Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Happy Day

Well, as some might have heard already (it's posted on youtube and it happened in front of 15,000 people)...Gina got engaged tonight to her longtime boyfriend Joe. Joe is seriously one of my favorite people in the world, and he's marrying one of my favorite people. Congrats to Joe and Gina.

It was great to watch...good day for all.

32 comments:

Carrie said...

I just posted a comment about that in the below post! You must be really excited! I'm all excited for them and don't even know them.

Carrie said...

.......... And I don't know how I keep ending up having first comments. I have like, blog esp or something. I swear I'm not stalking your blog!

Tawny said...

I saw the video on youtube. It was freakin cute. Congrats Gina and Joe! I'm so excited for them, they're such a sweet couple.

I saw front row tickets for tomorrow night's show on ticketmaster, it was very tempting! Unfortunately I'll be on a plane back home, bla.

GirlyGirl45 said...

Awww, good for them. Gina's one of my favorites.

HstryQT said...

How cute is that?? :) I'm so happy for them!! You'll have to tell them that your blogger girls/core group/fro patro tell them congratulations! Will you do that for us? :)

Lori

Cathy Storms said...

How cute is that? Be sure and tell Gina & Joe that all your blogger girls & boys wish her congratulations.

DJ in AL said...

Congrats to Gina and Joe! If you love them they have to be good people!

risalea said...

That is so neat! Please extend our best wishes for a long and happy life together. (going to youtube now and turning the volume way down, as I'm at work!) Risa

rosalee said...

Congrats to Gina and Joe!

And Happy 5-0, Risalea!

DJ in AL said...

Thanks for the reminder Rosalee-

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RISA!

amandarhea86 said...

YAY Gina, Im so happy for her and Joe. Happy Birthday Risa.

Carrie said...

I don't know if I'm supposed to be sharing this video but ; http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=15273604

Better than the youtube one, for sure!

PS Happy Birthday, Risa!

risalea said...

Thank you, guys!! Risa

gdahimself said...

To Risalea,
From GDA,

Happy birthday - Enjoy!

To Amanda,

I trust you are well.
Under "Thoughts for the Day", part of post number 95, I posted some YouTube Links if you are looking for a time filler.

GDA

risalea said...
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risalea said...

Thanks, GDA! I wish all of you could come to my luau party on Sat. (with Chris providing the music, of course! LOL) Y'all are the best! Risa

Cathy Storms said...

Happy Birthday Risa~What time is the party? lol......
Hope you have a really fun birthday. My motto is, If you are embarressed to face friends & family after yur party, you had fun.....

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday Risalea!!!!
I hope it is a great one!!!
Carmen

gdahimself said...

Risalea,

At the luau are grass skirts required?

GDA

Carianne said...

I am so freakin happy for Gina right now! She is such an amazingly sweet person, and deserves all the happiness this life has to offer!

Congrats to her & Joe!!

Marleybone said...

It's hard to watch Gina and Joe and not get emotional! They look so happy! She deserves it!!

Risa - Happy birthday!!

risalea said...

GDA said: "At the luau, are grass skirts required?"

I hope not, cause I have a feeling my behind would look ten miles wide...not my best look! : )

xangelglitterx said...

RISA,
IN MY BEST PARTY VOICE SINGING:
HAPPY B DAY 2 U, HAPPY B DAY 2 U, HAPPY B DAY DEAR RISA, HAPPY B DAY
2 U......AND 50 MOREEEEEEE!!!!!!
OK LETS PARTY.. IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY... COME ON LETS PARTY... CAUSE IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY....HEY RISA.... IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY.....NUMBER 50....YOUR REALLY NIFTY....

SHAKIN MY GRASS SKIRT.BIG HUGGGS OUT TO YOU....

TO GINA AND JOE:
CONGRATS MAYBE CHRIS WILL SING FOR YOU. I RECOMMEND THE COMMUNION SONG....

LATER ALL....
PEACE & LOVE...

ONE LOVE...............

Allison Smith said...

Chris...

My little sister and I were in the audience for Joe’s proposal. It seemed like Phil had a little secret during his duet with Gina (just prior to the proposal), he was singing the love song to her in such a way that it made her laugh. When Phil introduced Joe… we said, how cool would that be if he was proposing…

I think we figured out what was happening just as Gina did, as she put her hand over her mouth in shock right when we started screaming… then when he got on one knee… it was all over… the girl-y-ness took over.

It was so cool to see her so surprised and excited. And it was an honor to be a part of such a special moment. It truly seemed like she was floating on a cloud the entire evening… and I bet that made you happy to watch.

Just my little take
Please pass on my Congratulations to Gina and Joe… and please tell her that there were two girls (her age) in the audience that were cheering for her moment!

Mark said...

My wife and I were at the show last night. This was our first AI tour so we have no comparisons to prior years. We both thought it would be fun since Gina is a hometown girl, and while she wasn't either of our favorites from the top ten we both liked her.

It was crazy to see the proposal live. For a second I was worried she'd say no, but of course she said yes...


As for the concert itself, I was absolutely astounded by the crowd response to Blake, I think he may be the big winner from this years group. Jordan sounded a bit hoarse and kept drinking water so perhaps she had a cold. Although it was cool to see Jordan play the guitar!!!


I also enjoyed the boys singing with instruments... Great to see that side of you all. Phil on the keys and Richardson playing drums was something I didn't expect!



Your solo was very cool... only really bad comment was the venue... Allstate is a horrible place for a concert and the sound sometimes wasn't the best...



I had fun.... and it looked like you all had fun too! Congrats again to Gina!!!

Christi (aka Maurrowe) said...

Oh! I'm so happy for them! They are just perfect for each other. I'm going to go check it out on youtube now

Congratulations Gina + Joe! <3

Keri said...

Happy B-Day Risa! Have you started counting backwards yet?

And a big congrats to Gina and Joe - I just got married July 7th and am still walking on a cloud. She was my second fav (after Chris of course) and was sorry to see her go. Best Wishes to them!
Keri
AKA Radkca

GirlyGirl45 said...

Risalea--Happy Birthday!! Aw, Sanjaya could've done the hula for you ;-)

Christina said...

You and Gina were my favorite contestants this season. I saw the video and I'm really happy for Gina and Joe! It was so cute and romantic. Good luck with the rest of the tour Chris!

-Christina

HstryQT said...

Chris it was so cool of you to give Carmen a shout out in your tv guide interview! I'm glad that you're just as excited as I am that Carmen's coming up to the DC show - *attempting to contain squeals of excitement*.

And I also find it fascinating that you're related to the ventriliquist on America's Got Talent! He was great. His turtle doing Kermit impression was amazing. I didn't watch my tivo yet this week so I dont know if he made the cut, but I hope he did!

Quick question that you may or may not want to answer - Carmen and I were wondering if Sarah would be coming up to the DC show on September 9th, since you're hoping to see her every couple of weeks now. If so, we'll definitely hook her up with some Chinese for dinner (the Verizon Center's in China Town). It'd be great to have so many of your Core Group (myself, Carmen, Girlygirl) get to hang out with her.

Have a great rest of your week!

Lori

risalea said...

Thanks, Lori, for the heads up on the TV guide interview. I found that online. And go, Carmen! You girls are going to have the best time in DC. And thanks again, all, for the birthday wishes. You helped make my day. Risa

slimpickens said...

Congrats to Gina & Joe. Nice to read how much admired they are by our man!
~clarissaNaz