a blissful weekend...

I really hope everyone is enjoying their Mother's Day!  Again, I wish I could be there with my Mom today, but I will see her soon...  Mom, if you're reading this, I hope you're having the best day ever.
This is one Mother's Day I will never forget...because yesterday in Ogunquit, Maine, I got engaged!
It happened on the Marginal Way Walkway and it was magical...
we ended the night in New Hampshire in this fairytale cove...

The first photograph of the lilacs was taken before we started our walk.  Because it had just rained, they smelt incredible and I couldn't help but notice the leaf looked like a heart?  I love it.  Also, the weekend ended perfectly with a trip to several antique shops in the area.


Out of the stacks of books in one store, I was drawn to a 1945 copy of Emily Post's Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage.  The book is torn and weathered and has a section on Engagements.  And as we drove home today, I read out loud in the car the chapter on Engagements...it was a hoot to read!  My how things have changed...I love that first line...FIRST DUTY OF THE ACCEPTED SUITOR.  WOW.  So hilarious!  

To make things even more blissful, a long time friend also got engaged this weekend!  Congrats Lyndsay!

I have to say, I'm just smitten with this man...as my mother would say, he is a keeper.

34 comments:

  1. Ahh so exciting!!! Best wishes to you both! What an amazing weekend for you!

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  2. congrats carlee! you must be on cloud nine :) i wish you nothing but the best!

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  3. Oh my goodness!! Congratulations, Carlee!! What a spectacular weekend you must have had.

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  4. Congratulations!! That's so exciting.

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  5. Congrats, Congrats!! Excited for you...being engaged is such a FUN time!

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  6. Congratulations!! What a beautiful place. Can't wait to read about all the plans!

    Alaina

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  7. Congrats - hope you'll keep us posted on the wedding planning!

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  8. Congrats!! How exciting a day you will never forget!

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  9. Congratulations, Carlee! How wonderful! Everything about your day sounds heavenly!

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  10. CONGRATS! Can't wait to hear about your wedding plans!!

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  11. I am so beyond happy for you and Chris and I wish you all the best in the upcoming months!! I cant wait to talk weddings with you now- wooohooo!! xoxoxoxo

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  12. oh darling, congratulations!!! will we see more wedding related posts coming soon??

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  13. Congratulations!! The setting is beautiful. I think you should post a picture of the ring :) Is that too forward of me? I hope not!

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  14. Yey! Thanks for sharing your very exciting news! I adore weddings, and love reading about them - so keep us posted as you plan your big day!

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  15. Yay! Congratulations lovely!

    The photos are so beautiful, what a gorgeous setting!

    x

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  16. Congrats!! How exciting! Please show us a pic of the ring :)

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  17. Congratulations!! Have so much fun planning - I hope you will share your adventure with us as well! xo Blissful Wishes!

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  18. Congrats, gal! I can't wait to read about your wedding planning!

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh my gosh, I am SOOO excited for you! this is great news and more reason to celebrate soon!! YAY!

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  20. Carlee- Congrats. Such an exciting time in life!

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  21. OMG!!!! Congratulations! That is beyond exciting, (I was born in Maine and we have a house in NH)...he couldn't have picked a better spot!

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  22. oh my gosh — congratulations, carlee!!!!!!! i am so happy for you. the whole thing sounds terribly romantic! now do we get to read about deliciously organized wedding planning?! i'm so excited :)

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  23. Congratulations Carlee! I am SO happy for you, and what a romantic/beautiful setting. He is DEFINITELY a keeper :)

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  24. AHHH!! SO happy for you! What a breathtaking place!
    and congrats to your friend! It is wonderful when you can see your friends find keepers;)

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  25. I am SO excited for you guys! Can't wait to see you. I have some serious blog catching up to do!

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  26. Congrats! I saw on facebook and I was super excited for you!!!!

    What a great story. I love all the pictures and your Emily Post find.

    Now hide the Emily Post book from your soon to be MIL. Mine use to wipe it out whenever she didn't like something I was doing for the wedding. Ah memories. :)

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  27. Aww! How exciting! Congratulations!!!

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  28. How incredible! Congrats!! So happy that you've shared the good news with your readers and hope that you'll share more of your planning details!

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  29. Congratulations! What a gorgeous place to get engaged!

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  30. Oh my goodness, how did I miss this??? Congratulations!

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