Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I promised you a surprise ...

What a nice weekend ... it's always good to get away for a few days.

The Spousal Equivalent and I hopped a jet Friday morning and headed west, to the city of hopes and dreams, the city that never sleeps, the city that takes all your money and leaves you scrounging around in your pockets at the airport for just one more quarter to throw in a slot machine as the agent announces final boarding for your flight home.

That's right, we went to Vegas, baby! It's the only city I know of where you can hang out in Venice, Rome, Paris and New York all in a single afternoon. That's Paris, Vegas-style, on the left – trust me, you won't find desert palms outside the real Tour d'Eiffel.

I managed to add more money than I'd planned to the local economy, but I came home with something much more special than mere cashmoneybucks. May I introduce ...

Mr. Shrinking Knitter!

Yep, the Spousal Equivalent is now the Spouse.

He propsed on Mother's Day, completely out of the blue. We've lived together for more than nine years, and the marriage conversation has come up now and then, but we both were of the opinion that if it ain't broke, you don't fix it.

Not that anything was broken when he brought up the M-word this time. He just thought it was time, and hoped I did, too.

All together now: Awwwww.

So anyway. My internal clock is completely messed up, even though I tried to stay on Middle-of-Nowhere time while I was out there. Details? Later.
It's the middle of the night and I should go get some sleep.

23 comments:

dg said...

awwwww! sweet! congratulations! what a brilliant surprise.

(i got hitched in vegas too, what a crazy place, eh? it made me dizzy :)

Donna said...

You're right, that is cute! He's totally smitten, and adorable to boot. Congratulations - as Nora Ephron said "married is better!"

MarilynB said...

Loved seeing the picture this morning. You both look very happy and your sweater is stunning. I'm off to Chicago so more later.
OH, Congratulations!!

Mariah said...

Well, I've got goose bumps. And I'm smilin' very big about it all.

Mazel tov!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Congratulations!! I love your Diamond Patch Sweater!

Mar!a said...

Congratulations! Yay! And yes I love that you're wearing the Diamond Patch - was that planned, the whole time you were knitting it?

And thank goodness you're not living in sin anymore, you hussy!

loretta123 said...

What a happy post to read first thing in the morning! Glad you're back safe, sound, hitched and happy!

Rosie said...

Yeah!!!!

You both look great and am glad you had a great time.

Congratulations!

Stretchy said...

Congratulazioni from "Rome", Felicitations from "France" and from New York: Yo, youse guys done real good, no kiddin'!

Annie said...

Congratulations Debbi! Such a sweet photo - L'amour, L'amour, toujours L'amour!

LME said...

Congratulations!!!! (I'm up for the same deal, though in Vermont, in October).

Betty said...

Congratulations! You look great in your picture - your blog is an inspiration to me

Lise said...

Wow, oh wow. Love is a wonderful thing. Here's wishing you guys even greater happiness as an old married couple than you had as Spousal Equivalents!

Connie said...

I am coming out of the lurking shadows - first, to wish you a very sincere congratulations - love is GRAND, ain't it! The second reason I'm stepping out of the shadows (for a brief moment, anyways) is to thank you for your always entertaining and VERY motivational blog - you have helped me, my dear!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations from across the mountains.

Wibbo said...

Congratulations, and what a lovely photo of you both! Love the Diamond Patch too.

NicoleW said...

AWWWWW! Congrats -- that's wonderful news.

Greta said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You look LOVELY and thin in your diamond pattern knit top. The pink color suits you perfectly and that necklace is perfect with it. Thanks for letting us get a peek at Mr. Shrinking Knitter. Married IS better. Definitely the right thing to do!

Laura Bora from Bufadora said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! HOW FUN!! Unlike most girls, I have always dreamed of a Vegas Wedding!! You lived my dream! I wish you both much happiness one day at a time forever. XO!

Milinda said...

Congratulations. That is fabulous indeed. And the two of you make an adorable pair.

Annie said...

Congrats! I wish you both a future filled with happiness.

Dave said...

How totally romantic ... congratulations!

mehitabel said...

Add my congratulations and best wishes to the list! May you have many happy years ahead!