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  1. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    January 11, 2012

    I went to Key West one spring break with the fam — it was sooo beautiful! Continue to have a BALLER time!
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  2. Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio
    January 11, 2012

    That cookie sandwich looks SO great!! Yummy!!

    Congratulations again. There are so many bloggers getting married this year, which is really exciting. I’m getting married July 7 and can not wait!!
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  3. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    January 11, 2012

    It was a terrible idea to read this post on an empty stomach, ahah! We visited that Key Lime pie place on our honeymoon! And wow, love the sweet stories from Derek’s parents. What a dream come true in so many ways!!!!!
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  4. Kristy @ KristyRuns
    January 11, 2012

    What a great long weekend to celebrate! Congrats again! πŸ™‚ P.S. I need that chocolate covered key lime pie!!!!
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  5. Lindsey
    January 11, 2012

    Love the idea of doing ice cream sandwiches at your wedding!
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  6. Andrea
    January 11, 2012

    Congratulations! So happy for you…looks like Key West was a great time:)

    My husband and I were actually married in a vineyard, very low key, and we did serve ice cream sandwiches for dessert. We rented an ice cream cart and made all the sandwiches ahead of time, ordering fun labels for each one. We just used the break and bake cookies at the grocery store and various ice creams. They were a hit!

  7. katie
    January 11, 2012

    i was only in Key West for a day ever, and it was fun! I went there on my way to little palm island!

    Congrats again! <3
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  8. Hillary
    January 11, 2012

    So glad to hear you guys took your time celebrating and enjoying each other. It’s a once in a lifetime experience—might as well soak it up!

    And I agree about the desserts at the wedding. My boyfriend and I aren’t even engaged yet, but we’ve already discussed our wedding cake. Yes, really!
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  9. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    January 11, 2012

    Meghann, I have really enjoyed these posts!! Key West is gorgeous and fun and you totally captured that. πŸ™‚ So happy for you that your engagement is off to such a fun start! Derek picked such a wonderful way to do it. πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to reading about the rest of your “engagement journey”!

  10. Lena @Fit on the Rocks
    January 11, 2012

    Booze, good food, and beach runs…sounds like my kind of trip! Glad you got to enjoy your engagement and post-race in a fantastic place. Can’t wait to start reading about wedding planning stuff πŸ™‚
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  11. Rachel
    January 11, 2012

    Amigos is so good! I thought I disliked corn tortillas until I had their fresh ones. Glad to hear you had a great time in Key West. Let me know next time you’re over on the east coast of the state, we can celebrate at the pub!

    • Eric
      January 11, 2012

      Sunday Night Trivia at the Pub ?
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  12. Julie
    January 11, 2012

    You’re making me want to go to Key West!! I’ve never been but think I may need to go for my 25th bday! The food looks delicious to πŸ™‚

  13. Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted
    January 11, 2012

    I wanted to do appetizers and desserts at our wedding! I seemed to be the only one into it but I really have no idea why!! Would have been awesome! Ended up with a regular apps, dinner, and cupcakes with some additional desserts.
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  14. Heather
    January 11, 2012

    i lloovvvee key west! I have only been once on a disney cruise (is that a disney boat behind you in one pic?) but we had a blast. We walked the whole thing on our own and hit all the touristy spots. Would love to go back and spend more time!
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  15. Alicia from Poise in Parma
    January 11, 2012

    Enjoy the post-engagement buzz!! Wedding planning can wait!

    Your trip is seriously causing some waunderlusting on my end of things. I’ve heard great things about Key West. Now I really want to go there!
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  16. Kath
    January 11, 2012

    I would love to attend an all desserts wedding!!
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  17. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    January 11, 2012

    As per your last post, don’t feel bad, I can’t remember what my husband said to me when he proposed either. He insists (it was at Niagara Falls) he said “I want to fall in love with you every day for the rest of my life” All I heard was “blah blah blah, he’s on his knee, blah blah blah oh holy f&ck, blah blah blah, look at that ring”

    Also, I LOVE chocolate dipped key lime pie like woah.
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  18. Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete
    January 11, 2012

    I love your description of Jim the next morning: “Happy, loud, and not a bit hung over. I hated him.” Ahhh yes, the Jim we all know and love. πŸ™‚
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  19. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    January 11, 2012

    I love that you two were able to vacation a bit after getting engaged! I haven’t been to Key West in years but I remember loving Sloppy Joe’s and the Key Lime Pie Factory. What amazing memories!
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  20. Kate
    January 11, 2012

    Aww Meghann! It is so great to see you so happy.

