A Special Announcement

Most of you who read this site have at least heard about Carolyn and many of you have had the pleasure of getting to know her. She’s the wonderful woman I’ve been dating for almost 3 years. We’ve been separated by my move to the UK, which has been very difficult. But it’s actually made our relationship stronger.

In the four months we’ve been apart, it’s become clear that no matter what our future holds, it will involve both of us. So, on Tuesday 17 July 2007, we went to a beach we visited on our first date, had a nice picnic brunch and I proposed to her. And, for some strange reason, she said yes! Woo Hoo!

Anyhoo, for those of you I haven’t been able to talk to, let it be known that Carolyn and I are engaged (chances are, you didn’t hear it directly because I lost all my US phone numbers. Doh!). Here’s a picture of the happy couple:


And here’s where it happened:


There’s not much more to add aside from the general happiness. Life is good and you’ll be able to hear plenty more about it as the details (when, where, ETC) develop. Joy!

12 Responses to “A Special Announcement”

  1. Melissa T. Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Much love to you both.

  2. Mom Says:

    Yea! Yea! Yea!

    Mom and Dad B.

  3. dina Says:

    i hope you’re looking forward to becoming matthew f hyson (someone has to carry on the hyson name, you know…)

  4. Mom Says:

    I’ve always thought we should change his middle initial…so he’s not forever known as MF anything!

  5. Ben Says:

    Congratulations Matt and Carolyn! All the best to you.


    Ben and Lindsay

  6. Mac Says:

    Congrats!!! Jen and I are very happy for you both!

  7. Krista Says:

    Congrats!!! Now that’s a pretty exciting vacation!

  8. melissa k. Says:

    geez, it took you long enough. if you had asked me, i would have told you to marry that girl a long time ago. CONGRATS!!!

  9. Stephanie Says:

    This is awesome! Congrats to you both! 🙂

  10. Ralph Says:

    I knew this would happen but I also knew that you needed to figure this out for yourself Matt. Carolyn is quite a catch and you do best to keep her happy! 🙂

    Good luck to you both!

  11. matt Says:

    so many comments to refer to! 🙂

    thanks for all the kind words. now or later, it’s happened. happiness for all!

  12. andie Says: