9.03.2014

just call me snooklyn

Well guys,

Big news here on Babbling Snooklyn Brookelyn...I got engaged over Labor Day weekend. Eeeeeek. I will officially be Brooke Snook after the wedding. Yes, you read that right. Brooke. Snook. It's comical, you can chuckle. 





So yeah, last week I was debating back and forth about whether or not I wanted to make the long drive down to my parents' house this past holiday weekend and couldn't figure out why Bradley was so overzealous about the idea - even though we would not even be there for 48 hours. 

Turns out he had a plan up his sleeve the whole time. I, of course, tried to ruin the plan multiple times throughout the weekend. That should not surprise anyone though. 

There is this beautiful hike called Watson Falls 45 mins from my parents' home where I grew up that I had taken Bradley on over 3 years ago. Well, rumor has it, that first time I took him on the hike he knew that it is where he would want to ask me to marry him. Fast forward a few years and he asks if we want to go on this hike during the jam packed Labor Day weekend. 

Let me list the ways I tried to ruin this day for him. (This is how you know I was not expecting a proposal anytime soon) 

//I refused to shower before we went on the hike, even though he asked multiple times if I wanted to get ready and look presentable. but no really, who showers before hiking?! 
//I did not wear any makeup.
//My nails had chipped polish, from over a month ago, on them. 
//I tried to talk him out of going on this specific hike - multiple times. 
//I invited EVERYONE in my family to go with us. Luckily they all knew what was going on.
//I took him to two other falls before the one he actually wanted to ask me at. 
//I kept wasting time by taking photos of said waterfalls that he didn't care about.
//I rolled my ankle pretty badly during the week and the thought of hiking uphill did not sound pleasant. Hence part of the reason I didn't feel like hiking to begin with. 

But good news... he was able to overcome all these obstacles and still wanted to ask me to marry him. Not sure if that was smart on his part or not. Then again if he hasn't figured out I am a struggle after almost 4 years of dating, then maybe he isn't all that bright and I should be questioning why I said yes.... 

So yeah, moral of the story....we're getting mawwwwwied and the thought of planning a wedding is daunting, but I am excited none the less. Anyone want to send money to my non-existent wedding fund?! 





Cheers! 

<3 BB 

53 comments

alyssa said...

What a sweet and romantic proposal story, truly fit for hollywood ;) seriously though, I kind of loved this story. Congratulations!! xox

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

@()&#*$&#)&@$)!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS

kailyn marie said...

BROOKE SNOOK FOREVER.

JumpingJE said...

Yeeeeeee! Pretty dang cute - that's so like you to try to ruin it!

Jess said...

Way to go Brad! He did god with that proposal and ring! Congrats again!!

Jenn said...

I was SO excited when I saw this over the weekend!!! Congrats!!!!! Soak up this time and enjoy every second!

Jackie @ Our Nashville Life said...

I also refused to shower before my proposal as well.

Jenn said...

Also, your ring is BEAUTIFUL! :)

MacKensie said...

Awwwwwwweeeeee love you guysssss

Alyson said...

WOOHOOOOOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Exciting times for you, that's fo sho:)

Cheers,
Alyson

Lauren said...

Congrats again - love it and your new name and the whole story! The fact that you tried to hard to ruin it just makes it better!

Nadine Lynn said...

Awe!!!!! What a fun story to share with everyone now! Whatever, you have the newly engaged glow so you look beautiful in your pictures!

Congrats girl! Love the ring!

Kristen said...

what a wonderfully adorable story :) i definitely ruined my husband's proposal, no shame. the ring is gorgeous - and I love your new name ;)

Claire @ Refining Bliss said...

Yayy congratulations!!

P!nky said...

WOOHOOOO!!!! SNOOKLYN IN THE HOUSE!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

hahahahah!!! so awesome; congrats, you two lovebirds!!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Corie M said...

My engagement story is very similar LOL I didn't do my hair, no make up, wearing a zipup hoodie haha But CONGRATS! Can't wait to follow along :)

Helene in Between said...

YAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYYY! i have been waiting for this post! you are gorgeous and I am so pumped to call you brooke snook. also sorry about your ankle, yet totally worth it.

Fairy Princess Jord said...

Aaaaaah!!!! 1. Your ring is beautiful even on your chopped fingers (;
2.i love that you accidentally tried to ruin the proposal
3. I am just so excited for you and I love this cute story, I can't contain myself! Congratulations to both of you!!!

Kait said...

