Monday, June 9, 2008


Originally uploaded by jill elise
I know I'm long overdue for a post, and a long one about what I've ben doing, eating, and seeing for the past month (almost) is in my head, and will be written when we get home (this weekend, Thursday is the day but I'm not making promises I won't keep) but I have big news! Alex proposed!!! And, obviously, I said YES!!!!
It was perfect, while not as dramatic as Lizzies sky-diving proposal (see her blog for details, and congratulations again!) it was perfect.
We were in Croatia, and we went off on a romantic bfgf trip to the beach that included a long stroll down unmarked roads that we hoped were right. The beach was not so much a beach as a rocky place to swim and play with sea urchins (which are everywhere, you have to wear shoes when you swim) but it was beautiful and totally empty, we had the whole cove to ourselves. We splashed around and played in the water and were crabbing, which is something I taught Alex about because it's something we used to do as kids. He ran to check what time it was because we had to be somewhere at 6, and when he came back he was holding his string for catching crabs and asked me to pull it in because he thought he'd caught something. I pulled it and attached to the string was a little red box, with a ring in it. He got down on his knees and proposed, then after a lot of kissing I said yes, and I didn't cry like I thought I would. I did jump up and down like a little girl a lot, though.
So, big news!! We're going to get married next year, probably in May. I can't wait. The ring is a symbolic one, while beautiful it is from a little souvenir shop in town and won't last forever, so I'll get a real ring when we get home.


  1. Anonymous12:11 PM

    I've been reading your blog the last year and love your recipes. Just delurking to say Congratulations!! What a romantic proposal!

    Wonderful News, Jill!

    Congratulations to Alex for catching such a wonderful YOU!

    May your trip be just the mere beginning of MANY MANY more years of love and happiness together!

  3. Anonymous3:11 PM

    So the facebook thing WAS real! This is incredible, I'm so happy for you guys!!! Now you can eat ribs in a white gown!

  4. WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is SO exciting, Jill! And so darn sweet. I love that he had you pull the ring in because he thought he "caught" something. Just adorable. You two look so happy.

    A HUGE congrats! We can brainstorm on any GF wedding plans!

  5. HO-RRRAAAYYYY!!!!!!

    congrats from over here in Houston!

  6. i can't tell you how happy that makes me. congratulations jill and alex. i love you both.

  7. Congratulations! Both you and the Good Eatah have more creative fiancees than I do! I wish you all the best.

  8. thank you so much everyone!!!!!

  9. Congrats on your proposal. I wish you a really happy life together! It will be fun planning a gf wedding!

  10. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Congratulations! I wish you the very best and the most romantic and happy life together. What an adorable proposal story! Isn't getting engaged a huge rush? I was giddy and bought about 50 postcards after DH proposed 8 years ago, haha. We were in Italy... :)


  11. Congratulations! I am so happy for the two of you. You are going to have a great life.