If You Like It Then…

by Jenn (eating bender) on May 6, 2009

Disclaimer: There is a sap fest ahead. Reader beware. I’m treating this as more of a journal entry (that just so happens to be broadcast to the Internet), so if you don’t feel like reading, I don’t blame you!

***

This is kind of surreal for me.

No, it’s very surreal for me.

I am at a loss on how to begin so I’ll just let my fingers do the talking typing.

It started out as any normal morning. Forecast: thunderstorms. But I got an email from Bobby at 8:33 am that said the rain forecast was now pushed back to 3:00 pm, which meant we were still a go for our round of golf! Yes, the weather is finally warm enough for golf in Chicago!

As some of you may know, I am a big fan of golf. In fact, one of the first “events” that Bobby and I attended together involved golf. It was my state high school golf tournament during my sophomore year. Bobby and I were just friends at the time, and actually didn’t know each other all that well. But he said he wanted to come and watch and, if I recall correctly, even stuck it out in the rain to see me play (I didn’t make that connection until I wrote this, Bobby!). That was one of the earliest moments that I knew he would be a good friend. And here we are, almost five and a half years later, still good friends and still playing the game I love so much. Only now, I’m competing against him instead of high school girls. I like our rivalry better :)

We arrived at the golf course just before our 10:00 am tee time (it wouldn’t be me if we weren’t running late) and took off. The weather was just right for golf. A little overcast, a little humid, but a nice breeze. The first hole started off reasonably well. I hit a decent drive, but nothing awe inspiring.

Eventually, we made our way to the green. Bobby putted first and missed by a few inches, so he just tapped it in while I made my way to my ball. I lined up the putt, but hit it way too hard! It went flying by and I made an aggravated “UGH” sound and started walking after it. That’s when I noticed there was something else in the hole.

I did a double take and said, “What is that?”

Bobby looked at me and said, “Uh, well…you were supposed to make that putt.”

I looked at him like he was crazy. Thanks for the confidence, bud, but that putt was a little too far away for a guaranteed make πŸ˜‰ No matter who was right about that (although it was obviously me) I walked closer to the hole and peered inside. That’s when I realized it was a box.

“What is that? Wait…oh…oh my gosh…oh my GOSH!!”

Bobby then proceeded to tap in my putt for me, reached down and grabbed the object in question. Then he got down on one knee

I can’t believe it. Well, I can believe it, but I am still in shock! He totally surprised me. I later found out that it took a few months of research and he certainly did his homework.

Oh, by the way, I said “yes” :)

After 5 1/2 years, Bobby put a ring on it. (Couldn’t help it – I love Beyonce.) I am thrilled, elated and, most of all, incredibly happy and in love. And that is officially my cue to END THE SAP FEST!

Regular posting will resume soon, I promise. I just couldn’t talk about food tonight! Although we did have a great lunch at Wildfire after our round to celebrate. I beat him by 1 stroke, by the way πŸ˜‰

And just in case anyone asks about it…

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(Now I really need that manicure.)

Love,

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1 Jen May 6, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Oh my god, CONGRATS! What a sweet proposal, and a gorgeous ring. :) Can’t wait to hear more wedding details as time goes on.

2 jenngirl May 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm

OMG OMG OMG JENN!!! Congratulationss!!!!! I’m am so excited and happy reading this! What an amazing engagement AND love story you and Bobby have to share. CONGRATS, I’m so happy for you! And the ring is PERFECT :)

3 Karla May 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I have to post here too, because I am WAY too excited. Congratulations Jenn and Bobby!!! What a cute way to propose Bobby. Thumbs up from me on that one! I wish you the happiest engagement and can’t wait to hear all the wedding planning details if you’ll be kind enough to share. :)

Now go celebrate!

4 Karla May 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm

By the way, the ring is FABULOUS!

5 Megan May 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm

WOOOHOOO congrats! Planning a wedding is so much fun! I’m still in the process and as it gets closer I’m getting way more excited :) Good luck!

