  31. 03/05/2012 at 11:12 am

    wow,..congrats! beautiful ring!!! i am a new reader of your blog…i love it!!!!

  32. 03/05/2012 at 11:34 am

    Congrats!!!!! How on earth did you keep this secret all weekend? lol

  33. 03/05/2012 at 11:44 am

    congratulations on your engagement julie! your ring is absolutely gorgeous :]

  34. 03/05/2012 at 11:51 am

    Woooohooooooooooooooo! Congrats! It’s absolutely gorgeous! I’m so happy for you! :) :) :) xooxox Tell Jason he’s now a part of the food blogging family! :)

  35. 03/05/2012 at 11:52 am

    OMG, Julie, I am so happy for you! I hope that you and Jason enjoy every minute of it, what an exciting time!!!

  36. Kristen
    03/05/2012 at 12:03 pm

    Congrats Julie! That was such a sweet story.

  37. 03/05/2012 at 12:15 pm

    I loved reading this!! Oh to be young again (okay I’m only 40) but to be in that wonderful place that you are at the moment. Best to you and yours for a fruitful, wonderful life together. The ring is beautiful!

  38. Tina
    03/05/2012 at 1:04 pm

    Congratulations Julie!! That is one amazingly beautiful ring :) I’m a regular reader, and I do LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. I just never post anything, but for this I had to. I wish you and Jason the very very best!

  39. 03/05/2012 at 1:52 pm

    Yipppee Julie!!! CONGRATS!! The ring is such incredible! Well done Jason!!! xxx

  40. 03/05/2012 at 2:04 pm

    Congratulations!!! :) I’m a new reader to your blog but I love all the recipes you share and I really like how you came up with the name ‘Table For Two’ for you and Jason ~ All the best :D

    Looking forward to following your new posts and eventually wedding posts ~

  41. 03/05/2012 at 2:11 pm

    Congrats! What a lovely news! And what a great looking ring!

  42. 03/05/2012 at 2:27 pm

    YAY!! Congrats! SO exciting :) and I hate to say it, but I totally forgot everything my husband said to me when he proposed because I was SO excited the entire time.

  43. 03/05/2012 at 2:36 pm

    Congratulations! The ring is beautiful. It sounds like a wonderful weekend and a fantastic year to come!

  44. 03/05/2012 at 2:46 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!1 SO exciting :)

    March 3 is a great day to get engaged … I did 4 years ago ;) Wishing you a lifetime of fun and happiness!

  45. 03/05/2012 at 4:46 pm

    Congratulations. That is wonderful. Two years is a nice long time. I only knew my husband two months when he proposed.

  46. 03/05/2012 at 5:08 pm

    so happy for you, i keep stalking this post, swooning over your ring! cannot wait to see it in person! love love love you!

  47. Courtney Mac
    03/05/2012 at 9:24 pm

    Congratulations! Your ring is exquisite!

  48. 03/05/2012 at 11:32 pm

    Congrats to you and Jason!! So happy for you guys, and girl that ring is GORGEOUS :)

  49. 03/06/2012 at 7:57 am

    CONGRATS, Julie!! Of course I’m just now getting caught up. Yaaaaay!!!!

  50. 03/06/2012 at 10:16 am

    lol I freaked out the same way you did although we had been dating for like 5 years so I was beyond ready! lol. Congrats friend! Can’t wait to see you and that lovely ring NEXT WEEKEND!

  51. Linda
    03/06/2012 at 1:16 pm

    Congratulations to you both! Sweet story and ring is gorgeous!
    We are so happy for you! Welcome to the family !!

  52. 03/06/2012 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulations!! I know the feeling and it is fantastic! You’ll be replaying the proposal scene in your brain forever! :)

  53. Ada Howe
    03/06/2012 at 5:36 pm

    Oh Congrats! How incredibly exciting!!!!!!! Have so much fun planning… and be sure to savor every single second of your wedding… it literally FLIES by! xoxo

  54. Lynna H.
    03/06/2012 at 6:04 pm

    OMG. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOTH OF YOU ! EKK!! this is so exciting!

  55. 03/07/2012 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations Julie!!! That is a gorgeous ring – the man has good taste! It will be fun to follow your journey throughout the wedding planning process. I see lots of new Pinterest boards in your future :)

  56. 03/07/2012 at 12:26 pm

    Congratulations Julie!!! That is one gorgeous ring – the man has good taste! It will be fun to follow your journey through the wedding planning process. I see lots of new Pinterest boards in your future :)

  57. 03/07/2012 at 6:19 pm

    CONGRATS JULIE!!! The ring is stunning and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness (and good eats of course!)

    • 03/08/2012 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Aly — you’re going to be at FBF next week, right? If so, can’t wait to meet you!

  58. 03/07/2012 at 7:10 pm

    OH MY GOD I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! I LOVE ENGAGEMENTS, THE RING IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your blog! It’s so good, and I’m gonna use plenty of your recipes! So happy for you! Congrats!

  59. 03/07/2012 at 9:36 pm

    So happy for you! The ring is gorgeous!

  60. Leanne
    03/09/2012 at 1:39 am

    Congratulations. I wish you and Jason much happiness.

  61. Annalise N.
    03/10/2012 at 8:18 pm

    Congrats on the engagement! I recently became engaged and I know exactly how you feel when you saw the ring box! lol. I’m sure you’re just dying to start planning so enjoy it when you do! It’s so much fun! Thanks for all the great recipes…I’m loving all of them!

  62. 03/22/2012 at 2:35 pm

    Congrats on getting engaged! That ring is GORG! You guys are a cute couple :) I’m new to your blog, found out about your blog from Pennies on a Platter. I’m a new email subscriber!

    • 03/22/2012 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you! And that is awesome :) I’m glad you found me and I hope you enjoy :)

  63. Kim
    04/03/2013 at 1:53 pm

    How Sweet! I love it Congratulations!!!!!!


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