Wednesday, 15 November 2017

27 and Engaged!

Good afternoon everyone!

It is officially the day after my birthday and I am now twenty-seven years old! But not only that, I'm now also engaged! Words cannot explain how unbelievably happy I am. I've never loved a man more than I love Jordan and to know we're going to be spending the rest of our lives together, just makes my heart sing. I've not stopped smiling since he proposed!

My birthday in general was pretty ordinary. So much so, it didn't even feel like my birthday. It was just another normal day with the exception of all the birthday messages. I woke up and Jordan was already at work. Vala was still asleep so I had to wake her up for breakfast. We skyped with my parents back home and I opened my present from them. I got a lovely shirt and a maternity nursing night gown. After the call, I got Vala ready for school and dropped off. I then relaxed all afternoon, talking to my best friend via text. Picked Vala back up and we had a small snooze on my bed whilst watching Tiny Pop. It literally was an uneventful day. Jordan came home with an orchid plant for me and whilst it hasn't got flowers yet, I'm hoping I can keep it alive long enough to see it bloom. It's my first ever house plant. He told me it was to symbolize "new beginnings". My first thought was, what new beginnings? I'm only turning twenty-seven and our son isn't due to be born for a while yet. I shrugged the thought off though and got ready to head out for dinner.

We went to our usual restaurant of choice; Frankie and Benny's for dinner. Amazingly, Vala not only ate her own dinner for once but she also tried some new foods which really impressed me considering she can be such a fussy eater who usually refuses to taste everything new. It really was a lovely dinner that took a slightly awkward turn at the end. Vala was so slow to eat her meal that we ended up being the only ones left in the entire restaurant. The waiters were cleaning up around us. They weren't closing for another few hours but since it was so dead, they just started cleaning so Jordan and I started feeling a little uncomfortable and got the rest of Vala's dinner to go.

We then came home and just before Vala went to bed, Jordan got down on one knee in front of me and before he could even ask me anything, Vala decided his bent knee was the best place for her to sit during this big moment. Jordan opened the ring box and Vala tried to take it asking if it was for her. I would've been tearing up had Vala not made the whole proposal so funny. Jordan did manage to ask me if i'd do him the honour of marrying him someday and of course I said YES! With Vala still trying to take the ring box, we managed to get the ring onto my pudgy pregnancy finger. It's just a stand in ring at the moment as Jordan wanted to let me choose my own ring. I'm not much of a jewelry wearer and when it comes to rings, he knows I'm very fussy. I don't like too much bling and certain cuts etc. He wants me to have a ring I'll love so we're waiting until after our son is born and my fingers aren't as swollen, to go out a choose a proper ring. The stand in ring is still beautiful though and seeing it on my finger makes me smile for ear to ear.

I had the best birthday ever and it was the best way to start my twenty-seventh year. I love Jordan so much. I love our family. Words cannot describe how happy I am right now!

Until next time,
Alli xo
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