we're engaged!

Monday, May 11, 2015

We're getting extra personal today... 

This past weekend, my main squeeze asked me to spend the rest of my life with him, and I said "YES". Words cannot describe how excited I am to be engaged to this kid. He is an absolute gem and I can't imagine my life without him. 

*insert high-pitched squeal* 

It's been absolute surreal these past 48 hours, as we shared the good news with family, close friends and then... (once all the important people knew), we put it all out there on social. And no surprise, our phones began blowing up left and right with so much love, support and congratulatory screams and wedding-themed emojis. Our hearts are just so full and overwhelmed with joy, and we are so blessed to have such a supporting group of folks we call our family and friends. 

And now to the part everyone's been asking us about... HOW DID HE DO IT?

I've been wanting to try Westward for the longest time. A huge fan of oysters and restaurants with gorgeous views -- Westward has been on the top of my list for some time now. This past Saturday, the weather hit the 80s which gave us even more reason to give this place a try. We had made plans with one of my really good friends, Alyson for a little midday happy hour and ordered some oysters (Shigoku and Bay Water Sweets), rose, their amazing smoked clam dip and beer. While I got up to talk to the hostess about removing our names from the waiting list since we found a spot outside by the beachy waterfront area of the restaurant, Kellen told Alyson that he brought an engagement ring and if she could capture the moment. *sneaky sneaky* 

After we paid our bill, Kellen decided he wanted to go down closer to the water to look at the boats. He asked me to come with him, but for Alyson to stay, which I found to be super weird. When we got to the rocky part of that little beach, I was also confused as to why we were standing right in front of people's line of view of the water on the patio. SO strange right?! Until he started telling me how much he loved me, and then I realized what was happening... OH EM GEE... This was it. Next thing I knew, he was down on one knee, the ring was on my finger and my eyes were brimming with happy tears.

Other folks sitting outside at the restaurant were also teary-eyed, and we got a round of applause and congratulatory cheers as we turned around. There were a few people in the distance lounging on their boats who also got a glimpse of the proposal and tooted their horn. It truly was a magical moment, and we were just overwhelmed with joy. 

We are beyond thrilled and can't wait for the big day.
 Let the wedding planning begin! 

Thanks again to this special lady (Alyson) for capturing the moment! 


  1. I am waiting for your pinterest to BLOW UP with wedding pins ;)


  3. Wonderful news! I am so thrilled for each of you! Kellen nice going with the boats - you know my obsession with boats. I can picture the two of you right there on Lake Union.

  4. OMG!!! How exciting! I love that Alyson was there to snap some photos of the special moments of your proposal. Congratulations, sweetheart! I can't wait to see/hear all about your big day :)

  5. What an adorable story!! I'm so thrilled for you two!! You deserve nothing but the BEST! xo, Linnie

    1. Thank you, Linnie! I'm excited for you too! :) Xoxo

  6. What a cute story! And pictures too! Congratulations!


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