I personally don’t find our engagement story as endearing as the story of our entire relationship, but at the end of the day, it does sum US up pretty well. No couple is always “happy”, but I like to think that we have always been pretty close to it.
I deduced that Josh bought a ring back in December, (him asking me an opinion on two rings online kind of blew it), but when Christmas, then New Year, then Valentines passed I figured that I had actually been mistaken, or he had been asking me what kind of rings I liked on a whim or to throw me off on my actual Christmas present (which I figured out anyway.)
On my mother’s 50th Birthday, my family went on a short 3-day cruise to Mexico to celebrate. The entire week before leaving I noticed that Josh had been very anxious. I assumed it was just because he is a business owner and workaholic and was having trouble leaving his Gym to his employees. Also, I thought it might have been because he had never been on a cruise before. The thought had crossed my mind that he might propose, but I figured that he wouldn’t want to propose on my mother’s birthday.
Our first night on the boat was wonderful. I am very close to my family and we all had such a great time at dinner together. After dinner, my Father wanted us to meet on deck and give speeches to celebrate my mother. He kept skipping me, asking my sister, then my grandmother, and next my cousin. Finally, he let me talk. I was excited because I thought I had the best joke to open my speech, but of course, no one laughed. As soon as I finished the rest of my speech, I stood there pouting, barely listening as Josh went into his speech. As I daydreamed and continued to pout, I heard “Thank you for having a beautiful daughter who I would like to marry” and boom, he went down on one knee!
I pushed him and turned away from him. Honestly, all I could think about in those 30 seconds was that I had no idea how to plan a wedding! I remember wishing I had paid more attention to my older siblings’ weddings. When I came to, I yelled “YES!” Everyone was so excited to share in our happiness. The funniest part of this whole engagement was that Josh had told everyone in my family. How no one spilled it to me, I still have no clue.
I feel lucky to be engaged to my best friend and soul mate. No one has ever made me laugh like Josh does. No one has ever been okay with how much I read books and play video games. He is the most intelligent, tattooed, caring, and surprising person I have ever met. He never ceases to teach me something new every day and always goes out of his way to take care of me. I’m so excited to look into our future and see our lives together, for many years to come.
Sparrow Photographers // Makeup by Kelly Williams // Redondo Beach engagement