Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mother of All Weekends

Well, I may not have run the Chicago Marathon, but I sure got my "bling."


Oh yeah. That is what you think it is. Cheese lost his damn mind and wants to marry me.

This is us, goofing off, trying to get a decent picture of this thing. And you all know me - I own virtually no jewlery except for a pearl necklace my sister got me, I couldn't tell you the first thing about diamonds (including what carats mean) and am about three steps BELOW "low maintance"- but I gotta tell you - I love this ring. I mean like, I can't stop staring at it. When he opened the box, I damn threw up from blindness. It's so sparkly! Please bear with me, 'cause I have a feeling I will be slobbering about this for while, and trying to post a picture that does it justice. I know that's tacky as hell, but fuck it.
So, the brief run down is this (because it will likely be a good day before I can properly post).
His family arrived Friday monring at 4AM. Yes, AM. As in, the morning. After some sleep, we lal hit the ground running, withthe surprise proposal Friday night (details next post), followed by a joint family dinner, the another full day of festivities, and a pre-marathon dinner for my sister and her friend Dave.
It is now after midnight on Sunday morning, and while 45,000 runners sleep soundly just hours before "game time" in Grant Park, I am sitting on a cooler in my kitchen while seven people slumber around my apartment - wondering what the hell just happened.
Tomorrow it will be a day of spectating, then a visit to the zoo, and wrapped up with a pizza party at Devin's.
A million pictures and details to follow in the next day, but before I go, I need a couple of back slaps -
First, this weekend would never have happened without my family. Ellen, Devin and my mom were the key figures, and nothing would have gone down without you guys.
For Nat and PAtrick, two brother-in-laws that are beyond gracious in dealing with the tornados of having me and my sisters always around.
For Nolan, who couldn't be here but sent the most wonderful text this morning.
For Anne-Marie and Colin, who came toight to celebrate - it meant the world. And yes, Anne-Marie, you can carry flowers in the wedding, and yes, I will ask you properly.
And of course to Cheese - are you sure? I mean, like, REALLY sure? 'Cause if you know me at all, you know I am a handful, and loving me is like living in dogs years - everything seems to last that much longer.
More later. I got a marathon to cheer for in a few hours.
GO DEVIN, FRIED CHICKEN DAVE, and JOE!!!!!!!!

41 comments:

Nancy said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! I've been waiting for a post about this and to see that BEAUTIFUL ring! I am so happy for you and so excited to hear all about the wedding planning from Ellen.

xoxo,
Nancy

Kolla said...

Wooo hooo, congrats!!

Danni said...

Congratulations girl!!!!!
Love the ring too!!!!
AWESOME (big grin on my face right now)

Lauren said...

congrats! that's a beautiful ring!

KrissyGo! said...

HOLY WHOA, BATMAN!! Congratulations!!

Wipaddler said...

IT IS STUNNING! Way to go Cheese!!!

Congrats lady I'm so happy for you!!!

Stef said...

Congratulations to you both!! Beautiful ring!

Go Mom Go said...

Holy Smokes!

Congrats and all that good stuff!

Hope all is well and that you enjoyed being a spectator!

Looking forward to hearing the details!

Prin said...

YEY!!! It's so huge! Congrats!!

*waits patiently for the story while refreshing the screen over and over*

stronger said...

Oh Meg- what a year! That ring is WOW!

The (IRON) Clyde said...

Congrats again Meg and Cheese!! I've been checking this site as much as I could since Friday night to see when a pic of the rock would finally be up!!!

You should also give a thanks to "da internets"....crazy to think how that has changed the face of how people meet each other. haha.

The (IRON) Clyde said...

Congrats again Meg and Cheese!! I've been checking this site as much as I could since Friday night to see when a pic of the rock would finally be up!!!

You should also give a thanks to "da internets"....crazy to think how that has changed the face of how people meet each other. haha.

Michelle J said...

Yahoo!!! Awesome!!!