6 Victoria May 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm

CONGRATS to you and Bobby! So sweet and exciting!

7 KatieMoo May 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm

OH MAN! That is SO exciting! Congrats.

8 eatingbirdfood May 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Jenn. AHHHHHHH….. I am so excited for you!!! Bobby purposed in such a cute way. I can’t wait to hear all about the wedding planning and the actual wedding!

Congrats!

9 raspberryrunner May 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm

WOW!!! Congratulations!!!! What a cute story, and I love that it made you think of Beyonce lyrics :)

10 Bec May 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

OMG OMG OMG, first of all congrats πŸ˜€ second of all what a cute way for him to propose to you!!!!

11 Sarah May 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS THE PRETTIEST RING IVE EVER SEEN I CANT EVEN CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT RIGHT NOW I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

12 janetha May 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm

AWE! that is SUCH a cute way to ask for your hand in marriage :))) CONGRATS TO YOU LADY!!

13 *Andrea* May 6, 2009 at 8:51 pm

congrats!!!!!!!! you’re a lucky gal :) gorgeous ring! cute story too!!!

14 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) May 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Congratulations! What a sweet proposal!

15 Melissa May 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm

oh my gosh congratulations! way to get a ring on it!

16 runsarah May 6, 2009 at 8:54 pm

CONGRATS! What a gorgeous ring!!

17 caitlin May 6, 2009 at 8:55 pm

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH what a cute proposal!!! i love it! and what a gorgeous, classic ring.

so happy for you two!

18 Ryan (Chase Daylight) May 6, 2009 at 8:56 pm

CONGRATULATIONS and what a great proposal!!!!

Your ring is so fantastically beautiful :D!!

19 sweetandnatural May 6, 2009 at 8:56 pm

OMGdhdioaeddfkdhgkck!!! Congratulations Jenn! Very cute and sweet and appropriate proposal. YAY!

20 Michelle May 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Delurking to say CONGRATULATIONS JEN!!!!

21 Michelle May 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm

whoops JENN not JEN!

22 Liz May 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Congratulations Jenn! What a cute engagement story. Can’t wait to hear about the wedding plans… :)

23 Monica May 6, 2009 at 9:05 pm

OH MY GOSH JENN!! How exciting!! I’m so happy for you and Bobby! The ring is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats :)

24 Mara @ Whats For Dinner? May 6, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Congratulations love! Its so exciting and romantic!

25 glidingcalm May 6, 2009 at 9:06 pm

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd!

INSANE! and what an adoraaaaable way to ask!!

wow Jenn, WOW! I’m so excited and happy for you!!!!!!!!1

CONGRATS LOVER! IM SO GLAD YOU SHARED THIS! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!

so amazing!! :)

26 Alison May 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Wow! Congratulations! Beautiful ring. Thanks so much for sharing. I love engagement stories.

27 kaneil May 6, 2009 at 9:09 pm

woo hooooo! congrats, lady! adorable story! :)

28 Sarah May 6, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I had no idea where you were going…what an AWESOME SURPRISE! We need some blogger cheer up in here! Way to go Bobby! I am so excited for you guys. Your ring is gorgeous, just like its wearer!

Love you Jenn, congrats!!!!

29 lilveggiepatch May 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm

AHHHHH congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you guys… especially after your April Fool’s Jokes! It’s beautiful. You guys are so cute.

30 Erin May 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Awwwwwwwwww! Congrats Jenn!!!! I’m sure you are ecstatic and I’m thrilled for you!

31 stephanie May 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm

SO cute!!!!! what a great story. congratulations!!!

32 HealthierMe May 6, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Awwww, congratulations!

33 TorontoGirloutWest May 6, 2009 at 9:16 pm

YAAAAAAAYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m SOOOOO excited for you!!!! I think there may have been as much clapping and giddy laughter as when I received your package yesterday! lol πŸ˜‰

Welcome to the club!!!! Oh I’m just so thrilled for you. Grinning ear to ear really! πŸ˜€

34 lora May 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm

congrats! now we really need some pancakes to celebrate :) its a gorgeous ring girlie!

