Hi! I'm going to come right out and say it: I don't know how to begin this post.
I've shared so many moments in my life these last three years and have always received encouragement and support, so thanks! Especially since most of us have never met in real life. To state something I've said again and again, it's just one of the reasons I'm so happy I decided to start blogging. You guys are awesome!
I'm actually bringing good news despite what the introduction might suggest. You see, I'm still somewhat in a haze of what this transition means (if anything) and can barely accept the enormity of the task that now lies ahead.
So... here it is: I'm an engaged woman! Yes, we've gone and done it. J got down on one knee and stumbled through all the things he had planned to say to me in that moment. We were shaking and blushing. It was clumsy and completely awkward and perfectly perfect for us. To say I'm happy is an understatement.
I'm just going to give a short bio: J and I are the type of couple most people hate. Hey, you've probably thought it yourself once or twice while reading something gushy I've shared. No shame. Some examples: we haven't used our real names to address one another since we met (our families find this especially entertaining), we make up new nicknames for one another (and our cats) every couple of months, we frequently hug, kiss, and even slow dance in the aisles of the grocery store (SERIOUS PDA), and have an arsenal of inside jokes and weird cat voices that no one finds funny except us. So! If you've decided to stop reading my blog from this point moving forward, I'll understand. However, we're generally really fun to be around and enjoy a good adventure.
We were introduced, through friends, four years ago and quickly realized we were kinda AWESOME together. We started hanging out A LOT and just decided to keep doing our thing, you know, together. And here we are.
I won't go into the details of how awkward we both were while Justin looked up at me from one knee, or discuss the way he barely managed to get the words out, or, you know, mention the fact that I had one new sandal on my right foot and a Van authentic on the other when he spun me around. Yes, all of these things are true. Honestly, it was a moment that passed before I even had a chance to grasp it. I can sit and mope about the fact that it was a total blur, or I can recognize that this just means I'm committing to years and years of these type of moments with this man for the rest of my life. I'm going with the latter with an occasional mope.
SO... I've just emailed a venue about dates! Can you believe
that? I didn't even think about it until every person we shared the news with immediately questioned
when they would be expecting an invite. Yeah, we didn't really think that far ahead. To be perfectly honest, I haven't been planning this day since
I was a little girl. Now it's in front of us and I refuse to let what lies ahead lead to a level of stress that is beyond healthy, or forget what the whole thing is really all about (a really epic PARTY!!). Ok, ok... A commitment and love and all the other important stuff.
For now, I'll look at places to have it. I'll stare at my obnoxiously fancy ring. Dream of all the beautiful dresses I'll soon be trying on. And then continue to put off all the other detail stuff until a much later date.
Without further ado, here are some gratuitous photos of the stunning sparkler I'll be sporting from now on: