I’m GETTING MY VERY OWN GIRAFFE!

Yep.

You read that correctly.

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So no point in making an appointment to get your eyes checked.

Really, though… I am more just typing this out for myself because… WHA…?!

I am in UTTER DISBELIEF! 

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I am FINALLY getting my GIRAFFE, I have ALWAYS DREAMED OF GETTING?!?!

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WHAT?!

WHEN!?

WHO?!

HUH?!

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I’m sure those thoughts are typically what circulate through your brain when you read any of my blog posts… So just to clarify…

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I’m NOT actually hopping on an airplane this weekend to jet over to Africa to sign the documents to legalize my adoption of a baby giraffe

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No… What I REALLY mean is…

THIS GIRL (I am currently pointing at myself) IS TYING THE KNOT. GETTING HITCHED. TAKING THE PLUNGE

GETTING MARRIED!

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(to my “giraffe”)

Trust me… NO ONE ever thought (including myself) that I would ever get married. Everyone I know (my family included) believed I was going to start a “Spinsters For Lyfe” (yes, with a “Y”) club.

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Also… No one really knew I was “dating” anyone prior to accepting to wear the stunning BLING (my fiance designed special for me) on my ring finger (oh and agreeing to spend the rest of my life with him, THAT TOO!).

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I remember, when I got engaged… And the world of Facebook/Twitter/Instagram found out…

I received SO MANY…

“COMMON GIGI… QUIT MOCKING THOSE WHO ARE ACTUALLY HAPPILY GETTING ENGAGED…” 

Comments and messages!

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#SPINSTERSFORLYFEYO!

Well… I ain’t yanking anyone’s chain right now. 

This is the real deal. And it’s happening… November 12th

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Yep. I ACTUALLY found someone I love more than SALMON SKIN!

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And since I sadly could not invite EVERYONE to our wedding… Although I totally want to Insta-Story it… (Follow me @GiGiEats… Because you know I am going to)… I thought it would be fun to include all of you by playing a little wedding mad libs

SO TELL ME… 

(Fill out the Mad Libs if you leave me a comment below!)

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PS: I probably will NOT be updating the blog or YouTube channel next week because… My giraffe is surprising me with a honeymoon. I have NO IDEA where we are going (yep, I am traveling AGAIN!)… But if you follow me on Instagram… You (and I) will find out very soon!

Comments

  1. Yaaaay! Congrats Gigi! I can’t wait to see photos :)

    • THANK YOU! I am sooooo Instagraming as the weekend takes place – HAHA! I don’t care how angry I make my fiance?? 😉 I mean… In “sickness and in health” and I think Instagram could be considered a sickness?

  2. Congratulations! So excited for you and to find out where the honeymoon is.

    • HE HE HE! ME TOO! So many surprises are happening this weekend – apparently my future husband has like 10 thousand “amazing” surprises that are going to make me cry! LOL! What a bully? 😉

  3. Best to you my friend! Enjoy the day, soak it all in! I married my high school sweetheart, 30 years ago ❤️ My most treasured moments are of the day that was spent with family and friends! New adventures! Our motto was “doing whatever it takes” it was our adventure!
    So have fun on your adventures, how fun you don’t know where you’re going on the honeymoon!
    Blessings to you!
    Kris

    • THANK YOU KRIS! :) And Wow, I am in awe of you – 30 years AND your high school sweetheart. I would have gagged in my mouth if you told me this 5 years ago (out of envy, ha ha)… But now, it makes me so so so confident because lately I have been seeing so many divorces :(

  4. Wow! Congratulations!! Marriage is so much fun. :)

    • THANK YOU!!!! I am so so happy to hear you say that. I really have no doubt in my mind about it being FUN… My fiance ALWAYS has me laughing!

  5. You’re going to look absolutely beautiful on your wedding day GiGi!! I know it!

  6. I’m so glad you finally found the yin to your yang. He must be pretty amazing! I was like you when I was younger and said I’d never get married. Then, I met The Hubby and life changed. Can’t wait to hear where he takes you on your surprise honeymoon!

  7. 1. happy 2. many emotions 3. perfect 4. ebbs 5. flows 6. communication 7. have fun 8&9?? 10. the best 11. fun

  8. Congrats to you! Your pictures are fantastic. Totally make the post.

  9. Congratulations, lady! What an exciting time! Wishing you so much happiness!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Don’t hate me but I cut the skin off the salmon!!
    Argh!
    I can’t believe the wedding is so soon. I’m SO happy for you! I need to do the Mad Libs too, but may have Scarlet do it. She uses dirty words, FYI.