35 Whitney May 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Holy crap! Congrats! Graduation and a proposal?!? This is totally YOUR year!

36 Becky May 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm

How cute!!! Congratulations, what a gorgeous ring!

37 carolinebee May 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Jenn I am beyond so ecstatically happy for you right now!!!! I just read that post like, 39 times πŸ˜€ This is so amazing, I am so happy for both of you and you guys deserve all the happiness and good times to come. Can’t wait to come to chi-town and see that bling up close and personal!!! XOxo

38 Rachel in NC May 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Congrats! Can’t wait to hear about wedding plans. And your ring is beautiful!

39 Maggie May 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm

OMGOMGOMG!!!!! Congrats!!!! Gorgeous ring :) Love the Beyonce shout out.

40 noodlegirl May 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Congrats LOVE THE RING!!!!!

41 Pearl May 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm

OFMAGOSD;LGRKLGLALGKDGKDAJKDGLVJ!!! *SCREAMS*
I AM SOOOO EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL RING!!!!! YAAAAAAAY

42 Pearl May 6, 2009 at 9:38 pm

and holy crap Jenn, I can’t believe you finished your game of golf! I would’ve imagined clothes flying out all over the green even before that ring got onto the finger!

43 luckytastebuds May 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm

OH MY LORD that is a gorgeous ring and I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! THis is so exciting that I’ll get to see the ring!!! :) 5.5 years is definitely not easy at all!! Good thing Bobby’s such a smart guy to put a ring on ya as early as he can. He’s lucky to have such an awesome girlfriend and fiancee!!! Congratulations hon!!! I’m SO Excited for you it’s as if one of my college girlfriends were getting married. hehehehe Which you are! Technically! hahaha

44 hopeinpeanutbutterandoats May 6, 2009 at 9:50 pm

congrats girl!!!!
how sweet and beautiful!
love the ring πŸ˜‰

45 MELISSA May 6, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Holy crap! Congrats!!!!

46 Maddy May 6, 2009 at 9:55 pm

YAYYYY! So much fun! I’m so happy for you!

47 hjartas May 6, 2009 at 9:58 pm

that’s pretty smooth.
congratulations!

48 FoodsThatFit May 6, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Jenn!!! That is such exciting news! I though you were going to say there was a dead animal or something in the hole….so glad it was this instead! I am so thrilled for you and the ring is beautiful!

49 verbalriot May 6, 2009 at 10:24 pm

HOLYY SHHH CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! That’s incredible :)

I am so so so so so so happy for you! :)

50 Marianne May 6, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Congrats! Very exciting new indeed. And the ring is beautiful :)

51 Sara May 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yay!! Good job, Bobby! The ring is gorgeous. Enjoy every minute of your engagement. :)

52 broccolihut May 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm

WOW. I am SO happy for you Jenn!! I wish you two all the best:)

53 Misty May 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm

WOW!!! That is such a cute story and I am so happy and excited for you! Congratulations!

54 Moran May 6, 2009 at 10:52 pm

OH MY GOODNESS JENN CONGRATULATIONS!!!

55 Rebeca May 6, 2009 at 10:55 pm

omigod omigod omigod

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

omg omg

that’s too cute

56 Sweet and Fit May 6, 2009 at 11:05 pm

omgosh! i love golf too! this is such an adoreable engagement story! love it! CONGRATS!

57 Rachel May 6, 2009 at 11:22 pm

I got teary-eyed! Congratulations!

58 Anneliese May 6, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Wow!!! That is SO exciting! Congrats Jenn!!! :-)

59 Erin May 6, 2009 at 11:33 pm

OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! JENN I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS! THIS IS AMAZING! CONGRATULATIONS! HOLE IN ONE BOB DIESEL!

60 Leah May 6, 2009 at 11:56 pm

CONGRATS JENN!!!
You know, at the beginning as I was reading about you and Bobby I had a *feeling* that this was coming!! How exciting!! Can’t wait to read about future wedding plans! Your ring is gorgeous!!

