Monday, February 18, 2008
After a couple months of telling everyone about how I designed my engagement ring.....I was finally officially presented with it on Saturday night! We went to dinner with some of our dearest friends here in Nashville. Jason said "Hey! I have something to say!" and then got down on one knee. I have no idea what else he said, but his voice was shaking. And I was thinking: "Man, I should have taken off this nasty chipped black fingernail polish."
The center stone is a (huge!) aquamarine. Hey! I have really big hands, and a half-carat diamond just would have gotten lost. The side diamonds are from Jason's mom and grandmother's rings. I wanted it to look antique and of course engagement-like. I drew it out a million times and went back to the jeweler several times last fall. I even got to do a little sanding on the wax model she made because it was sitting too high off my hand.
I really love that center stone. It's nice and sparkly. Now I just have to avoid all dangerous activities with it. No painting, printing, or boxing. :)
So you'll be hearing about wedding stuff on this blog I guess. Not overly much, but how can I not show you all the DIY stuff I have planned?
I hope if you're reading this, you're not someone I should have called by phone to tell in person. Sorry! I'm having a hard time talking because of my horrible cough. I made several calls yesterday, but I think my phone-answering karma is coming back to bite me because no one answered their phones!
So that was my weekend. Here's to a week of health and calm!