237 responses

  1. Christine
    January 10, 2012

    *sniff sniff* So sweet! Congratulations!

  2. Katy Widrick
    January 10, 2012

    LOVE YOU BOTH. And it’s such a perfect story for you two!
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  3. Sarah
    January 10, 2012

    I’m s sucker for a good proposal story, congratulations!!!

  4. Kate S
    January 10, 2012

    Lovely story, congratulations! Being married is wonderful :o)

  5. Michele @ nycrunningmama
    January 10, 2012

    I am literally sitting here crying. This is one of the most beautiful proposals I have heard. What a memorable and meaningful way to propose !! (and right up my alley!!)
    Congratulations, again!! Enjoy wedding planning!!

  6. Brie
    January 10, 2012

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. Seriously, I have tears in my eyes! What a perfect proposal.

    (Derek should really work on his poker face, though, haha.)
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    • Brie
      January 10, 2012

      Also, make Kelly pass along the bridal stuff I sent her after she and Tony got engaged!
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      • Brie
        January 10, 2012

        After their wedding, I mean.

  7. Laura
    January 10, 2012

    Ahhhh Meghan! This made me cry! So exciting, so beautiful, so awesome!
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  8. Kristy @ KristyRuns
    January 10, 2012

    Finally!!! πŸ™‚ Congrats! What a great proposal!

  9. Megan @ Life As Megan KNows It
    January 10, 2012

    what a beautiful recap Meghann! I am so happy for you and Derek!
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  10. Leanne @ The Skinny Architect
    January 10, 2012

    This is FANTASTIC! Congrats to both you and Derek. I feel like this engagement couldn’t be any more perfect. Have fun wedding planning :-). Oh, and congrats on finishing your first Ragnar!
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  11. Leah
    January 10, 2012

    What an amazing moment – congratulations!!!!

  12. Julie
    January 10, 2012

    This is such a great story!!! I almost got choked up! My bf and I have been together for years, 3.5 long distance, and we just moved in together- It such an amazing feeling to know you’re with someone who you want to spend the rest of your life with! Congrats!!! πŸ™‚

  13. Jackie @ MomJovi
    January 10, 2012

    Love, Love, LOVE it! So happy for you guys!

  14. sarah
    January 10, 2012

    YYAYYYY! I have been waiting for SO LONG for you two to be engaged and I am SO happy for both of you! What a GREAT proposal. I am seriously so excited to follow along as you plan your wedding πŸ™‚

  15. kirsten
    January 10, 2012

    great proposal story! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read about all your wedding planning over the next year!! congratulations to both of you!!!!

  16. Liz H
    January 10, 2012

    Love your blog and love this story!

  17. Anna
    January 10, 2012

    As a long time reader AND someone who recently got married….I am in serious tears over here and overjoyed with happiness for you two! Congrats and enjoy it every step of the way. Marriage will unite you in ways you never thought possible and you will fall in love all over again. Happy planning πŸ™‚

  18. Corrie @ Blurb Column
    January 10, 2012

    BIG Congratulations to you both! An awesome story. Truly. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Lindsay
    January 10, 2012

    It might be the pregnancy hormones but I just read this whole post through a stream of tears- congrats what a wonderful proposal story!
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  20. Kate
    January 10, 2012

    amazing, amazing story!! love the recap of the race and the engagement! what an awesome proposal- congrats!

  21. Caitlin
    January 10, 2012

    so cute. congrats to you both. πŸ˜‰

  22. Jessica
    January 10, 2012

    Aw Meg I’m so happy for you! I wish Derek were coming with you to our wedding this weekend because I’m telling you now until when you get married you’ll be so much more emotional at them. Gahhh congrats!!

  23. Bonnie
    January 10, 2012

    Wahoo! This is so exciting! A huge congrats to you guys! What a meaningful and fun proposal…loved how you described it too. Here’s to many more years running together!
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  24. kaliesthoughts
    January 10, 2012

    this made me cry! so happy for you
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  25. Rosa – Fitness Food Fulfilled
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations! You look so incredibly happy! There’s nothing like being with the love of your life and knowing that you’ll be with them forever.
    Enjoy your engagement and all the time leading up to your wedding. And remember, it’s about the marriage, not the day. It’ll be wonderful no matter what because you’re with each other.
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  26. BethT
    January 10, 2012

    You look so shocked and happy in those pics. Congratulations to you and Derek – you deserve all the happiness in the world! Take your honeymoon in wine country and I’ll buy you a celebratory Ike’s sandwich. πŸ™‚

  27. Rachael @ Happy Healthy Runner
    January 10, 2012

    this is so sweet!! congratulations to you both – what a FUN proposal!!
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  28. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations! This proposal will make for such a great story in the future. So glad you’ve found the love of your life!
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  29. Kim
    January 10, 2012

    That totally gave me chills! Congratulations!!!
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  30. jessica@domesticated-bliss
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats Congrats!! What a wonderful story πŸ™‚

  31. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann! I am so so so happy for the two of you! I love how he proposed to you while you were doing something you love! πŸ˜€
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  32. Lizzie @TheWeekdayVegan
    January 10, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is the best proposal ever. Well done, Derek! All the best and happiness for you both =)

  33. Alex
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats! This is so awesome!
    Did you pick out the ring together at some point beforehand?
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    • Court
      January 11, 2012

      Yes! I want to know more about the ring!