61 Jessica May 7, 2009 at 12:34 am

JENN!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS! This is far too adorable and I love that proposal story, it’s way too cute!

62 eatavegan May 7, 2009 at 1:38 am

CONGRATS JENN! That ring is absolutely beautiful — I’m so happy for you! Reading your blog, I’ve come to know (I think we all have) that you are an amazing person, and you deserve all the happiness in the world! Cheers to the future that lies ahead of you!

63 wholefoodswholeme May 7, 2009 at 1:50 am

OHMYGOD!!!!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! you are an adorable couple and i wish you every happiness πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ such an original, personal way to propose too – good job bobby πŸ˜‰ and the ring is PERFECT πŸ˜€

64 MizFit May 7, 2009 at 4:25 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

65 Erica May 7, 2009 at 4:33 am

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh congrats!

66 Diana May 7, 2009 at 4:46 am

What a cute proposal idea! Sounds like you got a winner. Congrats! :) Diana

67 Jess May 7, 2009 at 4:56 am

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a lucky woman!!!!!! I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness!!

68 Lynne May 7, 2009 at 5:10 am

Wow! Congratulations!

69 Shelby May 7, 2009 at 5:10 am

OH MY GOSH JENN!!!!!!!
I was expecting like a huge snake or something in the hole but what a sweet and creative way to propose!!!!
Way to go Bobby!!
This comment has too many exclimation points but oh well!!!!!!

πŸ˜‰

70 Julie May 7, 2009 at 5:12 am

aww jen congradulations you and bobby make the perfect couple and very cute engagment story!

71 Marisa (trim the fat) May 7, 2009 at 5:17 am

OOOOOOH JENN!!!!!!! I got chills while reading your post! That is so amazing!!!! Congrats to you and Bobby!!!

Btw, nice job on the ring, Bobby – you’re a keeper πŸ˜‰

72 Kath May 7, 2009 at 5:19 am

CONGRATS JENN!!!!!!!!!!

73 Emily May 7, 2009 at 5:26 am

Congrats, Jenn!
That is such a cute story, and the ring is gorgeous!

74 Nicole May 7, 2009 at 5:26 am

Oh my gosh!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

75 Aimee May 7, 2009 at 5:29 am

AWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I am so so so happy for you!! After reading your blog and hearing about Bobby for over a year it is so exciting to read how happy you are. Beautiful ring and wonderful proposal!!

76 Megan May 7, 2009 at 5:30 am

COngrads Jenn!!! I wish you the best of luck and a lifetime of happiness together!!

Thanks for always blogging :-)

77 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) May 7, 2009 at 5:34 am

CONGRATULATIONS JENN!!!! What a beautiful story and beautiful ring! So excited for you!!!

78 Jordan May 7, 2009 at 5:44 am

Oh my GODDDD, that is soooooo cute! That ring is gorgeous, darlin!

Congrats! =]

79 Janie May 7, 2009 at 5:52 am

Congratulations Jenn!!! What a beautiful ring and what a sweet story:)

80 Erin May 7, 2009 at 6:00 am

AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! CONGRATS, JENN!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

See?!?!?! All the good ones are golfers!!! πŸ˜‰

81 Meghann May 7, 2009 at 6:09 am

CONGRATS!!!!! That is so exciting and perfect!!! YAY!!!!

82 jenna May 7, 2009 at 6:14 am

AHhH!!!! I am freaking out for you!!!! Congratulations, it is GORGEOUS!

83 Leslie May 7, 2009 at 6:14 am

congratulations! thats such a cute story, and the ring is gorgeous!

84 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 7, 2009 at 6:23 am

OHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYY GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Congratulations girl! i’m so excited for you!

