Big Announcement and Giveaway Winner!

May 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm 32 comments

I can’t believe tomorrow is my last day already, we have to leave the house early Sunday morning.   I’m nowhere near ready to leave!  This place is so amazingly relaxing.  The only good thing is next week because of Memorial Day and my Friday’s off I only have a short 3 day work week ahead of me.  Should make it a little more painless.

Yesterday was a really great day we woke up hung out by the pool a little later my dad made some delicious blueberry pancakes.


Since we had a late breakfast I wound up snacking on an unpictured orange later in the day and never ate a real lunch. 

We hung out by the pool for most of the day.


Yes I bought goggles to wear in the pool.  I’m a nerd like that.DSCF4419

I can’t tell you how many pictures I have of me walking, I never know about them until I upload my pictures.

Later on Andrew and I went for a bike ride down to one of the beaches. 




Afterwards we came back and had dinner.  I had some leftovers.

I had the chicken leftover from the night before.


The last piece of corn on the cob.


And a salad:


After dinner Andrew and I took a trip to Jockey Ridge State Park.  It is the largest natural sand dune on the East Coast.  Climbing up those dunes is tough but it is the most amazing view, on one side you have the ocean and on the other you have the sound.  It’s absolutely breathtaking.  And it will now forever be a very special place to me.





People looks like ants from the top.



As we were walking along Andrew stopped hugged me and got down on one knee, he pulled out the most beautiful ring in the world, and I started crying instantly.  I knew it was coming but he had tricked me into thinking it wouldn’t be for a little while.  I had always said I didn’t want a lot of people around when he proposed especially strangers, and as we were walking up the dunes he kept pointing to areas where there weren’t a lot of people, and he continuously was scoping out the area around us.  I had a feeling it was coming but wasn’t sure.  I never thought I’d be one to cry I though I would be far too excited, boy was I wrong.  We left the park just as it was closing and decided to celebrate with some ice cream.


  I wanted to post so badly last night but needed to call family and friends first, I’m sure you all understand.




I would post today’s eats but it’s getting late and I’m exhausted, plus they were pretty boring.  I have a ton of leftovers from our dinner out tonight but will post them when I get around to eating them.

Without further ado the winner of the Souvenir Giveaway is:

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17. Jenn@slim-shoppin  |  May 18, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I used to spend summer vacation there growing up. Most of my relatives are on the East Coast. When we were younger and would tell our friends we went to the Outer Banks (I’m from Chicago) they would say “Where?”

Awesome place to visit and great place to vacation!!


Thanks to everyone who entered I loved reading your favorite vacation spots, I hope to travel to some of those one day!

Jenn send me an email with your mailing info and I’ll get these out to you as soon as I get home!  Congrats!

I’m not sure I’m going to be posting tomorrow since it’s our last day so I might not be around until Monday since we’ll be in the car all day Sunday.  I hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend!


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32 Comments Add your own

  • 1. broccolihut  |  May 22, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Oh my! I am so happy for you! What a perfect way to end a vacation.
    Enjoy your weekend!

    PS No shame in wearing goggles–chlorine in the eyes is no fun!

  • 2. Liz  |  May 22, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Congratulations!! Your ring is beautiful 🙂

  • 3. Erin  |  May 23, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Oh honey, Congratulations!!!

    That is to flipping exciting. Beautiful ring!


  • 4. Ashley  |  May 23, 2009 at 12:47 am

    AHH congratulations!!

  • 5. ellie  |  May 23, 2009 at 12:55 am

    HUGE congratulations!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  • 6. elise  |  May 23, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Ahhh!!!0 congrats!! So so happy for you! Enjoy the last day – like thatll be hard!

  • 7. Jenn (eating bender)  |  May 23, 2009 at 7:59 am

    AHHHHH!! OMG!!! Congratufreakinglations, Danielle! I am so happy for you – that is a beautiful story and a beautiful ring!! We are twins – I love that style!!

