Sunday, June 6, 2010

We're Engaged!

I've been quiet the past month-largely due to work and travel, so hopefully, this will make up for it. :)

Simon, the sneaky bunny, proposed to me last Sunday when we were in Lisbon for the Bank Holiday weekend.  I knew it was coming-we'd already set a date (crazy, I know, but the venue we wanted books up fairly far in advance), but I still didn't expect the actual proposal for a few weeks more.  But, Sunday nite, while we were having drinks and tapas in the Barrio Alto area of Lisbon, he got down on one knee next to our table (mind you, in shorts on a cobblestone street) and asked me to marry him.

I said YES!

A few pictures of the place we were at..

I'll post more about the actual trip later, and catch up on a few other posts, but I wanted to get this one done before more time passed.  I hope not to become one of those women who does nothing but talk about their wedding, so I'll try not to be one.  But, in keeping with the spirit of my blog, if there's anything notable about planning a wedding-as an expat-I'll pipe up.  We're planing to get married at McMenamins Edgefield-one of my favorite places in the world.  But, it's on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon-8 time zones away.  I'm sure there will be some interesting expat-life-tidbits to emerge from this, if anything!


  1. Congratulations! My husband did a sneaky surprise proposal after we had already decided to get married as well..adorable.

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  3. Sorry - terrible spelling.

    Congratulations and good luck with the planning.

  4. Congrats! I'm sure you'll get some fun stories about the 8-hour difference planning process!

  5. Congratulations! Happy wedding planning...

  6. Thanks everyone for the kind wishes. One week into planning, and my head is already mush. :)

  7. I've been following your blog for a while, so a happy congratulations! Katy

  8. My hubby did the same thing as well. I knew it was coming, so he had to catch me off-guard. Indeed he did as he proposed while we were walking out our apartment door in gym clothes.

    Best of luck and enjoy it! I am sure you'll be brimming with blog content as you get started planning! I have a feeling the English do weddings very differently than we do. And then you can apply for perm. residency if you want, and that would be a whole other series of posts!

  9. Kristina,

    I lived in London as well, I loved it when I was there. Congrats for your engagement!

    Also, just a thought: (social networking website for expatriates) might be interesting for you and your readers...

    You might want to add it to your links page as well.

    good luck


  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I've been rubbish at keeping up with my Google reader so I'm reading everything backwards but what a nice one to end on! Sounds like it was a fabulous engagement and best wishes to both of you!! xx