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5.01.2007

Please excuse the unacceptable length of time since my last post. It is with good reason - I promise. I will tell you the story with pictures and words ....

love & industry

4.20.07: Matt & I wait in the Diego Rivera Court at the DIA to meet friends - with the intent of visiting the Ansel Adams exhibit. The court is my favorite place in the museum! And the friends are stuck in traffic, so we are enjoying each other's company & peoplewatching. There are seemingly millions of kids in the museum on field trips on this day. At one point, we are standing together in the middle of the room and a tour guide comes along and loudly tells us, "Excuse me! We have a tour group coming through!" I am not sure why she felt that we needed to move. I guess she wanted our spot. We were kind of thrown off by it and Matt asked if I wanted to go outside to wait for our friends.

Once outside, Matt decided to call the friends and leave a message. He told them that we were going to run over to the Detroit Public Library to look at a Student Art Exhibit while we wait for them. We headed over there and up to the 3rd Floor into a beautiful room where the exhibit was being held. We started chatting in a quiet corner of the room, not really paying that much attention to the art. And Matt started telling me all sorts of sweet things and then he asked me to marry him and I said YES. Actually I think I said YES about 18 times.

mmmmm-wah

And I jumped up and down and hugged him a million times. And then Matt put the most beautiful and perfect ring on my finger. (And told me that our friends were not really coming!)

yes x 1 million

We had been to the DIA and DPL on our first date, so the location was awesome. Come to find out - Matt was planning to propse in the Rivera Court. He had actually started saying all of those sweet things to me and was moments away from getting down on one knee when that tour guide (remember her?) came along and RUDELY interupted. His plan was foiled! But he was quick on his feet and recovered amazingly. We are both librarians, we had a class together in library school, we re-met at a library conference - so it is fitting that we get engaged at a library, too!

engaged!

That night, Matt had made us a reservation at the Rugby Grill for a fabulous dinner. It was such a wonderful and perfect day. Everything that he had planned was so sweet. Sigh ... love is so grand!

So, hopefully now you understand that life has been a bit of a whirlwind. Plus, we are moving this weekend. Packing, packing and more packing ...

12 Comments:

Blogger Maya said...

It is such a great story! Congrats again! yayayayayay!

May 01, 2007 12:44 PM

 
Blogger trixie stix said...

What a wonderful proposal! Congratulations to you both.

The ring is stunning!

May 01, 2007 12:58 PM

 
Blogger anne said...

Congratulations! Some friends of mine were also engaged at a public library -- I love that. Such a sweet, sweet story to remember.

May 01, 2007 3:05 PM

 
Blogger Lolly said...

YEA!! That is sooo sweet! I love the library bit :)

May 01, 2007 3:48 PM

 
Blogger Heidi said...

I'll forgive you for your absence! congratulations to you and the future Mr. Kristin!!

May 01, 2007 4:58 PM

 
Blogger Sourire11 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a cute story! And such a pretty ring! and dude, you're marrying a guy who knits!!! Very exciting.

May 01, 2007 5:24 PM

 
Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh - CONGRATS, girlie!! I'm so excited for you and love love love the story of his proposal...what a sweetheart!!

What a wonderful reason for not blogging! My reason is also cool, although different...aside from school and work and the usual taking up way more of my time than I would prefer, we are buying a house!! They accepted our offer today and we're doing the whole inspection/loan approval thing in the next two days, so it's busy busy busy!! When all is said and done, I'll definitely post about it :)

May 01, 2007 8:26 PM

 
Blogger Diana said...

Congratulations, Kristin! I am very happy for the both of you. He sounds like a really great guy! Keep us posted with the wedding plans!

May 01, 2007 10:14 PM

 
Blogger Holly Bee said...

Hoooorrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!

Golly, soo excited I may have spelled that wrong!!

I am so excited! We will totally be knitting cousins in law. That's totally a thing.

Awwwwh! The ring is lovely, the boy is charming. It's all very rocker!

May 02, 2007 8:01 AM

 
Blogger trixie stix said...

It is a small kitting world . . . I don't know Holly in person, only through the blogging community. I try to read her blog daily.

I would have e-mailed you, but didn't find your e-mail address on your blog.:-)

Congrats again.

May 02, 2007 9:00 AM

 
Blogger Mel said...

Yeah!!!! I'm so truly happy for you. Ever since Matt quietly crept into the posts of this blog, I had a feeling he would be staying. Being engaged is a magical time, so enjoy! Congrats to you both and I hope I get to meet you in person some day :)

Gorgeous ring!

May 04, 2007 11:24 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not recognizing my account name anymore...*sigh*

Congrats!

-Stacey from toomanyscarves

May 16, 2007 2:31 PM

 

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