  34. Reenie
    January 10, 2012

    Oh how sweet…. I’m so happy for you two!!

    Congrats again =)

  35. erica
    January 10, 2012

    i’m tearing up at my desk. at work. like a blubbering idiot.

    i love it! congrats again!!! so excited for you and derek!
    can’t wait to follow along w/your wedding planning!!!!
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  36. Kate
    January 10, 2012

    I am being totally honest, that is the BEST proposal story I have ever heard. I have been reading for years now, and I am so happy you guys are finally getting married!

  37. Maggie
    January 10, 2012

    Such an amazing story. And you look so happy. Congratulations, here’s to many years of happiness!

  38. April @ Marathons N Martinis
    January 10, 2012

    Awww!! So sweet! I’m so happy for you and Derek! What a great love story. I love that you have loved him so long. Have a blast enjoying your engagement and planning your wedding – it goes by so quickly!
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  39. Talia @ Bite Size Wellness
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats lady! I went through the same shocked moment when I got proposed to also! In fact I said “Is this real?” Wishing you the best as you plan for your future. I can’t recall a time in my life that I enjoyed more.
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  40. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life
    January 10, 2012

    That is so awesome Meghann, congratulations!!! I got married last year and the whole engagement experience was so exciting and fun! Soak this time in because he won’t be your fiancΓ© for long, soon he will be your husband! πŸ™‚
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  41. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    January 10, 2012

    Yay!!!! I’m so happy he finally popped the question!!!! So excited!!!!
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  42. Alicia B.
    January 10, 2012

    AWWWWWWWW! This got me all teary-eyed. I’m so very, very happy for you too. It’s so incredibly sweet, the way he asked you — if you’ll keep running with him. πŸ™‚ And it’s amazing, these re-connections in life and how important they become! Congratulations!

    – Alicia
    @leximaven
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  43. Emily
    January 10, 2012

    aaaand i’m crying πŸ˜‰

    I’m So so so happy for the both of you! i’ve been reading your blog for the past two years. I couldn’t be more excited!! Can’t wait to hear all the wedding plans as they happen. Enjoy this time and .. not matter how stressful it may get .. keep that love at the center of all things πŸ™‚

    xoxo!
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  44. Lee
    January 10, 2012

    So cute! When my husband proposed, I forget to say yes at first. I was just like, “What? How did you do all this??”
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  45. Kate @Pastafreerunner
    January 10, 2012

    Ok, that was totally worth waiting for! What a perfect proposal! Congratulations again!!
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  46. Colleen
    January 10, 2012

    I am crying!!! Love reading your story! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! Again big congratulations to you and Derek! Don’t stress over the
    wedding details or what others want or think you should do. What matters on the day is you and Derek standing in front of your friends and family commiting your love for each other.

  47. Laura
    January 10, 2012

    I have chills everywhere from this story! You were the first blog I stumbled on back in the day and since then I’ve been waiting for this engagement:) couldn’t imagine a more perfect proposal for you. So very happy for you both! CONGRATULATIONS!
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  48. Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries
    January 10, 2012

    what an adorable story! and so fitting for you two! πŸ™‚ congratulations meghann!
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  49. Marie
    January 10, 2012

    Oh my gosh, such a beautiful, tear-jerker of a story! LOVED it! Beautiful post. Congratulations to you both!!!

  50. Kelly
    January 10, 2012

    It’s RIDICULOUS how sweet that story is!! You had me in tears! Congratulations, may your future bring you both joy, happiness, and unending love!

  51. CindyD.
    January 10, 2012

    YAY!!!! Congratulations!!

  52. melissa (fitnessnyc)
    January 10, 2012

    I am weeping! I remember when we first met derek and shortly thereafter everyone started demanding to know if he was your boyfriend (i wondered but did not ask) and we have seen your relationship blossom and know it’s like the fairyblog engagement! well done mr. meals and miles.
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  53. melissa (fitnessnyc)
    January 10, 2012

    I am weeping! I remember when we first met derek and shortly thereafter everyone started demanding to know if he was your boyfriend (i wondered but did not ask) and we have seen your relationship blossom and now it’s like the fairyblog engagement! well done mr. meals and miles.

  54. Brittany
    January 10, 2012

    So excited for you! I just got engaged December 23, 2011 so I know how great it is to wake up every morning and realize that you’re ENGAGED. πŸ™‚ My “how we met/started dating” story is very similar to yours too. Congratulations!
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  55. Danielle
    January 10, 2012

    Stop-you’re making me cry at my desk! Such a wonderfully written recap-Congratulations again!
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  56. Nicole
    January 10, 2012

    The conclusion to the story was well worth the wait, I have tears in my eyes! I’m so happy for you two, congrats once again!!
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  57. Ali
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann! I am so happy for you and Derek!!

