Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas with your families! We've had quite the eventful day here. This morning Z surprised me with a scavenger hunt around the house AND garage to find my Christmas present from him... a new diamond ring. Girls' best friends, I tell you. ;) When we got engaged we were pretty focused on some business goals, and all our $$ was going to that. Therefore, my ring was pretty.. conservative. Don't get me wrong, I still think it was beautiful, and I still loved it. Z had always told me that he wanted to upgrade it for me though, I just never thought it would be this soon. It's a beautiful 3-stone setting.. I attempted to take a picture of it, but I need to try again when it's not dark outside. It's quite a bit more to look at when I'm doing things, and I find myself just staring at it sparkle a lot. Ultimately though, I think it's big for Z. I think it's his way of telling me I'm worth it. That no business amibitions or anything come before each other anymore. Once you're engaged, and then married, the "can I see your ring"? questions never stop. He told me he feels much more proud showing people the ring he gave me now. Proud, in a good way (this is in no way an ego-thing for either of us- we're just not that type).

It was so great being back with family this year. I truly count it a blessing to be here. Oh, and did I mention we have 2 FEET of snow? Ridiculous! But, it'll make the skiing and snow-sledding much more enjoyable! Z got outfitted with a new snowboard, boots, bindings, goggles, season pass to the mountain in our backyard, and new boarding pants and coat. Let's just say.. no one in our families had to think too hard about what to get him this year. He plans on heading out to try everything out on Sunday.

Right now we're watching the old classic, White Christmas. It's kind of a tradition with Z's family, so we're adopting it. :) Any of you have a Christmas movie you watch every year?

Thanks for letting me share a little of our Christmas with you! I'll be posting about some of my fave gifts on Project Pretty this weekend, so pop over there if you're interested!


Mandy said...

White Christmas is a family tradition with me too! LOVE your ring...absolutely gorgeous! What a lucky girl to have such an amazing husband!

Jorden and Kristin said...

your ring is gorgeous!!! i love it! good job Z! :)

Hope you had a wonderful christmas!!

d.a.r. said...

Oooh what a gorgeous ring!!! Congrats :)

d.a.r. said...

btw--I am super impressed with how mature you both are, waiting for a ring when it fit in financially. You guys are amazing!!

Michele said...

Merry Christmas! Your ring is beautiful, wear it in good health!

Lucy Marie said...

So beautiful!! I LOVE IT!!

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Beth said...

Very pretty!

Because I'm nosy- Do you have a picture of your original ring?

And are you keeping that one or did you "trade" it in? I always have this mental battle of "IF" I ever had a ring upgrade - what would I do with the original ring.

Please know- I'm in no way judging you in this matter- this is purely out of curiosity about what the majority do in this [exciting!} situation!

Wishing you, Z, and your family and Very happy 2010 filled with blessings!