This week is Make, Do and Push! Mash-up week. As I’m on holiday (hopefully) relaxing, I’ve asked some lovely, talented, fellow bloggers to write guest posts with the theme “Seaside”.
Today Laura from Life Love Laura has written a guest post about her engagement story. Laura’s blog is fantastic: she has such a great sense of humour, and some fabulous crafty posts that have inspired me hugely. Take it away Laura, I love a good engagement story! (Ps I LOVE your wedding photo below!)
Whilst Hannah and Busby take a lovely little trip away I would love to share with Make, Do and Push! readers the story of mine and my husband, Big T’s, engagement.
We met at Hull university 10 years ago (WOW, that doesn’t half make me feel old!), where we were both on the same course and we hit it off straight away. We were good friends for about 5 years, living together in our 2nd years along with 5 other scruffy students! Our 3rd year at uni, however, was spent studying in the U.S.A – Big T was based in Seattle whereas I was at The State University of New York in Albany, the NY state capital. Geographically we couldn’t have been any further away from each other but being really good friends and missing each other like mad, we spent as much time with each other in this year as possible. Big T came and spent Christmas with me in New York City and I managed to get over to Seattle 5 or 6 times. Even though we were thousands of miles away from each other, we only went a few weeks at a time without seeing each other. In our 4th and final year all of our other uni friends, being on 3 year courses, had graduated so Big T and I ended up living together and the rest is history! One night, whilst we were out drinking with some of Big T’s friends from home, one of them asked “are you two a couple or what?” I was mortified. We had pretty much been a couple for a while but we had never put a label on it, and to talk about it embarrassed the hell out of me! Much to my delight, Big T looked at me then said to his friend “yeah we might as well be, eh?” It doesn’t sound very romantic I know but to finally be a real couple was a big deal to me!!
I was ecstatic. Even though I had chosen the ring myself, been there when he went to pick it up, and been told numerous times that I could only have it when he wanted me to, it was still amazing to finally be able to call him my fiancé and not just my boyfriend. It might not have been the dream surprise engagement that some ladies fantasise about, but it was so unique and special to us that I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
|Little T’s first trip to Whitby|
Whitby had always been special to me and my family but it now means a whole lot more. I can’t wait to tell Little T about my family trips there as a little girl and how the Abbey now holds an even more special place in mummy and daddy’s heart, being where our future as our very own new family started.