June 07, 2005

Big News!

I was trying very hard to keep this a secret until I was home in CT Thursday in front of a large chunk of my family, but I'm absolutely bursting to tell so I'm just going to jump in right here and tell you all at once. (I'm at work until 9pm tonight, so there's no point in calling until tomorrow if you have a reaction that isn't fit to comment here). :)

Shachar proposed.
I said yes (of course!)
and we're engaged.

But I don't have answers yet to any of the other questions you're likely to ask.

I'm very very very very very very very happy and excited.

Love you all -


Saved Comments:



Posted by: pjm at June 7, 2005 05:32 PM

Hooray! *mwah*

Posted by: Emy at June 7, 2005 06:19 PM



Posted by: Ilona at June 7, 2005 07:14 PM

Great news! Mazel Tov. We are thrilled.

Posted by: Dad and Jane at June 7, 2005 07:35 PM

Wonderful news. I'm very happy for you. Congratulations!

Posted by: Janice at June 7, 2005 08:03 PM


Rock On!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a huge, continuing, unabated, enthusiastic and genuine welcome to Shachar!

This is good stuff, real good stuff............

Posted by: Mom & Bill at June 7, 2005 08:16 PM

Yay Emily!! That's awesome!!!

Posted by: Liz at June 7, 2005 08:49 PM

Hie Emily


this is Shachar's sister, Sharon

I am so happy to hear about you two.

I am happy that you make Shachar happy

I hope to see you both soon when I will come to visit.


Posted by: sharonshemtov at June 7, 2005 09:04 PM

Ya Emily!!!!! :)

Posted by: Betty at June 8, 2005 04:59 AM

I KNEW IT !!!!!!!

when were how ?????

There's not a soul who deserves happiness more than you! Here's to a fabulous engagement, a wonderful fiancÚ and a little bit of jewish folk dancing in the not too distant future...


Posted by: hanna at June 8, 2005 06:47 AM

Congratulations! That's outstanding!

Posted by: Dan at June 8, 2005 09:49 AM

We could NOT be happier for you both! Can't wait to see you tomorrow! K & B

Posted by: Karen & Brian at June 8, 2005 12:28 PM


Posted by: lisa kimball at June 8, 2005 01:46 PM

Ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto,ditto,ditto,ditto,ditto,


Posted by: Uncle Doug & Barbi at June 8, 2005 02:01 PM

Wow! Great news - I assume he is a Democrat.

Posted by: Steve Teicher at June 8, 2005 02:27 PM

Super - He is a Democrat...right?

Posted by: Steve Teicher at June 8, 2005 02:30 PM

Just found out from hanna ! What wonderful news. We are so happy for you both and hope to see you over the summer. I absolutely adore going to weddings and this one is going to be great. Johanna told me that we'll learn to do the circle dance correctly. Love you Emily. By for now.

Posted by: linda and richard at June 8, 2005 03:16 PM

Congratulations, Emily. When we saw the two of you together in December, we all thought you were a perfect match -- same approach to the world, same sense of ethics, wonderful humor around each other. I am so happy for you both. Give my best wishes to the luckiest man in the world.

Posted by: john at June 8, 2005 03:36 PM

We met him in December too and we liked him right away. I should note that Emily worked with us at Apple some years ago and brought happiness to many.

Posted by: Steve Teicher at June 9, 2005 01:14 AM

Congratulations! And remember: don't ever let him give you a bag of dirt as a present!

Posted by: angela&barry cerf at June 9, 2005 04:36 AM

Yay! Mazel Tov! I'm so glad we got to meet him just a couple weeks ago. You two are sooooo cute together. I'm so happy for you!

Posted by: Heather at June 9, 2005 06:41 PM

Dear Emily and Shachar,

Mazel tov! We are so very excited for you and send all of our love and best wishes. Shachar, welcome to our family!

Love, Margaret and Alan and Grace and Devon

ps Thank goodness for blogs, or we might have waited weeks to hear this news!

Posted by: Margaret Gordon at June 9, 2005 08:29 PM

Sorry for the repetition, folks. I was getting error messages, so continued to try to repost. Or you could say I just got carried away by Emily's and Shachar's good news!

Posted by: Margaret Gordon at June 9, 2005 08:38 PM

Huzzah! Congratulations!

Posted by: Brett Peters at June 10, 2005 08:40 PM

Emily Shalom

Shachar called us this week (twice actually) with a strange announcement that he is getting married. ..(mmm....).

He also said something about a website with a chocolate and a spoon, so I checked it out and... found out that HE WAS RIGHT!!!!! - there was an Emily there with a great warm smile, who wrote that she is getting married to Shachar .

Mazal Tov to you, and good luck! (keep this wish with Shachar you need it...). You're probably aware of that you are about to marry a mule ... BUT a very kind one.

One day when he takes you to visit the land of holy we will probably get to meet, but in the meantime take a virtual hug from me (Nava), Jonathan (my sweeter half) and Rainy (our daughter). We are friends of Shachar from Sde-Boqer and he actually was my wintness before I got married as well as the holder of our HUPA canopy , as well as a good friend and a great cook.

and one last comment - Shachar isn't a democrat; for all I know he may be considered an anarchist ...

Wish you lots of fun moments together!


Posted by: Nava Beja at June 19, 2005 06:19 AM

Congratulations, Emily! Just got wind of your engagement from Lisa K. What fantastic news!


Posted by: Darin McKeever at June 21, 2005 10:23 AM

dear Emily & Shachar!

mazal tov

brucha haba'a


i am very happy

soon we will meet

and will be a family .

with all my love -

Shachar's mother

Posted by: shulamit shem tov loewy at June 26, 2005 10:43 AM


This is Shachar's friend Anna. I am overjoyed that the 'right girl' came along for him- I look forward to meeting you, Emily, for you must be very special indeed. I'm super-impressed by the Blog- especially all the outpouring of love and support by so many. I wish you both endless years of happiness together.

Posted by: Anna Sher at July 7, 2005 09:43 AM

Let me add my belated and heartfelt congratulations. I'll watch for you guys on the TODAY show ;)

All the best!


Posted by: Mark Lassoff at July 13, 2005 07:58 AM

Posted by Emily at June 7, 2005 03:24 PM