In celebration of today…

USExactly two years ago today, my wonderful (now) husband proposed to me while we were surrounded by family and loved ones. And I had no idea it was coming.

I’ve described the day a few times – the crying, the planning, the surprise – it was the most special day and I appreciated all of it.

Daniel is a fairly quiet and (at times) shy human. Knowing it would be hard for him to say a long, eloquent speech, he and my sister planned something different and beautiful.

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We took our cat to the park…

…on a leash.

I know that may sound strange to many of you but Pixel is an indoor kitty who, up until last week, was not able to be friends with boy cats because before you know it she could’ve come home pregnant.

In other words, she still needed to be sterilised and there are A LOT of cats in our complex so she stays indoors.

To get a her a little extra exercise and some fresh air, Daniel and I like to take her out when we can. She happily wears her harness and has no problem walking on a leash. She’s very chill not much bothers her.

A couple of weeks ago we decided to visit a park/forest place near our home which we didn’t even know existed. I’m so glad we did. Pixel loved it, we all got some fresh air and the place was beautiful. So of course, I took photos.

This is what the park/forest looks like. Gorgeous right?
This is what the park/forest looks like. Gorgeous right?

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The Proposal Party

If you didn’t know, Daniel and I have been dating for 6 years now. We started dating when I was a wee 17 years old.

After a long time of hinting requesting a date for when the big question would be asked (because we had agreed it would be happening at some point…), it finally happened!

Just out of the blue, under the guise of a family braai, I walked into my aunt’s house and got a big surprise. I, however, first ignored said surprise because I really wasn’t expecting anything!

Here’s the video evidence. (Yes, there was much shaking and crying – happily)

THE BOARDS I’M READING SAY:

1) Don’t ask any questions… Just read. :)

2) Behind me is a row of people – each one also holding a sheet. All you need to do (for now) is read each one OUT LOUD!

3) 6 years ago

4) I thought you made me the happiest man in the world…

5) 6 years on…

6) And my heart still pounds when I think about how much I love you!

7) And I’ve come to realise

8) There is only one way that I can be happier…

The boards I had to read out loud were a speech that Daniel had written. It was so sweet and romantic, just like the man himself. I couldn’t be happier with the proposal and the entire day.

Engaged!
Engaged!
The ring
The ring – Tanzanite – EXACTLY what I wanted!

More than anything, the huge amount of tweets, Facebook messages and Instagram comments that Danny and I received to congratulate us was amazing! We really felt the love. Thank you, everyone!

And again, to my family and loved ones that made the day so amazing and special – Thank you. You all mean the world to me!

Now for the planning! Warp speed ahead! (But not too fast, weddings are expensive.)

Robi xo