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A Special Story

Dear friends,
I have a sweet story to share with you today. I hope you won't mind the departure from our normal fare - but this is a very special occasion.

We'll start on last Monday. 
A walk through the early morning streets of Paris, hand-in-hand, just the two of us.
A stop at Notre Dame cathedral, where we get in line for the climb up to the towers.

After a short (2 hour) wait, we take the short (400 step) climb to the first observatory level.

We made friends with the gargoyles...

... and enjoyed the spectacular views.

We even spied a couple taking wedding pictures down below!

It was very romantic.

The bell tower was very impressive...

But it was the views of Paris that took my breath away (not the climb, promise)!

But then, there was another view that was even more beautiful...

Somehow, we made it back down the stairs and over to the Pont de l'Archeveché...

.... the bridge where Parisians declare their love by securing padlocks to the bridge and throwing away the key.

I am truly the luckiest girl in the world :)

XO, E.


  1. CONGRATS! I'm so happy for you!

  2. LOVE IT. :D Esp. the padlock! That is truly awesome. Congrats again. :)

  3. Congratulations! So exciting AND romantic! I'm so happy for you both!

    Now I'm all nostalgic . . . my husband proposed to me at my parent's home during a snowstorm. He got snowed in that night because he was waiting to talk to my dad before popping the question. He spent the night in my bed (and I slept on the couch) and made me an omelet for breakfast the next morning. It was the first omelet I'd ever had and he still makes them for me every once in a while.

  4. congrats again, Emily!!! so glad you posted pics. :)

    someone just sent this to me today, speaking of Paris...

    hugs!!!! your man did a great job. :)))

  5. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Affirmed yet again!
    The greatest moments in a parent's life are those moments when you see deep joy in your children's eyes; especially when a new family is born!
    Thank you Matt and Emily for this gift!

  7. Thanks everyone for your comments :) We are so so excited!


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