Most Popular Posts

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A proposal story

For Christmas, I gave my friend Katherine a five-year diary, but I never would have guessed what would happen next. This weekend, her boyfriend Chad asked if she'd written anything in the journal for the day, and she said she hadn't. "He handed me the diary, and I opened it to February 6th," Katherine says. "He had written, in shaky, nervous handwriting, 'Will you marry me?'" Then Chad got down on one knee and pulled out a Tiffany's box, and Katherine said yes. What a romantic idea. Huge congratulations, you two!

127 comments:

Caroline, No. said...

Cuuuuute! Good friends of mine just got engaged yesterday! There's something in the air! xx

maggie said...

they will alwyas have that keepsake!

Ameya said...

Aw, how cute! I love quiet proposals like this. :D

passport in my pocket said...

so sweet! He's a creative fellow.

Lisa said...

So simple yet so romantic! lovely story!:)

Je Ne Sais Quoi said...

So sweet! lucky girl!

Melissa Blake said...

That is the cutest proposal ever!

Christina said...

Omg. What a great story. Great gift!

Every Little Counts said...

so sweet! and even better, now she has something tangible to remember that day forever (not that she would forget!)- something cute for the grandchildren to find one day :)

sarah said...

what a sweet, original idea!! and they will have a keepsake of it forever... that just warms my heart! :)

Shelby said...

Soooo sweet. Something the will have forever.

Blue Is Bleu said...

That's such a sweet and thoughtful proposal!

ab said...

What a sweet proposal!

I was considering one of those diaries for my 26-year-old, musician brother. What better way to document the footloose-and-fancy-free years? I may go ahead and get it for his b-day!

Mariel Torres said...

cute stories like this one always make me smile :)

Saribeth said...

Oh my goodness, I am dying! That just gave me a tear or two.

Anonymous said...

now she can write about herwedding and honeymoon!

Sara Ballstaedt said...

haha how sweet!!

Her name was Lola said...

What a terrific proposal story! Made me smile. Well done, Joanna!

Cheers.

pen.ny said...

What a great story!!!!

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, well done, chad! :)

Sarah said...

Aww! That's such an adorable and clever way to pop the question!

Krista soon-to-be Skrtic :) said...

Super cute way to propose! Journals/Diaries like that are awesome! I am starting my 4th year of a 10 year journal and I LOVE re-reading what I did in previous years!

Ali said...

Um, HOW cute is that?! Congrats to them!

Silvia said...

What an adorable proposal! SO cute and low key!

SassyCourtney said...

What a great story! I love that journal too.

Sarah Swift said...

Where did you find this five year diary? I am going to anonymously send this story to my boyfriend and buy one and leave it out in the open...

What a cute and special idea!

Kristi said...

That is so, so sweet! I love proposal stories!

pennyrounds said...

What a sweet story! I love proposal stories! :)

Anna/Quilted Giraffe said...

That is the cutest story ever!

christinamm said...

I love engagement stories! So cute!

Sera said...

what a cute an original idea! i love this so much!

Laura Gerencser said...

Very cute story!!

Rachel Dangerfield said...

Can we get a collective "AWWWWW!"? So cute. What a lovely story.

holtkamp said...

how sweet! i love it!

stephanie said...

that is SO sweet! i agree there is something in the air (or in the water, as my friend stated)...so many people i know are getting married or having babies!!

Victoria said...

omg that is so romantic - i love it :) xx

@mynicole said...

that is so sweet! they are darling together!

pinarbk said...

So cute and romantic:))) Congratulations....

The Lil Bee said...

That is the sweetest engagement story I've ever heard. What a thoughtful guy!

Michelle said...

What a perfect proposal!

sk said...

I have one of those diaries and I LOVE it! Nothing that exciting has happened to me with mine, though :)
What a sweet story!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Doesn't it feel wonderful to play a part in someone's engagement? How sweet!! xo

bussbuss said...

so sweet and so fun that you were a part of it! i love, love, love the five-year diary. the hubs and i have one and have given them as gifts many times and everyone always loves them (great gift for new parents btw -- and for v-day...). my husband isn't normally the writing type, but has written in his every night for nearly two years now. and it's the one item, other than a laptop and clothing, that made the one-suitcase-per-person cut while we are off traveling this year.

