Happiness/ Wedding

We’re engaged!!

I still can barely write or talk about this without tearing up, overwhelmed with gratitude, so I’ll keep it brief: Tommy and I got engaged last weekend and we are absolutely thrilled!! (Seriously I’m sitting here at 6:30 AM typing this with tears streaming down my face.)

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Before I met Tommy, I never knew this level of happiness existed. I never knew I could feel this way about someone else – absolutely overwhelmed with gratitude and love. There’s also a profound feeling of partnership in our relationship, which is so important to me. And, I genuinely LIKE him. Love is so so important, but it’s equally important to LIKE the person you’re with. I love hanging out with him, I value his advice, he makes me laugh, and I’m just in awe of all he is and all he does.

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And Maizey obviously approves.

a foodie stays fit boyfriend

We are so excited to be an official family. 🙂

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I’m also so grateful for a loving God who brought such an amazing man into my life (via our friend Matt 🙂 ).

If you’re new here, here’s the story of how we met.

I’ve gotten a lot of questions/comments on Instagram and Facebook about the engagement and how it happened, and yes, I will share more details! But right now, I’m just enjoying basking in the newness of this! I’m thinking in a week or so, I may attempt Facebook Live (if I can figure out how to do it 😉 ) so he and I can both tell y’all the story together and you can ask questions. And if you can’t watch when we do, I can embed the video here after the fact. So, keep an eye out for a date/time on that! [Update – here’s how he proposed!]

Thank you all SO much for your support and love, whether you’ve been reading for just a few weeks or years. The response from you, my blog readers and friends (in real life or not), has been overwhelming. Truly, thank you. 🙂


  • Natalie

    I am so so excited for y’all!!!!!! Also I loooove your ring! My ring is also gold and I think they are so beautiful. I cannot wait to hear more!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Big congratulations, dear! SO exciting! xo

  • Amber

    I’m SO happy For you! Congrats!!!!

  • Sara @ Oats & Rows


  • Whitney

    Congratulations!!! 🙂

  • Alaina

    Congratulations Teri!!! What a beautiful ring! 🙂 So happy for you!

  • Denise

    Wonderful news!! Congratulations!!!

  • RLR

    Still so happy for you, and I’d love to hear the story. I’ve been married almost 19 years, but the excitement of engagement stories never gets old! And even this many years later – we’ve known each other for nearly 25 years – I still love him even more every day (I can’t really describe how love has grown and changed over the years). The biggest gift in it all is the unconditional love in return, shown in so many big and small ways. Best wishes to you both!

  • Julie

    Yay! Thank you for sharing your love story with us! Love reading your blog, Instagram, etc. Can’t wait for the FB live!

  • Jackie

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for years (I never comment). I am so happy for you. All of your posts have changed and you’re smile since you met Tommy. I was waiting for this to happen and I’m glad it did. You will be a beautiful bride. XOXO.

  • Tracy

    Such exciting news!! Congratulations!

  • Christina Orso

    Love love love! Happy for you both. And the 2nd paragraph – YES. : ) Can’t wait to hear about all the upcoming details and you know you better be sending me “this or that” pics for all the wedding planning!

  • Jessica C

    Congrats! So happy for y’all!! Love seeing the joy in both your faces 🙂

  • K

    Thank you God… I have followed you over the years and prayed for only the best for you and you have found it!!
    I’m not a stalker but am enthralled at your ability of foritiude+resilience. (My goodness even with all your moves)

    God bless you both and all the best for a happy, healthy + sun filled life. XoXo.
    PS THANK YOU for being honest & vulnerable


  • Renae Foottit

    Even though I’ve never met you, I’ve been reading for years and years and your happiness is so obvious and shines through your blog and your words. Congratulations guys. What an exciting adventure you are on together xx

  • Julie

    Congratulations!!! I’ve been waiting for this announcement… it’s been obvious for a long time that it was coming. 😉 So happy for you! Can’t wait to hear the details of the proposal. 🙂

  • Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy

    Sending congratulations your way!! Enjoy every minute!

  • Hsedwick

    I am so happy for you guys Teri! I love hearing that your over the moon happy.

  • Starla

    Ahhh, a huge congratulations to you two! What a beautiful ring! xo

  • Carrie this fit chick

    AHH CONGRATS!!! The ring is beautiful!