Sunday, January 04, 2009

a new year

2009 already, hasn't the last year just flown by. Happy New Year!
I'm very glad that I blogged to remember a few milestones of 2008. So much happened over the Christmas period, it would be hard to try and mention it all in this one post - one very memorable thing to happen on 31st December, was that Mr Monda asked me to marry him. It has only taken 12 years to reach this point, so obviously it took me a while to decide whether or not he was the right one for me. Eventually after a few seconds of decision making, I said yes. This proposal was not done on a whim mind you, he was well prepared - I received a plywood postable ring in the mail, and a little message asking me to be his 'proper missus'. Now, who said romance was dead?I'm not sure this ring will stand the test of time however, so I have been checking some designs by Chris Parry, as I really like his work.

Back at work tomorrow and back into something of a routine, which in a way will be nice, but I'd be lying if I said that I wouldn't just like just a bit more time off - at least to to adjust to those early mornings again.

26 comments:

jennyflower said...

So many congratulations! I'm still waiting for mine-14 years in May- I do like the plyring, very swish!

Ali said...

Congratulations! Love the plywood ring.

Kate said...

yay congratulations!! A very happy new year for you then :)

raspberry said...

Congratulations :) That is a fab ring, I love it! Anyway, it isn't so bad if you lose that one, as I lost my first engagement ring!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

WOW!!!! Congratulations to you both!

Great ring!!!

Lucy x

emma lamb said...

Congratulations, soon to be Mrs Monda! - or do you have to wait another 12 years for the wedding? ;)

What a great way to start the new year, i hope it continues to be an exciting and fun year for the both of you.

speak soon,
emma
x

Katy said...

whoo! 12 years...what was he waiting for? Bloody hell, he's lucky you didnt go off and find yourself a new man ;)

Seriously, though, congratulations, what great news for the new year. And those Chris Parry rings you linked to are stunning. (as is your plywood one, of course!)

dottydesigns said...

CONGRATULATIONS a HAPPY new year then. love the ring too.x

Lina said...

What a lovely start to the new year - many congratulations!

lucykate crafts... said...

ooooh congratulations!, i love the postable ring idea. it took us 10 years to get round to getting married, best things come to those who wait!

Jodie said...

Congratulations - You are going to make an honest man of Mr Monda !!!
How exciting!!!

Kitty said...

Awww, that's lovely. Many congratulations to you both. When's the wedding?!

Just been looking at those Chris Parry pieces - so stylish.

x

Gina said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How wonderfully romantic and what a wonderful start to your year. Wishing you both a very happy new year. x

Claire Hurd said...

Many Congratulations! What a wonderful start to the new year - I hope it is a sign of things to come and that 2009 proves to be wonderful for you. I look forward to another year of your inspiring blog posts. Best Wishes, Claire.

Attic24 said...

Oh what lovely news!
many congratulations to you and mr M.
I was with my hubbie 8 yrs before we decided to get married, although he never proposed as such, it was more mutual consent, v unromantic! But still, i love being a Mrs however it came about.

I'm really thrilled for you, what a lovely start to the year
Lxxxxxx

Net said...

Congratulations! and a very happy new year to you! A postable ring is such a brilliant idea!

Wishing you both loads of future happiness!

Moogsmum said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful way to start the new year :-)

I love your plywood ring. Moogsdad gave me a stone with a hole in it when he proposed!

xxx

Joleo said...

Congratulations! That's a fabulous way to start the year, and I'll echo everyone else in loving the plyring. Hats off to Mr M :)

pink-petal-designs said...

Congratulations!!! Happy new year too. x

picciolo said...

just had to say congratulations!!!
: )

monkee maker said...

Happy New(ish) Year and Happy New Engagement!

That sounded like quite a proposal to me - and definitely unique!

:)

Kyoko said...

A Huge Congratulations! What a wonderful news! It is very sweet the way he did it. So happy for you! A great start of the new year. :D

Lauren said...

Congratulations! lovely ring. Happy New Year and all that. Hope things are going well for you. Can't wait to see your other ring, have been looking at Chris Parry designs, they are lush.

anna said...

how exciting! many congratulations!

my husband gave me one of your green scrappy trees for Christmas, which i love! thanks!

saraeden said...

Congratulations to you both and Happy New Year to you both too !!

I waited for 5 years and got fed up so i asked himself myself ! On the 29th of Feb of course !!!

Sara x

Helen said...

What a great way to bring in the new year - congratulations to you both! And I love the plywood ring :D