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Hey bees! New kid in town! SO/BF/FH (haha) lives in southern OR and I’m in Northern CA. We’re going on a year. He’s finishing school while I own a business. I have an awesome 2-year-old son who adores my man and I am so glad the feeling is mutual! We have been talking about tying the knot. I’ll be an encore bride and it’s fun having a guy who’s really excited about the idea of getting hitched. We’ve been looking at rings here and there and have had the most luck online, as I am fond of a vintage style. I have a running favorite from a seller on ebay and last night it was purchased. I’m almost positive he snatched it! I’m very excited and I’m hopeful for a holiday engagement. SO talks about how magical the season is and how much he is looking forward to our first holiday season as a family. <3
Any other holiday hopefuls out there?
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@stateline: Welcome to the hive! I am hoping before Christmas here!
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Welcome! I’m not hopeful, but a small little part of me is hoping. 🙂
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Welcome! And… ME ME ME!!! Crossing my fingers, but SO and I are in the midst of shopping so I’d need to pick one soon in order for the timing to work out!
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Welcome! It sounds like you have a very nice thing going! 🙂 Let’s hope the SO makes it all official soon! I’m with you…hoping for a holiday proposal. Fingers crossed for us both!
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Welcome! OooOoO! I can’t wait to hear if HE was the one to buy the eBay ring!!
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Welcome to the boards! How exciting – I hope he’s the one that got your ring! It’s so cute that he’s so excited about your first family holiday season. There is something magical about this season, especially when you’re in love! 🙂
I am a holiday hopeful! A holiday engagement seems unlikely for me, but I have some hopes for things that could really move my timeline along. I have my fingers crossed that my FH will talk to my dad at Thankgiving and then will be getting the ring at Christmastime. (I just found out he’s going to use his Grandmother’s ring.) My guess is, it could happen at any time after that.
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I’m hoping against hope it will happen for the holidays. Not sure how realistic it would be, but there are so many occasions: My birthday, Christmas, our anniversary, his birthday. but eh who knows.
Here’s hoping a LOT of bees get crossed off the list this season. Welcome to the hive btw.
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@MrsSawyer: I know, we’ve had major MAJOR disagreements about the ring on top of me being extremely picky so I felt like he wanted to shoot for the holidays but there was no chance of finding a ring we both liked. A conversation the day that my ring was purchased went something like this:
Me: (bawling) “I KNOW YOU CARE ABOUT GETTING MARRIED AND HAVING A GREAT WEDDING AND YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED AND I LOVE THAT. I REALLY DO. BUT HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE MOVIE ‘SWEET HOME ALABAMA’? YOU KNOW WHEN THE CITY BOYFRIEND TAKES HER INTO TIFFANY’S AND SAYS ‘PICK ONE.’? WELL I WANT TO JUST PICK ONE.”
Him: “Okay, show me what you got.”
And a few hours later the ring was off the market, as I hope to be soon. hehe.
So I hope you find one soon!!!
@MapleMoose: I know, right?!? He must be though, see story above.
@bryanneb61: I saw that! I replied on your story! I can’t wait to see your ring! I love heirloom rings and vintage rings in general, I really hope you love it!
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Welcome to the Hive! I love your Ebay story, and I’m excited for you as well, yay! Your vintage ring sounds gorgeous, can’t wait to see it. I was all prepared for a Christmas proposal, but my fiance surprised me on Halloween night instead. Congrats, what an exciting time, and I hope a bunch of waiting bees get crossed off the list in the upcoming months!
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Well welcome! I hope it happens before the year is out for you.
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@AudzinLuv: I wish I could link to the ebay page, but they won’t let me!
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Welcome!! Hope you get your holiday wish!! I’m hoping for a proposal for the holidays too and it better happen!! haha. I’ve been bringing up the timeline with my Boyfriend or Best Friend and we are going to go ring shopping soon so we’ll see.
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@Vegan: I’m vegan too! Is your SO? Will your wedding be all vegan food?