85 Annie May 7, 2009 at 6:25 am

AAWWW! I just got goosebumps reading that! Congrats Jenn & Bobby!!<3

86 gina (fitnessista) May 7, 2009 at 6:28 am

OH MY GOD!
i’m not gonna lie, i’m totally crying right now- i’m a huge sucker for all things love and weddings <3 i am so SO SO SO happy for you, jenn!!!
i love the way he did it, too.
this is so exciting! can’t wait to see you plan the big day πŸ˜€
xoxo

87 Yasmin May 7, 2009 at 6:31 am

Oh Congratulations! What a sweet way to propose and the ring is beautiful! Go spread the news!

88 ksgoodeats May 7, 2009 at 6:33 am

AHHHHHHH!!!! So happy for you guys!! Oh my goodness, CONGRATS!!

89 dailygoods May 7, 2009 at 6:34 am

omg congratsssssssss!!! soo cute and so happy for you! the ring is absolutely beautiful! HUGS SENT TO YOU MY DEAR!!!

90 snackface May 7, 2009 at 6:36 am

JENN!!!! OMGOSHHHH!!! I am in tears right now!! Congratulations, love! I was not ready for that ending at all. I was like, what? Box? Huh? I never ran into that when I golfed varsity for 3 years. What the heck is she talking about? Haha now I know. OMGoodness congrats again!

91 Lara (Thinspired) May 7, 2009 at 6:39 am

AHH! Jenn, CONGRATS to you and Bobby! Your ring is BEAUTIFUL!!!

92 Hangry Pants May 7, 2009 at 6:42 am

Jenn!!!! My little Jenn is getting married. I am so happy for you and Bobby. What a cute story too!

93 Janine May 7, 2009 at 6:46 am

I’m de-lurking to say CONGRATULATIONS! :)

94 Andrea (Off Her Cork) May 7, 2009 at 6:49 am

*squee* Congrats Jenn and Bobbi!! πŸ˜€ What a great story, you all are way too cute. YaY!!

95 Lee May 7, 2009 at 6:50 am

Congratulations!

96 Betsy May 7, 2009 at 6:54 am

Oh my God congratulations Jenn!! What a great story!! And your ring looks so similar to mine – beautiful!

When I got engaged 2 months ago I changed my facebook status to “He liked it so he went and put a ring on it”… no shame :)

97 Emily May 7, 2009 at 6:56 am

OH MY GOODNESS!! Congratulations!! :) :)

98 Krista May 7, 2009 at 6:59 am

OMG!!!! CONGRATULATONS, Jenn!!!!! That is so awesome! Your ring is gorgeous and I love how inventive Bobby was with the proposal! Way to go, Bobby!!! :)

99 brandi May 7, 2009 at 7:04 am

Congratulations to you two!!!! That is such a sweet proposal and fun story you’ll have to tell :)

100 Danielle May 7, 2009 at 7:04 am

Oh wow CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
That ring is absolutely beautiful!

101 Tina May 7, 2009 at 7:06 am

Congrats! We have the same engagement ring! My looks exactly the same! :)

102 Allison May 7, 2009 at 7:08 am

AWWWW YAY!!!!! CONGRATS! I am so so so so so happy for you! The ring is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! See, I had to go ahead and make a comment yesterday, saying you were going to be a grown up – YOU REALLY ARE READY TO BE A GROWN UP! Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and Bobby and I can’t wait to hear all the wedding details as things progress!

103 eatinnyc May 7, 2009 at 7:18 am

Amazing!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!! How incredibly sweet (proposal) and BEAUTIFUL (the bling, I mean, ring!!)
xox
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http://eatfabinnyc.wordpress.com

104 Lauren May 7, 2009 at 7:19 am

SO SO SO exciting Jenn!!! And what a creative way to propose. Congrats a hundred times over :)

105 Ann May 7, 2009 at 7:36 am

Congrats! And what a gorgeous ring (and lovely story :) ). He’s adorable for planning all that out for you!

106 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) May 7, 2009 at 7:41 am

Wow, congrats Jenn! Best wishes :)

107 Rachel May 7, 2009 at 7:41 am

OMG OMG OMG Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! How sweet!

108 Amanda (Two Boos who Eat) May 7, 2009 at 7:46 am

Congrats! Your engagement ring looks like mine!

