Tuesday, October 06, 2015

An Engagement and a 40th!

Thank you for your supportive comments on my last post. I am back for a quick fly by post to share some good news. I'm engaged! My boyfriend (now fiance) popped the question on Saturday, September 26th and I said YES! I was quite stunned since I wasn't expecting it yet but we are both very excited! We have decided to enjoy the engagement for now so no wedding date has been planned yet. Here is a photo of the two of us that evening. We went to a favorite spot in the East Bay to celebrate with dessert and cocktails.


And then on October 1st, I celebrated a huge birthday milestone. The BIG 4-0! I gathered a group of friends together for a fun meal at Original Joe's in North Beach; complete with Italian cake! Yum! After dinner, we migrated to a fun little bar and enjoyed craft cocktails with friends and fun music. 


It was a wonderful way to celebrate. It's hard to believe I'm already 40!

Hopefully next time I stop by, I can share some stitching! :)

36 comments:

Cole said...

Congratulations! Some big events happening!

And I missed your last post, I'm so very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Hugs xo

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your engagement! I'm very happy and excited for you. You deserve the BEST!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your engagement! I'm so happy for you! You look like you are glowing with happiness. Happy belated birthday too!

Katrina said...

Woohoo congrats!!!!!!!!! Wishing you both many happy years :-).

Melissa said...

Congratulations to you both! How exciting! And a belated Happy Four-Oh to you! You are still a spring chicken to me! ha ha!

Catherine said...

Congratulations! So much exciting news!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What exciting news! I try couldn't be happier for you! You look beautiful in both pics!

Robin said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to you! Best wishes and congratulations to you and your fella on your engagement! Lovely pictures!

Robin in Virginia

Loraine said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you Valerie! Good luck with your wedding plans.
I'm so sad to hear about your dad. I hope you are doing better.
Try and focus on the wonderful things happening in your life. Big hugs!

Kate N said...

Oh wow! Congratulations :) and a very happy birthday! xx

Maggie said...

Great photo!
Congratulations to you both, and a happy birthday to you :-)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Congratulations to you both Valerie, I wish you much happiness in the years to come.
Oh how I wish I was approaching my 40th again - just wait till you're racing towards your 60th!!

Julie said...

Happy birthday wishes and congratulations to you both.

Angie said...

Congrats! He's a good looking man! 40 is not so bad:)

Terri said...

Congratulations!!!!

Carol said...

What wonderful news to start my day, Valerie!! I am so, so happy for you both and so very excited for your future together. Wishing you both much happiness and a belated Happy Birthday to you--you are looking fabulous at forty, my friend :)

Stitchinowl said...

Congratulations to both of you! Wishing you much love and happiness. Also, forty looks great on you. :)
Carolyn

gracie said...

Congratulations and
happy birthday

Dani - tkdchick said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful thing to have happen you both look so happy! Happy 40th! That's around the corner for me too! Sounds like you celebrated it perfectly!

Laura said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Congratulations!!! I wish you both many years of happiness together!!!!

Valerie said...

Congratulations!! AND Happy Birthday!!!!

Von said...

What wonderful news!! Congratulations on your engagement and Happy 40th!!

mbroider said...

Many many congratulations!! And on your 40th Birthday too! Have a great one...

Barbi said...

Congratulations Val on both your engagement and your 40th! You look so happy!!!! And he's a cutie too! Nice catch girl!! :)

LoriU said...

Congratulations!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy birthday! I have found the 40s (as I near the exit) to be a fabulous time of life. Best wishes for all future happiness with your fiance.

carol fun said...

Congratulations on your engagement and belated Happy Birthday wishes! May your future be filled with laughter and happiness...and a bit of cross stitch too!!

Dee said...

So,so happy for you.

Happy belated birthday......you young'n. I just hit 60!

Dee said...

So,so happy for you.

Happy belated birthday......you young'n. I just hit 60!

Veronica Ong said...

Just saw this way late. Congratulations on your engagement! And a happy belated birthday :D

Jeanne said...

Valerie, your blog kind of fell off of my radar for some time now and I saw a link to it from another blog I was reading today. I haven't been blogging as much this year also so it's good to try and catch up with everyone. I'm so happy for you after reading the great news! I remember for years your posts about your various dating adventures and so glad you finally found your "Mr. Right"!! Sorry to hear of your father's passing as I know you were dealing a lot with the aging parents issues so many of us share. Sad that he won't be able to enjoy your wedding but if there's a hereafter he would certainly be glad to see you embark on this new phase of your life. Congratulations and glad you are still stitching, hope to hear more from you in the new year.

Carolyn said...

Big Congratulations on your engagement and 40th birthday. You both make a lovely couple and I wish you both happiness in the future. I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You know he is somewhere looking down on you and celebrating with you!

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Valerie, two such very happy pieces of news. Congratulations to you both and a very Happy 40th birthday. I am so happy for you (and such a good idea to enjoy being engaged for a while - happy times!) Blessings on you both, hugs, Kaye

Rachel S-H said...

Congratulations!

Sharon said...

Valerie, so sorry I missed seeing this post! I tend to hang out on FB these days. Congrats to you both! You look beautiful together and I hope you will very happy together! A very belated Happy Birthday as well! I must do better.

Meari said...

Again, happy 40th! And congratulations on your engagement. What a wonderful surprise. :) You look gorgeous, btw!