Ring is awesome, and you'll be surprised how fast you want "sisters" and "brothers" for that nice piece of bling (at least that's how it worked for me... ha ha)

Now off to Vegas to get hitched in a drive thru... right? (I'm staying with the low maintenance theme here...) ;)

Just think, so so soon, after the wedding, you can FINALLY have sex!!!
;)

Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom" said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Congrats :-)

21stCenturyMom said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes and well.. Yahooo!!! Do not take Coach Troy on your Honeymoon, though.

Andra Sue said...

Again (for like the 5th time), congratulations! And of course he really means it. ;)

p.s. just b/c you're low maintenance doesn't mean you can't develop a taste for diamond jewlery. Ahem.

WADE COOPER said...

Mr. Cheese!nice ring/bling.
Congrats to both of you! may today be great!!!! and tommorrow be better!!
Wade

The Young Family said...

Congratulations to you!!!!

So excited for you two!

Hey my hubby can marry you, we just have to be invited.... lol


Ring is gorgeous.
Em

Amy said...

Huge congrats to you and cheese! WOOT! The ring is so sparkly. Love the sparkle sparkle. So excited! If there is anything I can help with (and I don't how but I'll do it) just command.

Joe said...

i wish i had read this before i saw you at the race so i could congratulate you in person. :)

momo said...

you don't have to know anything about diamonds to know that that ring is incredible. way to go, cheese! and meg - i'm assuming you said yes, right? ;-)

congrats, girlfriend. many happy years to you and your man!

Alili said...

The ring is stunning, so stunning that Jerry won't let me look at the picture anymore for fear I run off to the jewelry store for more bling.

Huge congratulations to you and Cheese! Many happy wishes to you both. :)

Speed Racer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It goes so well with your fancy, sporty watch!

You'll need to lift some weights just to lift your hand up with that thing on. Very purdy.

Tyger Lily said...

OMG!!!

Meg, congratulations! I am so happy for you! Can't wait to hear all the details.

Team Brazo said...

Congrats!! I know I only meet you guys once and only for a few hours at dinner, but you both seem like great people and seemed to have something special going on.

Enjoy the Bling!!

Prin said...

Guess what? You're engaged! How fricken crazy is that?!?!

lauren said...

congrats! i'm surprised the bling didn't blind us all at the race today ;)

Lesser is More said...

Congrats to you both! Welcome to the wide world of wedding planning!

Brent Buckner said...

Congratulations!

Rachel said...

Congratulations to you both! What a wonderful time in both of your lives! Looking forward to hearing all the details! And, the ring...I don't know what to say - it is stunning. Lots of love to you both.

J & S said...

Oh my GOD!!!!

Congratulations to the two of you! This is so exciting!

That is a gorgeous ring...damn girl!!! Cheese - very nice job on selecting two beautiful gems - Meg & the ring. :)

:)

Spandex King said...

A joint family dinner. Wow! Very liberal family. But hey, a family that smokes together, stays together. lol Just kidding, I know what you meant. Congratulations! I'm so happy for both of you! And to think us bloggers kind of watched it all happen.

Spie said...

Congratulations!!

Your ring is spectacular.

I am so happy for the both of you.

Ellen said...

send me some pics from the weekend so i can blog about them.

TriHard said...

Congrats to you! That is so exciting. The ring is beautiful!!

IM Able said...

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IM Able said...

You, my dear, deserve this happiness. I wish you both the world. All of it. The excellent, the crappy, the "eh"...all of it. As long as you get to do it all together. Hold on to every moment. ((hugs))

Ellen said...

have you seen how many times ive checked your blog today? post about the weekend already!!!

Tri-Angle said...

Sweet
I'll be sending you two something very soon.

Kathy said...

WOOHOO - what great news Meg- congrats to you both!!!!!

ps. I don't know shit about carrots (oops carots) and stuff either. It's the whole thought that counts, but that ring is gorgeous!! Even I can see that...

kodiacbear said...

WOOO HOOO!!! I leave for a couple of months and this is what I miss!! Congrats to both of you and missed reading the adventures--glad to be back.

angie