:) love this story. love that we both got proposed to next to waterfalls. cheers to chipped finger nails and wedding planning craziness!

Kalyn V said...

At least you didn't think he was throwing a spider on you, like me. Props to Brad for being so resilient. Also, I don't know whether or not having a short engagement and going balls to the wall on the whole wedding planning thing was the best or the worst decision of my life. I'll let you know.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Meagan said...

I saw this on IG and was sooo excited!!! CONGRATS, that is so exciting and I love that you will be Brooke Snook!! :):)

Laurie Olsen said...

Congrats!!! That's what proposal stories are made of I'll tell you what.

Brittany said...

Congratulations!!!!! Sooo excited for you! Enjoy the engagement and have fun planning!!!

Michelle said...

I'm so excited for you!!! The fact that your name will be Brooke Snook is my favorite thing ever. I love it. And I'm sure the proposal was that much better since you had no clue it was coming!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Omg you two are the CUTEST!!! I bet he was ready to hog tie you and throw you over his shoulder to just get you on the dang hike already! LOL. So cute, so happy for you girl.

Kasey Lynne said...

please tell me that you shed atleast one tear??????? ;)

so happy for you and bradley. i want to hear about everything you're planning.

Just Me, Angie! said...

Congrats! Tell Brad, well done!

Plucky said...

ALL OF THE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, SWEET LADY!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

WEEE DOGGGY! Your children are going to have the most perfect teeth. :)

Becky said...

So great! Big happy smiles! :) So many congratulations and what a beautiful ring. :)

Shenine joon said...

Congratulations!!!! your ring is gorgeous and what an amazing day. I love that he had it all planned out and you were detouring all over the place :)

Linnea Castro said...

Eeeep!!! Congratulations!!!!! You guys look so happy and your ring is beautiful :)

Kelli @Just Beachy said...

Yayy congrats, I'll just call you B Snook 2, sounds much more fun than Brooke Snook.

From Foothills to Fog said...

Congratulations! Loved reading about the day, I feel like I would probably end up getting in my own way too! haha but, you eventually made it to the right waterfall! So cute how guys get these plans in their head and want it to be just so :) You look gorgeous without makeup btw! Congrats again! Can't wait for posts about wedding planning.

Kenzie Smith said...

Ahh I am so excited for you two ♥ Congratulations again! I laughed so hard at all of the ways you tried getting out of going. Good thing you went ;D

Angi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Excellent ring choice. ;)

Samm said...

Beautiful ring - congrats!!!

Ashley said...

So many things.

A.) CONGRATS!!!!

B.) that ring is gorg.

C.) I can relate to this for a million reasons. My husband proposed to me on a hike and I did the same thing you did and almost ruined it. I did actually ruin the first time he tried to propose and I had NO CLUE so he replanned the hiking trip and I almost screwed that up too:)

So excited for you, lady!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Yay yay yay congratulations!!

Chandler said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am so happy for you!! Congrats girl!! And there is no other way I could picture you getting engaged, haha. Lots of trying to ruin the moment without even realizing it. But that makes it all more real and perfect! CONGRATS again!! :) yayyyyy!!!!

Ashley said...

AHHHHH I'm SO late to the game but a HUGE congrats to you, my dear!!!! How exciting!!! I'm sure you're still on cloud nine. Love that ring! Amazing.

Melissa said...

I already squeeeeeed all over instagram, but YAY! Congratulations, lady!!! As for a wedding fund, yeah, I can't help you haha we're still working on the baby fund ;)

Lauren @ Breathe Deeply and Smile said...

CONGRATULATIONS. That's funny that you were chipped polish and hiking without a shower and everything-if only you knew haha! So happy for you!

Chasing Elephants said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Chasing Elephants said...

This is just about the best thing ever! Congrats Snooklyn! :)

henning love said...

ahhhh congrats!!! so so sweet and what a stunner ring!!! yippeee you are engaged!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Congrats!! I'm so excited for you!! Gorgeous ring well done Mr. Snook!!

Illegally Blonde said...

I am late to the party! Congrats!! So exciting.

OrangeMew said...

Eeeeee eee congratulations and I love the story (ssomehow it sounds just right for the two of you) of how it almost but did come together! Congratulations!!

Treasure Tromp said...

yay yay, congratulations!! I got engaged during a hike as well ... and looked way messier than you ;)

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

Ok I'm way too far behind - CONGRATS!!!!!!! How exciting!! And wedding planning is so fun. I'm so sad it's all over :-( get started early you'll thank yourself later :-)