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Wedding Bells

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Late last night Sophia proposed to me, and I said YES :romance-heartsthree:

We're now officially engaged, but we're going to wait to see what happens with the Covid-19 situation before we make further plans.

In the meantime, we'll be celebrating at home tonight - just the two of us.
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Butterfly Maiden wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Late last night Sophia proposed to me, and I said YES :romance-heartsthree:

We're now officially engaged, but we're going to wait to see what happens with the Covid-19 situation before we make further plans.

In the meantime, we'll be celebrating at home tonight - just the two of us.
Let me be the first to congratulate you both! Great news! I hope you have many years of happiness together. :D
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Thank you Eric.
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I'll catch up on here tomorrow.

We've got a few preparations to do for tonight, so I'll sign off for now.
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Congrats Vanessa! More importantly, is Sophia a big supporter of your astronomical hobby? :D
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Congratulations! What great news :D
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Yay - Congrats!
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Congrats !!!
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Congrats to you and Sophie, nice to get some good news during this pandemic.
Cheers,

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Congratulations, Vanessa and Sophie!
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Congratulations on your engagement to Sophie!
Exciting times!
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Congratulations!
I love good news!
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Congratulations, Vanessa & Sophie. Nice to hear some happy news! Best wishes to you both.
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Congrats - indeed this is good news!
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Hello Vanessa and Sophia. Congratulations on happiness and good news in this crazy world today. I probably should have posted this in the music thread, but I wanted to make sure that you didn't miss it and also to respond to your thread here. So here it is, straight from the heart, Grover Washington Jr. with Just the Two of Us:
- Marshall
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Congratulations to you both!
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Congratulations 👏
I'm very happy for you two ❤️
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Congratulations and best wishes.....
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Congratulations Vanessa and Sophie. That is great news. I wish you much happiness in your life together!

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Congratulations to you both!

Regards

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