Thursday, November 23, 2006

I've Got Plenty to be Thankful For

guess what at: mb@blondechampagne.com

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, MB, congratulations! And to you too JTP. This is so exciting

Jenib said...

Awww...how sweet (and beautiful)! Congratulations to you both. Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me you didn't find that mixed into your stuffing and cranberry sauce...

anne, a reader said...

Congratulations to MB and JtP! What a great Thanksgiving surprise!

kredin said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Anonymous said...

How fantastic! Congrats!

amy lou the reader said...

Yay!

That is awesome. Congrats to both you and JtP! I'm glad to see you had a VERY Happy Thanksgiving.

And remember, MB, my offer of invitations still stands. ;-)

Jill said...

Congrats on the engagement! We want details (or at least I do!).

Jess said...

Congratulations!!! Now we need the story behind the photo...

mand_a_lion said...

Congratulations to the both of you!!

mike, who can arrange a bachelor party said...

It's about damn time.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mary Beth! Welcome to the family. What a great year for you first your book now this, what's next? President?
Love
Nat and Sarah-Ginny

Doddy said...

OOoh! JTP Rocks.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Wishing you both the best!!

red pill junkie said...

Oraleee!!

Congratulations to you both!!! We want of course to read all about it :-)

One ring to rule them all!!

red pill junkie said...

Uhmm, I hate to bother you with my petty problems on such a monumental occasion, but I'm trying to purchase Drink to the Lasses via the Cold Press website, and uhm... it seems it won't ship books to other countries outside the US. Any ideas what I can do?

Ruby Rose said...

How FANTABULOUS!

Well, like we didn't see THAT one coming....but still, very very fantabulous.

May you have a long and happy life together, with much fun, family, faith and fulfillment.

Girlie moment: the ring is very pretty - I love simple settings like that - but I can't quite see what the stone is - I'm assuming it's a diamond, but the shading in the photo makes it look more like a sapphire...? Either way, it's lovely. I have a Thing for sapphires. Also for diamonds. Heck, I like anything that sparkles.

Which I am sure you are both doing right now. CONGRATS.

Heather said...

Yay! This means we will have MB up our way in Virginia!!!

Oh, yeah, and congrats to the both of you!!!

Josh The Pilot said...

Yes, it's a sapphire. I knew Mary Beth was The One when she told me she didn't want a diamond for an engagement ring.
I had the ring custom-made while I was in Oklahoma City. I checked out Zales and Kay, but everything in my price range seemed so fake and impersonal. Mary Beth (as you all know) deserves much better than that. I found a jeweler who cut me a great deal when I told him how special MB is but that I don't have much money for a ring because of how much the FAA pays me as a trainee.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Many many congratulations! Here's a drink to the lass and the lad!

stealth reader in texas said...

Congratulations Mary and Josh!

amy lou the reader said...

JTP:

The ring is lovely.

When we got engaged, he asked my dad for my grandmother's (his mother's) ring.

Dave paid about $25 to have it sized and the band fixed.

But it's the only ring I could have imagined, and even though it's not big or flashy, I've gotten more compliments on it than anything.

I believe that's because it's so special.

Just like MB's.

I'm so happy for you both!

Anonymous said...

Yea!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations MB!! I'm so happy for you!
- carrie

josie, the teenage reader said...

congrats to both of you!

this is so exciting :).

Julie said...

Yaaay! Congratulations!

aazmom said...

Congratulations! My prayers are with you both and your families!!

my kidz mom said...

WOW! God bless you, kids!

ahjen7 said...

YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MB, many, many good wishes to both you and JTP. All the best to you during the weird in-between time before you tie the knot.. just remember, the wedding is just a day, the marriage is the whole thing.

Halcyon said...

I thought it was a sapphire when I saw - I too have a blue sapphire, and I get lots of compliments on it. I thought people would not recognize it as an engagement ring, but I was happy to discover they did!

Congratulations to both of you :-)

Monica said...

MB and JTP, congratulations! "Mr. and Mrs. The-Pilot." That has a nice ring to it. Speaking of rings, what a beautiful choice!

Stacey said...

Congrats!

Of course we wish you guys the best.

*Reverts into super-girlie mode*
Soooo...what happened? Were you expecting it? What did he say?...

But, I understand if that's private, too. Although, I do think we would be be a tiny bit bummed...

takemebacktotexas said...

Yay! So excited for you! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

oh heavenly father, thou art so great, as to give MB cause to publish her honeymoon pictures... in a bathing suit...

I'm sending you a mime from my personal collection to work your wedding.

Anonymous said...

Aww! Congratulations. Even though I don't know you guys, I am very happy for you. I've really enjoyed reading about your life over the past year.

Cbell said...

Aww... that is so great! I am happy for you both! I feel the excitement all the way here in TN! Congrats!

a reader said...

