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Tamra Barney's Engagement to Eddie Judge!

 

Can you believe it.....Tammy Sue is getting married!

 

I can't tell you how happy I am to be sharing this news with everyone. So much has happened in my life in the past three years and I feel like YOU (the viewer) have been with me every step of the way. I have so much to tell you and don't even know where to start.

When Eddie told me he wanted to take me to Bora Bora I was excited -- who wouldn't be?! At first the thought of going to such a magical place was enough to make me jump up and down. Then when I starting thinking about it, I thought Oh My!, could this be a wedding proposal? Eddie is a world traveler and often surprises me with amazing trips, but usually gives me a heads up. I didn't want to get my hopes up, but when I started to put things together in my head I was 95% convinced.....I'm getting a ring!

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From the second we got onto the plane it was a dream come true. We landed in Tahiti and took a small plane to Bora Bora. We were both speechless as we looked out on turquoise water. There are no words to describe how beautiful it was. I was in the most romantic place with the man of my dreams, It felt like Heaven. When we got to our room at the Four Seasons I was overcome with emotions. I felt so blessed to be there, I didn't know if I should cry... laugh... or scream with excitement. So we did the next best thing and jumped into the water. The water is so clear you could see to the floor of the ocean and all the fish swimming around you, including stingrays that came right up to us.

Eddie is a great travel planner and had the whole 7 day trip planned with fun relaxing things to do. After our swim we had couple's massage and a coconut milk bath overlooking the ocean. Later that night was our dinner on the beach... that's when my mind started playing tricks on me.

When we had dinner on the beach I thought for sure he was going to propose, it was the perfect setting. But boy, did he throw me for a loop! After our conversation I was a little disappointed, and thought there is no way he is going to propose and I just needed to get it out of my head and stop thinking about it. (Easier said than done!) Dinner was yummy and the view was to die for. When we got back to the room Eddie had trails of rose petals all over the room with a big heart on the bed, chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. Again, I thought Oh God!, here it comes! But I was wrong... again!

The next day we went scuba diving. It was my first time, and I was nervous. Again I started thinking "oh God what if he proposes under water and I get excited and forget how to breath and I suck up water.... what if I die before I even get to say YES?!" As you know, that didn't happen either. After scuba diving I told myself again, STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AND ENJOY. When the camera crew said they wanted to film a little reality in our room after scuba diving, I didn't think anything of it. Usually that stuff doesn't air, and so there was no reason for me to change my clothes and get made up.

Eddie was outside on the deck opening clams and I was inside on the phone catching up with the kids. When I walked out to see what Eddie was up too, I had NO IDEA what was about to happen. I sat down next to him with wet hair, a ring around my face from the scuba mask, and no makeup on. The producer looked at me and said, you need to take your sunglasses off so we can see your eyes and you might want to put some make up on. Again I thought, there is no way they are going to air us opening clams....BORING! I declined his offer and started watching Eddie open clams.

When he handed me the second clam to open -- the one that clearly did not look the same -- you would think I would have known -- but I didn't! Because in my mind I was expecting him to propose 15 times already and it didn't happen. I was thinking (because I thought I had it all figured out) that he would propose at dinner, on a sunset cruise or on the beach ... you know, the typical fancy way. But that's not my Eddie, he is always surprising me with the unexpected. I was in shock when I opened up that clam, and most of all I was truly surprised. In the end, he did it his way and I would have to say he was very creative.


It has been four months since I said YES and life has sure changed. When we got home Eddie proposed again to me, in front of the kids this time. I said YES once again and told him that we would get married when the kids are ready. We now all live together and everyone is adjusting to our new life. We haven't started making wedding plans just yet...although I have lots of good ideas in my head.

I can't believe how my life has changed in the past two and half years and I am so glad to have shared my journey with all of you.

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- Tamra Barney