February 07, 2011

I Got Engaged In Puerto Rico!

We flew to Puerto Rico... We had a beautiful dinner... We had luck gambling... We took a stroll under the stars... We went up to our hotel suite... He knelt on his knee... He reached into his pocket... I cried on his shoulder... I SAID YES! :D

All of my dreams have come true this weekend. We have made our future marriage official and I am engaged to my soul mate and my best friend.

I am so lucky to be accepted into E.W.'s amazing family and my family welcomes him with open arms.

You + Me = A world of possibilities and dreams coming true.

Puerto Rico was a perfect place for E.W. to propose. This is where we first bonded and where we first began to fall in love.

On our first trip to PR we arrived as two people trying to get to know each other and left inseparable.

This particular trip was no different than any other except for E.W. constantly staring off into space for no apparent reason (reason is obvious now).

E.W. caught up on his work by the pool. He's a workaholic but eh... it pays the bills.

I chowed down on fruit and sipped on strawberry mojitos.

Once in a while we would get a cold drink from our favorite bartender Miguel. He is always there every time we visit PR and we love catching up with him. He usually charges us for only half our drinks so can we be considered Puerto Rico pool bar regulars?

A rare moment is when E.W. orders a beer.

An ever rarer moment is when a beer bubble forms inside the beer bottle. Miguel, a bartender of 30 years, has never even seen such a thing.

The pool bar was a nice place to do a spontaneous photo shoot so we took advantage of the beautiful scenery. It didn't hurt that E.W. is an amazing hobby photographer. Always makes me look my best :D

To all of the people that message me saying how much they love my photos, I want you to know that E.W. is responsible for half of them!

After finding out about E.W.'s plans to propose to me, the hotel offered to upgrade us to their one bedroom suite at no charge. I love El San Juan Hotel!!

The room included a bedroom and two full bathrooms...

A living room area and a corner bar for entertaining.

Every morning we woke up and headed straight to the breakfast buffet. It was a little pricey at $53 but had some wonderful options including my favorites - roasted potatoes, french toast, egg white omelets and doughnuts!

Breakfast was outdoors so these little black birds would sit on our chairs and stalkingly stare at our food.

The second we got up to get more food, a whole army of black would swarm over our tables and pluck the leftovers off our plates.

One birdie got too impatient and stole a Splenda, craft-fully opened it, and started gorging on the sugar inside.

Doesn't he know Splenda can cause cancer?

The day after we got engaged was spent mostly tanning at the beach and staring at my ring while tanning at the beach.

Can someone tell me what this green alien dropping is? It looks like a plant of some sort but has the texture of plastic netting. It was all over the beach.

Just making sure it's not alive...

As a tropical shower cleared up in the afternoon, a beautiful rainbow graced the skies. Call me corny but to me, this signified a new beginning and bright things ahead.

I can't wait to officially start planning our wedding and I think I want to add a wedding section to my blog. :D

P.S. Thank you to all of my friends and family that have been showering us with congratulations and happiness. Love you all xoxo

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xNTA said...

Yes! Definitely a wedding section! Congrats babe! Loved that sequiny bikini btw, where'd you get it?
Have a great one! x http://xnta.blogspot.com/

Michael Romeo said...

Congratulations.. When the time is right for pictures let me know.. www.RomeoCreations.com

Mark Zinno Citarella said...

Congrats girl!!! Good luck!

Jill Rizen said...

Hi Julie! Congratulations to tou and Eddie. Your ring is SICK :)))) xxx

AS said...

Congratulations! I wish you two the very best.

It's funny living in Russian Philly and hearing stories about people.. I say "stories" because that's what they are, characters and storylines, based on shreds of truth here and there. I've certainly heard my share of you, but from looking at your blog, I've come to see a portion of who you really are I think. Which proves my belief of never listening to other people's stories and getting to know people for myself. Too bad we never really met, I think we'd make good friends. :)

Dennis said...

It's about time somebody lives the dream!!

Min said...

Congratulations Julie! Love from Malaysia.

Jessmarie Medina said...

congrats julie!!!

{jami @ i m a g i n e} said...

that is so great! New to your blog and loving it! Congrats! Beautiful couple!

Hop on by when you get a chance!

xo - jami
i m a g i n e

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Congrats Jewelz.


Dhalia Rodriguez said...

Awwww...congrats. You have a special journey ahead.


Ben said...

You have fat ugly fingers. Nice rock, though. Congrats.

No more lust,


P.S. Marriage, ew.. gross

Corazon de Ella said...

CONGRATS! you are one lucky girl! That ring is so beautiful :)

Heavenly Savings said...

Cute Blog! Congrats! Love the Ring! I am a new follower! Happy Tuesday! I'd love a follow back if you get time! Http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

Lupe said...

Amazing post and pics.

I also liked one that captured the rainbow.


Straight Up Glam said...

Aw Congratulations!!
You two make such a beautiful couple and I wish you all the best with your future together!

Andrée xx

PS. Your ring is absolutely beautiful! =) It suits you really well, too =)

Vagabond Carnival said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful photos and a gorgeous ring. I'm betting you're floating on clouds right now. ;)


Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Congratulations!!! Your ring is GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to tell your little fan club here in Salt Lake City, UT :)

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Mary DeAngelis said...

congrats sry i messed up

Sheryl said...

Been a reader for ages, but first time commenting! Congrats, Julie :) x

K∂riиє* Smith. said...


Hi I'm your newest follower, please when you get a chance could you follow me back?


TheAngelWears said...

Wow love the beach pics :)



xNTA said...

:) I Just noticed you added a Wedding section to your blog! w00!
Have a great one! x http://xnta.blogspot.com/

Rossella said...

Congrats looks like you stayed at the El San Juan i was there a couple of weeks ago and it was beautiful

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Congratulations!!! & thanks for stopping by my blog! Please follow me :)


Jewelz said...

xNTA:Thanks, I got the bikini at Victoria Secret.

AS:Mostly, when people say mean things, it's because of envy or miscommunication. I'm glad you are better than that :) I know how harsh the Russian community can be.

Ben:You must hate marriage so much because either A. You have had a bad one or B.Nobody wants to marry you. Either way, I feel sorry for you.

Sheryl:Thanks for finally commenting! :)

Rossella:Yes it was the El San Juan! My favorite place in the world...have been there 6 or 7 times in the past three years.

Everyone:Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

LynSire ♛ said...

Awwwwww! Kongrats!! I love your ring!! I always love seeing your photos, they have good quality.


Melissa Ward said...

Hey Julie congrats!! When are you getting married? Our date us July 8, 2011 :/)

Melissa Ward said...

And your ring is fabulous!!!

Bombchell said...

oh wow how beautiful!!! wishing you guys the best, gorgeous photography, it's all lovely, the place, the engagement etc.

ps: you scared me with the whole splenda thing.

Debbie said...

Loved the pictures. Happy engagement! He looks and sounds like a great catch.
Visiting from Edge of Escape

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

CONGRATS! Amazing ring! Did he pick it all on his own? BTW, I agree - you definitely need a wedding section! LOVED all the photos - I can't wait to go back to PR, it's been years for me!!