Thursday, July 17, 2008

We're Getting Married

Ken and I are engaged!!! We've made the obligatory phone calls to our families, so I can now post about it. Yay, we are so excited! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have fallen in love with my best friend. For those of you who don't know me, Ken and I were best friends for over a year before we started dating. The romantic side of our relationship was a total surprise for both of us, but obviously it worked out.

It has become more apparant to me over the past year that he is the best partner I could ever hope for. Throughout my quest to lose weight and become a healthier person, he has stood by me 100%. I went from couch potato, to gym rat, to aspiring Ironman. I get up almost every morning before 5am and he has not once complained or asked me to stay in bed. In fact, he sometimes gets up to make me coffee while I'm packing my gym bag. When I come home late from a workout, he has dinner ready. And then does the dishes. When I konk out on the couch at 7pm, he wakes me up (usually feeds me a second dinner) and then puts me to bed. I know my path to triathlons has been mainly a selfish one, and I only hope that I can find a way to return all of his amazing support.

Me with Jerry Garcia after Ken proposed:

The Ring! Isn't it gorgeous?!?! Ken had it custom made from an artist in Portland. The carvings on the side of the stone are inspired from a Maori design, similar to our matching pendants.


Cyndy said...

Congratulations!!! Sounds like you got a really great guy. That ring is amazing. :)

sterles said...

Oh, does that make me family? Thanks for the phone call the other day even though we already knew it was coming... only a matter of when :) Congratulations to the both of you!!!

Oh, and kick some major booty this weekend!

Ashley Thorson said...

I can't believe you are getting married! I am so excited. You will have to give us plenty of notice so that I can try and make the treck from Billings, MT. If I can't be there, then I expect a LOT of pictures and all of the details.

I also want to say "congrats" on the amazing progress you are making as an athlete and with the weight loss!!!

Kelli P. said...

Looking good Girl!

Congrats on the engagement, I'm so happy for you!