July 15, 2013

Kern and I are Engaged!

June 28th has now become a new milestone date to add to my calendar: the day Kern and I got engaged!

My parents were in town visiting me for the weekend--a trip that had been planned for several months.  However...I only knew half of the plan.

Unbeknownst to me, Kern, my parents and his parents had been planning for this weekend since May.  

Kern proposed to me and I said yes...YES!  

A few moments later, my parents emerged to begin celebrating and Kern opened the door--and there were his parents, standing outside under an umbrella in the rain.  As soon as I saw them and looked over to Kern and my parents--I immediately burst into happy tears!  




My parents brought out a set of antique champagne glasses they had purchased for us while Kern brought out special chilled champagne that we purchased on a trip last fall.


Mothers!  Jody and Marcia 


All the guys: Bill, Kern, Greg



Let the calling commence!


We finally took a break from the phone and had a fabulous French dinner at Le Grenier on H Street.


I finally heard all the back story of Kern's plans.  The moms lamented how hard it was for them to keep it a secret!




No real celebration is complete without giant ice cream sundaes from Serendipity...so we ended the evening with the most perfect fried oreo sundae.


The rest of the weekend was filled with delicious food and lots of planning.  It was so nice to be able to sit down and discuss options face to face instead of making (more!) phone calls back and forth.

French theme all weekend--we had Saturday brunch at Le Diplomate!


I was so giddy I could barely sleep all weekend--ah, such fun!


Come back tomorrow for a video by KERN!

7 comments:

  1. Love! So happy for you both, Em!

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  2. Ok, so, I have been waiting patiently for three weeks for this blog update and it was well worth it! Thanks for making my Monday a bit brighter with your sweet engagement story. Many congrats to my neighbors as they venture into their new life together!

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  3. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so glad it's finally posted! :)

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  4. So happy for you, Emily! Great news!

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  5. SO EXCITING!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  6. Happiest post ever! So fun!!!!

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