    I lived in KW for a year and a half and I have to disagree about the drive. It is AMAZING, especially if it’s your first time. So many places worth stopping in the upper/mid keys. And I need to give you some less touristy recs for the next time you go down there. There are some truly tremendous restaurants and bars that aren’t so generic. You sure hit all the tourist faves though and glad you had fun!

  21. Sara
    January 11, 2012

    CONGRATS πŸ™‚ such an awesome time for you!!! & you have left me majorly craving that salad & key lime pie πŸ™‚

  22. jessica
    January 11, 2012

    I am confused! You said his dad also didn’t have a ring when he proposed. Did Derek not have a ring? I thought there was a picture of it on your announcement post? Which was beautiful by the way. If you don’t have one yet what is the plan??

    • Meghann
      January 11, 2012

      I was just adding to the story. Saying they got engaged in Cayman islands and didn’t have a ring. Derek did have a ring. You’re right that word doesn’t quite work in that sentence structure.

  23. The Swim Diva
    January 11, 2012

    Are you sure you gained weight? I think you are looking mighty thin!
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    • Meghann
      January 11, 2012

      I did gain weight during my HIM training, but I’ve managed to lose most of it through some changes in my diet and exercise routine.

  24. jena
    January 11, 2012

    i HAVE to know what airline you flew on? My BFF lives in KW and I NEED cheap tickets there! and, i’m incredibly jealous that you flew back to Tampa when I had to endure a 10 hour van ride, dear goodness, that was rough!

    You are a trooper staying out till all hours after Ragnar. I was done, on my BFFs couch by 10 on Saturday night, and Sunday night wasn’t much different. Although, i spent the majority of the day Sunday drinking my way around KW. Good times! I’ve never been before – it was definitely an experience. I can’t wait to go back!
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    • Meghann
      January 11, 2012

      We flew AirTran! The trick was flying back on Tuesday and booking the tickets a couple of months in advance, flying Tuesday was a lot cheaper than flying on Sunday. πŸ™‚

  25. Army Amy*
    January 11, 2012

    Looks like an all star weekend!*
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  26. Kristyn
    January 11, 2012

    I am SOO SOO SOOOO excited for you! Yay for so many brides in your family and now YOU! I’m getting married in the Dominican Republic in July. =)

    Congrats, Meghann!! Love you pictures showing off the bling!
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    • Meghann
      January 11, 2012

      Now that sounds like a fun destination wedding! Congrats to you too!

  27. Missy
    January 11, 2012

    A huge congrats on the proposal! How exciting!! I’m a big fan of your blog and I’m so happy for your Ragnar Relay Team! Congrats on the finish πŸ™‚ Maybe someday I’ll be a part of a Ragnar Team!!

  28. Krystina (Organically Me)
    January 11, 2012

    I really want to go to Key West! Your engagement weekend/mini vacation sounds perfect.
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  29. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    January 11, 2012

    This looks like a wonderfully relaxing weekend! Congrats again, enjoy this time!

  30. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    January 11, 2012

    oh that cookie sandwich looks AWEsome!!

    COngrats again–so exciting!

  31. Lindsey @ Sound Eats
    January 11, 2012

    First of all, congrats!! πŸ™‚

    Orignally, Ross and I were going to get married in the winter – we actually had tentatively decided on the same date Caitlin and Kristien got married (didn’t know them at the time). I totally wanted to have a “Venetian hour” dessert buffet type reception. A later ceremony (at sunset or under the stars) and have loads of fruit/ salads/ cheese platters/ fondues/ and mini desserts (a wedding cake, too, of course) under the stars and twinkly lights outside.

    But then we changed our date to the summer and went with the middle of the day luncheon so we could have a slightly-cooler late morning ceremony so we wouldn’t die during pics outside. πŸ™‚

    Congrats again!

  32. kathleen @ the daily crumb
    January 11, 2012

    awww i love this post, meghann! you look SO happy… just basking in newly engaged bliss, exactly as you should be. enjoy this special time!!

  33. Cynthia
    January 11, 2012

    When my husband and I got married, the wedding was at 2:00 in the afternoon and we chose to have a dessert buffet. We had make your own ice cream sundaes, brownies, pie . . . and of course the wedding cake. We also had some fruit and sugar free dessert options. It was awesome!

  34. Kathy
    January 11, 2012

    I want to go to Key West …right now!! You make it ALL look wonderful…and I want to go to Sloppy Joe’s and to that place for Key Lime PIE on a stick!! YUMMY!

    I know I am repeating myself but what a wonderful race/week it was!! Can I vacation with you guys next time but NOT participate in the race? I could be the designated driver? πŸ˜‰ ha!
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  35. Kristi
    January 11, 2012

    I just wanted to mention that my cousin is a bouncer at AJs and he always updates his FB status when he’s working – tonight, for instance, for Flippin’ Tuesdays πŸ™‚ I wonder what couples there tonight might later get engaged πŸ™‚ congrats!