109 Lori May 7, 2009 at 7:53 am

Don’t think I have ever commented before but I just had to say congratulations! What a wonderful story!!

110 Shannon (The Daily Balance) May 7, 2009 at 7:55 am

CONGRATS! I can’t believe I didn’t see this until now. I am sososososososososososo SO happy for you, Jenn! You will make such a beautiful bride and I can’t wait to hear about all the planning, etc.!

CONGRATS! I’m honestly GIDDY over here πŸ˜‰

111 Andrea@WellnessNotes May 7, 2009 at 7:57 am

Congratulations! What a beautiful way to propose… :)

112 Rose May 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

OMG OMG OMG! Jenn – I am at work and seriously tearing up and I have goosebumps ALL OVER THE PLACE! OMG OMG OMG!

Clearly I can’t convey my happiness for you and Bobby in words. Congratulations!!!

113 sarahdbelle May 7, 2009 at 8:08 am

Congratulations! Your ring is breathtaking, and such a sweet, sweet proposal! I’m so happy for you!
Sarah

114 Graze With Me May 7, 2009 at 8:09 am

Oh, congratulations!!! That’s so awesome to be surprised, I was floored when the question was popped to me. In a golf hole too, that’s very original!! I wish you two the best of luck and have fun with all the planning!!

115 healthy ashley May 7, 2009 at 8:10 am

Wahoo! I am so so so happy for you! The ring is gorgeous. I am so happy you are so happy!

116 Angelea May 7, 2009 at 8:13 am

Congrats! Bobby did good! :)

117 Michelle May 7, 2009 at 8:28 am

Oh my goodness Jenn!!!! That is SO exciting!!!!!!!

I am beyond thrilled for you girlie, you two deserve it!! :)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

118 Denise May 7, 2009 at 8:40 am

Congrats! What a beautiful proposal…and ring!!

119 plentifulplants May 7, 2009 at 8:47 am

CONGRATULATIONS! That ring is beautiful!

120 grace b May 7, 2009 at 9:04 am

Congrats Jenn!!!!

I am so excited for you and Bobby! :)

121 Leng May 7, 2009 at 9:16 am

Congrats Jenn!! So happy for you!

btw Beyonce’s Single Ladies was playing as I was reading this post. How funny!

122 rhodeygirl May 7, 2009 at 9:19 am

OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

123 Sheri May 7, 2009 at 9:37 am

CONGRATULATIONS!! What a beautiful ring! :)

124 Sarah May 7, 2009 at 9:42 am

Congratulations!!! So thrilled for you! Great that you were surprised – and your ring is beautiful!

125 monkeyeats May 7, 2009 at 9:55 am

What a beautiful ring! Congratulations!!!

126 Emily May 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

IT’S BEAUTIFUL! CONGRATS!

127 Andrea May 7, 2009 at 10:12 am

You made me cry at work! First class all the way Bobby!
I’m so happy for you guys – we can feel the love just from the way you talk about him on your blog – I can’t imagine what it’s like in person!
Marriage is a wonderful thing, but cherish this time as an engaged couple – it’s so special.
How did Mama and Papa Bender react?! Were they in on the secret?

128 Kelsey May 7, 2009 at 10:27 am

Congratulations!!

129 skinnymenny May 7, 2009 at 10:29 am

I’ve never commented on your blog before, but I have to say CONGRATS to you! That’s such a sweet and perfect story :)

130 seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) May 7, 2009 at 10:38 am

HOLY HOLY HOLY HOLY HOLY YUM! I AM SO FREAKIN HAPPY FOR U JENN I AM ALL SMILES RIGHT NOW!! I GASPED OUTLOUD WHEN I READ THAT! YAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

131 Hallie May 7, 2009 at 10:51 am

YAY! Congrats to you both :-)

132 Kristin May 7, 2009 at 10:58 am

Congratulations lady!! My friend also recently got engaged the same exact way! So weird.

I wish you both the best of luck!

