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Happy Monday, ya’ll! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, because I know I did. This past Saturday, my little sister’s boyfriend of 5 years proposed to her and my siblings, husband, close friend and I were there to witness it. It started off as a morning hike at Kirby Cove in Sausalito where we ended up on a beautiful beach with gorgeous views of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. My sister’s boyfriend told us his plans to propose when my husband and I got back from our honeymoon in Hawaii, right before we left for SoCal. So, it’s been about a month. This past week, he told us he was planning to pop the question this weekend and wanted us to be there. We were honored!

The plan was to propose at the end of the hike so he could get views of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, but he stalled for a bit and we knew he was nervous lol. He was pretty good at hiding it though, but since we all had an idea, we could tell he was holding back and also because he wanted to find the perfect time to do it. Finally, as we were heading back up, my brother, who had his brand new DSLR with him, made my sis the subject of his shot. My sis thought nothing of it because they’ve been going shooting together for a while now. He asked her to post facing the bridge and as she was looking away, my sister’s boyfriend got on one knee and proposed! It was such a beautiful sight and we were all so happy for them. My sister didn’t cry, surprisingly (because she cries easily, like me). She told me that it was just a feeling she had never felt before and didn’t know how to react. I knew exactly what she was talking about. That feeling of shock, excitement, pure happiness all at once. It’s a great feeling, but hard to describe in one word. We were just so glad we were able to witness such a huge event in their lives. Definitely something we will never forget.

After we headed up, my sister’s bf (now fiancĂ©) planned to have brunch/lunch, but we had to head back home to prepare for our annual Christmas party with more of our close friends #teamido aka #teamwhatdidido lol. We had a great time, as usual. Celebrated with good company, good food and good conversation. Good times.


Picked up THE dress!

I’m fully aware that my blog has ended up being majority wedding related, but you guys….36 DAYS TO GO! Ahhh! Yes, I had to look it up on our wedding website just to be sure. So, as you can see from this blog title, I did, in fact, pick up THE dress today! My cousin Dee (who is also one of my bridesmaids) accompanied me, which worked out perfectly because I needed to have someone there to learn how to bustle the dress. My appointment was at 11am and we were out of there in less than half an hour. The kind man that helped us took the dress out and had me try it on and it fit like a glove. It felt so much better wearing it altered to me and my body. The length was perfect and the fit was perfect. It was a quick and easy transaction. The countdown continues. It’s getting SO real.