i said yes! well, kinda

It’s official! I’m a future M-R-S and couldn’t be more excited (but don’t underestimate the possibility of bridezilla making an appearance).


Joost proposed on Thursday, September 5th and it couldn’t have been more dreamy. While I always envisioned an over-the-top, elaborate and public proposal (I know I’m not the only one), ours was intimate, personal… and perfect. I would share pictures of the moments following, but my face was streaked with mascara, makeup, tears and to be honest, it’s not a good look (so below you’ll find a next day photo opp). The moment I saw Joost get down on one knee and open “the box”, I lost it. Really. Lost it. In fact, I never said yes… but I guess the continuous sobbing, and once I regained control of myself, near tackling hug made Joost assume I, in fact, accepted.

Joost and I went ring shopping in both the US and Netherlands and decided on a jeweler in the states due to selection. Since he proposed in the NL, I was given a ‘temp’ ring that I now wear around my neck with his dog tags.

Butterflies fill my stomach every time I look at my left hand ring finger… I truly can not wait for the day that we say, “I do” and become one.

Cheers to forever and a day with my one true love!



Until next time – I’ll be a busy bee planning a wedding!

XX – Whitney

graffiti on graffiti


Spring’s powerful presence brings a sense of rejuvenation and revival. Flowers are in full bloom. Bright colors fill the streets. The sun’s warmth tinges our skin. Smiles replace the dreadful winter blues. A feeling of newness for all. Spring is finally here. Life is good.

Sidenote – life will be even better when I can toss my tights (however, beware of the nearly albino legs).








Until next time – tot ziens!

XX – Whitney