I’m in love…

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On Friday something amazing happened. After five years of dating, Mr. Nutmeg Nanny (real name Art) asked me to be his wife.  It was amazing. In fact, it’s the most amazing moment of my life.

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We were on our way to dinner and we stopped at one of my favorite places ever – the Vanderbilt Mansion.  He said we were early for our reservation and wanted to know if I wanted to walk around for a while. I guess I should have caught on but to be honest, I still had no idea. I usually ask to stop there almost every time we drive past so I just thought he was being sweet.

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There is a bench there that has the most wonderful view overlooking a valley and the Hudson River.  We sat down on the bench and started chatting.  We talked about how nice it was to be outside (it was the first day of sunshine after days and days of rain) and how it was the perfect night to sit outside. Before I knew it he was down on one knee and I was freaking out.  I would love to say that I was beautiful during the proposal but I highly doubt that. I slammed my eyes closed and started repeating “this is not happening” and finally he had to say to me “honey….you haven’t answered yet…” to which I replied “yes!”

I was all smiles after it happened. I couldn’t stop looking at my ring. I’m in love.  It’s so pretty. He did a great job.

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We then went on a calling spree to just about everyone we know.  It was exciting. Getting to tell everyone we were going to get married.  No one knew but my dad, of course.

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After we called everyone and took a few (not so great) cell phone pictures we headed off to dinner.  I celebrated by having pork belly tacos for an appetizer and duck for dinner. Art enjoyed oysters and rib-eye.  The perfect “I just got engaged” dinner Smile

43 Responses to “I’m in love…”

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    Angel Gatson — September 13, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Congratulations on your engagement. What a sweet story and a gorgeous ring. Be blessed!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — September 13, 2011 at 12:47 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’ve noticed your Pinterest boards are all wedding all the time so I don’t even have to ask if you’re excited 🙂 Sounds like you had an amazing celebratory dinner and I am so happy for you!

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    Elaine Pry — September 13, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I am so happy for you. I am betting you will have a great marriage. Sounds like the guy is crazy about you. The best I could wish you is a marriage as happy and devoted as mine is. Best wishes forever.

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — September 13, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Congratulations, that is so exciting!

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    Chiara — September 13, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Congratulations!!!

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    In Katrina's Kitchen — September 13, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of it!!!!! Funny story…I used to wear my watch on my right hand. When I got engaged I switched it to my left so that I could stare at my ring whenever I looked at the time! Lol

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    Erica — September 13, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Awwwwwwwwwww!! Congrata!!

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    Heather @girlichef — September 13, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Yay! Congratulations, Brandy 🙂 He definitely did awesome, that ring is Gorgeous!!

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    Blond Duck — September 13, 2011 at 6:49 am

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you!

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    Heather — September 13, 2011 at 6:56 am

    CONGRATS!!!! Here’s to many many happy years together!

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    Jodi P — September 13, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Awww, congrats on your engagement!!

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    Megan'sCookin' — September 13, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Congrats! Keep us to date on all the wedding details. 🙂

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — September 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Congratulations!! What a sweet story–a gorgeous setting for a proposal. And you’re right, he did a beautiful job with your ring! You picked a good one. 🙂 Best wishes for a happy and healthy future…but I still can’t wait to read about all of the planning details!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — September 13, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Aww, so sweet! Congratulations!

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek — September 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Congrats! That’s so exciting. I love your ring 🙂 (the setting is very similar to mine!)

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    Annie Starr — September 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Many many congratulations!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — September 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Congrats, again! Love the pictures!

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    Bailey C — September 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Congratulations!!! He did do a great job on the ring, it’s beautiful! Happy Engagement, enjoy this special time leading up to your wedding day, enjoy each other!

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    shannon — September 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    congrats again 🙂 love the pictures!!

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    Mimi — September 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Congratulations Brandy I’m so happy for you both. Art sounds like a pretty romantic guy!
    Mimi

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    Joanne — September 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    AHHHHH!!! OH MY GOD GIRL! I really and truly couldn’t be happier for you! Seriously…thrilled. next time you’re in the city let me know…we need to celebrate!

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    talya — September 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    mazal tov !

    good luck,beautiful girl.

    talya

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    Erin — September 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Congratulations!! 🙂 I’m so happy for you (and him)!!

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    Reeni — September 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I’m so happy for you! Congratulations – the ring is gorgeous!

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    Dana — September 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! How exciting for you both!! Enjoy every minute of being engaged 🙂

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    Veronica Miller — September 14, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Such a lovely photo of you with your ring! Congratulations to you both–I wish you all the best in your journey together!

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    kitchen koala — September 14, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Yay! Congratulations on your engagement! 🙂

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    Keeley @ My Life on a Plate — September 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Congrats again! I was just like you when my husband proposed… I kept saying “What?! Is this for ME?!” and pointing at the ring. Sometimes you just get so surprised and flabbergasted!

    I know the feeling… enjoy it!

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    Diana @ a girl, a dog and an oven — September 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Congratulations!!! That’s so exciting!! I wish you all the best! 🙂

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    Emily Malloy @Cleanliness — September 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    congrats!!!!! 🙂 so exciting

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    Emily — September 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    YAYYY! Congratulations!!

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    Cathy — September 15, 2011 at 3:53 am

    So many congratulations! I’m over here crying after reading that, it was beautiful 🙂

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    julia — September 15, 2011 at 7:42 am

    You guys are sooooo cute. I’ stoked for you, congratulations!

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    Suzanne — September 15, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Congrats to you the both of you! How exciting, now onto the planning…!!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — September 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Awwww….so sweet! Congratulations!

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    Faith — September 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    So, so, so sweet! I’m so happy for you both! Gorgeous ring, too! 😉

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    EmandM — September 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Congrats!!!!

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    5 Star Foodie — September 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Congratulations, how wonderful!

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    grace — September 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    aw. aw. congrats to you both!
    once more, for good measure…aw. 🙂

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    Lyndsey — September 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Sorry I’m so late to the party….CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so cool, and some great memories. You look gorgeous and you make such a nice couple! I love the ring, he did a good job.

    When my husband proposed to me it was after a weekend of jet ski races and were were getting ready to leave the Keys. He asked if I wanted to walk the beach and there he got down on one knee, but our dinner was stopping at Wendy’s before the drive home. 🙂

    Congrats again I’m so happy for you both.

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    Deborah — September 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations!! How exciting!

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