133 Beadie May 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Congratulations!!!

134 survivinglifedaily May 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Congrats, just came across your blog…lovely story!

135 rebeccaclaire May 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Congrats! What a great story! :)

136 Andrea May 7, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Congratulations!!!

137 krissyrigo May 7, 2009 at 12:36 pm

AHHHHH CONGRATS!!

138 Nabeela May 7, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Congratulations Jenn and Bobby!!
I admit I got a little teary-eyed reading this…I love reading about proposals, and from the sound of it, this one looks like it was a total surprise, which is even better!

139 runjess May 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Hoorrrrayyyy! Congrats! Lovely ring.
http://www.seejessrun.com

140 RK May 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. CONGRATULATIONS Jenn!!!! I am so happy and excited for you. That proposal sounds so thoughtful and cute. Your ring is beautiful by the way :)

141 Kristin May 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Congrats!!! This is so exciting!! And such a sweet way to propose!!

Enjoy the next few weeks! Bask in the glow of being engaged and then dig into the planning (believe me, I know).

142 Lindsay @ Foodrun May 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Congratulations to both of you!!! I love a good engagement story – thanks for sharing with us!

143 Erin May 7, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Yay for engagements! Congratulations!

144 Natalie May 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Congrats!!!!

Love the ring. πŸ˜€

145 Lauren May 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

YEAAA!!! YEAAA!! WOO HOO!!! How exciting, so excited for you two!! The ring is GORGEOUS!!

Husband and I got married in February, being engaged is awesome, but being married is the BEST! so excited for you! :)

146 jenna May 7, 2009 at 2:24 pm

:) soooooooooooo flippin beautiful!!!!! :) how very VERY exciting!! Congrats!!!

147 Erin (Texan Couture) May 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Congrats! I love unique proposals!

148 peanutbutterandjuli May 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

CONGRATS!!!!!!

149 Melissa S. May 7, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Ahhhhhhhhh Jenn!!!!! So exciting and amazing!!!! That ring is absolutely gorgeous to boot!!!!

CONGRATS HONEY!!!!

150 Bridget May 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! Isnt it the most elated feeling EVER?! You are going to have SO MUCH FUN planning!!!

151 Paige May 7, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Congratulations! That is such great news. And what a great story…I love that he put SO MUCH thought into the plan! Your ring is fabulous, too. Have fun!!!!

152 peaceandpeanutbutter May 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Ahhhh congratulations!!! This is so exciting!! And what an awesome proposal :-)

153 peanutbutterandjenny May 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm

oh my gosh girl i am damn near TEARS right now! what a beautiful story – and CONGRATULATIONS!! you will remember this day for the rest of your life <3

154 Julz May 7, 2009 at 5:26 pm

SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!! OHHH EMM GEEEEEE!!! If weddings were free, I would totally NEED TO COME! I love you so much and I am SO EFFING HAPPY FOR YOU! And your FIANCE (AHHHHH). SO WEIRD ALERT: I checked into my Google Reader this evening for the first time today (on my laptop, obvi my phone’s got it goin on πŸ˜‰ … That’s not embarr…) ANYWAYYYY, at first glance I thought it said, “I’M ENGAGED!” And I freaked out, not seeing who had the header for their post, but knowing it was SOMEONE I ADORE… Howevs, I was immediately, upon realizing the error of my vision, a lil bummskeed. WELL HAAAALE TO THE YEAHHH! Someone is ENGAGED and it’s MY PRESH LIL PEACH JENN!!!!

CONGRATS AGAIN, my angel girl, I AM SO FAREAKIN ECSTATIC FOR YOUU!!!! πŸ˜€

[ps] The ring? SO GORG. Nice job, Bobsters πŸ˜‰

155 Jessica May 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

congrats!!!!!! beautiful ring :)

156 Jennifer May 7, 2009 at 5:31 pm

beautiful ring!!!

157 biscuitfeatures May 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Awww! That is so sweet of him! ^^ Congrats :)

158 Meg May 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm

How awesome! Congrats! What a special moment and a beautiful ring!