    • No, I don’t hate you – Actually, we are so in sync, cause you can cut the skin off and GIVE IT TO ME! – ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah!

      AND UM – CAN YOU PLEASE FILL OUT THAT MAD LIBS ON HERE WITH SCARLET!!!!!! LOL! I will only love her more when I experience her dirty mouth!

  11. Haha you are hilarious and this post is often!! Can’t wait to see more of the wedding and honeymoon. Enjoy every second!!! xoxo

  12. Congratulations! At some point on Saturday, just stop. Stop talking, stop thinking, and look around. Take just a moment to take it all in. The whole day goes so fast, so give yourself a mental picture to keep with you.

    • THAT is exactly what I plan on doing. Several times. I did that when I was in Europe because it felt just so unreal at times. And I know this whole weekend is going to feel the same exact way! Thank you for the reminder!!

  13. Congrats girl!!

  14. So happy for you, the day is coming. Remember to run towards the alter, not away from it ha ha.
    Oh wow secret destination honey, you be so lucky!
    Oh and keep your eyes peeld for my next post, there may be a surprise for you!

  15. 1. Constipated.
    2. Bloated
    3. Tits
    4. Moving
    5. Farts
    6. Trump
    7. Grabs pussy
    8. Giving watches
    9. A watch gift
    10. Orgasms
    11. Suprise

  16. So happy for you, Gigi! Congrats!

  17. Congratulations! So exciting. I can’t wait to see photos on instagram to find out where he’s taking you on your honeymoon!

  18. It’s here!!! Happy wedding week!!

  19. At first I was like huh? Congrats on your engagement. Marriage is so fun!

    • LMFAO! See – as I said in the post! Typically people are scratching their heads wondering what the HECK I am talking about… 😉 But eventually everyone gets it!

  20. Congratulations on your engagement he must be one special guy.

  21. Onesies better be involved, or I REALLY won’t know you. I’m so happy for you. I often tell Alex that I don’t know what I would be doing without him, because goodness knows I would not be good at dating. Luckily, he is pretty much my perfect match. I put that poor boy through the ringer the first year that we dated. And he kept coming back. Guess I’m stuck with him now, and thank goodnes for tha!
    And don’t be a stranger to the lYfe. You know I love a good lYfe.

  22. Congratulations. A very special day and a serious commitment so make sure you really do not want that giraffe !!

  23. Yay! Congrats!

    I’ll be following along for sure :)

  24. So soon! I’m excited for you, Gigi. I hope you have a wonderful wedding. I know you’ll be the most gorgeous and hilarious bride. :)

  25. Woohoo! Congrats!

  26. This is so exciting and I can’t wait to see the photos! Congrats to you both and really enjoy this time it goes by so quickly

  27. I love your sense of homor! Congratulations and I hope you have the most amazing honeymoon!

  28. 1. ECSTATIC
    2. BLISSFUL
    3. ARUNTHRUSAVANNAH
    4. UPS
    5. DOWNS
    6. PUTTINGTHEOTHERPERSON1ST
    7. SHARING
    8. COMMUNICATE
    9. DIVORCE
    10. MOREJOYTHANYOURHEARTSCANHOLD
    11. GIRAFFEANDOWNERPICTURES

    Girly – I am so so happy for ya! CONGRATS!!! Wishing you and your giraffe boatloads of happiness and health (inspite of his aversions to your healthy eats!)

    • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I am so excited to share our moments with you 😉 hahaha! I mean, you want to see a giraffe play golf, am I right?!

  29. Congratulations! Loving the photos you’ve uploaded on FB !

  30. Eeee! So exciting! And kudos for letting him plan the honeymoon without you. I would not be able to handle being in the dark about that one. Hope you have an amazing day!

    • Oh man, I am in the dark about SO MANY THINGS when it comes to this wedding. He wrote the ceremony. We each wrote our vows. He has a HUGE surprise for me at the wedding reception… Surprise honeymoon and he’s got like 3 wedding gifts for me. I am just waiting for a prank or two! LOL!

  31. Aww this post is so cute :) happy happy joy joy and congratulations!! Love all of these adorable photos and happy honeymoon wherever you may roam!

  32. Congrats! Getting married is the bomb…it’s basically the most expensive party you’ll ever through for yourself and 100+ other people (unless you’re smart and elope/do a destination wedding) lol. My biggest advice for the wedding day would be to delegate, delegate, delegate! I had friends take on a lot of duties so I could hang with my bridesmaids and mom(s) and not have them running around all over the place, it was awesome because I needed them by my side! Also, make sure you and the new hubbs set aside at least 5 minutes of alone time during the day so you can have a private moment, just the two of you, to say “hey, love ya” because the day will be over in a blink of an eye. Remember to laugh, have fun and don’t sweat the small stuff! Wishing you all the best 😉

    • THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THIS MYRA!!!! I am so so so so so so so so so excited and definitely not sweating the small stuff. I am just enjoying the moment and loving my fiance so much more every friggin’ second. He and I are not together right now and I don’t think I have missed him this much, haha!

      And girl…. YOU KNOW I will NOT forget to laugh! That is ALL I do!

      • It’s awesome to be with someone who makes you laugh and vice versa…it can get you through the rough spots.
        You will have the most amazing day and will make a gorgeous bride! I can’t wait for pics 😉

  33. Woohoo, congrats!! How awesome.

  34. Oh, my gosh, can you keep a secret!!! What exciting news. I’m so, so thrilled for you!!

  35. Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear how your honeymoon went. You crazy cat.

  36. 1. Fucking jazzed
    2. NOT bloated (TEA TIME!)
    3. Farts and Spitz eating
    4. Husband sugar comas
    5. Late night gum chewing
    6. Sex
    7. Finish
    8. COMMUNICATE
    9. Shit hole Aaron
    10. The world
    11. DRUNKEN PEOPLE

    • OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG BEST MAD LIB ANSWERS EVER!!!! “FINISH” BAH HA HA HA HA HA HA AH AH AHA HA HA HA AH AHA HA!!!! Uh Oh! Will I now think about you after every time I finish – LMFAO! OKAY creeeeeppppyyyyyyyyy!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      And you just wait for the drunks. JUST WAIT!

  37. My Teen Guide says:

    Wow! Congratulations both of you! Can’t wait to see next update.

  38. Wow the day is so close! Again, I am so happy for you and hope everything goes smoothly and the day is full of bliss!!

    • THANK YOU P!!!!!!!!!! I still remember the first time we met at Spitz and he was there with us! Back then, we were…… A very interesting situation, hahahaha! And now… Well, we still are! 😉

  39. Congratulations love!!!

  40. Best wishes to you and congratulations to your husband to be! Here’s my madlibs for you, the wife to be:
    1. happy
    2. beautiful
    3. perfect
    4. ups
    5. downs
    6. love
    7. patience
    8. to love and take care of yourself too
    9. a 33-in waistline :)
    10. all the best
    11. photos

  41. Way GiGi, I am freaking happy for ya, You are gonna enjoy your day and lyfe, with lots of Giffelets .. 😉
    Seriously Have fun on ya day and forget Social Media. You Can Insta-share things after the fact. GIVE YOU & HIM THIS ONE DAY and At least the First Day of your Surprise Honeymoon, you will thank you later. And He will love you all the more. So do surprise him too, By Giving him your 100% Attention on this YOUR Special event. Social Media will always be there. Let your Guests Post for ya, get a sister or VA to do it for ya…You Focus on Ya Giraffe …Cool? Massive congrats girl :)

    Julie Syl

    • YOU JUST CONVINCED ME to NOT take my computer with me when I head to the wedding venue! HA! THANK YOU for that Julie 😉

      Oh man, Giraffelettes – THAT is hysterical… AND YEP! That is totally what I am calling our little… Well, giraffelettes!

  42. Wow! What a wonderful news, Gigi. Many Congratulations to you both! So excited to find out where the honeymoon is. :)

    • THANK YOU ANU!!! i am pretty pumped too! There are so many surprises to be revealed, I am not sure I am going to be able to handle it! haha!

  43. Elizabeth O. says:

    That’s awesome! Congratulations!!! For real, I thought you adopted a giraffe or something, like what they do with the stars in space lol.

  44. Congratulations <3 This is such exciting news among all the craziness right now in America. Have a beautiful, wonderful wedding! Are you honeymooning right after?

    • This is a very good distraction from EVERYTHING going on 😉 I live in my own little bubble anyways so…… I try not to pay attention unless ABSOLUTELY necessary – ha ha! I am not one to ever cause arguments… I guess that’s a good trait to have as a wife?

