Friday, December 12, 2008

The Story...



[Side note: This is going to be an abbreviated version of the final post. I am struggling with not having enough time to finish all of what I want to accomplish -I know, we all struggle with that! So, because of all the requests for pictures, I'm going to just publish the post I've been working on, and then I promise to come back in and add in all the fun details! Thanks for your patience! :) ]

Thanks for all the fun well-wishes so far! Someone asked if my feet have touched the ground yet, and the truth is -NO! :) I feel like I'm flying high and I'm not sure when I'll land! I've been OVERWHELMED at all the amazing words of encouragement and congratulations here, on Facebook, and by phone. I got tears in my eyes realizing how loved and cared for I am by all of you. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Here are some fun pictures Brent and I have taken in the last couple of days. The first picture we took after our engagement is a little too dark without a flash, and a huge disappointment for me is that I didn't even think of taking a picture during the incredible celebration dinner we had at The Melting Pot that evening. So, here's a picture from Tuesday using Brent's tripod and my camera timer...


A picture so you can see what the ring looks like...


How it looks on my hand... (yup, it's that sparkly!)


And me being a big ol' dork in Brent's office at school on Wednesday, using the timer to see what everyone else sees when they look at me now! :)


[okay, more details and stories to come later! I've been trying to get a few small things pulled together for our wedding, but I also have to head back to Mankato today to work 6 out of the next 7 days in 12-hour shifts, and need to work on job hunting in Appleton. PLEASE PRAY for me with this! I'd love a travel job since my apartment and paperwork is all taken care of by someone else, but if that doesn't happen in the next 1-2 weeks, I'll look for a permanent job. Please pray that just the right thing will work out!]

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

The ring is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.. of course it is on your finger:) So excited for you!!!!

Nilsens said...

Congrats!!! We are so happy for you! :) love you tons and praying for you two!

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Eric & Maralee said...

What a beautiful ring! Great to see your bling and your big smiles!! We'll be praying for you, specifically in your job search.

Molly said...

Beautiful smiles, beautiful ring! :) Praying for your job hunt!

joshua, erica and brooklyn said...

Congratulations and how exciting!!! We are so happy for you and can't wait to meet Brent someday! Your ring is gorgeous! Thanks for the pics, too - you are just glowing! So fun!!

The Erickson Family said...

Fun to see this update. Your ring is really pretty! Exciting months and years are ahead! Being married is so much fun!

Erika, Cory and Noah said...

Congratulations Kari! I was so excited to see your post. Your ring is beautiful. Looking forward to hearing more about it. Enjoy your engagement and happy planning!

CJ Olson said...

Kari....the ring is so pretty! I'm so excited for you! Praying that a traveling nurse position opens up!! So excited for you and Brent! :-)

Leingang Family said...

Beautiful ring! We will be praying for your job hunt.

Almost Smith's said...

Yea!!! and Congratulations!! You look so smitten.. enjoy the moment and good luck with the planning its such a special time.. Best Wishes

Grandma LaVon said...

Kari...just had to say congratulations! I am so happy for you. As our lives have intersected at different times, it was obvious what a warm, kind, and loving person you are. God has wonderful plans, doesn't He?!! Your ring is beautiful...you're smile is even more beautiful!
LaVon Kube

Candis Berge said...

Beautiful ring.

Beautiful smiles too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations again! Love the ring...and you! :)

Jenn, Ryan and kiddos

Kevin, Brooke, Harrison and Emmett said...

This is what I get when I don't get to check my blogs often! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I had the feeling that it would be happening soon! So happy for you guys! A beautiful ring too! Perfect for you!

We'll be saving the date!

Stacy said...

Hi Kari! Thanks so much for posting a pic of your gorgeous ring--it's almost as good as seeing it in person. I am so HAPPY for you! Congratulations again!

lavonne said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you, Kari:D and the ring is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Danette said...

Kari,
We are so happy for you and Brent. Thanks for the story and pics. This is very exciting news. We wish you the best of times in the job search. Hope to see you sometime soon. love, Danette & Greg

The Erickson Family said...

I was just looking at your smiles... Your children will have very nice teeth. :o)