Saturday, July 19, 2008

Yes! Yes! Yes!


Notice anything special in this picture?!?!
Yesterday we took a local bus from Korcula to Lombarda, a small coastal town with not much more than a supermarket, restaurant and beaches. On our walk on the path by the sea we saw this small island.


We guessed it to be about 100 yards away from the mainland so we decided to go for the swim to have a nice quiet place to relax for the day. We were both excited about the trip until Geoff thought it was necessary to take a bag full of "things" across to the island by swimming with it over his head all the way there. DeeDee questioned his judgement but Geoff would not be deterred. Trying to get into the water was a comedy of errors. DeeDee waddled in with her sausage foot (see pic and story below!) and Geoff found that wet flip-flops have absolutely no traction when he fell directly on a sea urchin and had the spikes in his ass to prove it! We eventually made it there safe and sound but found the island already inhabited.



So it was just us, the sheep, a few lizards and sweet little purple wild flowers on the island. After catching our breath and taking in the sights Geoff decided to set up the camera to take a picture of us. Geoff set up the camera for the picture but little did DeeDee know that he had set it up to video record the proposal.


We spent the rest of the day on our island enjoying the moment and Croatian beer and peanuts which were transported to the island at great personal risk, but well worth it.
Everything was perfect and I could not have asked for a better proposal nor a better man to spend my life with!!

We can't wait to celebrate our engagement with you all! xoxo

60 comments:

Kelly said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! Did he use the special tripod???

I can't wait to celebrate with you in August. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

frugalfriends said...

BIG FAT WELLED UP EYE BALLS OVER HERE!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
I am so excited.
You didn't mention that Croatia was a RESORT TOWN. I had no idea!!!! I had a compeltely different version of croatia in my mind- that is a destination to put on my list.

I am so thrilled. Enjoy your trip and get that thing insured woman!!!!!!!

Andie

Megs and James said...

Abo I'm sooo excited for you guys!!! Yay we can be engaged together! What a happy time. Revel in it and enjoy it! Love you guys so much! Can't wait to hear more when you get home!
Love, Megs

Nancy said...

WOW!!!!! You both look so happy and what a wonderful adventure to share and remember. Congratulations!!!!

Barbara said...

YA-HOO!!!!
Hooray!
Love,
Mom and Roger

Siobhan said...

wow! Congrats!!!

Robert and Tammy said...

Congratulations DeeDee and Geoff! Wonderful news!

Guess all those years of Polar Bear swims finally paid off...

Robert and Tammy

alison geist said...

Yes yes yes! I'm so excited! Cutest couple ever!

Monica Pease said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Dee and Geoff,

I am so totally stoked for you both. You are both great people and deserve each other. I can't wait to buy y'all a drink to celebrate when you get back to the states.

Trip

paulandcarol said...

We're so excited that we've returned to the blog about four times so far this morning. - Our happiness for you both is captured in the happiness we see in your faces and heard in your voices yesterday. Enjoy this magical time!
Tons of love,
M&D

Brian Knudson said...

Huzzah!

Lacey said...

I knew it! I had a feeling Geoff was gonna pull the trigger on your trip! Congratulations!!!!!! Can't wait to celebrate when you get back!

Lace

Jill said...

I am so happy for you guys. So Dee, I guess Geoff did have a little money stashed away. Good job Geoff. Can't wait to see you guys so I can hear all about it. The story sounds so cute and the pictures are beautiful. Dee, put up a close up picture of your ring, it looks really cool. Love you both!
Jill

Tyler and Anne said...

The day has come... WOW!! DeeDee I am so happy for you, and Geoff I am even happier for YOU! You guys make a great couple. Hooray! XO XO

Tyler and Anne said...

Looking at the pictures a second time.. Dee with a ring... a beautiful sight! :)

jjabodeely said...
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jjabodeely said...

Congratulations you two! We are so excited for you. Welcome to the family Geoff!

JJ & Piper

Jena said...

Yeah, Dee Dee! So happy for the two of you. Can't wait to celebrate when you come back. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

BrianW said...

Wow, that is so exciting! Congratulations! Those pictures are absolutely fantastic, the one with the ring especially. You are both absolutely beaming!

This has completely made my day. Best wishes to both of you!

-Brian

Anonymous said...

Hi Dee Dee and Geoff! CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are sooooo happy for you and can't wait to hear the all the details of the BIG event! Enjoy Greece! It's so beautiful and hopefully the people are as good to you as they were to us!

Love ya both,
Leslie and Bobby

Gypsy at Heart said...

Just found your blog through the Blogger dashboard and read this post. So glad you are in Croatia. My ancestry is Croatian and my parents came over from Split. Have always wanted to go. It looks amazing. Congratulations on the engagement and what a great place for him to pop the question. Enjoy.

Tamara said...

DEEEEEEE!!!!! YAY!!!!!! GEOFFFFFFF!!!! YAY!!!!!! we're so thrilled for you. continue to be in the joy, in the love, in the bliss of it all... we're feeling your buzzz all the way back here in seattle :)

we love you HUGELY!

love,
p&t

n a t a s h a said...

just came across your blog after putting an update on mine, and was tickled to read about your wonderful engagement fun! I got engaged while on vacation too, though there was no danger and bodily harm involved! :) What a wonderful way to share such a special moment. Congratulations!

iruffcookiedough said...

the ass-meets-urchin part really got me cringing. thank god he didn't fall forward!