    Good call celebrating with ice cream with RAINBOW SPRINKLES! That’s my fave. Can you tell I’m excited? I LIKE TO USE CAPS 🙂 Congrats, my friend! I can’t wait to hear more details! We should swap stories/tips as we go along!

  • 8. Jenn@slim-shoppin  |  May 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I am so excited for you!!!! Congrats!

    Your ring is gorgeous!!!

    I know you will have a great weekend!

    AND, I am so excited about winning your give-a-way! I will e-mail you my info!

  • 9. Victoria  |  May 23, 2009 at 9:59 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Enjoy your last day of vacation!

  • 10. ksgoodeats  |  May 23, 2009 at 11:40 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How romantic!

  • 11. Graze With Me  |  May 23, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Holy cow, I didn’t see that one coming, I had to re-read the paragraph twice to be sure I read it right! Congratulations!! ‘Tis that time of year!!

    Beautiful ring too, I love that it was just you two. I was proposed to in front of both my parents – it was embarrassing.

  • 12. verbalriot  |  May 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    YAY YAY YAY! Congrats!!!! 🙂

  • 13. Sarah  |  May 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Ahhhhh, Danielle, CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a sweet story — Andrew really took all that you wanted into account. And I love that ring — timeless and classic, exactly as an engagement ring should be 🙂

    way to celebrate with rainbow sprinkled ice cream!

  • 14. katecooks  |  May 23, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    omg CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS GIRLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 15. Melissa @ For the Love of Health  |  May 23, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Congratulations!!! That’s sooooooo romantic!! THose photos are so amazing!! What a perfect setting! I love hearing stories of proposals!

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!

  • 16. Mel  |  May 23, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, congrats! That ring is gorgeous!

  • 17. Sharon  |  May 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Awh, that is so adorable. Congratulations! This is very exciting and so romantic!!!

  • 18. Hallie  |  May 23, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations!!! That’s awesome…what I great story. Now you’ll remember this vacation forever, huh 😉

  • 19. Vani  |  May 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! what a gorgeous place to propose . . . and beautiful ring. i’m so happy for you!!!

  • 20. Erin  |  May 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats Danielle! What a great place to propose & a beautiful ring. So happy for you:-)

  • 21. brandi  |  May 24, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    oh my gosh, congratulations!!! that is so awesome 😉

  • 22. Kristie  |  May 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Oh my gosh CONGRATS!!! What a beautiful ring 🙂

  • 23. luckytastebuds  |  May 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    awwwwwww Danielle CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You totally should have just put up a single post of just that hand with your ring on. It’s so pretty!!!!! YAYYYY how exciting!!! congrats congrats congrats!!!! 😀 What a fantastic weekend!!

  • 24. Sweetie Pie  |  May 25, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Oh wow!! Congratulations! It sounds like a perfect setting and your ring is so pretty! 🙂

  • 25. thelongweigh  |  May 25, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful and the spot he did it is amazing!

  • 26. sweetandnatural  |  May 26, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Congratulations!!! As soon as you said that “special place” sentence I KNEW what was coming! 🙂

  • 27. biz319  |  May 26, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Love the ring – I love silver and white gold – not gold – that was the only stipulation I gave my hubby!

    Jenn at slim-shoppin is my twin sister – yea Jenn!

  • 28. Leslie  |  May 26, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    congratulations! such a beautitful ring!

  • 29. Mariposa  |  May 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!!!! sooooooooo beyond exciting!

  • 30. dailygoods  |  May 27, 2009 at 8:36 am

    shguipsdhguiodhguidofh!!! CONGRATS! i am so happy for you!! 🙂 this made my day, and the ring is out of this world gorgeous :)! yayy

  • 31. Rose  |  May 27, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Ahhh!! I’m so behind on my reader – I just saw this – CONGRATS!!!

  • 32. One Healthy Apple  |  May 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Congrats! Looks like a beautiful engagement spot! Enjoy this time in your life!

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