Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stacking The Shelves + Weekly Round-Up And More


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know I had one I'll never forget. Without further ado, le books!

For Review:
*The Dead And Buried by Kim Harrington (goodreads)
*The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (goodreads)

Trades:
*Touched by Corrine Jackson (goodreads)

Weekly Round-Up:
*Check out the Top Ten Books/Authors I'm Thankful For.

I know what you're thinking. Lena, is that really all you did this week? Well, I had posts planned and thought I'd have time to do it over the Thanksgiving weekend, but then something happened. Something amazing and surprising happened to me that literally took every minute of my time and breath away.


I got engaged, y'all! Want the story? Well, you're going to get it. On Wednesday night, my boyfriend fiance took me out to the this restaurant called the Aquarium located in downtown H-town. He kept insisting that he really wanted to eat seafood, which was one of many clues that should have tipped me off. Alas, gullible me being me, I just went with it.

The restaurant consists of an outdoor carnival area where you can take a train tour to see their Shark Exhibit or ride on the Ferris Wheel or do many other things. Originally, I wanted to go on the Shark Exhibit tour as well as ride the Ferris Wheel, however, Chris said he had reservations at 7:30, and we can't be late (another clue since we're almost always late). Thus, my shark and spinning wheels dream was over.

After dinner, Chris insisted on ordering dessert (the last and final obvious clue as I'm the one with the sweet tooth in our relationship). During dessert, a scuba diver with a sign jumped into the tank and started heading in our direction. I thought she was there to clean the tanks and entertain the children, but it turns out she and Chris had other plans. She swam over to where our table, waved to me and flipped over a sign that said "Lena, will you marry me?". My jaw dropped. I pretty much sat there in a state of shock for about a minute or two before I turned over to Chris, who then got down on one knee and proposed.

Then I cried.

Ever since then, we've been running all over Houston celebrating the good news with our family and friends. It's been exciting, entertaining, and a wee bit stressful (Moms! They're crazy!), but also completely filled with love. I couldn't ask for a better fiance, family, or friends. Yay!!!



Any who, that's it for me! Feel free to leave links to your mailbox posts below, and I'll do my best to drop by and say hello. Until next time kiddies, this is Lena signing off.

25 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's SUCH a good reason to be distracted all week! It sounds so romantic :) And the ring is gorgeous! :D

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  2. Congrats and what a romantic way to propose . Does a happy dance for you

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  3. That is the sweetest thing I've ever heard! Congrats! :D (And awesome books, btw!)

    Louisse @ The Soul Sisters

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  4. That is so adorable, Lena! :) I am SO happy for you!!! :D

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  5. Awwwwww.....you didn't tell me the WHOLE story. That's incredible!

    Congratulations :-)

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  6. OMG!! Congratulations!! That is such a sweet way to propose!! Great books this week too! ;)

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS! That is such a lovely way to be proposed too! :D

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  8. Chris is setting an impossible bar for himself for anniversaries! Pace yourself, Chris!

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  9. I love it STILL! I want to hear it again when I see you this weekend, lol.

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  10. Eeeeeppppp!!!! Congrats Lena! SO happy for you & the ring is gorgeous! That is such a cute way to propose! Very memorable! Yay!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  11. Congrats! That's such an adorable story... plus you got a ton of great books to top the week off. (:

    Great haul!

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  12. ohmysweetgoodness. My inner-fangirl is dying at how cute the proposal was. CONGRATULATIONS LENA!!!! And you ring is GORGEOUS!!!

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  13. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing <3

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  14. Leeeeeeenna!!! That is so exciting! Congrats, girl. What a sweet proposal story, too!

    BTW...I am drooling over your copy of Nightmare Affair! :D

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  15. Your proposal sounds like it's right out of a movie! So perfect. Congratulations! ^_^

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  16. Congratulations! What a great story-thanks so much for sharing :)

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  17. Congratulations!!! What an awesome way to propose!! awesome haul!

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  18. Congrats! The ring is gorgeous and omg the way he proposed!!! EEP! So awesome and exciting!

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  19. I have a funny story to tell you, but I'll wait til I see you this weekend :P it's about your engagement! hehe Congrats again <3

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  20. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you and that seems like such a gorgeous/fun moment... it belongs in a romantic comedy.

    Sending you big hugs!

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  21. The Dead and Buried looks pretty good. I hope you enjoy that and Congrats on your engagement!

    My IMM

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  22. Now that was a lovely story. Congrats on the engagement, Lena. =)

    The Dead and Buried looks and sounds like a great read.

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  23. I'm still sooooo freaking excited and almost cried too myself when you told me. Can't wait to see you this saturday!!!! =D

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS LENA! I am so happy for you and Chris, and so excited about your upcoming nuptials. I think it's really awesome that we're sorta kinda planning our weddings at around the same time.

    Honestly, we need to meet in person just so I can gush over your ring and jump up and down squealing with you!

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