Our Engagement Story <3

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This post is longgggggggggg overdue! I’ve been so busy with my new position that I haven’t had any time to blog. I love having more responsibility at work but I sometimes regret not having time for the blog. I work super long hours throughout the week and have very few weekends off. For those who don’t know I work in film production which takes up ALOT of you time. For me production season is coming to a close so I will have more time to focus on yummy new recipes for everyone. I’m currently brainstorming for fall recipes as I type 🙂

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Now onto why I’m sure you’re here…..My engagement story! How exciting you guys I’ve been engaged since February and our wedding date is set for October of this year! I never speak much about my personal life but this is definitely news that needs to be shared. Vonn (my fiancé) and I have been dating for a REALLY long time– 7 years in fact so it was definitely time to take that next step. I’ve been using any free time I have to plan the wedding. We’ve already sent out invitations and the RSVP’s are finally in.

I can’t believe in less than 90 days I will be a Mrs! or as Vonn would say his “Ole Lady” lol. I’m so excited for the future and can’t wait to be his wife. It so crazy how fast time is flying….It feels like we just got engaged yesterday. Both Vonn and I have been super busy all spring and summer so we haven’t had time to really hang out and enjoy our engagement as much as we would like to. We are definitely looking forward to the Fall, our wedding, and the honeymoon.

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Lets talk about how it happened–on Valentine’s Day! Which is one of my favorite holidays! Vonn took me to a steakhouse in Washington D.C. because I am obsessed with a good steak. The restaurant is called Medium Rare and it was super romantic with dim lighting and had the perfect atmosphere. Once we were seated Vonn took off his jacket to reveal the cutest shirt! It said “I Love Channing” with a heart. I could have cried (I’m super sensitive and Vonn always finds ways to bring out my tears of joy.) He’s always been really good at giving me gifts that make my heart skip a beat. It’s just one of the many reasons why I love him.


That night was so weird because I remember feeling very anxious….like something was going to happen. I just didn’t know what. I kept saying that to Vonn and of course he brushed it off and told me to eat my dinner lol. We ordered the special for the night which included Steak and Fries w/ a nice salad. The steak was served sliced with the perfect medium temperature and super crispy shoestring style fries. I ordered a cocktail which is the norm for me because I always have to have a drink with my dinner.

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As we ate I remember just taking in the night and our surroundings. I felt especially pretty that night….I wore a red fitted knee length dress with a casual fitted blazer and some knee high suede stacked heel boots. I made sure to curl my hair and take extra time on my 20 minute face lol. It was an exciting night…he has a six year old son named Makhi so whenever we can get out for a few hours during the week its always exciting lol.

Vonn and I ate our food and had casual conversation. After we finished our dinner Vonn told me he had to use the restroom before we left. He was gone for a while but I just continued to wait. Vonn came back to the table and said he had to run to the restroom again…at this point I’m thinking “Is it something he ate?!?” lol. He finally returns to the table and says “We can go but first I gotta ask you a question” at that moment a bright light comes on from behind and Vonn drops to one knee and presents this gorgeous ring! It sounds crazy but the first words out of my mouth were “oh shit” lol. I was completely caught off guard! I think he was even on one knee for about 15 seconds before I was able to force the words YES YES YES out of my mouth lol. I could barely speak and I immediately gave him a hug and started crying. I couldn’t believe it…the man that I love just proposed to me. I’m literally smiling as I type this post lol. It was such a beautiful night and I relive it in my head often.

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So whats next for Vonn and I…our October wedding! Which will be one of the biggest days of our lives. I can’t wait to start this journey with him, become a mom to his son, and hopefully have his children one day. I’m very hopeful for our future and can’t wait to see what life brings.

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