Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blissed Out New Years

This is the Rex Hotel in Saigon. Famous for being used as the Communications Headquarters by the United States Military during the Vietnam/American War. Newsweek recently listed the rooftop bar of the hotel as a top destination in SE Asia. The rooftop bar is glitzy and breezy, with a little cheesy Asia twist and situated across from City Hall and close to the Dong Khoa shopping area - an ideal location to celebrate New Years.When we heard there was a special New Years buffet dinner and party, we decided to buy tickets and bid farewell to 2008 and hello to 2009 in the historic hotel. As midnight approached we headed to the balcony facing the street and City Hall to count down 2008 and welcome in 2009. From there we could see the street and garden area in front of City Hall begin to fill with people and we could see motorbike headlights all the way down each street, in other words the atmosphere was very festive. As the clock at the top of City Hall clicked towards midnight, we shouted out the final seconds of 2008 on the balcony and shortly after midnight Mike leaned in, proposed to Anne and pulled out a ring. Anne said YES! WE'RE ENGAGED AND COMPLETELY BLISSED OUT!

11 comments:

Tuan said...

Happy New Year indeed. CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!

hcoston said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!

Tri and Justin said...

CONGRATS!!!! I've always considered Mike a brother and now I can truly say he is. Yay!!! :D

Anonymous said...

MIke. You are so sneaky...I still blame the Benadryl! Congrats again, guys! Seeing the pictures brings back great memories. Robyn.

DeeCoe said...

Yay!! YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! I am SO glad I logged on tonight! We have been without a home laptop for a while b/c it was getting fixed, and before I went to bed tonight I wanted to see "What Mike and Anne were up to" and I read the wonderful news! I am truly excited for both of you! Big smooches and hugs to you guys, and we can't wait to have a beer with you to celebrate. wE will make a special trip from AZ to Portland! Or, better yet, how about New Zealand? I wish!!!!!!! Love to you guys!

DeeCoe said...

oh, and another thing: you guys definitely look like you had a blissful New Year's! Glowing, that's for sure!!!

Robert & Tim said...

Wow! Congratulations, you two! How exciting!

Best wishes from back home....

Cinnamon said...

zomg! Congratulations Anne and Mike! Best news ever! We will totally need to celebrate upon your return. Y'all look so happy! Teila is very happy for you too!

christineburgess said...

hi- this is my first blog ever! I'm so excited and happy for you two. love heather's aunt christine.

Chris and Dawn said...

Hey! A rather belated but heart-felt "CONGRATULATIONS" to you both! What an auspicious "bliss-alicious" New Year's celebration! We miss you guys - happy and safe travels to you as you continue on your adventures, and look for more comments and messages from us on "Buddha Bellies Blog" soon!

Carly said...

I can see why you are so inspired and in love--congratulations! I love seeing the pictures of your big grins and happy bellies!
Lots of love and hugs from the states--oh, and I can't wait to see the scooter too!