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He Asked . . . And I Said Yes!!

Since I see this forum as an online family, I have some exciting news to share.  I got engaged over the weekend!!!!!  Smiley Very Happy   Lanndan asked me on our camping trip in Pigeon Forge.  Our friends that were with us were in on the whole thing lol.  We were all going for a walk in the beautiful park near the camp ground, which also has a beautiful gazebo.  Our friends, another couple, said we should take pictures in the gazebo (last time we were there in the summer a couple was getting married there).  They went first and Lanndan took their pictures, and then Lanndan and I went up and had our picture taken.  For the next picture Lanndan said we should switch positions.  That's when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!!  After a surprised, speechless second I said yes and OMG I don't know how many times lol.  Chelsea took pictures of the entire thing and Dylan caught it on video with Chelsea's iPhone.  Everyone knew except for me, and I am usually hard to surprise. 


Both of our families knew as well.  He talked to my dad way beforehand, and dad said he knew it was coming sooner or later.  Mom said that dad told her Lanndan was nervous as could be, but my family absolutely loves Lanndan.  Before getting married, we are going to finish school first.  That will allow plenty of time to plan a wedding, and with our degrees, hopefully, be better set for starting the next phase of our lives together. 




The ring is about a fourth of a size too big, so until I get it fixed I have my promise ring in front of it as a guard.  I'm trying to find a ring guard/sizer since I may grow into the ring since I'm supposed to gain weight due to being underweight, which is difficult since I have to limit gluten. 





I'm a picture person, so I used an app to make a collage of some pictures of me and Lanndan.  Doobie is even in one of the Christmas pictures lol.

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Yay for u!  Weddings are so exciting!  Congratulations.

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@anaa  Thank you!!  Since we currently don't have young enough cousins to fill the roles of flower girl and ring bearer, I told Lanndan it would be so cool if we could train our cats for the job lol!  I can just see his sassy cat, Foxy, walking all sassy like down the aisle lol.  I think she knows when people talk about how pretty she is lol. 



@katie1724  Thank you!  We're both very happy, and are still in the processing of visiting our families.  With everyone's schedule, it's hard to pin down a time to go see everyone.



@sephoramusthave  Thank you!!  That cake looks yummy!!  Although we're still in school, I think getting ideas and browsing stuff will be fun and provide inspiration.  I told him yesterday I may start collecting bridal books and stuff.  If I find something I like now, it could be on sale in a year or two lol.



@dianabt  Thank you!!  The wedding nails will definitely be fun!  More than likely, I'll either do them or have the lady my future mother-in-law works with to do them.  I'll avoid acrlics, though.  I had them for prom, and I didn't think I was ever going to get them off!  The damage they left behind wasn't pretty either.  I wonder if the gel nails are nicer to natural nails.

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Congratulations and best of luck! I'm so happy for you!! Smiley Happy

Of course, the first thing I thought about was, "Her makeup at the wedding is goint to be to die for!" lol Smiley Wink

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@charlotte  Thank you!  I can only imagine how many new products will be available by the time of the wedding.  Is it possible to register at Sephora? lol Smiley Very Happy



@lylysa  The clear gel coat definitely sounds interesting to preserve designs.  I've noticed many brands are coming out with their own at home kits.  For as durable as they sound, I think my mom would be interested in the gel nails.  She works in a factory producing car parts, and the machines can be rough on her nails and cuticles.  She's been in pain from it before.  She's been on 12 hours, so I've not had the chance to give her manicure to try to help her cuticles.  If the gel nails are durable, they may protect her nails from work.



@melissabt  Thank you!  We're very happy, and January will make 3 years since we've been dating. 

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@ Kimmie, gel nails/polish removal isn't as harsh as acrylics as they don't bend or add indents in your own nail bed, but the process does consist of soaking your nails in pure acetone to the fastest removal. When I've gotten gel polish done in the salons, they remove the polish by taking a cotton ball or pad soaked in acetone, applying it on top of my nail, then wrapping a piece of foil around it. They let it sit for 5-10 minutes then remove the foil/cotton pieces, and scrape the polish off with a flattened, metal instrument that looks like what you use to push cuticles back.


It's not a heavy duty, rough scraping process, the gel gets softened so it just "peels" off the nails, the scraping just eases it along so you're not chipping away at one hand with your nails to get the stuff off.


Gel nails are incredibly durable, my gel manis last anywhere from 10 days to 2 weeks without chips or significant wear and tear. You can always do your own nails (or get them done) then have a clear gel coat put on top to preserve your color or design! That's what I had done when my friend turned 21 and I did my hot pink nails with her birthday glitter mix! (Posted in the nail forums a bit ago and on my photo stream here).

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Kimmi---I'm sooo happy for you!!! Congratulations to the BEAUTIFUL couple!!

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@sephoramusthave - that post was so sweet. Love that you always go the extra mile and post such beautiful photos along with it. That's so sweet. Are any personal or just things you found? Realized the dresses look different, duh. Still, one could be you. That cake is Killing me, I can't imagine the $$ You're always so nice, you're a real doll. Smiley Happy

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Congratulations Kimmi!


Such exciting news, I'm so happy for you! Smiley Happy That's incredible news and you two look like such a fantastic couple, lots of happiness and now you can plan on a pretty dress and WEDDING NAILS and makeup!! How fun and how HAPPY this is for you both! 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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How cute!! CONGRATS! You two look so happy togetherSmiley Happy

<3 Melissa

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