So Keith and I have mutually agreed we should get married.

It sounds SO much more fancy to say it that way instead of, “I just got engaged”.

I am one of those odd girls that don’t want a wedding, (I don’t understand them). I just want a nice wedding ring. Something shiny.

It will most likely happen soon. For sure before the end of the year. You know, tax breaks and all.

This is very exciting! I promise, I am generally much more romantic in other ways but this… this is hardcore business!

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liz
posted on September 17th 2010 at 5:09PM CDT

Oh my goodness, that’s SO exciting!!! Too bad you can’t be your own camera girl. :) Is his job working out?

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:42PM CDT

Thank you! Oh yes, his boss seems to adore him. They came from similar work histories so that helps. I do wish he didn’t work such long hours (12+ hr days), but it is what it is for now!

Rose
posted on September 17th 2010 at 5:09PM CDT

Congratulations!!

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:43PM CDT

Thank you Rose!

Keeshia
posted on September 17th 2010 at 5:11PM CDT

YAY YAY YAY!!! And more Yays for Shineys!!! lol

JoP for the win? :P

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:43PM CDT

LOL JoP FTW yo!

Leonor
posted on September 17th 2010 at 5:32PM CDT

I only have one word:

YAY !!!!!!

(And don’t forget the blue stilettos! ^^)

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:46PM CDT

LOL thank you!

Sara
posted on September 17th 2010 at 5:58PM CDT

YAYY! I’m so excited for you!! Business or not, it’s still awesome.

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:47PM CDT

Aww thank you so much Sara!

rilana
posted on September 17th 2010 at 6:06PM CDT

Congrats on the engagement. I am the same as you with weddings. I had a small wedding. 4 people attended. Two witnesses and my two kids. I got married in a small garden one summer afternoon. It cost me less than $1,000 and that included license, clothing, and dinner afterwards, for guests. Best wedding ever. Big weddings are over-rated.

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:49PM CDT

Thank you! I just totally don’t “GET IT”. Both of us have small families/limited friends (once we had DS2, a lot of people dropped us) so we just don’t see a point. With my luck I will have to nurse the baby during the whole thing lol.

posted on September 17th 2010 at 6:27PM CDT

Congrats!!!

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:49PM CDT

Thank you!!

posted on September 17th 2010 at 6:31PM CDT

Squee! Don’t think of it as a wedding, think of it as a fun party. That’s how I got through mine. Congrats!!!

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:50PM CDT

LOL I love how you put that “how you got through” it LOL!!!

Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli
posted on September 17th 2010 at 6:34PM CDT

Congratulations! May your shiny ring dreams come true.

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:51PM CDT

Thank you so much Kristin!

TheFeministBreeder
posted on September 17th 2010 at 6:47PM CDT

That is so, so very exciting! Shiny rings are the best. I wish we’d taken all the money and spent it on a massive rock instead of a party that I had to do all the work for, which nobody even appreciated. Screw the wedding.

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:52PM CDT

Oh yes. I told him I would rather have like… a wedding iPad instead LOL. Priorities!

Mommylebron
posted on September 17th 2010 at 6:47PM CDT

I’m with you. I never got all misty eyed dreaming up a perfect wedding. I didn’t want one! Why? 1-I have social anxiety (there’s no way I want to be the center of attention). 2-It just felt like a waste of money. We had a nice get together at our house with a family friend as Officiant. Oh, and my mom did the cake (she’s a cake decorator), no frills or flowers. I wore jeans and we had a blast.

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:56PM CDT

YES! I do NOT want to be the center of attention for simply getting married. I MUCH rather can handle attention if it’s for my photography or like… fixing a website LOL.

Veronica
posted on September 17th 2010 at 7:28PM CDT

I am so happy for you. Congratulations and there is nothing wrong with not wanting a wedding. We got married in front of a school bus that sells hamburgers at the park with Lake Champlain behind us. It was perfect and I am sure your day will be too

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:57PM CDT

Aww thank you so much!!