  58. Amy
    January 10, 2012

    What a sweet story! Congratulations and enjoy wedding planning!
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  59. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    January 10, 2012

    AHHH Meghann I’m reading this at my desk at work and I’ve got chills down my spine, arm hairs sticking up, and tears welling up out of happiness in my eyes (and I never cry lol!) Congratulations to both of you!! And tell Derek he had one hell of a proposal plan! πŸ™‚

  60. Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life
    January 10, 2012

    Brought tears to my eyes! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!
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  61. Stephanie @ Mr and Meatless
    January 10, 2012

    So cute! Congratulations! My husband proposed in Key West too. Not quite the excitement as yours, but it was sweet. We went to the beach at sunset with his family, who we were vacationing with. He took me for a walk down the beach, then got down on his knee in the sand and asked me to marry him. Happiest moment of my life. πŸ™‚
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  62. Stephanie @ Mr and Meatless
    January 10, 2012

    So cute! Congratulations! My husband proposed in Key West too. Not quite the excitement as yours, but it was sweet. We went to the beach at sunset with his family, who we were vacationing with. He took me for a walk down the beach, then got down on his knee in the sand and asked me to marry him. Happiest moment of my life. πŸ™‚
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  63. Neha
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann!!

  64. Neha
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann!!

  65. Marisa
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats to you both! Such a great proposal! Can’t wait to follow the wedding planning!

  66. Cher
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations! I want to know about the ring, too! Did you pick it out or what!

  67. Kath
    January 10, 2012

    Wheeee!

  68. Bri
    January 10, 2012

    What a sweet story and thoughtful proposal. Congratulations! May the two of you always be as in love as you were on that day. πŸ™‚

  69. Erica
    January 10, 2012

    Soooooooooo sweet!!!!
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  70. Kelley
    January 10, 2012

    This is so sweet! The high after a great run (Especially a great RAGNAR run!) is so emotional anyways, I can’t imagine how amazing it must have felt to get a RING on top of it!!!! So happy for you!

  71. Hillary
    January 10, 2012

    Too freaking adorable. Congrats again to you guys!
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  72. Candice
    January 10, 2012

    We are so happy for you both. Can’t wait for the wedding.

  73. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    January 10, 2012

    WAhooo!! SO cute. SO happy for you guys! πŸ™‚

  74. Danna
    January 10, 2012

    YAY! I myself just got engaged two and a half weeks ago. Can’t wait to read along with you πŸ™‚

  75. Heather @ Run Eat Play
    January 10, 2012

    I’m so sappy – this totally made me cry! Congrats to both of you. There’s no feeling like finding the person that you love forever and knowing they love you back.
    Great job on the race too!
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  76. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann!! I’m so happy for the two of you πŸ™‚
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  77. Whitney @ Whit’s Kitchen
    January 10, 2012

    You are so lucky to have gotten a photo of him actually proposing! That is something I wished I had gotten! You will remember this forever! πŸ™‚

  78. Silvina
    January 10, 2012

    OMG so sweet! CONGRATULATIONS!

  79. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations!! Such an amazing story! (as I wipe the tears from my eyes!) πŸ˜‰
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  80. Allie
    January 10, 2012

    What an amazing story! So exciting!! Congratulations on your engagement! Can’t wait to hear about the wedding planning!
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  81. Michelle
    January 10, 2012

    Such a memorable proposal! I have a such a soft spot for college loves (especially ones from my alma mater!). Congrats to you both!!
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  82. Cristina
    January 10, 2012

    What an awesome story! You are lucky to have pictures from that moment πŸ™‚

  83. Katie For Life
    January 10, 2012

    This is so amazing! I am so happy for you!
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  84. Chrissy (The New Me)
    January 10, 2012

    This is a great engagement story. Congratulations to you and Derek!
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  85. Kristin
    January 10, 2012

    Ah I absolutely love this! “I want to keep running with you. Will you marry me?” that is just too cute and perfect for you. Congrats to you both!!
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  86. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats! Fun that you had people taking pictures of the moment. Not a lot of people get that.
    When my hubs proposed, I was totally blindsided. My first words were OH MY GOD. And I forgot to say yes for awhile too. πŸ™‚
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  87. Jessica
    January 10, 2012

    OMG

    *tears*

    So sweet!

  88. Sarah
    January 10, 2012

    So exciting! The “I want to keep running with you” is adorable.

  89. abbi
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations!!
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  90. Shayla @ The Good Life
    January 10, 2012

    *TEARS*!!! Definitely the cutest, most thoughtful proposal story ever…Derek gets mad props and I’m so very happy for you! Congrats!! πŸ™‚
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  91. emily
    January 10, 2012

    Eeeeek, too cute!

