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Gwen and J are engaged!!! ...if anyone bet on March 31st, you won! ;)

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gwendolyn

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After considerable build-up (some of which I think was unintentional), James asked me to marry him tonight!!!
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I came home from work to see a lovely white potted plant (not sure what kind, I''m utter rubbish when it comes to plants) sitting on the table. He gave me lots of kisses and snuggles, asked about me day, and made me some tea. Later, he told me that he was going to be making dinner which was a secret and that (to keep it secret), I wasn''t allowed to walk past the kitchen until he was finished. Oh man, it smelled so good! He apparently had been going through the cookbooks we have in the apartment to find a recipe with some of my favourite things in it to make for me. He wanted something with mushrooms (which I love but he hates), but in the end made fresh cod with a salmon and cabbage side dish with a Dijon mustard sauce which was seriously out of this world GOOD.
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As we finished eating, he grinned, said he was glad that I liked his cooking, and that he had been wondering something and just had one thing to ask me... Then he got down on one knee, said some sweet things and asked. I said ''of course''! I grinned and almost cried but kept it together.
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Then we had some celebratory snuggles, and enjoyed champagne truffles in bed. So far only his parents know--we''ll tell mine tomorrow when we''re both together at the airport, I think.
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So, that means that number 3 is signing off!!
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gwendolyn

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Oh yeah, and (as you all probably know) he used my great-grandmother''s engagement ring. I''ll post some pics soon, promise!
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EricaR

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Call off the monkeys!
Call off the giant airplane!
Call off choro in one blue hooker heel!

GWEN IS ENGAGED!!!!!!!!
 

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WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Gwen!!! That''s amazing news! I''m so thrilled for you and J! WOOOHOOO
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poshpepper

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I typically lurk on LIW boards, but I have followed your story and I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish you both much happiness and joy and of course safe travel to the US!!!!!!!

Cant wait for pics!
 

bebe

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Hot Dam* !!

I''ve got tears in my eyes, so happy for you.
(And glad the wait is over)
 

aveda6

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It''s about flipping time...LOL...even I (a man, if can you believe it) was starting to get impatient...

Congratulations!
 

fieryred33143

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YYYAAAYYY!!! Congratulations!!! That''s such exciting news and right before your big trip!! Good job J
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sammyj

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I''m glad the wait is over too!!! What fantastic news!!!!

Your engagement dinner sounds delicious...my mouth is watering.

Enjoy your trip home and celebrating this wonderful time with your family and friends!
 

meresal

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OHHH, YAYYYYYYYYYY GWEN!!!! SO happy for you!!!! For a minute there, I thought he might have made engagement chicken
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Congratulations Gwen and J!!!!
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neatfreak

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Oh GWEN!!! I am SO SO SO happy for you girl!!!!! You so deserve it. Savor the moment!
 

Lauren8211

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Gwen!!!!! I am so excited!!!!
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Conratu-freaking-lations! I am so happy to finally hear that it happened!!

It''s been nice having you in LIW! We''ll miss you!!

Cute story... so sweet and intimate. Perfect.
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sba771

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FINALLY!
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Seriously though= YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting!!!! Congrats!
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FrekeChild

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YAY!!!!! Party at my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG. I was thinking he wasn''t going to do it. AGAIN.

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I''m so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I don''t post very much around these parts and mostly lurk, but I have been following your story for a while and just wanted to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!! So happy for you!
 

FrekeChild

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Ok, so I had to post before I read everything, but I read your story and it brought tears to my eyes. What a great guy J is. I would LOVE it if FI would make something for dinner that he knew I loved but that he didn''t.

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No more monkey/croc/hamster/bunny/cat/dog/gerbil/etc poo bombardment!

(You''d better tell J that he REALLY LUCKED OUT by avoiding the American multi-poo storm that was waiting for him....)
 

NakedFinger

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YYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Gwen!!! That is SO exciting!!!
 

purrfectpear

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Gwen there is something about you that touched me from the moment I joined PS. Watching your lovely relationship with J has been thrilling. I couldn''t be happier for you than if you were a true daughter of mine. Much happiness to you both, and a long and healthy life together !!!
 

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YAY! I''ve been waiting for this moment! I''m sooooooooo happy for you, Gwen!!!
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ladypirate

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!! Gwen, I''m just absolutely thrilled for you!

Enjoy your engagement--you certainly deserve it!

P.S. I''ve been holding off on the Tuesday LIW list until I heard back from you--now I can update it!!!
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Linda W

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OH GWEN, I AM SO HAPPPPPPPY FOR YOU.
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CONGRATULATIONS SWEETHEART!!!!!


Love, Linda
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~~**skids to a stop and scrapes her knee as she was about to dash/throw rabbit pee**~~

HURAH!!!!!!!


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I''m so happy for you!!!!

~~**Off to NM to Freke''s party**~~

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Po10472

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CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH!!

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mrscushion

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WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!
 

LaurenThePartier

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Oh, Gwen! Congratulations, ma''am!!!!!!! I''m so pleased that you and J are engaged!!!!!
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