very special to me.

This is a very special post for me. You will see why below... The first night Ry and I arrived, we were having such an awesome time eating dinner, laughing and getting caught up. We were the last to arrive to Hawaii. Mark, my big brother and his girlfriend Janelle (yep, same name!) had already been there for a few days. So, he's chatting and starts to tell a story about this hike they found along the coastline. As he's telling us about the gorgeous cliffs, yada-yada-yada, he non-chalantly says, 'and that's where Janelle and I decided to get married."

At first, this story sounded like a nice little story about a hike. So even though I was listening, I was also totally enthralled in the amazing prawns we were having for dinner. So, when that last sentence came out of Mark's mouth, I think I sort of sat there stun-gunned for a second. Aaand then it registered.

Ummm... pardon? I thought we were talking about a hike? What?! What?!!!! OH MY GOSH! I am sooooooooo excited!!!! And, of course, I began to cry! Apparently, the rest of my family already knew the night before, and they had made bets on whether I could cry or not. OF COURSE I would cry!

Janelle is this amazing girl. She's funny and really goofy with Marko. She super cute and stylish. And her and Mark truly love each other.

We made a point of going back out to the spot where they got engaged and took a few photos. We only had maybe 10 minutes, but it didn't take long to get some sweet shots of these two.

Congratulations you guys. I love you both so much, and we are so excited for you. xo