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it's official

By Monday, August 10, 2009

We were sitting on the couch two Friday's ago. I was unwinding from the day, had breaded the challa and was totally putting off getting dinner made. Lukas asked me what I wanted to do over the weekend. I listed the errands we were planning on running and my swim that I was gonna do on Sunday.

"What do yoooou want to do this weekend?" I asked back.

"Well," he said. "I was thinking we could go pick out an engagement ring." That stopped me in my tracks. I blinked, trying to get this question to sink in. "Does this mean we're getting engaged?" I had to ask. He nodded yes. "So, do you?" I teared up and nodded back to him. "Is it ok that it wont be a surprise?" He asked a little worried. I told him yes, that was fine I was just so happy. Lukas told me how earlier that week he had gone to six different places with his mom looking for the right ring, but hadn't found it. With such an important task he didn't want to pick the wrong one.

Eventually, I did get off the couch and make dinner. Then Saturday we went hunting for the right ring. I wanted something unique with a touch of vintage/antique feeling. We went back to all the places Lukas went to earlier and I didn't find one that was quite right either. So, we decided to go down into Capitola Village to see what we could find there.

The display outside the shop caught Lukas's eye and he called out to me as I was just about to walk into it. He pointed out this pretty silver and gold ring to me. "Oooooo," I said. "Let's got look at it." And so we did. It was the winner, I knew it. But just to be certain I glanced that the other rings in the shop. When it was still the clear winner we got it {ok, Lukas got it}. It wasn't mine yet - it had to sized and Lukas still needed to give it to me.

One week later it was ready. We picked it up, I tried it on just to be sure it fit and then I gave it back to Lukas. We drove up the coast to one of our favorite spots - Shark Fin Cove. With a little bit of nerves Lukas asked if I would marry him. I said yes with a silly grin on my and he slipped the ring on my finger. It was official.

And that's the story of the ring!

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  1. Great story! Nicely done, Lukas!
    Which jeweler in Capitola Village? When I saw your ring a couple of hours ago, I wondered if it was from Latta - my favorite jeweler.

  2. Wow, Megan it is gorgeous! You both have amazing taste! I am so excited for you and I love the story that goes along with it. Congrats and you better keep me in on the details!! Since I already have mine I like to live vicariously through weddings again and again. They are so special- nothing comes close!

  3. CONGRATS!! i'm so excited! did you get the ring at latta's? that's where mark and i went to pick out my ring, about 11 years ago!! then he had to keep going in to make payments on it, which made the actual day he gave it to me (many months later) a surprise. you'll never forget your engagement story the rest of your life! love em

  4. Thanks so much!

    Em and Auntie Deb - Lukas got the ring a Phoebe's in Capitola. I forgot to ask for the artist's name. Thanks for reminding me to do that.

  5. Yay! I'm so happy for you, Megan!


  6. It is a veRRRRy nice story and a veRRRRRRRy nice engagement ring!!!
    Congratulations to you 2:)

  7. YAY! Love the ring! Vintage-y goodness! Thanks for sharing!