Sara Szatmary said...

I just welled up a little (and I don't even know your friends)! Thank you so much for sharing!

Dancing Branflake said...

They are too cute together! I love proposal stories so much. I have the best husband but his proposal was kind of lame so I enjoy hearing about other's. I feel a need to teach my future son how to do a proper proposal.

carolina postcard said...

That is awfully sweet! I love hearing the creative ways boys propose. Such a special memory!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

So sweet and romantic!!

OliveStreetStudio said...

good man.....recorded for posterity.... i like it. :-)

Design Darling said...

that is adorable! and you were practically the matchmaker! congratulations to the two of them and thanks to you for sharing such a cute story.

Joanna Goddard said...

sarah, if you click on the link it will take you to Canoe, a shop where you can buy it. xoxo thanks for all these sweet comments, and huge congrats to chad and katherine! they are so cute!!!

Searched And Found said...

What an adorable idea! I just went to the website and checked out the journal, and then promptly put it on my birthday wish list : )

Hip Hip Gin Gin said...

Such a great and thoughtful idea, congrats to your friend!!

The Gourmet Traveller said...

I love these modern love stories - thanks for sharing them!

Milan said...

What a sweet story!
I have this journal at home, it's the perfect size to jot down quick things you always want to remember, and to compare them year after year! My bf and I take turns writing about what we ate, special events, the day we moved in together.. it's really sweet.

Tracey said...

It is sweet when they are nervous.

suzyinblue said...

Aww, that's sweet! We got engaged on the 6th of Feb as well, 3 years ago!:)

kimberley said...

so cute!
such a sweet idea <3

Blicious said...

awwww how precious!!

Maki said...

Aww so sweet - such a tender moment:)

My proposal from my husband was SOOO not romantic, but it was funny and I think it suited us..

Congrats to them!

Janssen said...

What an awesome story!! Very cute.

sb said...

a modern day fairytale. i love it so much :)
xo,
sylvie of silver lining

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

precious

lauren haupt said...

aw, they look so cute and fun. Congratulations to them! Has she written a date in her planner yet?
:)

Anne @ The City Sage said...

LOVE it! I wish it were possible to propose to each other over and over again--there are so many wonderful ways to do it!

My story? I proposed to him! I was browsing tomatoes in Union Square Green Market on my lunch break. I phoned him and said, "You wanna just get married?"

Romantic, right? :-/

Brandi said...

I am such a sucker for proposal stories. They're just so cute. Especially this one. Especially.

Joanna Goddard said...

anne, that is awesome!!!

Kristen said...

awww how sweet is that!!

Meghan said...

Adorable!

AmyPunky Photography said...

Awwww this is so sweet!!!

Lillian Chang said...

How sweet!!
I love these proposal stories :)

Ko said...

I love this!! I hope they have a happy life together :)

Annabel said...

Haha, I would probably be a wee upset that my boyfriend looked in my diary....

Mabel and Zora said...

Lovey dovey.

lilacwinter said...

That is precious.

Vanessa said...

Such a cute story!

Miss L said...

That is so sweet...

Ana Patricia said...

oh how lovely!! that is so romantic and cute!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh this is the cutest thing ever! Why don't I ever meet boys with the good sense to do cute things like this?! Congratulations!! :)

Becky-Lee said...

oh, that is soo sweet, i brought one of these diarys last year in a sale, but havent used it yet coz im waiting for somthing "grown up" to happen (im 24) to mark the start date, a marrage proposal would definently be a great start

Desiree Fawn said...

What!! Oh gosh, that's just lovely!!

Prianka said...

omg sooo cute! like someone else commented, I love quiet proposals.

Sarah said...

Such a sweet story! I wonder what she'll be writing next Feb. 6th?

My little brother gave me one of these journals for Christmas this year, and I've absolutely LOVED writing in it. 2-3 sentences is just long enough to remain manageable for me, and I've surprised myself by sticking with the habit for almost 2 months! It really was a wonderful gift.

