We’re Engaged!

As I’m sure most of you have seen (on Instagram) Mike and I are engaged! He popped the question last Wednesday and we’ve been giddy with excitement ever since. To be honest, I don’t think it’s sunk in yet.  I CANNOT believe I’m going to be Mrs. Da Silva!!!

I was definitely caught off guard when Mike got down on one knee, BUT, I wasn’t completely surprised as this was something we’d been talking about and working toward (ring shopping) for the last couple of months. I’m not the type of person who likes surprise gifts or wants their boyfriend to guess what they want for Christmas. I’ve always picked out my presents and Mike has always done a wonderful job in getting creative with how he gives them to me (it’s kind of like our thing). And that’s exactly what we did with the engagement ring.

Within the last two months or so, Mike and I have been learning everything there is to know about diamonds and really doing our research. We ended up going with a family jeweler, Chabo’s Jewelry in San Francisco, where we found the perfect diamond and worked with them on creating a custom setting. Once that was finalized, the rest was up to Mike.

After being together for almost 8 years, Mike proposed in my office right before our date night in a very understated but very ‘us’ kind of way. Lola was there to witness it all. It was absolutely perfect.

We are simply going to enjoy being a newly engaged couple for now and not worry too much about any wedding plans. But, when we do start down that road, I’ll be sure to share all the details here.