Allyson
posted on September 17th 2010 at 7:32PM CDT

Congratulations to both of you!

posted on September 18th 2010 at 1:58PM CDT

Thank you Allyson!

Melodie
posted on September 17th 2010 at 11:46PM CDT

Congrats Sarah! That’s awesome! I had a small wedding too. The things that were important to me were a pretty ring, a bouquet of wild flowers and henna’ed feet which I wore bare for the outdoor ceremony. I know. I’m such a hippie. ;)

posted on September 18th 2010 at 2:07PM CDT

Thank you! OHH your ceremony sounds lovely!

Lisa
posted on September 18th 2010 at 5:26AM CDT

Congrats!!! Thats awesome news :)

And thats very like me too, I’m not one for weddings, I will totally elope whenever I get married!

posted on September 18th 2010 at 2:08PM CDT

Thank you! Oh totally, I wish Illinois didn’t have a 24hour waiting period. I hate WAITING for anything lol.

posted on September 18th 2010 at 10:18AM CDT

Congratulations on the shiney, blessings on all four of you x

posted on September 18th 2010 at 2:09PM CDT

Thank you so much Darren!

posted on September 18th 2010 at 12:44PM CDT

Congrats Starry!!!!!!!!!!!!! ((HUGS))

posted on September 18th 2010 at 2:13PM CDT

Thank you so much!!!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud
posted on September 18th 2010 at 3:19PM CDT

Congratulations Sarah! You’ve got a great guy. :)

Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
@TweetingMama

posted on September 19th 2010 at 12:41PM CDT

Thank you! I couldn’t agree more!

Danielle
posted on September 18th 2010 at 5:01PM CDT

CONGRATS!!!!

posted on September 19th 2010 at 12:42PM CDT

Thank you so much Danielle!!

Kimberly
posted on September 18th 2010 at 10:23PM CDT

Congratulations on reaching a mutual beneficial decision. I wish you well in this endeavor :)

I feel the same way. I’m not a fan of weddings and if my boyfriend and I decide to make it more official than our mortgage than all I want is a sparkly ring and a ride to the courthouse. Oh and a fabulous meal.

posted on September 20th 2010 at 12:36AM CDT

LOL thank you so much!! OHH yes exactly!

Echo
posted on September 19th 2010 at 2:15AM CDT

Congratulations, Sarah! I wish you guys all the best.

The important question- changing your name? Hyphenating?

posted on September 20th 2010 at 12:36AM CDT

Thank you! I would be changing my last name to his, which is Vincent. Daniel says DAILY he wants Keith to “adopt” him and have his last name changed heh.

Damita
posted on September 19th 2010 at 5:34AM CDT

So exciting!! Congrats!!!

posted on September 20th 2010 at 12:35AM CDT

Thank you Damita!!

Erin
posted on September 20th 2010 at 2:19PM CDT

How exciting! I hope it works out perfectly for you.

posted on September 22nd 2010 at 10:07AM CDT

Thank you Erin!!

Amy
posted on September 22nd 2010 at 11:48AM CDT

Happy news! Congratulations to you both and your children.

posted on September 23rd 2010 at 6:27PM CDT

Congratulations! This sounds exactly like us 9 years ago (wow, I am old). At the time I felt very good about it being the most egalitarian way to decide on a lifetime commitment. Later I kind of wished that we did SOMEthing that we could look on as romantic about it. Even going out to dinner to celebrate, or agreeing to each come up with a fun, free surprise or something to happen within the month… It’s fine to not have a “how s/he asked me” story, but I do now think it would be cool to have a story other than just a list of the reasons it made sense at the time.

posted on September 25th 2010 at 6:48AM CDT

How did I miss this for so long? Congratulations! I’m very happy for you!
I would also prefer to just go to city hall and get the paperwork instead of a ceremony. It’s so much more practical. I don’t shun weddings (especially since I’ll likely end up having one because my Jeff wants one) but I don’t think a great wedding is important; a great marriage is what counts.
Again, congratulations, Sarah! That’s wonderful!

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