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5 Cutest Bachelor Nation Moments of 2012

Raise your freshly manicured hand if you spent most of this year dreamy sighing while sentimentally pouring vats of wine into your mouth? We're right there with you. 2012 has been a ridiculously adorable year for our favorite couples in Bachelor Nation, and we've rounded up our top 5 cutest moments for you to look back on.

Why watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve when you can ring in 2013 with a Jef Holm and Emily Maynard gif-a-thon?

1. Tony Pieper Pops The Question To Blakeley Jones

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The only thing more romantic than Tony and Blakeley's overnight date in the backwoods of Bachelor Pad (if the RV's a rockin' don't come a knockin') was their televised engagement on September 10. Tony gave Blakeley the surprise of her life when he got down on one knee and declared his undying love with a stunning Neil Lane diamond engagement ring! Tragically, their engagement only lasted one month –– which means Blakeley is back in North Carolina working as a professional bikini waxer. Follow your dreams, gurl.

2. J.P Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert Exchange Wedding Vows

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We're still happy crying over J.P. and Ashley's gorgeous winter wedding on December 1. These two found love in a glitter-encrusted place, and their sentimental vows had us binge eating ice cream in ecstasy. J.P. and Ashley made each other laugh, cry, and smile with pure joy as they became hubby and wifey. And don't even get us started on Chris Harrison tying that piece of celtic lace around their hands — a million sobs!

3. Jef Holm and Emily Maynard Share Their First Kiss

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We've tried to recreate Jef and Emily's first lip-lock a thousand times with our pillow, but nothing comes close to the original. This kiss was a long time coming, but Emily and her man finally puckered up after a romantic ride on ye old Eye of London, in which Jef uttered the profound words, "I feel a mix of literally a million emotions." The kiss was tender, loving, and had us (and Emily) weak at the knees.

4. Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Courtney Robertson Cuddle At The Park

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Courtney Robertson jumped out of love with Ben Flajnik and straight into the arms of The Bachelorette's Arie Luyendyk, Jr.! These two have been flirting up a storm, and we almost died from cuteness overload when they were spotted cuddling in a Venice Beach park back in November. Basically, Arie is like Courtney's personal human Snuggie.

5. Spoiler Alert: Sean Gets Engaged!

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Have you heard the news? Upcoming Bachelor Sean Lowe found the love of his life on our favorite dating show, and rumor has it that he's head over loafers in love. We can't wait to see Sean and his lucky lady fall for each other when The Bachelor premieres this January –– mostly because of all the shirtlessness. Let's be real.