    You did such a good job writing these recap posts too. I am the least sappy person on the planet and I actually got choked up reading the end of this post!!

  92. Dani
    January 10, 2012

    Aww, so sweet! I’m so happy for you guys! The natural high after a race is so amazing, I cannot even imagine how much better a proposal at the end would be!!

  93. Dori
    January 10, 2012

    “I turn around and for the first time I notice this silly stick-on mustache he was wearing. I laugh and poke at it with my finger.

    He smiles back, grabs my hand, then drops to his knee.”

    This is perfect! So sweet and just, well, perfect. I am so happy for you and I really felt all your emotion come through in this post. This is the best post you’ve ever written and I am SO happy for you and Derek!!!!!!!!!
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  94. Stephanie
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations! I wish you both a fantastic engagement and an even better marriage. There is nothing better than marrying the love of your life. I know I can’t imagine having my best friend by my side every day!

  95. Amy
    January 10, 2012

    This is one of the coolest engagement stories ever!!! How fitting! I am so happy for you two! Your story made me cry! I love your blog and I look forward to all that is to come!

    Congrats on your love, happiness and upcoming WEDDING!!!!

  96. Anne P
    January 10, 2012

    Oh my gosh – SO CUTE!!! And I totally feel you with the complete shock when the actual moment happened for me, too. I remember being like “wtf is happening right now omg!!!” Ha.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
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  97. theswanin.me
    January 10, 2012

    Ok your not a biiiootch anymore. And I forgot to scroll forward to make sure this was the final installment I was so eager to read. Yeah!! Sniffles! I am so happy for you!!! He had to make sure it was perfect since it was going to be blogged about of course. LOL
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  98. Julie (A Case of the Runs)
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations! I got engaged last month and had the same inability to respond… ha ha!

  99. Krissy
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats!!!! Such a great story and awesome you have all the pictures of it! Very happy for you!

  100. Rachel @ Runner’s Tales
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats!!!! Such an awesome story and what a way to finish the race! πŸ™‚
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  101. Army Amy*
    January 10, 2012

    What a perfect proposal! It’s so you! Your happiness radiates from those photos. I hope y’all are always able to hold on to this feeling. Congratuations!*
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  102. Lena @Fit on the Rocks
    January 10, 2012

    God, maybe it’s the age coming on and the constant pressure from my family that I’m getting old and need to get married, but this made me tear up! It really felt like we were there to witness your engagement, and what a fantastic moment. Congratulations!!!
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  103. Andrea of Care to Eat/Breed
    January 10, 2012

    I knew I shouldn’t have read this at work! Totally tearing up. Congrats guys! I remember when you posted about that night in 2008 (that’s how long I’ve been reading!). I wasn’t surprised when you guys became an item and I’m not surprised you’re getting married! Derek is a lucky guy!

  104. Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    January 10, 2012

    sooo sweet!! def made me teary! congrats!! What an awesome story you get to re tell a millions times πŸ™‚

  105. Kathy
    January 10, 2012

    These are amazing posts! Congratulations! On the race and the ring!

    What a wonderful memory! Wonderful guy! Wonderful posts…almost made me cry…thanks for sharing!!!
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  106. Hilary
    January 10, 2012

    Awww…yes! Big congrats and great story…thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚
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  107. jenn
    January 10, 2012

    Love it!!! Congratulations!!

  108. Cat
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats, Meghann!!! That is a great proposal story! Mad props to Derek πŸ™‚ Have fun wedding planning!

  109. Elizabeth
    January 10, 2012

    CONGRATS!!! Also, as a Tallahassee native, I cannot even describe to you how much it cracks me up that you guys met at AJ’s. And then got together after a trip to Bulls. Best Tally love story ever.

  110. Emily
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats! Can’t wait for the wedding posts!

  111. Ash Bear
    January 10, 2012

    This really is a perfect story for you two and I’m so excited for all the planning, fun, and your life together! I hope the flowers survived the funw eekend!

  112. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    January 10, 2012

    OMG TEARING UP RIGHT NOW!!! That is so wonderful!!!! Congratulations!!! So much to look forward to!
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  113. Conni
    January 10, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s so exciting and I am so happy for the two of you! :))))

  114. Aleyta
    January 10, 2012

    Yay!!!! You need to put a wedding link on here now cause I want to know all of the fun details!!! I loved LOVED our wedding. It was SO us. Mexican food, margaritas, outdoors…what an amazing thing to experience with your love!!!! YAY!!!!

  115. Silvia @ skinny jeans food
    January 10, 2012

    I am only reading your blog for about 1 year and a few months and I noticed that you always look a magnitude happier with Derek in the picture (and him with you). So, congratulations on the journey together ahead!
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  116. Amanda
    January 10, 2012

    HUGE congrats to you both! I got engaged this summer and I know what you mean about that fuzzy feeling … I just kept saying “Are you serious?!?!?!” until he finally asked me if I said yes! Such a fun time πŸ™‚

  117. Liz
    January 10, 2012

    This is such a lovely story. Thank you for sharing it will all of us πŸ™‚
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  118. Anna-Marie @ Beauty and the Beets
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats! What a wonderful surprise!!!
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  119. Jena
    January 10, 2012

    I love that he said, “I want to keep running with you.” That is very cute.

