Saturday, February 9, 2008

Why today is the best day ever!

Deanna here - today is the best day ever for many reasons:




We rode an elephant through the jungle in Northern Thailand for a good cause.








We watched elephants paint self-portraits.





We are staying at a beautiful wooden teak gueshouse right on the river in Lamapang.

We had an amazing Thai lunch cooked with fresh ingredients from the area.

And....

Drumroll...




We got engaged!!!





Aaron bought a beautiful backpacker-friendly engagement ring back in NYC and was waiting for the right time to propose. After the amazing day we had at the elephant conservation center, we went back to the guest house for siesta (still have a bit of South America in us). Aaron set up the ipod speakers to play our song (a Jerry Garcia Band version of "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)") and went out to the balcony overlooking the river all while I was in the bathroom killing a small ant colony. He asked me to come out to see something amazing, and since I was engrossed in my ant-killing rampage, I didnt hesitate to go wearing the Larry's Dive Bar XL bright yellow t-shirt (won at the superbowl party in Bangkok).

When I got outside he was on one knee. I started to cry immediately. He said some very special things and proposed. And of course my answer was YES!

Enjoy the pics below (Note: I changed for the photo shoot)













22 comments:

SuperDee said...

omg! mazel tov!!

Scott Bernstein said...

Congrats!!!

sisterLaur said...

You're going to be Boogie Benor!

Owen Kahn said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

I already can't wait for the wedding...

Josh said...

Mazel Tov!!! Can't wait to party with you guys stateside. Love you both!

Adam said...

That's awesome! You guys are perfect in every way. Can;t wait to celebrate with you

-Rachel, Carmen, and Adam

Beth said...

OMG, that elephant was painting!

Just kidding, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love you guys so much! You are the greatest. I'm so happy to have you both as friends and I wish you a wonderful life full of continued happiness! Giant hugs from me, Owen, Russ, and Aunt Chrissy!!

Evan said...

Congrats you two, the only question is where's left to go for a honeymoon?

Ace Cowboy said...

Congrats!

Andy said...

Mazel Tov!

regan said...

YAY! HOW WONDERFUL!
Rob and Maryn and I are super excited for you!

DianaMc said...

Yeah!! Very exciting!! I am so happy for you both!! So after planning your trip around the world, then you get to plan the most expensive day of your life!! (just kidding) Congrats!

Lisa said...

the Hyman+ clan wishes you both lots of love and huge congrats. Enjoy it...xo.

Rach said...

Team Newmark wishes you a heartfelt congratulations! What an amazing start to what will no doubt be a wonderful life together!

xoxo, Rachel

David said...

Mazel Tov! Ellen and I wish you all the very best.

linda and dwight said...

We send love and congratulations to both of you. We're really excited and can't wait to see where you will go for your honeymoon. Enjoy! Linda and Dwight

Debster said...

Just getting caught up, enjoying the photos of the elephants painting...and OMG! What news! Congratulations!!! Of course, Aaron, my heart is broken :-), but you couldn't have chosen better. You both look so happy! Here's wishing you both all the wonderful, sweet things in life. Love, Deb

Meredith said...

Even Friday is purring! We love you guys!!!

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Congratulations you two! Just found your blog again after a few months and am loving the pictures, as are my parents. They'd love to take you two to dinner when you're back and they're in town.
Congrats again, amazing.
- Jennifer from Cusco/Prospect Heights

James said...

I know I said congrats over email, but I don't think I said congrats on your blog. :)

James said...

I know I said congrats over email, but I don't think I said congrats on your blog. :)