Monday, September 04, 2006

she's the one...

Justin and Libby are engaged! They got engaged Saturday morning at the very place that they first went to talk. After he popped the question...they drove all the way to the boat where we surprised them with an engagement party! We had planned to have the party on top of the boat...but fall came early and we thought it was a bit too chilly for an outdoor party. So...we set everything up inside the boat on the bar. See how surprised Libby was when she came through the door!!

She was even more surprised to see her WHOLE family (sans dad...he had to work) pop out of the bedroom! She could hardly believe it! They drove 9 hours to be at the boat when she got there so that we could all celebrate together. Sooo sweet!

See Katers (above)...that is Libby's family's dog. She is tiny!

They hugged and talked and laughed and cried. Libby was overwhelmed! It was a day FULL of surprises...very good surprises!

This is the way the party table looked. There were lots of candles and roses...and pictures of the two of them. It looked really beautiful. Janae and I have decided that we should quit our day jobs and become party planners!

Here's Libby calling her dad to tell him the big news! I love Justin's smile in this one!

Champagne for the many toasts!

Same kind of cake I made for Tommy's mom...only different decorations! Janae was my co-chef on the cake....we were quite proud of ourselves at the end! You can't tell from looking at the picture--but the little spots on the cake are engagement rings.

Libby with her mom and sisters! They are all such fun people. I am excited that our families will be merging!

Of course...she spent a lot of the first couple hours letting us all see the ring. I love her smile in this happy and proud. Her ring is beautiful...and it looks perfect on her!

Every newly engaged girl has to have bridal magazines, right? Janae and Becky bought a stack of the most recent issues. We all had fun sitting on the top deck folding the corners down on the pages that displayed the newest and greatest wedding trends......from dresses to cakes to save the dates!

We are all so very happy for these two wonderful people. Their smiles light up the room. Their love for each other is contagious! I can't wait to see what their future holds....

Tommy and I love you guys very much!


Allison said...

Love the blog!! You are so quick!! Thanks for a wonderful weekend, it was so good to see you both. Love the pictures of Libby and Justin! I am so excited to shop for wedding dresses in Chicago!! :)

Allison & Chris

Mike & Casey Wallace said...

Everything was beautiful, Sara! You SHOULD be a party planner. Congrats to Justin and Libby! They are adorable.

Anonymous said...

I just got home - great pictures. It was a wonderful celebration. What better place to celebrate than on Dock Holiday? It was great to spend time with everyone, and to meet Libby's mother. Thank you for your party planning! Checks in the mail - just kidding.

Anonymous said...


Great photos! I just got to check your blog for the first times since we were with you on the Dock Holiday. Lots of events and travel since then. I had such a wonderful time with you and your family. Looking forward to more celebrations in the future!

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