....i said yes...

...Today I was going to update the blog with maybe snack cake or coriander rubbed chicken.  but I just couldn't.  I couldn't because I'm sitting here with a ring on and I think you kinda just a little bit want to hear about it and maybe see some pics.  Well, snack cake can come tomorrow.  For today, it's about rocks and rings and proposals on the sand. 

Benjamin arrived into a rainy Santa Barbara on Wednesday and later that evening we arrived at one of my closest and most favorite places, the boat house.  we had an appetizer and glass of wine and he suggested we go for a walk on the beach while it was still a bit light out.  We couldn't walk too far, but stopped and looked and were ever thankful to be together- long distance is no joke and not very fun!  As we were standing there I was getting cold- time to go, ya know?!  Well, Benjamin popped down on one knee, and proposed!  It was, and still seems quite surreal!  As much as I knew the moment would come, and with him, it was weird to be that girl- the one on the other side- not watching the girl get proposed to- but being her. 

And here is this wonderful Godly man asking that I be his wife- yes yes yes.  I thought I might get emotional, but if you know me, you know there have been too many stressed out tears of late, so happiness and excitement it was!  We stood there for a bit, talked about what was ahead, knowing it is going to be the good with the bad, and lots of hard work!  We got to my car and proceeded to call family and friends.  SO fun feeling so loved and hearing their happiness on the other end!  After stopping by a friends to show her the ring and jump up and down in person, we went on to Hungry Cat...
Oh what a perfect night.  I am so thankful for sweet Benjamin and for God who has so clearly brought us together!  Today my wonderful and talented roommate Annemarie took some pictures for us and I LOVE THEM.  Yes I love Benjamin and I love love my ring, but really- she captured us and the afternoon so well!  Oh Santa Barbara, I'm going to miss you.  And oh Benjamin, I can't wait!

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  1. LB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean... I am not surprised but YES!!!!! I am honestly (as cheesy as this sounds) just overcome with happiness for you! This was BY FAR (go figure) my favorite favorite favorite post of yours... could your awe of God's amazing work have come through any clearer! I read, and re-read (and then came here to comment and went back to re-read it again) your last sentence... "... and oh Benjamin, I can't wait". You are in for the greatest hard-work of your life but it is worth every moment. CONGRATULATIONS one million times over. Can't wait to celebrate here in DC! (ha ha Santa Barbara... we get them next!)

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  2. Marion Tims2/26/2010

    Congratulations Laura Beth and Benjamin!!! - and welcome to the family Laura Beth. We have heard about how wonderful you are and rightly so if you have captured Benjamin's heart! We all think he is pretty special too. We look forward to meeting you! - and by the way we are coming to the wedding - hope we are invited :) !
    Congrats again and enjoy this wonderful time!
    Love in Christ,
    "Aunt" Marion, "Uncle" Mickey, Janet and Kelly
    PS We love your BLOG and have been enjoying it for some time now:) Tell Benjamin Hi for us and the ring is so pretty! Marriage is great!

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  3. BAAAAHHH! Love it. Love it all. And ps - you're glowing. :)

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  4. YEA!!!!!! I am SO EXCITED for you! best news ever. I love the pictures too-- so beautiful.

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS LB and BENJAMIN!!! WOO HOO!! AM's pics are AMAZING, love them!!! You know what else I love...the fact that I have been to both the Boat House and the Cat with you, so I can just imagine you and B!! Did you get the "Mexico in your mouth appetizer pre-engagement??! Love you and SO happy for you!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    Oh, my goodness. You look so so happy and you are a beautiful couple. That man will be well fed and loved. What a fun time in your life. I am very happy for you and I love the pics :)

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  7. Oh my gosh, congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you both. God is so good!!!!

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  8. Laura, these photos capture it all so well! You guys look stunning. SO HAPPY for you! congrats.

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  9. Congratulations Laura!!! God's timing is perfect, isn't it? Best wishes from good old (and snowy!) Ohio!

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  10. pics don't do it justice...great job on the rock, benny! so happy for you two!

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  11. Oh my how I do love these amazing photos! wow! Congratulations of course! How wonderful your engagement story is and then these magical photos to follow it! Yay!

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