Congratulations! So happy for you both.

MissDirected said...

Best wishes to you!

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best wishes, MB! Congratulations, Josh!

(I learned from Gilmore Girls that you say "Best wishes" to the bride and offer "congratulations" to the groom. Who said no one ever learned anything from TV??)

And the ring is gorgeous! Oh my gosh, I'm so excited! I'm so excited for people I have never even met! But yay anyway!

Cici said...

WAHOO!!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous ring -- all the best to you both!

Brady Quinn said...

But I thought that what we had was so special .... Suddenly the victories, adulation and upcoming bowl game seem so hollow. How can I summon the strength to go on?

MB said...

Brady... You've got much, MUCH bigger problems, babe.

Josh The Pilot said...

To Mr. Quinn: She's mine, dude.

Janet the Reader said...

Oh my GOD, congratulations honey!

Jcat2323 said...

MB, you lucky girl! And JTP, you lucky guy!
I told my boyfriend a while ago that I want a sapphire for an engagement ring and he thinks I'm completely nuts. Something about people thinking he's cheap because he didn't get me a diamond. I told him he should be more worried about making me happy than about what other people think. I've never been one to do what everyone else does, I love blue, and a sapphire is so much prettier that a plain white diamond. (though a diamond accent would be ok).
Congrads!

Ashley said...

Well, this is enought to bring me out of a couple years of lurking... :)
Congratulations to you both!

Jcat2323 said...

And I'm sending him the link to this post so he can read the comments and see that I'm not the only one!

Laney said...

Congrats! You have to put the video of the wedding on youtube so we can all see how great you look!

Anonymous said...

Nicely done JTP. It seems you've made her speechless. (Don't stay silent for too long though MB.)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you! That's a great ring, JtP... in fact it's down right brilliant :D

MJ said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Big congrats from a long time reader! I actually squealed (quietly, of course) at work when I saw the picture. Is your new name going to be Mary Beth the Pilot? Or just Mary Beth Pilot?

laura from virginia said...

Oh congrats :) I too think sapphire rings are better than diamond. I never thought I'd be so happy for someone I don't even know.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! It's funny, I feel like I know a little family here online, and we all get to celebrate!

SassyQuack said...

YAY! Congrats to you both. MB...please don't keep us waiting too long for the story!

Oh--and I read your book on my business trip last week. It was fabulous!! When is the next one coming out?

Amanda said...

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

That's so lovely. Congrats both!

erica the reader said...

it does feel like a little bit of a family, and i echo that i never thought i'd be so happy for someone i'd never met. congratulations and best wishes. may your marriage be many times more happy than this very moment : )

Kelli theatre geek said...

Okay, congratulations and yadda yadda yadda, but I just want to say. Dan and I got to see it first!!! I've been bursting to say that. JTP showed us the absolutely gorgeous ring when he was on his way. Then we were left hanging in suspense. Way to go Josh... ;) I think you guys will be very good for each other. many felicitations.

Brady Quinn said...

I appreciate your feelings for JTP, but have you considered polyandry? I really think we can make this work.

Josh The Pilot said...

Thanks everyone for the compliments on my ring selection! I've never subscribed to the lie put out by the jewelry industry that a diamond is the only way to go for an engagement ring. The whole "three month's salary" thing is an even bigger lie. Of course I'm not going to say exactly how much I paid for MB's ring, but I will say I could easily afford it even on $8.50/hr pay, and look what I got!!
Concerning MB's name, she will always be the sweet and beautiful Tink. :)

Jcat2323 said...

That's right, it's about the sentiment, not the dollar value.

kelebek }{ said...

OMG, congrats to both of you!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I go on vacation and I miss this!?!?! And you were in town too??? Will you still be back for Christmas?

Best wishes and congratulations to both of you!! I am so happy for you!

Now, I'll have to go catch up on what else I may have missed, then I reserve the right to comment further. ;-)

MB said...

I'll be home in mid-December, Shannyboat. We will definitely get together then so I can show it off in person :)

Everyone.... thank you so very much for your kind congrats!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I was afraid I missed my chance to catch up. I can't wait to see it (and you of course) in person. I'm sure it's fantastic. How many times a day do you find yourself admiring it? I caught myself doing that all the time.

I'm finding all sorts of news trickling in that I missed. I was only gone for 8 days people. Did I forget to tell everyone to put their lives on hold?? Shouldn't that little mail hold slip at the Post Office cover these sorts of things??? ;-)

What wonderful, beautiful news to come home to!

Anna Pink said...

Congratulations. You two kids couldn't be sweeter -- I am really happy for you. You've made my day, in fact. What about that? Also, I'm flying from Miami to DC tonight and I'm feeling pretty safe because I know JTP is guiding me in...

MB said...

anna pink, let us know the next time you're in DC :)

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