Hi everyone! I am so so excited to share our big news with you: Tim and I are engaged!!! We could not be happier and are so grateful for all of the love and support we've been showered with this week. I feel so lucky to be marrying someone who makes me laugh every day.
If you're a sappy wedding lover like myself, read on. Otherwise, goodbye and check in for new recipes in a few days - this post is probably not your jam :)
Between the two of us, Tim and I went to 10 weddings this summer, many of which were out of town. To reward ourselves for surviving such a crazy summer, we booked a trip to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica for just the two of us. After a tiny little snafu involving forgetting to check when the rainy season was, we ended up staying at Hotel Banana Azul, which we absolutely loved. The staff was amazing, the views were ridiculously beautiful, and we loved spending time on our room's private balcony checking out the action. Plus, there were super friendly cats and dogs wandering the place - one of the cats jumped on my lap while I was reading a book and stayed there for 20 minutes and basically made my life.
On our second day at Banana Azul, we spent the morning taking a tour of a nearby wildlife rescue center, where we got to watch baby monkeys play and a basket of baby sloths snooze. Cutest. Creatures. Ever. Tim had heard there was a great lookout we could hike to, but we learned when we got there that you could only get there on a guided tour - proposal plans foiled! After the rescue center we planned to head to the beach, but before that Tim insisted I take a shower and dress up a little. To go to the beach? Weirdo. When I then caught him shaving and then putting on a polo shirt with his bathing suit, I knew something was up. I proceeded to send him to the beach so I could finish getting ready, i.e. sit with my face in the fan to calm myself down. Once I made it down to the beach, Tim and I ordered lunch from our lounge chairs. Nachos on the menu? Done. After a few minutes, Tim started saying all these lovely things and I was thinking THIS IS IT!! until the waiter walked up with our food. Thinking he was interrupting Tim's proposal, I started to say "Thanks, that looks great," which turned into "OH MY GOD" when I saw the open ring box next to my nachos. I immediately burst into tears, shocking both of us I think, and Tim got down on one knee and put the ring on my finger. We then celebrated our engagement the best way we know how: eating nachos.