the best.


I realized that ya’ll might not know something – I GOT MARRIED! Remember that wonderful boyfriend I told you about here and here? Well, he’s allllll mine now. Forever. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…it all starts with a proposal story…

April 20th, 2013 – Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Our one-year anniversary of dating. {we’re THAT couple}

Well, technically the 19th was the actual anniversary. But that day was a cold and rainy Friday, we went to David’s basketball game {they lost}, shopped at Wal-Mart and then went back to his place to watch the news. So it doesn’t count.

{I did TOTALLY think he was going to propose on our 1 year anniversary, but I was expecting it Friday and it obviously didn’t happen. Not to mention he told me that he went to get the ring he had picked out for me and it had SOLD! So I stopped expecting anything}

Saturday was beach day! We had a fantastic drive, eating grapes and making up alternative lyrics to songs on the radio. When we finally got to our beach destination it was cold and windy. I said, “Why don’t we just go for a walk on the beach. We don’t have to set up our chairs and everything.”
No. David was determined. We were setting up.
Me:”Ok, well, wait for me, I have to go to the bathroom!”
David: “I’ll go ahead and set up for us.”
Me: “No no no! we have to see the ocean for the first time together!” {A dune was blocking our view}
Poor man! Here he was trying to surprise me and I was making it very difficult.
We walked to our beach spot together. We set our towels down and I ran back to use the bathroom. David watched me walk away and I looked back and smiled, thinking, “Aw, we’re having a moment!” Haha! He was just waiting for me to turn the corner so he could put his plan into action!
When I walked back, I saw David sitting on the blanket he had laid out. When I sat next to him he greeted me with the most wonderful, sweetest kiss. My thought, “Well, that was pretty intense for a “you just got back from the bathroom” kiss! But I’ll take it!” And we sat looking at the water for maaaaaybe 15 seconds when David said, “Hey, look over there! What’s that?” It was a little treasure chest peeking out from the sand. “Why don’t you go dig it up!” I danced over {butterflies!} and pulled it out of the sand. Inside was an old looking note that said, “Turn Around.”
I did.
LAnd there was my handsome, amazing and wonderful Love down on one knee looking up at me with an expression that I never will forget.
“Elisa Abele, I love you very much. Will you marry me?”

And of course I said “YES!”


I really never understood those girls that cried when they got engaged. Seriously girls, get it together.

But I was a ball. of. tears.
My knees were weak and I fell into the arms of my {now} husband.

It was amazing.



You can read more about “us” HERE. I tried something new with a new blog title, but Orange and Gray will always have my heart. SO I’m back :)

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