Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Three little hearts

Every piece of jewelry Blue has ever bought me has hearts on it.  You’re probably thinking either, eww gaudy or ohh cute!  Its a little bit of both.  Honestly he doesn’t have the best taste in jewelry but I love it all the same. 

The first thing he ever bought me was a set, an anklet and toe ring (which he thought was a necklace and ring), yellow gold with dangly hearts.  I will remind you now that I live in Alaska and have the occasion to wear a toe ring roughly 1 week per year while on vacation to somewhere warm.  Anyway, it was the thought that counted.  And they sit proudly in my jewelry box.

By the time we got engaged he had given me quite a few pieces of jewelry, all with hearts.  I was really nervous that I would end up with a ring on my finger for the rest of my life that was some gaudy heart shape, and yet I was a little torn and nostalgic thinking about having a ring with no hearts…  A conundrum. 

Blue and I went to Mexico on vacation and the first night we had a nice dinner and a few mango margaritas, then caught the last half of Field of Dreams and went to sleep.  I woke up in the middle of the night because my hand hurt, I reached down in the dark and felt something on my ring finger. 

I can’t tell you how many thoughts went through my mind in a matter of seconds!  Did I drink too much and forget my own engagement???  Luckily I had Field of Dreams to set my time line.  Nope, I drank those Mango Margaritas BEFORE the movie!

I went to the bathroom to look and realized Blue had slipped an engagement ring on my finger while I was sleeping, and it was beautiful!  Three sparkly princess cut diamonds and when you tip it to the side there are three little hearts in the metal band.  It could not be more perfect, I got a classy ring with hearts!


You might have noticed in the last post that I just got a tattoo, my first ever.  Tattoos never really interested me because I couldn’t think of anything that I wanted on my body in my 20’s that I’d still want in my 80’s.  So I never gave them much more thought, just figured I’d live ink free.

For the last year Blue has been talking about getting his wedding ring done since he can’t wear it at work.  It got me thinking.  The one thing that I would actually want on my body for ever is my wedding ring, but I love my actual wedding ring and wouldn’t want to change the way it looks. 

If I ever got a tattoo I knew it would be three little hearts, just like on my ring and luckily I found an artist who could make the tattoo small enough that it doesn’t show when I’m wearing my actual ring!  Best of both worlds!

Anyway isn’t Blue the sweetest?



  1. For a boy who wasn't great at picking out jewelry, he sure did good!! I love that ring! And I seriously adore your new tattoo!!

  2. What a beautiful post. I kept saying "awwww" the whole way through. Beautiful ring, beautiful story and beautiful pictures.