    Congrats Meghann!
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  120. Karen @ Run Shop Travel
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats again – what a great way to propose! I am so happy for you guys!
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  121. Sneakers2sandals
    January 10, 2012

    Just beyond! Now the fun begins πŸ™‚
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  122. Kristen
    January 10, 2012

    OMG I LOVE this engagement story, so sweet! Congratulations!

    Won’t this make wedding #3 between your siblings this year!??

  123. Nataliya @irunforicecream
    January 10, 2012

    Thanks for making me cry at work! So adorable! Congratulations!!!

  124. Caroline
    January 10, 2012

    AGH! This post brought tears to my eyes! It’s so neat that you have so many years of history together, and the proposal is certainly a memorable one!
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  125. Sandy
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations..sweetest proposal, and emotional post πŸ™‚

  126. Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
    January 10, 2012

    Fate works in funny ways doesn’t it? So cute, congrats!

  127. Krissy – Shiawase Life
    January 10, 2012

    Great last and first chapter, Meghann!!!!!!!! Congrats again πŸ˜€
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  128. Sarah D.
    January 10, 2012

    What a beautiful and PERFECT proposal. Crying like a baby! Congrats!

  129. chris
    January 10, 2012

    oh my gosh, love this!!! totally crying over here, i love when people are in love! plus, it reminds me of when i got engaged last year and it was the same thing – total tunnel vision, i can’t even remember what he said, all i wanted to do was just scream and hug and kiss him forever! def one of the best moments of my life – second only to the actual wedding, which as you will see is even better than the proposal! congrats to you guys!! and way to go derek, i loved that he did it on his terms and in his way. very good sign for the future!!

  130. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    January 10, 2012

    Oh, I love the last paragraph! So teary eyed right now. When my husband proposed, I screamed and ran away! I was in total shock and not prepared for it at all.

    Congratulations!!
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  131. Haley
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats a million times over!! And doing something you love….can’t wait to read more about everything! πŸ™‚

  132. Lauren
    January 10, 2012

    Aww, Meghann, that was an absolutely beautiful recap. What an amazing proposal. Wishing you and Derek the best in your wedded life!
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  133. Angie
    January 10, 2012

    What a great story and when you know, you just know.

    Kev and I just celebrated our 15th anniversary New Year’s Eve. Spending the rest of your life with the one you LOVE is awesome!

    Congrats!
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  134. Alliso K
    January 10, 2012

    This is hands-down the best post you have ever written.
    Congrats to you both~!
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  135. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
    January 10, 2012

    Haha, I absolutely love the sneaky Facebook statuses he posted! That’s great. Congrats to you both πŸ™‚

  136. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 10, 2012

    I am so so happy for you both!!!! How wonderful! x
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  137. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations! I almost teared up reading your story! Best wishes πŸ™‚
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  138. Cait
    January 10, 2012

    I’ve been reading your blog for ages – but don’t think I’ve ever posted. But congratulations and best wishes to you and Derek! Very happy for you. Have fun wedding planning πŸ™‚

  139. Lauryn
    January 10, 2012

    Love your story. Congrats!

    Question – can Derek do a post on all the behind the scenes planning it took to make this possible?

  140. Lauren
    January 10, 2012

    CONGRATS Meghann! This is truly a Cinderella story. So happy for the both of you.
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  141. Mallory @ Have Your Cake and Eat It
    January 10, 2012

    congrats meghann! so happy for you both! a finish line that was actually a starting line for the rest of your life together! so cute. πŸ˜€
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  142. Aly
    January 10, 2012

    CUTE! This is one of the best proposal stories that I’ve ever heard/read – congrats.
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  143. Chatelaine
    January 10, 2012

    so flippin HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Congratulations! I’m a stranger to you but I teared up reading your post. I LOVE engagement stories more than anything in the world. The pure JOY at that moment when your world comes rushing in on the love of your life asking to pledge your love to each other forever in front of everyone. SO HAPPY FOR YOU πŸ™‚

  144. Corey @ Learning Patience
    January 10, 2012

    So so sweet…I am seriously crying at the way he proposed. Seriously…. I am SO happy for you — enjoy every single second – it will fly by – so FAST. Remember to breathe, relax and soak it all in….

    CONGRATS
    xoxo from Trinidad
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  145. Carissa
    January 10, 2012

    Awww! I got teary there! I’m so excited for you guys and it’s so great to see how in love you are!!

