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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Engagement!

Last night it was snowing. Not a dusting of snow, not a sprinkling, a bona fide blizzard...historic snowfall for the Northern Virginia area.

My boyfriend Chris and I bundled up, preparing to make the trek to our friends Joe & Cassie's apartment for a small gathering of friends and meatcakes. Little did I know or suspect that he had the ring on him...

As we trod out the back and down the stair we marveled at the sheer beauty of the wondrous white fluff. We approached the small grove of trees and I stopped to oogle at the flakes falling through the lantern-style streetlight. "Narnia," I said, pointing.

The next thing I knew (is Chris a ninja too?)... I turned and he was down on one knee.



***About the Ring***

Specs: 18k Yellow Gold, Fine Quality Blue Sapphire, Green Tourmaline, 5 VS1 (.05 carat) diamonds

Symbolism: Two owls: Chris is the bigger blue one, I am the cute lil green one. The band concept is stars caught in tree branches -a way to tie in fantasy and dreams and sci-fi with the owl theme. (I went through numerous ring designs that looked cool, but didn't mean anything... I settled on one that did both.)

I designed the ring... Quest Jewelers of Fairfax, VA made my sketch into a wonderful REAL 3D handcrafted object. It was absolutely amazing to witness. I love the resulting ring...especially because it is so personalized. A huge thank you to Huan for his care and attention to our ring!


















Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Snow = Magic

Today I awoke to a winter wonderland....







Ask anyone who knows me, I LOVE snow. I get absolutely giddy when I see flakes gliding gently though the lamplight out the window.

I think it is wonderful.
I think it is magical.

I feel sorry for the "grown ups" to whom it is just an inconvenience.... for they have lost their sense of wonder.


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein



And boy I'm glad I look upon snow favorably.... currently our area of Northern VA has a winter weather advisory for up to 20 inches Friday-Saturday! Can you say blizzard?