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  1. Don't sit under the apple tree...

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    First things first, a big thank you to everyone on my last post about my FO Photography experience! I feel so loved.

    If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook you'll already know about my exciting news, but since I am so excited (and still shocked) I want to continue to shout it from the electronic rooftops.

    Around midnight on July 13, Ian proposed - and I happily said yes, of course! It was so spontaneous and so unplanned that he didn't even have the ring yet. So here's my naked finger.

    Ian has been dropping hints for the few months that he's been researching rings, and we got on the subject when we were down at my family's farm in Saskatchewan for the Little Valley Jamboree. It was around midnight Saturday morning, and we were standing on the deck drinking gin and listening to music. Jokingly, I asked Ian when he was going to propose.
    His response: "Well, I guess I'll do it right now."

    I will be the first to admit that Ian and I haven't been together for long. A year ago, he was the nice (tall!) Sun photog I occasionally chatted with on assignment. Now, he's my future husband (man, that is going to take some getting used to).

    Our first date was Sept. 2. The day before I swore off men for a while and wanted to rediscover myself. But Ian and I had been chatting on Twitter back and forth and we met up for a concert celebrating the 100th birthday of the legislature. I wasn't wearing any make-up, had my hair up in a scarf and had spent the day with Bee at Ikea. Ian and I talked through the whole concert.... and then for several hours at the pub, and then my house... and finally we parted ways around 3 a.m. (and he had to work the next day!).

    The following day we went to see the B-17 to take some photos, and have been inseparable ever since. We moved in together in December, and honestly I feel like I've known him my whole life and yet at the same time everything is still so warm and fuzzy.

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    A previously unseen photo,  released from the vaults!
    Please note that I'm wearing heels and he's slouching and he's still towering over me. 
    I can't imagine my life without Ian, his family, his wonderful friends and of course Daisy & Gizmo. I'm so excited to start the next chapter of our lives together.

    Stay tuned for wedding blogging - a tentative date has been set for November 2014!

  2. 7 comments:

    1. So excited for you & Ian! Love this image too. Gorgeous.

    2. Unknown said...

      Congratulations Laurie! Love the naked finger shot heehee!

    3. How joyfully sweet and special! I'm elated for you both and wish you a lifetime of happiness, fun, and new adventures together!

      Tony proposed to me after four months and we were married (in a super small civil ceremony) about seven months after we first met. When you know (you've found the one), you know, and there's nothing wrong with a speedy engagement and/or wedding when such is the case.

      Countless congrats!!!
      ♥ Jessica

    4. Congrats on the engagement. My married lady advice is spend your money on the honeymoon over the wedding. It is only one day and I see so many brides going nuts and spending way more than need be.

      Do you have a link to your instagram? I don't see it on your page.

    5. Unknown said...

      Oh Laurie! How romantic! I am so happy and excited for you. There is just nothing in the world better than spending your life with the person you love most. Well, except when you start to have children but that is equally just as spectacular. I look forward to the wedding planning post!!! xox

    6. Unknown said...

      Congratulations Laurie! What a cute & romantic story, it was a pleasure to read:) All the best to you and your future husband!
      -Mel from Mane Dish

    7. Congrats Laurie! So exciting!!

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