Thursday, December 31, 2015

Engaged on New Year's Eve

New Year's holds a very special place in my heart as it was the night my husband proposed to me 10 years ago!! I'm dying right now because I really can't believe it's been 10 years!!! What the heck, where has the time gone?! Plus, that means the big 10 year wedding anniversary is right around the corner eeeek!


Here's how it all went down... For Christmas 2005, I traveled to Austria with my *then boyfriend to meet his family and experience an Austrian Christmas. The week was perfect and my husband did a great job at making my time there memorable. We drove to Vienna and visited Schoenbrunn Palace in the snow, went to a thermal heated spa, stayed a night in the Austrian Alps and just enjoyed relaxing at his parent's home in the country. When Christmas had passed {our first week there}, I wasn't expecting a proposal... after all we had only been dating three months. Plus, even though the conversation of marriage had taken place, my husband had assured me that it was too soon after meeting his family to get engaged (to say I wasn't a little bummed was an understatement). None the less, he planned for a special night in Salzburg with some of his close friends. 

We ended up at the Hotel Stein in Salzburg, Austria. This hotel has a rooftop terrace that overlooks the old town -full of Gothic inspired church steeples- and the Fortress Hohensalzberg. We attended a party hosted by Red Bull (which is housed in Salzburg) and enjoyed mingling with new people. I had noticed that my husband was acting a little weird and dare I say clingy, but didn't really think too much of it. At midnight, as the snow started to fall on the terrace and we looked out over the old city, fireworks began to boom and my love came up beside me and whispered in my ear those four magical words. I swear to you my head turned so fast...it was so unexpected. Of course I said yes and we were greeted with a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Everything was on a fast track after that as we were married in March, five and a half months after our first date.


Baby us lol 

New Year's holds all kinds of special moments and memories for most people and I wish you the very best, most memorable New Year's Eve and New year 2016! I will be snuggled at home with my husband and kids, expecting to get lots of kiddie & toddler kisses at midnight.

Happy New Year! 



9 comments:

  1. Happy engagement anniversary! You two are cute together, aww.

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  2. How romantic in Austria too!! Easter holds a special place for us too. Kyle asked me to be his girlfriend on Easter and a year later Kyle proposed to me on Easter. So it's always been something special for us. Hope you have a great new year

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  3. Hubby proposed to me on New Year's Eve too! 2013 seems so long ago, haha!

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  4. What a great story! Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  5. That is such a romantic memory! What a special proposal, congrats to you guys on almost 10 years!

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  6. That's such a cute story. And to get engaged in Salzburg! I'm so jealous. Does he have a brother? ;-) just kidding

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  7. What a special memory of your engagement! How magical!

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  8. Talk about a magical engagement story! Wow! I love Austria! And congrats on 10 years!

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  9. Happy engagement-versary! What a wonderful story; thanks for sharing! Don't the years go by so fast? We're celebrating 4 years of marriage in a couple months, which means 9 years together, and that just BLOWS MY MIND.

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