Post # 1
Hi bees! I have been browsing the site for a few weeks and am SO EXCITED to say I am officially waiting! My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly four years (anniversary is in January). Back in July he had asked me when I would ideally like to be engaged. I had told him I didn’t have a strict timeline (which I don’t) but I would ideally like to have a 1.5 – 2 year engagement to save, as we will be paying for our wedding ourselves. With that, he asked me to go looking at rings together! It took a few months to get around to it, but we went looking a few weeks ago and it has been such a fun and exciting experience as a couple! 🙂 After coming home from the jewelry store (where I found the most perfect engagement ring!), we discussed getting engaged/married a bit more and I found out that he is planning to propose sometime before the end of winter!! I know that winter has not even started yet, but I am SO excited for what is to come!! How do you other waiting bees stand it?! Just wanted to share my happiness with all of you lovely girls, and finally say hi! 🙂
Post # 3
Congrats and good luck!! That sounds exciting!
We are also paying for ours ourselves 🙂
Post # 5
Ohhh Congrats to you! Its so much fun to be officially waiting. This is my first week on the list and I. AM. ECSTATIC!
This is such a fun time – though at times aggravating too! The less I talk about it with my SO, the easier it is – even though he loves to bring it up with hints that drive me bonkers! Even though I’m newly waiting, I have made extra efforts to stay busy – see friends, work hard, go to the gym (well the last one is more of a goal than an actuality!). By staying busy the time goes by faster – time that is already soooo sllooowww!
Have fun enjoying these sweet moments filled with anticipation and excitement. Welcome to the Bee!
Post # 6
Congrats!!! This is my first week of officially waiting and it’s exciting! I’ve been on Pinterest 24/7 pinning all kinds of wedding ideas haha but congrats again :))
Post # 7
Congrats (???) on entering the Waiting game. Hopefully your wait isn’t that long.
Prospective you should keep: The winter doesn’t end until spring begins. The first day of spring 2013 is March 20, 2013. I am saying this because the first day of spring happens to be my internal deadline. Winter doesn’t start until the Winter solstice Dec 21st (which was my original internal deadline, but a friend advised me to move it to the first day of spring). Currently we are in late Autumn. So if your SO pops the question any time before March 19th, 2013, he is EARLY!
Post # 8
Woohoo! Sounds very exciting! Welcome to the bee 🙂
Post # 9
@Bunny82: Thank you!! yes, we are mentally preparing ourselves for marriage/house, don’t want to be completely overwhelmed by money! good luck to you :o)
@twitterpated0315: thanks 🙂 i really can’t wait, so much happiness!
@BearryL: thank you!! ahhh congrats to you too! this is so exciting, but so hard to keep quiet and hold my excitement in! haha, I have actually just promised myself to get back to the gym as well (hopefully this will be the motivation i need)! I’ve been concentrating on my school work, as I’m hoping to finish my masters next December. This tactic has helped so far haha, and of course keeping busy with family and friends. I am really trying so hard to put it out of my mind. Good luck to you and happy waiting!!
@iijjaneyii: Hi, congrats to you as well! This is honestly SUCH an exciting time, I really cannot even imagine how I could get any happier (of course I am sure I will find that out when I am actually engaged haha). I signed up for pinterest about a month ago when I was looking for a hairstyle for my brother’s wedding, but I haven’t been on since. That’s a fantastic idea, I will definitely be going on pinterest to pass some time and get even more excited! I’d also love to do a bunch of DIY stuff for our wedding, and I am sure I will have a blast on pinterest finding ideas. good luck and CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! :o)
@Sapphire-Dreamer: Thanks!! Thank you for your advice, that’s a good way to look at it. I am trying my hardest to put it out of my mind for now, haha but that is awfully difficult. I hope your wait isn’t much longer either! Congrats :o)
@gatystar: Thank you 🙂 I am so excited for the great things to come and this site seems absolutely wonderful to be a part of!
Post # 10
Update: HE PROPOSED!!! Late at night on December 20th. he said he had wanted to wait until Christmas night but he couldn’t wait any longer! I am SO HAPPY!!!