    Enjoy every moment!!!!!!
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  146. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    January 10, 2012

    How awesome that you have so many photos of your engagement taking place!! My proposal back in the day was super private and we have one lone photo from the entire weekend that we went down the next morning and took. I cherish that one disposable camera photo just as much as my wedding photos themselves. Congrats!
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  147. Christina
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations, Meghann! Although I don’t know you, I am very happy for you and Derek.
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  148. Sana
    January 10, 2012

    I love love, it’s beautiful πŸ™‚
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  149. Brittney
    January 10, 2012

    Awwwww! I’m so happy for you guys!
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  150. *Andrea*
    January 10, 2012

    congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x 1 million

  151. Itecblogger
    January 10, 2012

    I got so excited reading this!!!! Very, very happy for you!

  152. Rachel L
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you guys πŸ˜€
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  153. Heather @ Better With Veggies
    January 10, 2012

    Yay!!!!! What an amazing ending to a wonderful story – well, I guess it’s only just the beginning, but you know what I mean. Congratulations!!
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  154. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    January 10, 2012

    Great story — congratulations to you both! Happy planning!

  155. SkinnyRunner
    January 10, 2012

    this is my FAVORITE post of yours!! love it.

    i think im a secret romantic.

  156. Erin
    January 10, 2012

    Such a great story – again, congratulations!
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  157. Amy
    January 10, 2012

    Def geared up so beautiful congrats to u and best of luck! Yay wedding

  158. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 10, 2012

    aaahhh! Loved this. I know exactly how you felt. I was in my own world when the husband proposed to me!
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  159. Christina
    January 10, 2012

    Sitting here crying like a baby – in a good way, of course!! Great proposal, tell Derek good job! Really happy for you both, and excited to follow you on this new journey in your life.

  160. Aria
    January 10, 2012

    I lovedddd this proposal!! It is so you πŸ™‚ I seriously got tears in my eyes reading this & I totally get what you are saying about everything getting fuzzy! That totally happenHenri me when my husband proposed. Congrats again – I’m so happy fir you both <3

  161. Stephanie @ Afitbliss.com
    January 10, 2012

    OMG so beautiful. Sitting here like Captain Waterworks- I love proposal stories and am so happy for you!!!

  162. Heather
    January 10, 2012

    AAHHHH goosebumps! I am SO HAPPY for you!! I KNEW it had to be soon! All I can say is your poor poor parents. My sister and I got married within 5 months of each other and my mom almost had a nervous breakdown.
    I can’t wait to hear about all the plans. Enjoy this time, it goes by SO FAST!
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  163. Chelsea
    January 10, 2012

    I’m sooo so happy for you guys <3 Talk about an amazing experience!

  164. Amelia
    January 10, 2012

    This is the sweetest thing. Such a wonderful proposal! Your couple story is so great as well! I’m so happy for you two!!
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  165. Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    January 10, 2012

    This post makes me so SO happy! I wish you two the best- love the story! πŸ™‚
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  166. Cate
    January 10, 2012

    what a great memory and story to have! Congrats! πŸ™‚
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  167. alice
    January 10, 2012

    this was entirely too adorable! those photos of you are priceless! πŸ™‚ congratulations!!

  168. Kalee
    January 10, 2012

    SUCH a sweet way to propose, and I love your reaction! Congrats!!!!!!
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  169. SaraRM
    January 10, 2012

    Awwww the end is the best part! Awesome story. Good job Derek!

  170. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations!! Such a sweet story. The pictures are absolutely priceless πŸ™‚
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  171. Dynamics
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats. I did great until the last line…You and Derek are getting married, tears in my eyes. I love a good love story! You are one lucky girl, or is it Derek is one lucky guy.

  172. Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    January 10, 2012

    AHH!!! SOOO happy for you both! CONGRATULATIONS!! Can’t wait to see all the wedding planning details!
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  173. Lara
    January 10, 2012

    Cute! Did you pick out the ring?

  174. Deva @ Deva by Definition
    January 10, 2012

    This is so sweet – I love the planning that was involved, and your facial expression is so adorable – like your heart is about to burst.
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  175. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    January 10, 2012

    One million congratulations!! I got engaged in September and I don’t think I even said yes. I just nodded between sobs. Always remember Derek’s face when he proposed. I’ve seen my fiancΓ© smile and emotional and all that but I’ve never seen him how he was when he proposed. Can’t wait to hear about planning!
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  176. Sarah K
    January 10, 2012

    Ahhhh! YAY! Congratulations to both you and Derek! Can’t wait to hear all about the wedding plans
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  177. Laura @ Backstage Balance
    January 10, 2012

    What an awesome engagement story! Very cool and I love that there were leopard print thongs and a fake mustache involved πŸ˜€
    Congrats again my dear!
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  178. Maureen
    January 10, 2012

    What an amazing engagement story…one you will ALWAYS remember! Congratulations!
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  179. Jaclyn
    January 10, 2012

    Congratulations to both you and Derek! What a cute story. Loved the way you broke the proposal blog into three parts.

