Monday, March 17, 2014

we have some announcing to do

while some people tend to space out their larger life events, this week hung and i landed upon two of them...

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i am extremely happy to say that after 9 months of negotiations and paperwork, we closed on our house last week! it has been quite the frustrating experience, to say the least, and so hard to HIDE it from this space for so long!  we now own our small sliver of a brownstone in downtown jersey city. it's small (under 700 square feet), but it has 2 bedrooms and it's perfect for us.  although our current home has been creeping in on us, we like to live a simple life with less things.  so if we only have 700 square feet to put "things" we will stop accumulating unnecessary "things" (with the exception of kitchen gadgets and appliances, i don't think we will ever have enough room for those, no matter where we live). we now have TWO bedrooms and a dedicated parking spot right in front of the house (both luxuries in our neck of the woods).

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the second exciting announcement is that WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!! after seeing the matinee performance of werther at the metropolitan opera on saturday afternoon, hung got down on one knee and proposed in the middle of lincoln center .  it was such a surprise, and he planned it out perfectly to have his best friend train in from philly to take pictures of the whole thing.  apparently i was the only one who DIDN'T know it was going to happen, and the bugger had the ring since we put an offer in on the house 9 months ago!!

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i couldn't be happier to have so many happy things fall into place :) :) :)

this space is about to get exciting, friends.  we have so many things to share with the new house, the engagement, planning a wedding, i can't hardly hold in the excitement!!

cheers to a very happy monday!
jenn (& hung)

p.s. remember this post about having a date at battello ? that was our "celebratory" dinner for getting the house ;)  saturday was supposed to be our "monthly date".  i can most certainly say, i will never be able to top THAT one ;)


Dana said...

Crying again!!! The house buying process is so frustrating, I am glad you were rewarded big time for your patience! The ring is gorgeous and the proposal sounds perfect! You two deserve it!

Unknown said...

Your news is making me tear up as well. Rob and I are so happy for you two. A home and an engagement!! Enjoy all the happiness and excitement that awaits you. Congratulations!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Jen & Hung! Can't wait to see more posts about both the house and your engagement!

Jo Dhesi said...

Love this! so happy for the both of you!

Jess @UsedYorkCity said...

Seriously SO cute! Congrats!!! We just did the NYC engagement + elopement + reception in 2013, so I can assure you that it's SUCH a fun place to be! Enjoy every second of each other, and all the happiness moving forward!:-)

Roger@lifelaidout said...

Wow, so many great announcements in one post! Congratulations on the house and the engagement! Sounds like you went through A LOT of negotiation for the house, but I'm sure it'll be well worth it!

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