2.04.2011

The fam, it grows

So now that it's official ... let's talk about rings!

(See: previous post on secrets.  Not that this WAS a secret when I wrote that post, because um, they've only been "dating" for like a month .... but anyway.  You understand.)

Last weekend Slice and I made a double trip to the Wasatch Front.  He left Friday morning with his dad, I left Saturday morning with the baby and Matt, and we all returned Saturday evening.
The plan was to meet up at Rocky Mountain Diamond for some ring-shopping, buying, and fixing.  Slice bought my ring there almost three years ago (weird), and I finally decided I wanted my wedding band attached.  Call me indecisive.  Whatever.

Matt called me at 7 am Saturday, and the first thing he said was, "Kim is coming with us."

Insert: awkward pause.

See, Kim is who Matt was shopping for.  But he wanted to surprise her.   So she rode with us to Salt Lake, and we dropped her off at Temple Square while we shopped, and I know she knew what we were doing but none of us said anything about it, it was just awkward for the entire day.
But I had never been ring-shopping before - Slice having picked the most perfect ring ever without my knowing it - so I was curious and quite excited.

Anyway, we met at Rocky Mountain.  If you go there, tell 'em we sent you.  (Then they'll send us $50.)  We really like the place.

The rings!  So many to choose from!  And amazingly, I didn't see a single one that I like better than my own.  I swear I'm not biased either.
But what is this about NO ONE buying gold wedding rings anymore?  Jewelers don't even stock yellow gold because, apparently, it's so "out of style."  This is a tragedy unto me.

Matt found the ring, picked the diamond, got a sweet deal, and we left my rings to be saudered into one.  Then Matt picked up Kim and we all went to lunch at Toaster's.  Yum.

We did some tile shopping but didn't buy any; I drove home but Matt didn't sleep.

He proposed yesterday, and I'll tell that story after I hear the details. (!)

So, my recently-returned brother/sidekick/bodyguard has gone and asked Kiana's best friend to join our family.

I gotta say, I'm really pleased.  I like her a lot.

3 comments:

Tyson and Dani Todd said...

I love her ring!! And I agree with you- -I think it's sad that gold is so "out of style" they just don't have it any more!! I love gold, I've just never felt comfortable in it. Is that weird??

p.s. the word verification for this post is "hicki". lol. I've never had it be an actual word before.

Linnea said...

Awww...that's so exciting! Congratulations to your family.

Jean said...

Thanks Leia!
Dani - I don't think that's weird at all. Almost all my jewelry, until I got married, was silver. I had even decided (once upon a time) that I wanted a white gold ring. But then I changed my mind, probably just because everyone else was getting white gold.

It's old, and traditional, and most people just don't wear it anymore.