      And yep! Honeymoon is ON…. But I have no idea where we are going!! I will find out this weekend :)

  45. I think it’s amazing and I’m so happy for you! You got me going there with the giraffe! Never a dull moment with you!

  46. Congratulations! Best marriage advice we ever got, from a couple we met travelling was never go to bed angry, talk it out! Beautiful ring!!

    • Oh we NEVER EVER go to bed angry, because we actually are never angry! But I totally agree – it would NOT be a good idea, EVER… To go to bed angry at one another!

  47. Congrats to you and your giraffe! Love the picture of you holding the golf club. Hope you have a wonderful day, and super honeymoon. And do tell us all about it when you’re back!

  48. Will wait for the photos. Smile say cheese

  49. Hey, I’m so happy for you! I am wishing you all the best this weekend and enjoy the honeymoon. I know you are going to be completely stunning and I can’t wait to see photos. I am not playing madlibs, don’t have much to fill in from your single friend. However, my God bless your union and bring you all the happiness you two deserve!

  50. I am so happy for you:) The ring is beautiful and I wish you much happiness and the key words are patience (because they are slower than us) and teamwork lol

  51. Oh wow! So exciting! Have a great wedding day and a wonderful honeymoon!

  52. Finally made it over here from IG. That ring is stunning!!! I guess holding out to be a cat lady paid off.

    My wedding day was the happiest day of my life and went by in a flash! Take advantage to soak it all in.

    Mad Lib advice:
    1. Overjoyed
    2. Effervescent
    3. Bubbly
    4. Sweet
    5. Sour
    6.Vodka
    7.Laugh
    8.Breathe
    9.Labor
    10.Bliss
    11.Images

    • Oh the day and night went by like a flash of light BUT… I am so so so so so happy and there were SO MANY AMAZING SURPRISES! I am posting a few very very soon! :)

  53. Whoop whoop , great news ! Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!! Enjoyyyyy and don’t forget to keep us posted :) Don’t know you , but I am so so happy for you ! What a funny way to tell :)

  54. Woohooo and congrats to you both! So happy and can’t wait to see all the pics. Hope you have a beautiful wedding day and have fun/be safe on your honeymoon :)

    • Oh man, I have so many pictures and videos I want and need to share, it’s ridiculous. HAHA!!! The most amazing and surprising day of my life!

  55. WOOOOOHOOOO! I am so excited for you, gorgeous and can’t wait to hear all about it.

    Definitely do not touch social media or your phone or anything during your honeymoon and just soak it up! That’s the best thing I ever did. Sure I photographed it all to share later – but I was totally in the moment!

    And here’s my mad libs for you 😉

    My biggest advice is one I know you don’t need – laugh every day and don’t take things too seriously because the best thing about being married is knowing you have your “person” right along side you forever!

    • Laugh every day – NOT HARD AT ALL with this amazing man in my life !!!! 😀

      I won’t lie – social media was hard not to touch when on the honeymoon, but I know the rest of the year is going to be mainly focused on life… Not blogging and what not, so it all balances out – LOL!

  56. I had to call Kara’s daycare ASAP when I read you’re getting your own giraffe, I feared you flew down here to abduct her! Phew, she’s still there! SO Happy for you! If it’s not too late, you should change your wedding date to Nov 14th- MY wedding anniversary 😉 I love that he planned your honeymoon without you knowing where you’re going, that’s totally awesome and romantic.

    • HAHAHAHAHHAA YOU FEARED I abducted her?!?! You wouldn’t trust me with simply babysitting her???!!

      AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARYYY!! November weddings kick ass!

  57. Well congratulations to you and yours! I am knowing it will be a marriage filled with humour, food and of course love!

  58. FRiggin A!!!! A surprise honeymoon!!!! I am happy happy happy per Farrell for you! :) COMPROMISE!!!!! This is a tough one for me cause I want to always be right! :) There will be so many ups & downs – ya got to work thru them… We change so much with age…… I love you GiGi & wish I could share with you! I hope we can meet when you get back!

    HUGE HUGE HUGS & love!

    • Oh we need to meet up Jody! So much is going on it’s nut!!!! How life has changed 😮 And it will only continue to do so!!! If you didn’t tell by IG, we wound up going to Hawaii! And this weekend we are going to NYC 😀

  59. Hi Gigi,

    Congratulations on tying the knot! Trust me when I say I believe you. I’ve been there! Haha!