Lexie said...

congratulations to your friend! :D

Inha said...

supersweet! and now you're part of their story :)

Julie said...

That is so sweet! I got my cousin one of those for Christmas. I hope it brings her good dating luck (and maybe a wedding proposal down the road). :) Congrats to your friend!

Meg said...

Oh this is so cute! I have this diary!

Anna said...

Oh..now that is super cute..and super romantic...just great!

natalie blair said...

that is so utterly sweet and romantic. i wish them all the best! :)

la fille vanille said...

how sweet :-)a

very married said...

that just melts my heart!

Maria Ana said...

oh...the the person here who never thinks of marriage and stuff just became all melty...

A Taste of T said...

It's a love story baby just say yes..

Novelista Barista said...

thats so cute!

nancygrayce said...

That is one smart man!

Rick said...

Probably made you feel good having added your little part to that romantic drama. Everybody loves a love story.

Elisa, Croatia said...

Ah how romantic!

Saludos,
A Mexican chica living in Europe

honey living said...

so sweet! and i love how something you gave her became an indelible part of their history. very special.

Allie said...

Awww, so cute! That's absolutely adorable.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyway to preview the inside of the 5 year diary?

Chessa! said...

i love this. congratulations to your friends. what a lovely and thoughtful proposal!

HeatherLynn said...

how adorable! my older sister gave me this exact same journal for christmas last year, and it's the neatest thing to compare entries as i start filling up my second year. for example, i discovered that i got a job on feb 1 two years in a row!

Deborah said...

Wow, that is one of the sweetest proposals I've heard of. I'm such a sucker for romantic gestures when done in the simplest, most thoughtful way possible. Congrats to your friends! (^_^)

connie said...

love it!

VaNeSsA said...

This may be the best proposal story I have ever heard. Yeah, no, it definately is. Thanks for the smile.

anotherfishinthesea said...

thats wonderful! congrats to your friends and what a lovely, tiny role you played :)

{lovely little things} said...

How sweet! I love cute engagement stories :)

Couture said...

So romantic!

Judith
http://couture-and-beauty.blogspot.com/

Photographe Pour Mariage said...

Couple are so endearing. All the snaps are arresting.

christieeeee, said...

On my birthday, awwww! That's the sweetest thing. (:

ibrahim said...

Sesli SohbetgelSesli Chatgor
SesliSohbetsendeSesliChatbize
Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat sitelerihadi
SeslibeklemeChatyoksa
Sohbetpismankamerali Chatolursun
kamerali SohbetamaSesli sitelergecikme
Sohbet sitelerigecmisChat siteleriolmaz
Sohbet merkezi chat merkezi
Sesli merkezi sesli Sohbet merkezi
Sesli chat merkezi Sohbetmerkezi
Sesli SohbetgelSesli Chatgor
SesliSohbetsendeSesliChatbize
Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat sitelerihadi
SeslibeklemeChatyoksa
Sohbetpismankamerali Chatolursun
kamerali SohbetamaSesli siteleris isten
Sohbet sitelerigecmisChat siteleriolacak thanks.
Seslimuhabbet sesli muhabbet
alim satim alis veris
alim satim alis veristhanks

Anonymous said...

электронная почта без регистрации
аудиокниги скачать бесплатно
восстановление зрения
Мультфильмы онлайн
электрошокер
База кинофильмов, кино, фильмы, анимация, мультики
коттедж

dinoibo said...

Sesli sohbetgecmissesli chatolacak thanks.
diyarbakirgeldiyarbakir gazetelerigor
Sesli şehirsendeSesli sehirbize
sesli sohbetpismansesli chatolursun
seslisohbetpismanseslichatolursun
sesli sohbet siteleripismansesli chat siteleriolursun
seslisohbetepismansesli sohbeteolursun
Sesli sohbet Sesli chat
Sohbet siteleri Chat siteleri
Sesli sohbet siteleri Sesli chat siteleri
Sohbet chat siteleri Chat sohbet siteleri
Sesli Sohbet sitesi Sesli chat sitesi
Sohbet sitesi Chat sitesi
Sohbet chat sitesi Chat sohbet sitesi
Sesli siteleri Sesli sitesi
Kurtce sohbet kurtce chat
kurtce sesli sohbet Kurtce sesli chat
Kurd sohbet kurd chat
sesli sohbet sesli chat
Sesli sohbetsendeSesli chat

dinoibo said...

Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat siteleri
SeslitoplumbeklemeSesli toplum
Sesli SohbetgelSesli Chat
SesliSohbetsendeSesliChat
Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat siteleri
SeslisevgimbeklemeSesli sevgim
Sesli SohbetgelSesli Chatgor
SesliSohbetsendeSesliChatbize
Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat siteleri
SesliislambeklemeSesli islamyoksa
islami sohbetbeklemedini sohbet
dini chatbeklemeislami chatyoksa
dini sohbet siteleri dini chat sitelerithanks
islami sohbet siteleri islami chat sitelerithanks
Sesli panelgelSesli Chat panellerigor
SeslipanelsendeSesli sohbet panelleribize
Sesli Sohbet sitelerikatilSesli Chat sitelerihadi
Sohbet panelleribeklemeChat panelleriyoksa
panelpismandunya panelolursun
speakypanelamaSpeaky panel

ibrahim said...

Sesli sohbet sesli chat
Sohbet merkezi Sohbetmerkezi
Sesli sohbet Sesli chat
Seslisohbet Seslichat
Sesli sohbet siteleri Sesli chat siteleri
Sesliyasam Sesli yasam
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet SesliChat
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat siteleri
Seslikent Sesli kent
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet SesliChat
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat siteleri
Seslidestan Sesli destan
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet SesliChat
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat siteleri
Seslisoyle Sesli soyle
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet SesliChat

ibrahim said...

Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sohbet burda Sesli burda
Chat burda Alem burda
Dunya burda Hersey burda
herkesburda herkes burda
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sesli chatciyiz Sesli Chatciler
Sesli chatciyim Seslichat
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sesli gurbetciler Sesli gurbetci
Gurbetciler Gurbetci
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat
Sesli baran Seslibaran
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat siteleri
Sesli Sohbet siteleri Sesli Chat

Lindsey (Nina's Bride-to-be) said...

So simple, yet so so sweet!!!

eyup said...

ünlü resimleri
yusuf ak yurt
sapık
sikis izle
porno izle
porno izle
salak videolar
porno izle
ünlülerin resimleri
sikis izle
sikis izle
blackberry, iphone

Amazon Kozmetik said...

Osmanlı iksiri
tütüne son
tütüneson
tutuneson
capsiplex
red pepper
v pills
vpills
v pills forum
vpills forum
gainmax
gain max
supra tall
supratall
hemorex

Amazon Kozmetik said...

Osmanlı iksiri
tütüne son
tütüneson
tutuneson
capsiplex
red pepper
v pills
vpills
v pills forum
vpills forum
gainmax
gain max
supra tall
supratall
hemorex

Amazon Kozmetik said...

Osmanlı iksiri
tütüne son
tütüneson
tutuneson
capsiplex
red pepper
v pills
vpills
v pills forum
vpills forum
gainmax
gain max
supra tall
supratall
hemorex

php said...

porno izle

Photographe strasbourg said...

I love the work

Keylogger said...

it's very nice is actually a good post.........

pembe maske said...

Aw, how cute! I love quiet proposals like this

body slim said...

thanks,

body slim
altın çilek
tütüne son
supratall
gainmax
osmanlı iksiri
altın çilek
pembe maske
maydanoz hapı
pembe maske
osmanlı iksiri
pembe maske
hemorex
sebze form
pembe maske
boy uzatma
acai
capsiplex
acı cehre
v-pills
kilo aldırıcı
red pepper
w-max
limon kapsülü

v-pills said...

vpills , v-pills

ilan said...

Hope some of the tips would be helpful !

Site design by Apartment One
Federated Media Publishing - Style