  180. RunEatRepeat
    January 10, 2012

    Love love love <3
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  181. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    January 10, 2012

    Congrats!! This is such a sweet story!! I’m so happy for you guys! πŸ™‚
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  182. Ari @ Ari’s Menu
    January 10, 2012

    GAHHHH, crying! Beautifully written!! Also, kudos to Derek for a seriously perfect proposal!!
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  183. Amy
    January 10, 2012

    I’m a longtime reader (3+ years), and have read and reread every single post

  184. Amy
    January 10, 2012

    I’m a longtime reader (3+ years), and have read every single post in your archives, and couldn’t be more happy for the two of you. I checked your blog specifically on Christmas, New Years, and after the Ragnar relay, because I KNEW he’d propose no later than Valentine’s Day. Plus, no guy poses for cutesy, coupley Christmas pictures like your card unless he wants to put a ring on it! Just call it reader’s 6th sense. : )

    On a completely random side note…you’ve never looked better! NROLFW and whatever you’ve been doing to your hair these past few months has turned you from a pretty girl into a knockout! 2012 is your year, girlfriend…own it! : )

  185. Liz
    January 11, 2012

    So happy for you & Derek! I don’t KNOW you, obviously, but I’ve been reading for 2 years now & kept waiting for this to happen πŸ™‚

  186. wrap the nose
    January 11, 2012

    congrats!!!

  187. Krystle {Fierce|Fabulous|Fit}
    January 11, 2012

    WOW!!! I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve read your blog. After Skinny Runner tweeted about your engagement earlier, I came over and started with the first post in this series on the race and proposal. This is AWESOME!! Congrats to you both!! One thing I find so beautiful about this is that he proposed while you were doing something you’re clearly so passionate about. So sweet!! Ill def be back!
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  188. Sarah
    January 11, 2012

    Oh my gosh I loved reading this! Congratulations!!!!!
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  189. Hope
    January 11, 2012

    Aww!! So sweet!! Congrats Meghann!!!!!!! Let the planning begin! πŸ™‚
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  190. JunieB
    January 11, 2012

    As someone who sometimes snarks on your blog (GOMI) I have loved every minute of your recap of Ragnar AND of the proposal. I thought it was incredibly sweet and I liked how you wrote about it.

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  191. Laurie
    January 11, 2012

    That was so sweet!!!! Congrats again!!!

  192. Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
    January 11, 2012

    Awww… I’m so, so happy for you guys.

  193. Madeline – Greens and Jeans
    January 11, 2012

    We got engaged on the same day! Crazy! Congratulations to you guys! Let the wedding planning begin!
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  194. Amanda
    January 11, 2012

    What a beautiful story!!!! Congrats!!!
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  195. Erin @ Big Girl Feats
    January 11, 2012

    Congrats to you both!! This is such a sweet story – I love the surprise and the “I want to keep running with you.” So perfect!! Congrats πŸ™‚

  196. Laura @ My Pink Thumb
    January 11, 2012

    Awww no joke – i literally just had to take a deep breath here at my desk so that the tears wouldn’t start flowing. What an awesome guy! Proposals like that when you’re a hot sweaty mess are the best!! I don’t know you two, but I couldn’t be happier for you two!! Wishing you both the very best! πŸ™‚

  197. diana@mymarblerye
    January 11, 2012

    soo happy for you!!! You must explain the significance of the ring he picked out! Why not just diamonds? Would love to know! Love that he proposed to you at a race, something you love doing and not somewhere cheesy!
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  198. Marisa E
    January 11, 2012

    Awww- so cute!! He did good πŸ˜‰ Congrats to you both and happy planning!!!

  199. Rachel
    January 11, 2012

    I’m so ridiculously happy for you! When my fiance proposed I had NO clue it was coming. In fact a couple weeks before I had pointed out some rings that I liked that were on sale (ya know, just in case) and he said “stop pressuring me!”

    LOVE your engagement story! So excited to read about your wedding plans too!
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  200. Kier @ Life {and running} in Iowa
    January 11, 2012

    Congratulations! What a great engagement story and memory. Have fun with wedding planning!!

  201. Jessica
    January 11, 2012

    Tears over your awesome story. Congrats!!!!

  202. Caitlin C.
    January 11, 2012

    WOO HOO! love the flashback pic and the explanation of how you guys met, I’d always wondered. The proposal pics are amazing. I want someone to be there at my proposal, I don’t care if it’s just me and my fiance and a photographer! hahaha congrats <3
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  203. Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio
    January 11, 2012

    Thanks for making me cry at work. Waterworks over here!
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  204. Stevie
    January 11, 2012

    Congratulations!! What an awesome proposal!

  205. Erin
    January 11, 2012

    Congrats!!! Your last line made me cry!! Great proposal story.

  206. mi-an d.
    January 11, 2012

    this is sooo fricking awesome!!! love his “i wanna keep running with you. will you marry me??” congrats to you guys!!!

  207. Emily
    January 11, 2012

    Congratulations. I am incredibly happy for you and Derek!

