I can't believe it took so long to find a moment to sit down and tell everyone the good news: I am engaged!
We were celebrating my 24th Birthday in Long Beach, staying at the beautiful Avia Hotel. On Friday night I have planned a casual get together at Panama Joe's in Belmont Shore. The turnout was a little disappointing, as only two friends showed up, but we had a really great time with them and I am grateful they came out. When we arrived back at our hotel room there was a bottle of champagne and two flutes sitting on the table. I glanced, walking by them, and ran back confused. I was told that was part of my Birthday surprise and I'm sure you can guess what happened next! Beautiful words were recited and before I knew it, there was a diamond ring on my finger.
We only told our family the next day until the big birthday dinner at Javier's in Irvine. It was a really nice dinner but after there was some drama, as always. I am so happy we were able to see our friends down there for my birthday... despite everything, it was really great to see them all at dinner. It's been a long time since we had all been together as a group.
So that's the story of my 24th Birthday and becoming engaged! I'm so excited, and a little overwhelmed, about planning my wedding. Wait, who am I kidding? I am SO overwhelmed but I know it will be fun.