I had a post all ready to go featuring a couple of clothing pieces that I'm super excited about. However something kind of special happened so forgive me, you're going to have to wait!
HOW IT HAPPENED
Sunday afternoon Josh and I were hanging out at his house. We always spend Sundays together. It's one of our favorite times of the week. After the sun went behind the clouds and ruined our plans for laying outside we went inside and promptly fell asleep. When I woke up Josh was laying beside me and we curled up together and started talking. He started asking me questions like am I sure that I'm OK moving away from my friends and family so that he can continue his research? Am I really OK with the fact that he's a bit of a work-a-holic? Do I really trust that he will always make the decision that he believes is best for us? He asked me questions like this for a couple of hours. When he was finally questioned out he turned to me and asked, "So will you marry me?" After all the other questions I didn't realize that he was proposing. I'm not exactly sure what I said other than that it was in the affirmative. Then he asked me if I was sure. I said, "Of course I'm sure."
"Then you should wear this."
It wasn't until he handed me the ring that I realized he was proposing! I'm so blond sometimes!
So now answers to the three most frequently asked questions.
1. Have you set a date? No, we haven't. Many of our married friends have told us that they wish they had taken more time to enjoy just being engaged before they dove head first into planning the wedding. We've decided to take their advice. We'll set a date sometime next month. It'll happen next summer, beyond that, that's all we've got. We have however spent a great deal of time talking about what's going to happen AFTER the wedding, ie: where we're going to live, plans to pay off the remainder of both of our debt before Josh graduates, whether or not to buy Josh a better vehicle or make due with the Jeep, etc. I think we're both more excited about what happens after the DJ's paid and the last person's left the dance floor.
2. Which wedding magazines have I checked out? Umm...none! Nor do I plan to! I flipped through one, I can't remember which, while I was waiting for my ring to be sized and you know what? I don't need to look at $6000 dresses. I'm not willing to spend anywhere near that much. I don't need to look at designer flowers and cakes. I'm doing my own flowers and my sister is going to do our cake. I already know what I want my flowers to look like and my sister is far and away more talented than any bakery here in Bozeman. She could seriously be on Cake Boss. Finally, I don't need to look at engagement rings. I already have one that Josh had made especially for me and it's PERFECT! Likewise, I will not be spending money on a "Commemorative" Wedding Planning Book. *Shudder*
3. What kind of diet/fitness regimen will I be going on to fit into the dress? The fact that anyone would ask me this sort of blows my mind and yet I've been asked more than once. I'm not. Period.
So that's my big news!