EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Jeann gets engaged at the Whitsunday Islands!

December 27, 2015 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Reflections


In case you missed my blast all over social media, I GOT ENGAGED ON OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 

I’ve spent all day trying to write this post and don’t mind me guys, here I am just getting teary. I’ve never been a big marriage person, but after being with my partner for 10 years it’s been a long time coming. The truth is, I’m just overwhelmed with emotion! My name is going to change! We’re getting married! We’re going to have kids! These things weren’t ever things that I doubted, but it’s just those emotions of finally knowing it’s all going to happen soon.

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Romeo (yup, that’s his real name) waited for the right moment too – while we were out celebrating at the Whitsunday Islands, which houses one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. It was such a beautiful experience! It felt completely surreal, surrounded by gorgeous aquamarine ocean and views from every angle. I will never tire of the beautiful nature of the Islands and I recommend visiting it if you ever get the chance.

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So on our 10 year anniversary, we went to Daydream Island, which we visited back in January 2012. It’s a beautiful Island Resort with lots of nature and wildlife (like kangaroos lounging around, and stingrays floating around the coral reef beds), and signature mermaid statues. It took us about 5 hours to get there through a flight, land transit and ferry (and we live in the same State) so we rested when we got to the hotel.

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Went for a walk along the island and a hike up in the mountains to see the sunset! It was absolutely beautiful. We then had dinner at the fancy restaurant there called Mermaids, and then after dinner he took me to the beach. I could tell he was totally nervous, and there were these birds there screeching their heads off (of which he made a hilarious joke about, and we’ll remember this moment forever), but then he asked me to marry him! I was so excited, jumping up and down, and it was such a beautiful perfect moment of my life. We were so excited that it was all official!

The morning after, we went on a cruise to Hamilton Island, one of the major islands of the Whitsundays, in transit to the Great Barrier Reef. Here I was thinking it was going to be a relaxing cruise, but it was crowded and a rough and bumpy ride on the way to the reef. Lots of people got sea sick and had to go outside for some fresh air, and it was kind of hilarious seeing people walk back and forth and swinging across the ship.

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Behold, the Great Barrier Reef! I’ve never seen anything like it, it’s definitely a sight to see. We had a buffet lunch on the ship and went snorkelling. The experience was nothing short of wondrous, swimming amongst the tropical and brightly coloured fish, seeing the whole sea teeming with life and different species of coral and marine life, watching a giant grouper fish swimming underwater. I just got such a great appreciation of how vast the ocean is and how little we are on the scheme of things. It was an amazing and humbling experience.

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After going back to Mermaids for dinner, we went and took photos at the spot he proposed (seeing as we were too excited the night before to do so) and packed up to leave in the morning. It was a whirlwind trip, didn’t get much time to relax and enjoy the resort facilities, but it’s definitely a trip that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

Thank you so much everyone for all of your well wishes and congratulatory messages! Your support means so much to me.

Oh yeah, when’s the wedding? House first, then wedding planning 🙂 hopefully it will all happen next year! Fingers crossed!




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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Tiktok@happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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89 responses to “EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Jeann gets engaged at the Whitsunday Islands!

  1. Charnell

    OMG!!! CONGRATS!!!! I always thought James would wait till our 10 year too, but he said he knew I'd be expecting it so he did it early. CONGRATS!!!! OH WOW!!! I am so happy for you!!!! I know what you mean about it all suddenly feeling much more real once you're engaged. What a wonderful and beautiful spot to get engaged in too. Your fiance definitely lives up to his name!!! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!!! =D =D =D Happy planning xxx

  2. Woohoo! This is brilliant news Jeann! I'm so happy for you! 🙂 I wish you only joy on this next step of your life. 🙂 Your holiday also sounds really beautiful. 🙂

  3. Romeo and Jeann, sitting in a tree
    K-I-S-S-I-N-G <3

    Congratulations guys! 10 years is massive! You get less for murder these days. You really are perfect for one another. Both game geeks, love technology. Your table top games. It's like Sheldon and Amy finally tying the knot 😀

    Ooh, so as soon as you walk don the aisle, I'm expecting a bun in the oven soon after Jeann. With both your genes, we'll have he or she making apps and programming before their out of nappies and we can make a fortune off them. Yes, I said WE, of course you'll give me a cut, you're super generous like that. You two can make an army of little tech minions and I'll rule the WOOOOORLD! I mean you, YOU'LL rule the world.

    *points over your shoulder and runs in the other direction*
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    • Awwww thank you so much for your support during this time Kelly! I appreciated it so much. Thank you so much lovely! Haha we're not that super geeky (I hope). LOL omg it will be a loong time before that one 😛

  4. Jeaannnn! I'm just so giddy with excitement for you. And the proposal location! How amazing and beautiful! I can't wait to virtually share your excitement over wedding planning through GChat. I wish you and Romeo nothing but the best! <3 <3
    Go get that house, girl!
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  5. Patty

    Congratulations! What a beautiful place for you guys to get engaged. I've always wanted to go to the Whitsundays. You two are too cute!

  6. aentee @ read at midnight

    Congratulations again Jeann, I am so happy for you and wish you both the very happiest of happiness in your future! You deserve it so much <3

    Ahhh Whitsunday looks amazing! I really need to get around to visiting it in 2016 😀

    You guys look AMAZING in the photos (and the photos are awesome too BUT Y'ALL ARE THE HIGHLIGHT) and I'm just SO happy for you two. Hoping that 2016 will be THE year for you guys. <333 *shooting star flashes through this comment*

  8. Nerdybirdy @ Daydreaming Books

    OMGGGGG!! I literally squealed! CONGRATULATIONS!!! 10 years is huge and I hope you have many more happy days to come in the future. The pictures are so beautiful and you look so pretty and happy! Congrats once again! 😀

    • thank you so much Josie! It's definitely a super exciting time, lots of things happening in the new year! Thank you for those thoughts <3 I hope it won't be as stressful in the new year too!

  9. I WILL NEVER TIRE OF CONGRATULATING YOU. Congratulations you fabulous creature. I am ridiculously happy for you and I hope you guys will have many many many many more great years (like a 1000…)

    <3 ,3 <3 <3

  10. AHHH CONGRATS AGAIN, JEANN!! That is so so awesome and glad it was a special and beautiful trip for you as well!! (I've never been up to the Whit Sundays, but zomg, it does look so so gorgeous.)

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