On Tuesday we had our yearly Easter egg hunt for Ross’ little brother & sisters – I say little, they’re 13 & 14 and taller than me already! So with them being TEENAGERS (waaa!) this year I decided to up my game and make it a little harder for them.
I added little notes inside our plastic eggs with different challenges on which they had to do before finding the next egg. Between them they had over 40 eggs to find and a giant Golden egg that I managed to track down from Hobby Craft! Finding this meant one of them won a basket full of sweets and choccy & a wooden white rabbit from Beauy Crafts which fits a creme egg in.
I also baked lots of cupcakes, brownies & nests for them to take home. (For everyone asking I’ll do a blog post on recipes soon)
It took me a while to think about what I’d like to put as my first blog, but what better way to start than re-living the day Ross proposed to me!
Since being together every year we have gone to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London – if you haven’t been it’s definitely worth a visit! It normally opens in November so make sure to mark it on your calendar – you wont regret it, I promise!
It was 12th December 2015, we planned to go to Winter Wonderland on a double date with our two best friends who hadn’t been before – I was so excited yet I had no idea what was to come…
We spent the day looking around the market stalls, and playing games trying to win cuddly toys and giant toblerone – which Abbie managed to win & I’m still in a mood that she won & I didn’t!
We had booked to go into the Magical Ice Kingdom, as we queued up to go inside I noticed Ross had become quiet but I just thought he was hangry LOL.
We walked around taking photos of all the ice sculptures and selfies with each other, at this point Ross didn’t really respond to anyone talking to him and was turning white. I kept asking him if he was alright and did he want to leave if he wasn’t feeling well.. He just responded with a simple ‘No’ and pretended he was enjoying himself – although I knew he wasn’t. At the back of the Ice Kingdom is two ice chairs sat outside of an ‘Ice Castle’ with a slide! Everyone queues up to get photos taken, which is something we have done yearly, so as me and Ross queued up our friends ran to the photographer and said they would take them so we didn’t have to pay this year.. As you can tell this was just one of the many lies I was told that day.
Ross and I queued up in silence as Ross was ‘hangry’ little did I know he was just so unbelievably nervous. I made small talk with him about how busy it was and that it had never been this busy before.. Again little did I know, that I made him even more nervous! Sorry Ross!
We finally got to the front of the queue, Ross told me to do a ‘different photo pose’ this time and to sit on his lap, as I was waiting for him to sit down he started taking OFF his coat – ‘ARE YOU MENTAL?! ITS FREEZING’ is what I’m pretty sure came out of my mouth probably with a couple of swear words too. I realised as he was taking off his coat that underneath he had managed to put a suit on!! I remember looking round at everyone thinking what on earth is going on; I definitely didn’t think he was about to propose…
But he did, he went down on one knee and asked me to marry him and poured his heart out to me on how much he loved me – I honestly felt like I was in a film. It was the best day of my life and I can’t wait to marry him next August with our little boy by our side!
I’m so grateful our best friends were there to watch and videoed the whole thing while we also got some lovely photos from Winter Wonderlands Photographer as they were in on it too! Ross had already asked my parents for permission to marry me, so when I texted my Mum telling her we were in the Ice Kingdom she knew exactly what was about to happen! Luckily having mum in on it, she made sure I had my nails done the day before, and that I went to London in a pretty dress and boots even though it was freezing – but I went along with it. So Thanks Mum!
Thanks for making me get my nails done Mum!
Our bedroom all decorated with pressies when we got home!