Thursday, May 11, 2006

Life Is Good

I've been wanting to scream it to the world.. but, I had to contain myself for the past 5 days until we told our family and close friends. On Sunday, while hiking up in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Scott and I got ENGAGED!!



We love the outdoors and to me, there could have been no better place than ontop of a mountain with the flowers, the sky and the trees:




The real shock to me was the ring. Utterly. Amazing. The most special part (and something you can't see in the picture) are the four small diamonds that appear underneath the central diamond. Those small diamonds are from a piece of my grandmother's jewelry and mean so, so much to me, its truely hard to put into words.

Thank you all so much for your support and kindness, especially these past 6 months with the development of Sunshine Yarns. We are so happy we are able to share these special moments.. Life is definitely good!

-Dani, Scott, and the kitties :)

P.S. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments and emails! Lots of you have asked how and when we met... well, my T-shirt says it all :) Have fun knitting everyone!

83 Comments:

At 11:42 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

I was hoping to read this news! Mazel tov!!!!!

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger LE said...

holy crap!! mazel tov!! that's really exciting!!! i love the ring!!

yes, everything needs exclamation points!!

congratulations!!

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Leah said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful place for a wonderful thing to happen!!

Best of luck!

 
At 12:05 AM, Anonymous caitlyn said...

Congratulations, Dani!! That's *so* exciting!! Your ring is beautiful, too. I wish you and Scott the best!!

 
At 12:05 AM, Anonymous ~Jo~ said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the great news! :)

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Acornbud said...

Wow Congrats!
I love your flowers and your yarns!

 
At 12:16 AM, Blogger Shayla said...

Congratulations!!! Your ring is beautiful!! He's so thoughtful to include pieces of your grandmother's ring!

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger Minh said...

Congratulations to you and Scott!!

I wonder if you can train your cats to be ring bearers...

 
At 12:43 AM, Blogger Brandie said...

Congratulations!!! =)
What a special ring, and a special guy you have there! Have fun planning the wedding!

 
At 12:51 AM, Blogger Stariel said...

Congrats Dani! We missed you on Sunday, but nice to hear it was for a good reason. ;)

 
At 3:07 AM, Anonymous Mags said...

Congratulations! That's awesome :) Such a pretty ring :D

 
At 6:10 AM, Blogger Dani said...

That is amazing news Dani! Have a great time planning your wedding - it will be one of the best times in your life!

 
At 6:21 AM, Blogger Norah said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for both of you!

 
At 6:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sunshine! Congratulations!!! I was hoping Scott would pop the question soon! Though I don't know you two well, I can just tell you are a *special* couple. Have fun with all your plans!

Kerstin
whoopsydaisy.my-expressions.com/

 
At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Dani said...

DANI! That's WONDERFUL!!!! I am so happy for you guys!

Wishing you a lifetime of health and happiness together!

 
At 6:49 AM, Blogger maryse said...

congratulations!

 
At 6:58 AM, Blogger Bear Knits said...

Congratulations!!!

 
At 7:12 AM, Blogger Ann said...

Congratulations, Dani! Best wishes to you and Scott. And the kitties too!

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger Pumpkinmama said...

Wonderful news! Congrats to you both!

 
At 7:37 AM, Anonymous blossom said...

aww, congratulations!!! i'm so so happy for you. and thank you for sharing it with us. best wishes to you guys!

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger amandamonkey said...

:-D

I will call you tonight or tomorrow. We love you and are sooooooooo happy for you both.

 
At 7:51 AM, Anonymous knit-n-purl zen said...

Congrats! Now comes the fun part - the planning of the wedding! Enjoy every moment as it is special and remember, focus on you and your husband-to-be when all the family/friend "politics" arise...LOL A couple of words of wisdom from a girl who got married just last year...LOL
~Roxanne~

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger amysue said...

Mazel Tov!!! What a special week end and hike that must have been! The ring is lovely and more so because of the meaning behind it. How are the kitties taking it?

 
At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Bron said...

Congratulations!!! Wishing you all the best & lots of happiness in the coming years. :)

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

congrats! i was hoping that was the big news that you had to wait to announce! alright you guys! y'all make such a cute couple!

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger Rosa said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting. My only advice, keep communicating and sharing your thoughts on how your wedding and after wedding marriage will be. You both need to be on the same page. Good luck.

 
At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Kat said...

Congratulations!

 
At 8:27 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Nothing like an engagement to bring a comment out of a lurker!!! Congratulations!!!! And your ring is spectacular.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Thea said...

congrats guys! Beautiful ring, and what a sweet story behind it - you'll treasure it even more.
Enjoy it all - the excitement, the attention, the plans, the cozy aaaaah once the wedding's over. And the amazing life that will follow -- xo Thea

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

Happy Day!

Good for you two!

As Bill and Ted say,

"Be excellent to each other!"

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Amanda said...

Congratulations!!!! My advice: Just enjoy each other and have fun. God bless!

 
At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Monica said...

Congratulations! Best wishes to you both!

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger parikha said...