  36. Emily
    January 11, 2012

    It looks like you guys had so much fun in key west. Congrats Again!

    PS that cookie sandwich looks amazing.
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  37. Brie
    January 11, 2012

    I’m still so excited for you!
    I love proposal stories so much. And also key lime pie.
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  38. Katie G @ Just Roll With It
    January 11, 2012

    Sounds like a great way to spend the days after your engagement! I’ve never been to Key West, but looks fun. I’ll get there someday! Don’t blame you for taking a plane back, 8 hours of driving vs. 52 minute flight = flying wins every time! PS: I love the ice cream cookie idea for the wedding, and even more, all dessrts, ha
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  39. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    January 11, 2012

    I have seriously LOVED reading your last few posts so much- and all of the detail that you put into them! And this one in particular makes me want to go back to Key West SO bad… I’ve only been once, and it was for just one day. But, I recognize so many of the spots you hit and have so many similar photos- in Sloppy Joes, the Key Lime pie place, the same “bodies” where you can stick your head through… love it all!!
    Congrats again, and thanks for sharing it with all of us!!

  40. Ellie
    January 11, 2012

    I love your dress! were is it from?

  41. CATHY
    January 11, 2012

    Hi! I already said Congratulations, but Congratulations again! Did you see Skinnyrunner’s post about the Limiteds shuttered bridal line? The dresses are $59-$99 each and seriously cute. You should check it out. πŸ™‚

  42. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life
    January 11, 2012

    What a great way to celebrate your engagement!! You have had quite the crazy last few days, you have to be exhausted from all the excitement!
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  43. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 11, 2012

    What a fun few days in the sun!!!

  44. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    January 11, 2012

    I’ve always wanted to go to Key West but have heard that it’s one big party place. Your thoughts? From your pictures it looks like there is other things to do besides drink and party.

    Welcome back to the real world! πŸ™‚
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  45. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    January 11, 2012

    Mmmmmm…that ice cream sandwich looks delicious!!

  46. Meghan
    January 11, 2012

    We had an ice cream guy at our wedding and it was amazing. It is.called Pure Magic and he started with a base of flavor then the guest picked the mixin and he froze it with liquid hydrogen or something. it was amazing!

  47. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    January 11, 2012

    What a fun time celebrating! You make me miss Key West! I want to go back…your bachelorette party!? haha!
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  48. Sarah
    January 11, 2012

    Congrats! It looks like you had a great few days celebrating! I love Key West, seriously had to talk myself into getting on the plane to come home!
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  49. Liz
    January 12, 2012

    I’ve never been to Key West, but would LOVE to go! Oh, and the cookie ice cream sandwich looks delicious – I say an all dessert wedding reception sounds right up my ally πŸ™‚

  50. Victoria Runs
    January 12, 2012

    Blue Heaven is my favorite breakfast spot! I used to live in KW and love their granola πŸ™‚ nom!

    Love your photos! I haven’t been back in 5 years… I am itching for it! My college girlfriend ran ragnar and I am so jealous. Maybe next year! Congratulations again!!!
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  51. Katie
    January 16, 2012

    Does it get any better than cookies and ice cream? Maybe not. πŸ˜‰

    If you still want to do the traditional aspect of a cake at your wedding, you could always do ice cream cookie sandwiches as a late night snack shortly before the night ends! For our wedding, we had a french fry bar with various toppings and milkshake shooters as our late night snack, but we were looking into the option of fresh baked cookies with milk shooters as well! Yum yum. Our wedding was also a food festival of sorts…it’s amazing I didn’t need to be cut out of my dress with scissors when the night was done!
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  52. Linda
    January 16, 2012

    OMG – Congrats, 1st of all πŸ™‚ I just started following your blog (I think I found it on SkinnyMS – not really sure where), but I was just searching around and found you – and followed your journey in which you ‘raced’ into your engagement πŸ™‚ But, it is my 2nd point that makes me have to comment – your trip and description of Key West has pretty much made up my mind as to where my hubs and I will spend a long weekend this Spring! I have been trying to decide where to go, just to get away (maybe for his birthday in April) – we went to Key West a couple years ago during a scuba trip (we stayed on Key Largo, and took a day trip to Key West – and that was a long enough trek for us!), but we were with a group, so we didn’t get to venture off on our own…I think I may need to check out what’s going on in the Keys and follow some of your route!! Thanks for the updates, and for letting me follow your blog – very entertaining. Congrats again, and best of luck!

  53. Jillian
    January 26, 2012

    Congratulations! I’m curious as to where you stay when in Key West? Hoping to plan a trip in the near future and would appreciate suggestions. Thanks!

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