Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's official...

WE'RE ENGAGED!!!

we are thrilled, giddy, excited, grateful and CRAZY about each other...so if some of the pictures shown below look a little "smoochy smoochy", get over it! we're in love and don't care who knows it!!



It happened last night, under a full moon, at the griffith observatory. we came equipped with mexican hot cocoa, expecting a chill, but the strangely the weather was super warm. I love the observatory and the setting was more than perfect. we looked at the stars and the city lights and like always, took some pictures of us gazing at the stars and being generally awesome and then before I knew it he was down on one knee, a ring was on my finger and I was shouting YES!




then we made the obvious choice...back to my place to rock it out on the tramp.






there are a lot of "deep throat" pictures, due to our out of control state and a lot of "deep throat" kissing due to our out of control state (sorry mom).




looks like the stars are aligning. maybe there are happy endings...

40 comments:

Nate Mecham said...

Congratulations and congratulations! (one to each of you respectively)

caroline said...

much love and congratulations to you both! i can't wait to witness the big day.

Beth said...

rachel, i'm over the moon excited for you. That is some ring, beautiful! LOVE you.

Becky said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I am so happy for you and don't mind the smoochy smoochy pictures.

ALISHA JOY said...

Congrats!! You two look so happy.

Kris Doman said...

Woo-Hoo! Yipee! Joyous songs of love and joy... I love you guys. Congratulations!

Heather said...

rachel?..... are you going to marry grant porter?...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh happy day!! i cannot wait to dance it out all night with you two, so pick a date ok?

ps.. OBSESSED with the ring!!
grant, AMAZING!!!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
h

Devon and Alicia said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it! Still wish you would have been apart of our family. Sure think you are great and he is a very lucky man.

nikki said...

Are you freakin' kidding me!!!I can't believe you haven't called me. I'm about to pee my pants I'm so excited for you! Grant, way to go on that fabulous ring and Rach, I love the hair and all the pics as always. Love your face!

Cousin Debi said...

Woo hoo!! This is fabulous news :) Yippee yi-ohhhh-ki-ayyyy (well, that's how I spell it, anyway... :)

Jim and I are very happy for you both. Love you, love the photos, love that beeyootiful ring, and wish you a long and happy life together!!

Kate said...

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Could not even be happier! I cant stop looking at the pics and telling everyone. I love you both!

Matt's Blog said...

Congratulations....I am so happy for you both!

Mary Kane said...

Yay!!! So happy for you Rachel. You look as beautiful and joyful as ever. Congratulations!!!!
xo
Mary

Whitney said...

hey rach! I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!! I cant believe the time has come! i cant believe it! I LOVE YOU AND CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU IN A WEDDING DRESS! Congrats! Congrats Grant, you picked yourself a winner! She is one amazing girl! Lucky you!

julia said...

wa hoooo!!! we're so excited for you guys. thanks for all the pics of your happiness and your pretty ring.

does that mean you're going to be in our married ward??

Miriam Oh said...

best news i've heard in a long time! yeah for you two!

Katie Clifford said...

Congratulations, Rachel!!! You two look so super cute in all of your pictures. I'm so happy for you!

Melanie said...

Yay! How exciting! Dave and I are so happy for you!!

Melody said...

Rach, I am so so so happy for you! You two are a darling couple, I love all of the pictures! Love ya tons! Call me when you get a chance!
Love ya,
Mel

Scott and Elly said...

Congratulations! You guys look so happy! I couldn't be happier for you. Your ring is gorgeous! Love and miss you:)

trinabelle said...

RACH! Teee heeee heee heee! I love you two and your visible love. You are the perfect pair and I am certain you will be skipping (and jumping) throught eternity together. LOVE THE RING! AMAZING! I am so excited for you guys!!!!! YEAH!

LOVE YOU, Trina

Stopher and Nicolle said...

AGH!!! I KNEW IT WAS COMING!! I just burst into tears when I saw it, too. I cannot believe how happy I am for you. And jealous, too. I wish I could get married all over again. It is so fun and exciting!! I LOVE your ring, too! Congrats again and again. If I had the time and knew all of your friends I would throw an engagement party! So, consider this the party....!!!!!!!!!

Noelle said...

congratulations!!! so happy for you two! and that is SOME ring! go grant!

R.D.L.L said...

I love the pictures, you guys look sooooo happy and sooooo in love. it just makes me happy! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Yeahh Rach!! I am so happy for you guys. Grant is such a cool guy! We met him once at your parents farewell. So are we all off to Hawaii for your wedding? I remember sitting around talking about how we would all go to Hawaii and have a big Luau! You look great together and I enjoyed all the smoochy pictures! Love ya!

kentandnellie said...

Woohoo! Many congraulations. You and Grant are just great together and yes, we need to do that Kauai double date. I guess if you honeymoon there we won't try to tag along, but next time, we're there. If that doesn't work out, we at least want to jump on your trampoline. Congratulations again!

Lisa said...

Rachel! I am so excited for you two. I love all of the photos, it shows how clearly happy you two are. Congrats!

Whitney said...

Good news travels fast and GREAT news travels faster. What a lucky guy. Congrats from the Smith - Cripe clan. Love, Whitney and the boys...

Becky said...

Elly told me to check out your blog . . . Congratulations! I love all of your smoochy pictures! Yay for Love!

Anna said...

Truly, the black bear has struck its winning blow.

Welcome to fudge brownie land, grant.

Rachel.... can we get sister pedis before the big day?!!!?! YAYAYAYA

Lisa Crosby said...

Congratulations, you are a beautiful couple! I can't wait to meet Grant, and see that breathtaking ring in person. SO happy for you!

Dustin said...

Hey girl! This is Shannon, the girl from the flight to Long Beach! Just got back home to Utah and I did great on my flight back ( thanks to your help on the 1st flight ;) ). Congratulations on your engagement!! You are a cute couple!

Katie said...

Congrats you two! The second I saw you two together in boulder I knew you were meant for eachother. Love the pictures and love the ring! Congrats!

Lacie Moto said...

So happy for you! Nick came over today for breakfast and gave me the good news! I was grinning ear to ear for you! Congrats Rach, you do deserve your happy ending! Beautiful ring, BEAUTIFUL! It's ginormous!

Angie said...

hooray! so excited for you!!

Grapefruit said...

Congratulations! Your ring is amazing! Wow! We are very excited for you. Good luck with all the planning and hopefully we'll get to see the both of you sometime soon!

a labrum said...

I am so thrilled and excited for both of you! You deserve it all! Love you and miss you - Amy

DC United said...

what else can be said? Perfection. You guys couldn't be more, well, perfect, for each other! HUZZAH!

Rachel said...

huzzah is right!! thanks everyone for your excitement and support.

I am so blessed to call all of you family and friends.

xxoo.

McKenzie said...

Holy crap! I am so excited for you! I am so glad I checked in to see what you're up to - big life changes! CONGRATULATIONS - you two look so happy together! Much love - mckenzie