Yesterday’s News…

“I have to tell everyone today because tomorrow this will all be yesterday’s news!” 

Friends, family, clients, and family-to-be,

It’s official…

Ja proposed.

After a terrific New Year’s Eve day, with the First Night Alexandria 20th anniversary fireworks as the backdrop, and just minutes after it became 2015!

Needless to say, I said yes!

We were on the upper deck of the Potomac Riverboat Company‘s Miss Mallory with friends and Board Members of First Night. Others were celebrating the end of 2014, the beginning of 2015, and maybe even the spectacular event that had just taken over the city all day, First Night’s 20th year and a smashing success. The fireworks were popping and I may never hear or see fireworks the same way again!  For a short video (not mine) of the fireworks click here!

Of course I was ecstatic and in total disbelief (I still am) but, I very quickly said yes!

We snapped some pictures and our photographer, Kaitlyn, didn’t even notice I was showing off my hand, much less the ring. Nope, it wasn’t just the manicure, tho having gotten that was a nice touch (thanks, Mom!). 

Immediately following the ask!

Immediately following the ask!

We had some celebratory champagne and then headed to the Hotel Monaco for the evening. We were up and texting family and loved ones til 3 a.m. I think.

Too excited, we woke up and quickly went straight back to the spot and took more pictures of the scenery.

Happy New Year!

Love and hugs,

Lauren & Ja