Tuesday, 14 August 2007

I'm back...

Thanks for all the good wishes for the weekend away. Well, those of you who thought New Man might be up to something were right...

We went to Rome. I took 252 pictures. I'll share some of them with you in the next few days, but here's a sneak preview.

This is the Victor Emmanuel memorial - also known as the Wedding Cake - seen from the back. I've put a little red circle on it to show you where we were standing...


... and here's a picture of the view we were looking out at...

... when he asked me to marry him...

... and I said yes.

22 comments:

Amber said...

Congratulations!!!

Mac McLernon said...

CONGRATULATIONS! OH BOY THAT'S FANTASTIC, I'M SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU...

ok, I'll stop shouting, but oh, wow... I hoped something like this was on the cards...

Right. So when's the big day?

Ambrose said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Will you have to change your blog handle to New House New Job New Man New Name?
Consider Hainan for a lovely tropical, Chinese honeymoon.

Esther said...

Oh NH! I am so happy for you!
May God bless you both always!

Cate said...

Rome?
Proposal?
OH MY GOODNESS!

How romantic and lovely! And what a beautiful ring - sapphires are my favorite! I'm so excited and happy for you I've got goose bumps and tears in my eyes!

Congratulations and very best wishes to you both!

diana said...

Best Wishes for you, and congratulations to New Man!So very happy for you!

Brad Harvey said...

This fellow has style.
Congratulations to you both.

Jennifer F. said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Newhouse! How absolutely wonderful! Congratulations! Many, many blessings wished for you both!!

Pede

Merri said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
May St. Joseph bless you both!

newhousenewjob said...

Thanks everyone - I really appreciate all the good wishes. It's been an amazing day - the news seems to have spread like wildfire, and I'm really touched that so many people are so excited for us.

FloridaWife said...

OMIGOSH!!!!! YOU'RE ENGAGED?@???!?!??!?!??! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

This is so exciting. Sorry for all my screaming up above. I'm so genuinely happy for you. May you be blessed with much happiness and joy all the days of your life. I will pray for you, dear friend. God bless you always!!!!!!!!

fiona said...

Heartfelt congratulations!!!

My husband took me to Rome the week before for our wedding anniversary. We returned on 4th August. We had the wonderful grace of hearing two pontifical high Masses, one at St Mary Major, and of visiting both Assisi and Monte Cassino).

I can not wait to go back, I could live there, but my husband says I have to learn Italian first. Drat! So come September...

However, it was about 36 degrees most days, which he found a bit difficult, but was still a lot cooler than when we got married (when it was over 40 degrees).

I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Isabelle (fiona's daughter) said...

CONGRADULATIONS!!!
A DREAM COME TRUE!!!

So when's the big day? I bet you can't wait!!!
And where will it take place? Rome?

Oh well, I hope all goes well!!!
Best wishes to both of you!!!

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

That's just wonderful...congratulations!

newhousenewjob said...

Thank you all again.

Isabelle, we're hoping it'll be next June, in the local church that we've been attending (irregularly, because we're often away at the weekend) since soon after I moved here - I think you know the church.

Jeffrey Smith said...

Excellent. Congratulations.

Isabelle said...

Fantastic!!

We will watch out for you on Sunday, or the next Sunday you're there so we can say 'Hi' and congratulations to you both in person.

Just hope I don't get the wrong people!

newhousenewjob said...

That would be lovely - though it may be a longish wait, as although I'll probably be there this weekend for 9:00 Mass (we usually go to 10:30, but we've got people coming for lunch and need to get cooking - and I don't think he'll be able to get over here in time for 9:00 with the trains the way they are), we're away for most weekends in August and September... Look out for the couple who never turn up, when we eventually make it again!

Amy Caroline said...

OH OH OH!!! BLESSINGS!!!!

Ma Beck said...

WOOOO HOOOOO!
(I'm late to the party!)

Congratulations - how exciting and lovely and romantic!!

Dracunculus said...

I've been away so I'm just catching up. Just want to say congratulations to my favourite whiny god botherer!

Hope that you'll be very happy together (and you're going to love what comes next!!)

(Honeymoon in Hong Kong perhaps?)