Number Three

So I said there was a lot more to say about my trip to Tasmania these past four days…

Besides the gazillion photos of the incredible landscape and countryside of this beautiful (and very underrated state of Australia), yesterday on May 26th, 2008 at about 12.30pm, Adam proposed to me!

My text message announcement to friends read:

Today the Phoenix landed on Mars, a momentous day as a legendary bird conquers the fiery masculine planet, landing to stake claim and continue exploration.  It’s only fitting that today Adam and I announce our engagement!  On bended knee in the Bay of Fires, Adam proposed and I accepted!! xx

But the full story is this… the 26th of May signifies three years since Adam and I first kissed.  That morning we got up to enjoy the last day of our four day break in Tasmania with my son.  The Bay of Fires was the agenda of the day, then on to Launceston to make our way home.

The Bay of Fires was spectacular.  The whitest sand on the most pristine beaches, turquoise water and rocks flanking the beach that had red and orange mineral deposits all over them – incredible colour and not another soul on the beach with us as we wandered, taking photos and admiring the gorgeous surroundings.

I set up my tripod on the beach, to take photos of my son for a canvas I am planning.  After about 20 shots, Adam told my son to take a photo of us, so my son took postion behind the lens and we knelt down on the sand to allow him to get us in frame.  A few clicks and I started to get up but Adam stopped me and pulled out a box and asked me to marry him!  I was so surprised that I think I had my mouth agape not saying anything for about 15 seconds, before I realised he was patiently waiting for my answer!

Of course I said yes!

Meanwhile, little did I know that my son had been snapping away, capturing the whole thing on my camera!  It was so special to have him be a part of it in some way and I love that I will have such permanent, lasting memories of that moment.

And so I cross #003 off my list!  WOW!!



  1. Congratulations! What a wonderful story and you got it all captured. (Make sure to got those safely backed up!). I guess #004 can’t be too far away, eh? 🙂

  2. I just found your blog, randomly, and I love the concept! What a great idea to create and blog about a list of to-dos. I can’t wait to keep coming back.

  3. Congratulations!

    I stumbled upon your 101in1001-blog yesterday and thought I’d check back in.

  4. Congratulations to all three of you. Absolutely wonderful news – I am so excited for you all and cannot wait for the ‘big’ day. Looking forward to coming down soon to give you all a big hug. Love to all – Mum & Tez xxx

  5. THAT IS WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations to you all, Justine… and I’ll be paying close attention while numbers 004 and 005 will be coming to play! 😉

  6. Many, many hearty congratulations to you!

  7. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!


  8. I just found your blog and what a perfect post to start off with.

    WOW..what a great story to tell all your family and friends and so great to have it all captured by your son.

    I’m a sap. I don’t even know you and I have tears 🙂


  9. What a profoundly moving written recollection of the event – I felt like I was there witnessing it all transpire. Beautiful!

    How special (and appropriate) that you have your own photographic record of the event.

    Christian, Marley and I are all so, so happy for the three of you.

    See you very soon!!


  10. P.S. Someone mentioned No.4… I am most interested in that AND No.5!!

  11. […] 003 | Get engaged […]

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