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September 18th, 2008

Chris says... “ welcome to Jeanne says!


This is us I'm Chris. This is me with Jeanne (she's the pretty one). We're getting married. This website is the story of how I surprised her for all the web to see and what surprises are yet to come. You may remember this site a little differently. Well, it has changed. So many people wrote to us asking us to keep the story going that, well, that's what we're going to do! I work full time as a "Senior Web Design Ninja" and am working on this site in my free time. As a result, Jeanne says... is under constant development and you may notice things get a little wonky when she gets some work done. All Jeanne wanted was a "real proposal" (read: a story to tell her friends). So, after 4 years of racking my brain and being 'gently nudged' by my family to marry her, I finally had it. I made a treasure hunt leading from our home in Nashua, NH, to the Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the US. I planned every last detail, from running out of coffee to what time we would arrive. And things couldn't have worked out better - not to say there weren't problems! As a web professional, I exercised my marketing chops to tell the world what I was doing... everyone but Jeanne. Having blocked her computer from the site and disabling her StumbleUpon button (ok, I broke it), I secretly photographed her for two weeks leading up to the big day and posted the photos with a quote to this website - and promoted it as best I could. I was absolutely blown away by the feedback we got. Mashable did a piece on us, we appeared in The Guardian (someone even mailed us a copy!), and we busted 30,000 pages by the time I popped the question. This isn't like normal blogs. This is a story, that I'm going to share with you as it unfolds. You start at the beginning and work your way to the end. Follow along as I surprise her with the coolest proposal I could conceive and then, someday, you could be watching when Jeanne says... "I do!"



Yay! 27 Comments

  1. Adam Zand says...

    Best of luck.
    I’m thinking about Digg for my divorce notice – better tweet my lawyer

  2. Valerie says...

    Oh Chris! I’m so proud! (sigh) ….val

  3. Greg says...

    Glad you say she’s the pretty one. Makes it real easy to tell who’s who!

  4. DC says...

    Good luck, Chris!!

  5. Nana says...

    Go guy ! I can’t believe you are going to FINALLY pop the question. Such a romantic after all. Maybe you inherited some of that from Popee.

  6. Todd says...

    Bout’ time you got it together. Shes the best thing to happen to you. Get Her!! before she comes to her senses. HA!! just kidding you are perfect for each other glad I could be a part of it . . . pixally speaking. . . MUHALBMU

  7. Chris says...

    Glad to have you here, buddy! UMBLAHUM!

  8. uncle bill says...

    yeah!!
    if this doesn’t get the point across, what will ?? great idea. remember who really wears the PANTS….. NO RAIN….

  9. Lisa L-P says...

    I am so happy for you both! It’s so exciting! I can’t wait until it’s over so I can talk to her about it. And of course I want to see the ring. Great job Chris!

  10. Clare says...

    Chris, your website was mentioned in an English national newspaper yesterday and I thought I’d have a look. It’s such a lovely idea. Good luck! Clare from London

  11. Chris says...

    Clare – if you read this… I would REALLY love a copy if it ran in print… can we talk? It ran in The Guardian, right? (I saw the site – I work in the newspaper biz)

  12. Nat Slat says...

    Hey,

    I read about your romantic mission in the Guardian newpaper, in the UK; so had to have a look. I think it’s a great idea! Good luck and I hope Jeanne doesn’t find out! x

  13. Lind says...

    Hello Chris – saw your plan in The Guardian at the weekend – what a fabulous idea! Good Luck!! Lind x

  14. Petra says...

    Don’t you just hate it when someone says ‘no offence’? Good Luck Chris

  15. Chris says...

    Yea, me hates that. And I ain’t gots no shame in deleting useless comments from people that don’t get it (and can’t spell) either. This is a special place – a gift – so keep your rain off of my parade. Thank you very much. (not you, Petra, you rock)

  16. iggy. uk says...

    what an amazing idea!!

  17. Candy says...

    Chris: Your creativity has no bounds. Most women only dream of their lover doing something like this!!! Your warm and gooey love for Jeanne is evident, and this act will remain in her heart for most, if not all, of your lives together. Have a blast doing it, enjoy the madness and wallow in the love that you feel for Jeanne and she, in turn will melt in your arms, oh ok, enough of the romantic babble. Keep it going!! and Enjoy the results. Love from Mom & Dad Macomber XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  18. Lind says...

    Congratulations! Us girls are swooning with it all!

  19. Nana says...

    Chris & Jeanne ! This was great fun to follow along with you on your journey. Congratulations & love to both of U. Love, Nana

  20. josie says...

    Jeanne,
    don’t be pissed at chris for putting this all online, you’re a lucky lucky lucky lady – in fact i’d go as far to say that you are the envy of (engagement ringless) girlfriends everywhere.
    Chris, congratulaitons on a plan well executed!

    Best of luck for the futre,
    x

  21. matt says...

    interesting way to start on the journey together! i’m looking for ideas too and i came across your site…congrats by the way ;)

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  23. Ronald says...

    I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this blog on regular basis to take updated from most recent gossip.

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    I enjoy the colored gemstone stack rings…they might be lab created, but they’re still pretty…

    LOVE the shades

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