  60. Holy crap! Congrats! Have fun *wink wink* on your honeymoon! See you when you get back!

  61. Well this is a true love story, two friends falling in love ( more than salmon skin really??) your both fortunate to have each other. Enjoy your new adventure in life :)

  62. Congratulations, girl!! So exciting! I can’t wait to see pictures! :)

  63. Congrats! So happy for you!

  64. How exciting! I have never heard it called that before haha!

  65. Aziel Morte says:

    Congratulations Guys! :) Godbless and have a wonderful and awesome rocking life

  66. Hehe…congrats!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  67. You guys always look like you’re having so much fun together! Your wedding is going to be beautiful and your marriage will be journey of two true hearts living life to the fullest. Have the very best day, GiGi. Warm wishes to you and your lucky giraffe! oxox

    • Robyn, I am going to post a few videos on IG… Showcasing the wedding… But I need you to watch this from the reception…. A surprise that BLEW EVERYONE out of the water:

  68. I can’t believe how excited I am :) :) :) :)

  69. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you guys and hope you day is beautiful! I’ve been following your stories on Insta stories and I can’t wait to see and hear about all the deets! I hope you have a fabulous honeymoon as well!!! <3

    • THANK YOU MELANIE!!! So many more updates on IG to come and perhaps a wedding recap post coming next week when I am back from the honeymoon?! Who knows – WHO knows 😀

  70. Congratulations!!! I hope that you have a wonderful marriage filled with many many happy years!!!!

  71. Ah better luck next time. You may get a for real black and orange, tree eating giraffe! :)

  72. Krystle Cook says:

    I am so excited for you! Congratulations of getting married and to many happy days ahead.

  73. Congratulations! Marriage is so much fun. You always have someone around to annoy. lol

  74. Congratulations dear! I can’t wait to see your photos!

  75. Well, you’re married now and as usual I’m just catching up.

    But congratulations anyway. Looking forward to hearing all about it and your honeymoon too! 😀

  76. WOW GiGi your giraffe has great taste, I love the bling your man designed just for you. An original for an original :) What??? You love him more than Salmon Skin…. This is serious! Have fun on your surprise honeymoon. You only deserve the best, and it looks like you found it.

  77. Ommmmggg you two are adorable. Congrats, love!!!!

  78. This is soooo belated, but YAY, how fabulous, I hope it was beautiful day for you two. And, I should have figured you loved salmon skin . . . it makes sense. BTW this is my dog’s favorite treat ever, not that I’m comparing . . . but she is very pretty, energetic and a little crazy.

    • Oh man, it was an absolutely PERFECT day… Weekend in fact… Although of course there were some hiccups, but nothing CRAZY!!!

      And do explain your thinking behind me loving salmon skin, LOL! I am curious!

  79. Wow congratulation!

  80. Ok that last post finally broke me, Landon looked so overwhelmed seeing you, how much love there is between you both is unbelievable. :)

  81. So wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very happy for you both!!
    I’ve followed your voyage since the 30 bananas a day days.

    I’m thinking Giraffes are not too excited by bananas..they have good taste :-)

  82. Congrats again!! <3 I'm so happy for you and your giraffe! ;P I loved the photos!

  83. Ah – so behind on blogging you are already married! Congrats girl! So happy for both of you. You guys are super cute, I LOVE your engagement pictures =)
    I hope you are enjoying married life.
    “Marriage has in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it has more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.”
    Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness, laughter & love <3

    • That quote hits home for sure! My husband (oh so weird to say) and I are here for each other despite everything. I know I can always rely on him if I ever need anything and visa versa… And, HE ALWAYS makes me laugh!

  84. Congratulations! I hope you have the best time, can’t wait to find out where you went!

  85. I just went on your Instagram and relived the wedding memories! First, you lookedlovely (but you always do). Congrats to you and your giraffe. Have a nice vacation trip!

  86. Yes girl yes! Made me so happy to follow your wedding happiness on the insta! I have a feeling I will have a similar reaction if and ever I decide to get married. So so much happiness for you and your love!

    • Girl, you will. Trust me. I was NOT the type to ever think I would ever get married. But even though this is going to sound INSANELY cliche – when you find the right person, you will WANT IT ALL.

  87. [ Smiles ] Hmm. That would be one very interesting wedding!

  88. Love your site very creative pictures

  89. Congratulations on tying the knot! I saw a few pics on social and you looked adorable & happy! :) And OMG La Costa is such a gorgeous place – I imagine a wedding there is stunning!

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