Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Favorites.

It has been another whirlwind week and I have to say it's been amazing! I had no idea that by mid summer that Kyle and I would be planning a wedding but it has been such an awesome process so far. You may be thinking, you just got engaged and you're already wedding planning! We've started the planning because we would love to get married next summer 2013 and with Kyle's career being overseas we want to get as much done this summer as possible. So with that said, we've already seen a venue and are going on two more tours this weekend. It's such an amazing time and I promise to share some details with you without turning Jeans and Tees and Travel and Cakes into a wedding blog.

Have a great weekend, do something for yourself because you deserve it!

Fresh Manicure and a Starbucks, have to be two of my favorite things!

I love our Baristas at Starbucks, we were given these fun cups after our engagement. 

Wooden aka Falcor the Luck Dragon.

Cooling off during the Heat Wave with a Tiki Tea at the Damora Pool Club.

He just might be one of the happiest puppies in the world, he sleeps smiling. 

Enjoying a rainy day with the newest issue of The Knot and a Starbucks.

A Simple Sundress for a 100 Degree Day. 

It's You and Me Kid, You and Me. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Proposal worth a Million Bucks.

After last week which was full of fun and  tons running around I was looking forward to getting back to my normal routine, which consists of blogging, coffee drinking, running and teaching yoga. Kyle however, insisted that on Monday morning we head into Manhattan for the day. Now I would never pass up a trip to my favorite place in the world but to be honest I was tired.

Early Monday morning Kyle woke up and went into our living room, usually our pup wakes us up at the crack of dawn but Kyle was even up before him. Ten minutes later he came back into our bedroom and told me he was running out to get us a Starbucks. I wasn't moving, it was 6:15am, the first time I got to sleep in in a while, he'd be going to Starbucks by himself this time. He left the apartment and now I was up! So much for a lazy morning, I headed into the living room with my pup by my side and turned on the morning news. About fifteen minutes later Kyle arrived back at our apartment and didn't even look at me, he just hurried into the kitchen. What gives? First he wakes me up early and now he's depriving me of my much needed Starbucks, haha.

Kyle emerged from the kitchen with two Starbucks in hand but he was acting a little fidgety, something was up. He sat on the couch next to me and began stuttering, something that I've never seen before, I was now scared, what the heck was going on? Then the words came out and my chest tightened, this has to be a dream, I must still be sleeping! Kyle said, "Remember when I told you I was meeting James (his friend) for lunch last week?" I said, "yea." I was very suspect of what was to follow, I honestly thought Kyle was going to tell me he was cheating on me, well that's not quite what came out of his mouth. He followed by saying,"Well, I didn't meet him for lunch, I actually was at David Yurman picking out a ring." He said it so calmly, like it's something you do everyday, I almost passed out. He preceded to tell me, "That's why we are going into Manhattan today, I picked out some rings and I want you to pick one out because I love you so much and I want to marry you." At this point I was most likely hyper ventilating.

Then it was the moment every girl dreams of, Kyle got on his knee and handed me my Starbucks Caramel Macchiato but written on the cup where my name usually was were the words, WILL YOU MARRY ME? I was crying by this point and said, YES! I think I said yes about a thousand times, and because I sometimes have a potty mouth, I am pretty sure I cursed once or twice in disbelief. It was the greatest moment of my life, being in our apartment, with Kyle, our dog by our side and a coffee in hand, we were now engaged!
The infamous Starbucks Cup. <3

We then headed into Manhattan and it was so magical. When we arrived at David Yurman they directed us to the Bridal floor and a lovely woman named Natalie was there waiting for us. She brought out the rings that Kyle picked out and at that moment I felt like I was in heaven, I couldn't believe this was happening, it was so amazing. I tried on the rings but I knew the minute I put on a particular one that that was it, it's never coming off. Well I did take it off for Natalie to wrap it up in a signature David Yurman box because Kyle wanted to take me Central Park to actually propose to me with a ring.

After leaving David Yurman, we walked over to the Central Park Duck Pond, where we found a quiet spot and Kyle again got down on his knee. This is when I lost it, I was crying the happiest tears to ever come out of my eyes. We earned this moment, we've been through so much together, we deserved it and at that moment I didn't care that I felt selfish, I was never going to let this guy go and by him giving me a ring he was saying the same thing. We walked hand in hand out of Central Park and I couldn't stop staring at my hand, I've never seen something so beautiful and sparkly. I realized at that very moment that we started a new chapter of our lives and this might be the best one yet.

Couldn't wait to get it on my finger after trying it on. 

After the proposal at the Central Park Duck Pond.

My dream ring. 


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Whirlwind Week.

Hey there Loves, sorry it has been so long! I had the busiest week and couldn't get to my computer, I do have to say it was a good busy though. I spent some much needed time with family and friends, catching up and celebrating some birthdays, and the Fourth of July. Here is a photo diary of my Whirlwind Week, enjoy and I'll be sure to get back to my daily posts! I've missed you guys!

My nephew William's birthday Cupcakes by the one and only Becky Perkins of Fat Bottom Cupcakes.

Kyle and I enjoying Will's 1st Birthday. 

Love this girl! Lyndsay Kaitlyn <3

My sister Becky and I. (Dress: Mango)

William Beckett on his 1st Birthday. 

Sunday Morning in Brooklyn Heights, doesn't get much better then this. 

Love putting together floral arrangements, and I love mason jars.

Monday in Manhattan on our way to The Standard Grill.

Excited for a yummy meal at The Standard Grill. 

Beers at the Standard Biergarten.

My sisters. <3

Becky and I. 

Celebrating the Fourth in the Pool at a family BBQ.

Michele and I on the Fourth of July.

Kyle's Birthday Tradition at the Bungalow.

Kyle and I at Le Club in Long Branch, New Jersey. 

Our Room at the Bungalow, most comfortable bed ever!

Enjoying a glass of Presecco at the Wine Loft in Long Branch.

Birthday Beers by the Brooklyn Bridge.

Lyndsay and I enjoying a great Friday night!

Kyle and his boys, Ryan and Kieran. 

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