Taking Back My Twenties

Out of the Blue

Posted on May 22, 2012 | 64 comments

Whew. These past few days have been go-go-go. Yesterday, we drove to Winston Salem to celebrate Matt’s little sister’s graduation from Wake Forest. Seeing all the students in adorable sun dresses sure made me want to be a college student and got me excited for the summer season.


Congrats to the lovely graduate, Chelsea!


Lucky for me, I also got to see one of my college friends graduate from law school. Congrats to Katie too:)


After the ceremony, we all lunched on sandwiches from Chelsea’s favorite sub shop and enjoyed summer beers and cookies at a local park. It was a wonderful afternoon and I enjoyed just relaxing in the sun with both my families.


Today, I got up and went to the gym before my usual babysitting shift. Only the little girl “got sick” and my job was cancelled (it was a ploy). And then this happened….


Holy moly.


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  1. Jess

    Laura! Congratulations!!! Your ring is so beautiful.

  2. Haley

    Ahh! Congrats!!!!!! The ring is GORGEOUS

  3. Liz

    Congrats!!!! I’ve followed your blog for awhile, so happy for you!!!

  4. Stephanie C

    NO WAY! Congratulations.. and what a beautiful ring :)

  5. Silvia @ skinny jeans food

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt!?! Congratulations!!!! ;-)

  6. Carrie Nyden

    CONGRATS!!!! Such a beautiful ring! Can’t wait to read up on all the fun details. :)

  7. Nikki

    Getting engaged is the best excuse for a manicure everrrrrr!

  8. Megan S

    I too have been following your blog for quite a while and wanted to say Congratulations to you both!! How exciting:) the ring is beautiful. I also really liked the way you slipped that in there so casually!:)

  9. Kellie

    Congratulations on your engagement! It should create great blog posts! Best of luck planning!

  10. Diana

    OMGosh! Congratulations!!!

  11. Lauren B

    Congrats Laura! I found your blog back when you were in Boston and have been following every since – how exciting for you!

  12. wendi

    Awe!!! Yay!!! Congrats hun!! Super excited and oh so happy for you :) :)

  13. Emily

    Congrats! I can’t wait to hear the full story. :)

  14. Kristy

    Congratulations! A beautiful ring – is it a Tacori??

  15. Cara

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear the story’!!

  16. Amanda

    Wow!!!!! Congratulations! What a beautiful ring! Can’t wait to hear all about it…. Ps: I love that striped dress you are always dressed so nicely

  17. Marissa

    Congrats! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  18. Miranda

    How exciting for you and Matt!!!! Congratulations :)

  19. Katharine

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! SO exciting!!! I’ve been reading your blog from the beginning and really enjoy it – thanks for writing!! Good luck with the wedding planning, and enjoy your engagement!!! =)

  20. Mitra

    YAY! Congrats! Can’t wait to hear about the proposal :)

  21. Hannah

    Aw that is so wonderful. Congratulations!

  22. Amy

    congratulations!!! so many friends have been getting engaged recently, it must be the season! you two are so lovely together — wishing you the most happiness!

  23. lisa

    Congratulations!! Cant wait to hear the story!

  24. Kath

    Great ring photo.. And love the surprise ending!

  25. Paige

    Wow! Congratulations!

  26. Lauren

    Congratulations Laura!! The ring is beautiful!!!

  27. Emily

    Congrats Laura the ring is gorgeous!!

  28. Marcia Compton

    WOW so Happy for the both of you, Matt and yourself, but what a year , a ring and you soon will be Aunt Laura,

  29. Caitlin Restivo

    Congrats!!!! So exciting!! And the ring is gorgeous! :)

  30. MaryBe

    Congratulations! Your ring is stunning

  31. Mom

    We couldn’t be more delighted… What an exciting day and a gorgeous ring!

  32. Paige

    Congratulations to you both!

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  35. Nicole

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a gorgeous ring! Can’t wait to hear about your wedding planning!

  36. Sarah

    congrats! so exciting and your ring is beautiful!

  37. Kristen @ Enjoy This Organic Life

    Many many congrats Laura! Beautiful ring!

  38. Susan

    We’re so happy for you!! Congratulations!!

  39. Elle

    Congratulations! Beautiful ring! Looking forward to hearing the story of the proposal

  40. Erinn

    Congratulations!! What a gorgeous ring. I *literally* said to myself when I started reading this post – “I wonder when her and Matt are going to get engaged.” And then I creeped myself out because (a) I don’t know you (or Matt) IRL and (b) I have no idea what your relationship is really like and if you even want to get married. :)

  41. Erin Motz

    That’s gorgeous!!! Congrats!! Enjoy every moment of the fanfare ;-)

  42. Nikki


  43. orangek8

    Wow!!! Congratulations! That is so exciting. Surprise! I can’t wait to hear more!!

  44. Amanda

    Congratulations! Love that the family you babysit for was in on it, can’t wait to hear how it happened.

  45. Hillary

    How exciting!! Congratulations to you guys!

  46. Marie

    Congratulations Laura and Matt!! You two are such a cute couple!

  47. Sarah

    Yay! congrats! cant wait to hear all about it.

  48. Lindsey Morningstar

    Congrats!!!! So happy for you!! And I think our men have a similar taste in rings because I have a very similar looking style – I love the way it looks!

  49. Charise

    Congratulations! How fun and exciting. Can’t wait to hear the story. :)

  50. Lynn


  51. tiffany

    Congratulations to you! How exciting!

  52. Chelsea L.

    Congrats, Laura!!!!

  53. Rachel R.

    I have been reading for a while! It is gorgeous! I am so happy for you and Matt!

  54. Elaine

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful ring!

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