    I love your memory gets fuzzy and stuff about all the proposal. Mine was the same way, I honestly remember NOTHING about what J said to me or anything. And then I was in such shock I didn’t talk all day!
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  208. Leslie The Running Chasqui
    January 11, 2012

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Being recently married (a year and half) you had in tears in NO TIME. CONGRATS a million times, enjoy and cherish every moment of your life together.

    Remember, wedding planning is very stressful, just keep in mind that you are marring your best friend and nothing else matters.

  209. Alison (Fueling for Fitness)
    January 11, 2012

    What a lovely story! Thank you for sharing and GREAT JOB, Derek! πŸ™‚

  210. Sally Kate
    January 11, 2012

    oh my gosh!! how sweet i LOVE this story!! i started tearing up when i read it!! congrats!! (isn’t is funny how reading someone’s blog makes you feel like that!!)

  211. Theodora
    January 11, 2012

    I <3 this story! Congrats again!!

  212. Gwen
    January 11, 2012

    SO fun! I’m wicked excited for you two! Congrats!
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  213. Katie G @ Just Roll With It
    January 11, 2012

    CONGRATS!!! I am holding back tears! Such a wonderful and thoughtful proposal, Go Derek! And I love the cryptic Facebook posts. When reading your post, I can totally relate, I got engaged in October and I felt the same thing…floating and almost out of body, not sure what’s going on, lol. I look forward to reading more about your future together, and wedding planning (which I am going through now). Exciting times!
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  214. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    January 11, 2012

    This has got to be the most amazing, wonderful proposal story I have ever heard!!! And that you have the whole thing documented- amazing!!! I’m sure you’ve been letting it all sink in for the last few days- but it’s real!
    Enjoy the next step: planning is definitely a fun journey!

  215. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    January 11, 2012

    This made me tear up. Amazing story! Congrats!
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  216. Lora @ Crazy Running Girl
    January 11, 2012

    Congrats!! I think surprise engagements are the best ones!!

  217. Maggie
    January 11, 2012

    Congrats again! It’s such a great story and such a great proposal for you. I’ve been traveling for work all week but I keep trying to read your posts when I get a chance!
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  218. Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect
    January 11, 2012

    I got chills reading the last part of this. I love how Derek proposed. Congrats to you both!! You make a wonderful couple!

  219. Georgia
    January 11, 2012

    Beautfiul! Congratulations to you both!
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  220. Sarah @ The Strength of Faith
    January 11, 2012

    So excited for you! I remember when my husband pulled out the ring (I also knew it was coming but did not expect it when it happened!) the first words out of my mouth were “Nooooo” – meaning, “No, I can’t believe this is happening!” not, “No, I don’t want to marry you.” I clarified. πŸ™‚

    Did I miss the videos? I thought you said something on twitter about there being videos!
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  221. Alaina
    January 11, 2012

    Yep, I’m tearing up. This is so amazingly sweet!!! Congratulations to you both!!!
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  222. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 11, 2012

    I know this is late but that is SO sweet! Congratulations!!
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  223. Beth @ 990 Square
    January 11, 2012

    Congratulations!!
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  224. MarathonSweetheart
    January 11, 2012

    This is so incredibly sweet! I saw the video you just posted on YouTube. Best wishes to a happy forever after and marriage! xx
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  225. Natasha @ Moody Girl in Style
    January 11, 2012

    Congratulations again..what a wonderful love story. I’m truly happy for you both. I can’t wait to hear about all of the wedding plans. Enjoy the engagement!
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  226. Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe
    January 12, 2012

    Legit tears in my eyes right now. And my eyes have been dry for a week because of surgery. Nicely done!

    So I have to ask.. what song was on your iPod during the proposal?!
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  227. Cara Barone
    January 12, 2012

    I know I am the millionth person…but congratulations. You look so happy, he couldn’t have asked in a better way!!!

  228. Jen
    January 12, 2012

    I am crying. You captured this moment so beautifully, Meghann. I am so happy for both of you. <3
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  229. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    January 13, 2012

    I’m completely late in reading this, but I wanted to wait to read it when I plenty of time to enjoy it! πŸ˜‰ Congratulations!! Enjoy every minute of this special time!
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  230. Samantha
    January 14, 2012

    I always read your blog, though I will admit somewhat sporadically….but these three blogs on the proposal were so addicting and now I find myself heading over to your page a couple times a day. You got me hooked now. Also, the video killed me. So sweet. Congrats!!!!
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  231. Nicole
    January 14, 2012

    So so sweet! Congratulations to you both!!
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  232. Christina
    January 16, 2012

    Congratulations! I have off and on read your blog for some time now. Your post brought tears to my eyes! What a special, sweet, and beautiful proposal. Proud that my fellow Noles found each other πŸ™‚

  233. lauren
    January 17, 2012

    Bawling my eyes out right now. You guys are such an amazing couple, I wish you all the best.

  234. Sarah @ Sarah Lynn Smile
    July 12, 2012

    I just found your blog and just read all three Ragnar/Proposal posts. Love it! Congrats on your upcoming wedding!
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