Ariel said...

Congrats!!!!

D'bailliff said...
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AGSoccerMom said...

Just came across your blog on blogs of note. Congrats. So romantic.

Anonymous said...

DeeDee and Geoff,
Congratulations!! Carla and I had a feeling about the trip. Johnathon is going to be busy in the fall plannig the wardrobe. Have fun!!

Laurie

Susan said...

Oh, wow, I am a dropper-inner who just saw your blog mentioned under bloggers ad of blogs of note - and no wonder - a huge Congratulations! May you be incredibly happy. (and how clever of him to set up the camera and catch it all).

Pinku said...

congratulations!!!!! thats beautiful and my advice hold on tight to that man ...they dont make them this romantic any more..

Good luck and God bless to both of you.

Julia Dutta said...

Looks Like You are having some really good fun DeeDee! Enjoy! ....and BEST!
Julia

Born with a big mouth! said...

congrats from a stranger in NC!!

Blogging Girl said...

congratulations. Just getting ready to get married and let the engagement be the best time.

Cherries Rock My Socks said...

This is a great engagement story!

Marc and Kayti from India said...

Wow DeeDee! What an exciting time for you. I am soo happy for you and your handsome husband to be. You two look so happy and in the most beautiful place in the world. What great memories you'll have of the perfect engagement! I am thrilled to see you, and you look so happy. AWESOME! That's all I can say. I hope we can catch up in the near future. P.S. The pictures of you are beautiful! Have fun!

Love, Kayti

Nicole said...

Yet another random blogger adding her congrats!

And it's true, great job on the proposal! I can only hope my future husband puts that much thought and romance into it...

Sara said...

AWWW...I love hearing other people's engagement stories. Congratulations!

http://mycheckedbaggage.blogspot.com/

Lana said...

yay! congrats dee dee. you look so happy. it's such an amazing journey.

msoul said...

you're quite a tough couple and good swimmers....yet so brave!

Candra said...

Your vacation looks awesome!

Kelley Lewis Venturo said...

Congratulations! I saw your blog on "Blogs of Note" and checked it out. Best wishes... (what kind of animal is that inhabiting your island?)

My fiance made me trek up a mountain... at dusk... in the December cold... little did I know the backpack he had carried my ring and a bottle of champagne!

Check out my new blog if you need help with wedding plans!
Kelley Venturo
myislandwedding.blogspot.com

Coach Marla said...

Congratulations!! Your 'personal' island looks amazingly beautiful. He picked the best place to pop the question!! =).
Enjoy the rest of your trip!
~God Bless~
Coach Marla

*_* said...

congratulations!

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Hello hello!

This is my first visit to your blog. My name is Spencer, and I found you via blogs of note.

All I can say is, CONGRATULATIONS!!

It always does my heart good to see stuff like this.

Spencer

BillyWarhol said...

Congrats!!

Great Shots*******

;)) Peace*

Ivey and Dean said...

Congrats on your engagement and your blog being a 'blog of note'! I myself just got engaged as well
(2 wks ago). Also, I'm a special education major and I stumbled across your blog...and wow, you are a teacher! I have 1 year left...can you give me the Bridges website so I can check it out. Thanks so much! Keep doing what your doing! :)

Caroline said...

Just found ur blog, love the pictures from ur travels. My husband and I recently saw a tv show about traveling to Croatia....and seeing ur pics convinced us even more!!!Next stop, Croatia!
Caroline

the perfect mess. said...

wow! congratulations! enjoy the rest of your trip!

Tone Rock said...

bet he hit that @ night :p

The QuarterHug... Giving life to the public

Annie said...

Oh My God! I just came across this blog by just browsing around and I got totally captivated with the amazing posts in here :)
I think im gonna be a regular visitor to your blog :)

Btw, CONGRATULATIONS!

L said...

Congratulations!!! I just stumbled on to your blog tonight before bed and really enjoy it!

Sending you lots of love and happy wishes from Pittsburgh...

كلام بنات said...

nice

Baby, Lemme Lay Dat' Funk on Ya! said...

I'm a total stranger reading your story... but what a beautiful proposal, congratulations!!

doodah! said...

Saw your blog on Blogger's "Blogs of Note" list, and just read your story - yay! If this blog is any indication, you seem like lovely people. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

wow! i just started taking part in the whole blog thing and yours is the first one i have read. what an amazing life you seem to live. congrats on the engagement!!! my family is actually from croatia. i would do most anything to see it for myself. thanks for sharing the experience with us!!

jumpman said...

nice place.. nice pics

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Melissa said...

Haha! Thanks for sending me the link to your engagement story. This is too funny. Sea urchins, sheep, 100-yard swim... LOVE it! Okay, I'm trying to find the explanation of the sausage foot, but I can't. You MUST tell me that story next time we hang out. :)