159 Cecilia May 7, 2009 at 6:42 pm

OMG JENN!! I CAN’T BELIEVE I MISS THIS (AWESOMEST) POST!!! AAAAHHH….CONGRATS JENN, I WISH THE BEST BEST BEST FOR YOU AND BOBBY – YOU GUYS ARE A MATCH IN HEAVEN πŸ˜€ AHHHHH I’M ELATED TO HEAR THIS NEWS … ROCK ON!!!

160 Bethany May 7, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you and the ring is absolutely beautiful!

161 Katie May 7, 2009 at 7:43 pm

OMG Jenn, congrats!!!! I am SO happy for you – I can’t express it in words :) Will you be posting all about your wedding on the blog? I hope so! And the way he proposed was so sweet – how fun!! Keep us updated!

162 Fancy May 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Congratulations, Jenn!

163 Meghan May 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm

ahh as soon as I started reading I KNEW and I got so excited for you! CONGRATS JENN, the ring is beautiful as is the story :)

164 ttfn300 May 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm

omg!!! CONGRATS JENN :) i just got the biggest smile on my face, what a lovely proposal–way to go bobby!!!!!!!

165 kilax May 7, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Congratulations! I love this story. :)

166 The Healthy Hostess May 8, 2009 at 3:26 am

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! You have so many wonderful things to look forward too! Let me know if you ever need any wedding ideas!
:)

167 Anna May 8, 2009 at 6:23 am

holy crap! CONGRATULATIONS!

168 Anita May 8, 2009 at 7:05 am

I just read this post this morning at work, and I got totally choked up!!!!! What an amazing proposal!!! I’m so happy for you!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW, that ring is GORGEOUS!!!!

169 Amy May 8, 2009 at 7:21 am

Aww congrats!!! I just got engaged too and totally shared the story on my blog. You have too!! It’s exciting news!!!

Yay!!! :) :) :) (And he did good with the proposal, too! ;))

170 Kate May 8, 2009 at 7:22 am

OH MY GOD!!!! CONGRATS!!!! I love love stories:)

171 Mariposa May 8, 2009 at 8:47 am

congrats!!!! nice proposal too! super unique!

172 Tina May 8, 2009 at 10:21 am

Congrats! That is so fantastic! What a nice story too! :)

173 elise May 8, 2009 at 10:46 am

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so happy for you :) hooray for being engaged (ive only been engaged for a month now, but trust me, its still so weird and surreal feeling) i still keep referring to kyle as my boyfriend, then im like, wait, check that, my FIANCE, hahahha.

174 homegirlcaneat May 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

OOOO MMM GGGGG THAT IS THE CUTEST STORY EVER! I LOVE HEARING ALL ABOUT LOVE AND THIS IS JUST SO LOVELY AND I LOVE IT!!!! CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!

175 HeatherBakes May 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Oh my goodness- congrats!!!! Or best wishes- isn’t that what you’re supposed to say to the girl? Anyway, your ring is gorgeous! You are going to have a blast planning the wedding :)

176 zer May 9, 2009 at 7:14 am

what a perfectly lovely read! congratulations from your newest blog reader! zer

177 zer May 9, 2009 at 7:14 am

what a perfectly lovely read! congratulations from your newest blog reader! zerin

178 Melissa May 10, 2009 at 7:42 am

OMG JENN!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats :) What a cute proposal story :)

179 zestycook May 10, 2009 at 8:19 am

So I leave for Jamaica for a week and I miss this!!!! CONGRATS Jenn and Bobby. This is great news!

180 Andrea [bella eats] May 11, 2009 at 7:38 am

Aww…Jenn! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a sweet, sweet story! :)

181 Melanie May 14, 2009 at 7:27 am

What a fantastic story! Congratulations! I’m new to your blog and am loving it! Cheers!

182 lauren (athlEAT) May 21, 2009 at 6:55 am

I am SO waaay behind on blog reading, but CONGRATS to you!!! such a cute way he did it and very exciting!!!!! :)

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