Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Week at the Beach... Poppin' Bottles!

Hey y'all!!!  Whew!  What a vacation we had & geeze do I wish we were still waking up to the beach each morning!

Until I get to go back, I guess I can just look at our pictures we took!

Warning: Lots 'o pictures ahead!

To say that it was a great, fantastic, life changing trip is an understatement.  More on that in a few.

Of course Matt & I got a little bit of a late start Wednesday morning... we always do.
After 7 1/2 hours of driving, we finally arrived in Port Aransas!
We got settled in on Wednesday afternoon & we had a little mustache fun that night...

Have y'all ever bought these?  They are too funny!

On Thursday morning we woke up bright & early... Well, Matt did to go fishing & I just couldn't go back to sleep.  So, after being lazy in bed for a little while I mozied down stairs to see what everyone was up to & had decided I was going to head down to the beach to workout.  My Aunt abruptly let me know that I needed to stay & help make breakfast... ok, fine.

After helping with breakfast I decided that I would walk down to the beach real quick to see how Matt's fishing was going & just check out the early morning beach scene... still, she wouldn't let me leave the house.

At this point, I'm ticked & it's only 8 am.  I had no idea I had to ask permission to do what I wanted on vacation!  So, I stomped (yes, I'm 25 & I stomped) upstairs & did my workout there.  I figured if I couldn't go down to the beach I would at least be somewhere I could see it.  So, I get done with my workout & go back down stairs.  Wonder around for a few more minutes & then Matt radios up to us that he caught a BIG FISH that he didn't know what it was & wanted us all to come see it.
All = Aunt, Uncle, 2 cousins & their spouses & a little guy... Oh & me!

So, we're walking down to the beach & I'm looking for some BIG FISH.  We get closer & I realize there is a stranger holding Matt's phone video taping us... hmm.  I'm told to "hop up on the tailgate" multiple times.  Not wanting see a big bloody fish, I was reluctant to "hop up on the tailgate".

After a few seconds of being in the middle of everyone & then realizing what was in the sand... this is what I saw...
& I SAID YES!!!!!

2 1/2 hours of drawing in the sand, 5,000 faux red rose petals & we're ENGAGED!!!

Oh, & a little bling

We celebrated & popped bottles by 10 am!

I still can't believe that we're actually ENGAGED!
After almost 3 1/2 years of being with my best friend, I finally get to marry him!

& yes, I've already started wedding planning!!!  :)

*Somehow we ended up with 3 videos & no still pictures.  I'm working on turning videos into still pictures & will share more with y'all when I'm done!

The rest of the week didn't quite compare to Thursday morning but, we had a great time with our family!

On our way home on Sunday we stopped in Seguin, TX where we thought it was a Pecan farm & we would go buy some.

No Pecan farm... just some banquet hall that had the "Worlds Largest Pecan" sitting in front of it.

Saying that I had a "case of the Monday's" on Monday is an understatement!  I was not ready to be back at work!  However, I am so glad to be back in our little routine of life & SO EXCITED to begin planning our wedding!!!

I'm also excited to be rejoining the blogging world!  By the way, BIG THANKS again to all of my guest bloggers!  If y'all didn't check them out, please do!  Show them so LOVE!

Hope everyone is having a great week!  We're almost to Friday!!!



  1. So so excited for you and how sweet and crafty is he?!?! I was wondering what the red stuff was ha. So sweet!!

  2. Aww! That is so sweet! The ring is gorgeous! Port Aransas is a great little beach town. Totally worth that 7 1/2 hour drive huh!?

  3. Congrats!!! Looks like you are a lucky girl to marry your best friend-- and look how fun and creative he is! Enjoy your engagement!!

  4. I am over the moon happy for you!!! I rarely get on instragram, but I did the other day and that was the first thing I saw!!! SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

  5. Congrats!!! Your ring is gorgeous!!!! Love all your pictures - looks like such a great time! :)


    Congrats!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!

  7. Awww! Congrats!! What a fun proposal!

  8. Congrats! The photos of the proposal are amazing!

  9. Congratulations!!!!

    That ring is gorgeous!!

  10. I'm so so so happy for you two. Congrats! The ring, and the proposal, is BEAUTIFUL!

  11. I'm not really sure HOW the HECK I missed this but OMG CONGRATSSS!!!!! What a SWEET way to propose!! Your fiancé is a little gem, isn't he?!

    Aww your ring is GORGEOUS and you are going to make a STUNNING bride, my dear!! Happy wedding planning! TO date, it was one of THE most exciting/fun times in my life!! Enjoy every moment....even the ones that end up in tears and yes-it WILL happen lol.

  12. I know Im so late to post comment but as soon as I saw on instagram I was stoked and coulnt be more happier for the 2 of you.
    Girl that is some serious bling! I love it!!!

  13. that has got to be the sweetest thing EVER!!!
    what a great guy u have Shayna!!!

    so so sweet!! love this

  14. Ahhhhhh!!! FINALLY reading this and I am SOOOOOO happy for the two of you!! I was smiling so big while reading this. What an adorable way to propose! And that many rose petals??? You sure have found yourself a great guy :)

    I'll be looking forward to those video stills but until then, I'll be drooling over that ring of yours. WOW! It is absolutely gorgeous and UNIQUE! I'm sure you still can't stop looking down at it. Enjoy this special time of your life and soak up every second of being engaged :) Oh, and happy WEDDING PLANNING! Soooo exciting! I can already tell from all your wonderful pins how beautiful your wedding will be ;) You deserve the world, sweet friend and I'm so glad I can follow along on your journey. Love you bunches!! xoxo

  15. Congratulations! Best proposal I've heard about in a long time!

  16. Oh my gosh! How special! That is definitely something that you will always remember.


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