Dani, that's wonderful! Congratulations to both of you !! :)

 
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous wendy g said...

Congratulations to you and Scott!

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger yarnspin said...

Congratulations! Mazel Tov! Hurrah! And how much do we love the Green Mountains?! Soo much!

 
At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Suzie said...

YAY!!
And, purely thinking of you, of course, may we expect some congratulatory/wedding'ish colorway to be available? Silver, green, aqua?

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger Heather O said...

Many many congratulations to you!!

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

Congrats! What a perfect place (and such great weather) for a proposal! The ring is beautiful!!!!!

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

Congrats, y'all! And what a perfect setting!

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Beck said...

So many best wishes coming your way! Congrats to you both.

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Bookish Wendy said...

Happy, Happy Joy to you both. Congrats!

 
At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Christine said...

yay! Congratulations! I can't believe you got such a nice picture of the ring. Looks beautiful!

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Beth S. said...

What great news! I'm so happy for you. :-)

 
At 10:37 AM, Anonymous andrea said...

congrats, dani! what excellent news - wishing you a ton of happiness ;)

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger wannabe said...

WOOHOOO! Congrats! And just in time for your trip to Ireland...how romantic! What a guy you have there! Many Blessings for happiness and a stress-free wedding planning! :)

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous katie said...

Congratulations! How exciting, and how happy for you! And the ring really is gorgeous. Time to break out the needles and knit up a wedding dress!

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger irishmama said...

Congrats, the ring is gorgeous. Maybe you can look for wedding dresses in Ireland.

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Alex said...

Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful and I love the pictures from your hike. We also got engaged on a hike, in Zion NP, and it makes a good story. :)

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger Anne said...

congratulations!!!!! that's so wonderful!

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Jaya said...

Congratulations! I had the feeling that was your big news.

Best wishes for a lifetime full of love and happiness.

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Congratulations!!!! What a lovely day and a lovely ring.

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Congratulations! We got engaged on a mountain too. But your picture is much better. And your ring is beautiful. Enjoy the wedding planning!

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger gleek said...

i echo everyone else here by saying CONGRATULATIONS!!! best of luck on whatever kind of wedding you choose.. and many happy years together!

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Lolly said...

Such beautiful news, Dani! COngratulations!!!

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger sarah said...

Congrats!! Thanks for sharing such a special occaision with us!

 
At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Tiffany said...

Congratulations! (Why was I thinking you were already married?) Anyway, best wishes! =D

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger margene said...

Congratulations! May you have a long and happy life together. The ring is gorgeous!

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger jenknits said...

Congratulations, Dani! I am so happy for you! May you have a long and happy life together.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger raquel said...

YAY! CONGRATULATIONS! i've been obsessively checking to see the ring! you two make an absolutely beautiful couple! how amazing of a proposal! way to go scott!!!

 
At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your engagement! Best Wishes!

 
At 9:08 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

How Awesome for you!! Congrats!

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

This is just totally cool. I opened your blog and I saw the ring and I started getting all excited. Congratulations to both of you :)

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous dana said...

Yay! Congratulations Dani! That is wonderful news!

 
At 12:02 AM, Blogger Zonda said...

Congratulations Dani! Yeah!

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Kelly said...

congrats! Congrats! How special is that ring?? Its gorgeous!

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger DancingFish said...

Congrats!!

 
At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Bliss said...

Besh wishes Dani! You are going to be a spectacular bride.

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger Lorette said...

Congratulations! Here's to a happy wedded life!

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dani, congratulations.. that is wonderful news.. i was just in here from another blog to ask about that wonderful brown shaded yarn.. but we'll talk about that another time.. all the best to you and Scott! :-) and the kitties:-)
Karola
eyeknit4u@aol.com
in the heart of harlem

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger alltangledup said...

congrats! i'm wishing you lots of happiness!

 
At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Jackie said...

Congratulations!!!!!znctswk

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

OMG! Congratulations. This is very good news. I can't say that I'm surprised, but still - exciting. And just in time for your trip!

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

Oh!Oh!OH!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger Ann said...

Got some beautiful yarn on Saturday, Dani. Thanks a ton!

 
At 12:10 PM, Anonymous anmiryam said...

Many, many congratulations!

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!! Congratulations and best wishes and HUGS and awwwww!!! :) I'm so happy for you!!

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger jacqueline said...

congratulations! i am so excited and pleased for you! that is wonderful wonderful news.

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger swimknit said...

congratulations!

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Lana said...

Congratulations! A friend of mine made everyone wear Groucho Marx glasses when talking over wedding plans. Have fun with YOUR planning:D

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Vicki said...

Congrats! The ring is beautiful and even better cause it has meaning for you.

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Cara said...

Mazel Tov! That's wonderful news!

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger Liz said...

congratulations!

 
At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Lee Anne said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys! Sorry I haven't been visiting the blogger world in a while so am just finding out your exciting news! Can't wait to hear about when the big date it set and all the fun details that come along with it. I am so happy for you guys!!!!!!!!

 

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