I realize this isn't really news anymore but I felt it would be more official to have it up on my blog.
I AM ENGAGED!!!
Josh confirmed he could take Dec. 20th off work so Josh & I will be getting married December 21st, 2013 :)
I am so excited, Josh drove almost 17 1/2 hours straight from Corpus Christi, TX because he told me he wanted to get to Mesa as fast as he could so he could propose. Came to my apartment at almost 2 a.m. and first thing he says, Will you Marry Me?
I said YES!!!
For as crazy as I am about pictures we don't have any more his little visit here, he was in town almost a week and then flew out to Washington for a 2 week Alpine Mountaineering Course, and then came back June 1st and left June 4th :( Josh will be starting his new job June 10th, so not much time, but grateful for the time we had.
I was pretty high maintenance about the ring, never wanted a diamond engagement ring, kind of wanted Josh to make us matching wedding bands. Josh however thought an engagement ring would be appropriate, and now that he is gone it is nice to have a reminder of him. We are having our old Branch President who is a jeweler make the ring, the stone I chose is a little harder to find so I don't have a ring yet. I am wearing a ring Josh made in his jewelry class in the meantime, it was the only ring of his that fit my ring finger.
Other than that I have been kind of crazy trying to figure things out, food, photography, invitations, all these things are running through my head. Bless Josh's heart he told me if this was going to stress me out he would just call it off and tell me to not worry about it. Seriously he is so sweet about, Love this man, he tells me everyday how excited he is to marry me.
Thankfully in Birmingham we got the pictures taken for my birthday present so those will be our engagement pictures, they are so sweet, and everyone asked me if they were (which btw they were NOT) but as of now they are engagements pictures.
So much to think about, I have been on pinterest ALOT lately and so far feel good about what I've chosen.
Anyway, thankful for all the love and encouragement, I am so blessed to be marrying my Mountain Man, my best friend, and Love of my Life :)