He liked it so he put a ring on it!

15 Apr

Big news everyone!!

JOSEPH AND I ARE ENGAGED!!

By the amount of views I have already had on my blog today, it seems that everyone is dying to know the story and see pictures so here you go!

Earlier last week Joseph (I thought I was involved in this planning but apparently not) decided to go get dinner with Joey Friday after work.  I can wear jeans on Friday so when I was packing, my mom was in my room asking me what I was wearing and suggested my navy lace dress that I love but I said, “No! I can wear jeans on Fridays!” so she left the room to text Joseph that I wasn’t taking the bait, while I had no idea what she was doing.  Joseph texted me later and asked what I was planning on wearing and I told him jeans and a nice top and he said, “Well Joey is going to be in business casual and I want to get a picture of us with him so maybe you should wear something nicer.”  So I asked if the navy dress and heels would work (since that outfit was already planted in my head from my mom) and he said, “Yes! I love that dress.”

Mission 1: Get her to wear nice outfit – CHECK.

I drove in Thursday night to stay with him so we could just ride to work together (because our buildings are down the street from each other).  He picked me up after work and as we passed the exit where we were going to meet Joey, I said, “Hey are you going to exit?!” and his reply was, “Don’t worry about it.”  We kept driving north, passing Conroe while I continued to ask him where we were going while he continued to respond with “Don’t worry about it.”  Finally I gave up and just took a nap since I am a small child and fall asleep easily in moving vehicles now.

I wake up and have NO IDEA where we are.  It seems we are out in the middle of no where so I ask him if he is going to kill me and dump my body out here.  His response?  “Don’t worry about it.”  I finally realize we are close to Jacksonville where his parents’ lake house is and just assume that is where we are going and that Joey cancelled on us.  Everyone has asked how I didn’t think he was going to propose at this point and I can honestly tell you it crossed my mind but I quickly erased the thought because I knew his parents were up there but mine weren’t and I thought for sure he would do it with either both sets of parents or neither.  The reason I “knew” my parents weren’t up there was because I had been emailing my mom on her work email address up until the time I left work.  (Later I found out that my mom had gotten a friend from work to log on to her email and text her every time I emailed her and my mom would text back her response and Melissa would email me back from my mom’s email address — Thank you Melissa!! You guys are so sneaky!)

We got to the lake house and I had to run into the house to use the bathroom because he wouldn’t stop to let me go.  This gave him time to grab the ring box out of his bag.  His parents seemed surprised that we were there when we showed up and I had no idea why Joseph didn’t just tell me that we were going to the lake but he always says things like, “Don’t worry about it” or some other joking comment without actually answering me so it wasn’t out of the norm.

Joseph comes back “from the bathroom” aka getting the ring out of his bag and says “Let’s go down to the water.”  He let Duddley, his precious doggie, outside with us and as we were walking down the steps he grabbed my hand. Then I got suspicious.  He was being too sweet.  Usually he holds my pinky because I tend to have clammy hands (yeah gross) and we both get too hot holding hands.

We walked down to the bench swing that I always make him swing on with me and Duddley sat right by our feet in the most perfect position for pictures as possible.  I didn’t know at the time but Jeremy, Lori, and Chloe were all on the pontoon boat, basically right in front of us, taking pictures.  I had no idea it was them because Jeremy had been G-chatting me all day while “he was at work” and had even asked if we wanted to go out to Cedar Creek that night so I wasn’t thinking anyone else was up at the lake house so I didn’t think twice about seeing a random boat in the lake.

Joseph got down on one knee, said some precious things, and asked me to marry him.  Obviously I said yes and cried (I thought I would be tougher than that but I wasn’t).

My Initial Freak Out

My Initial Freak Out

Joseph putting the ring on my finger

Putting the ring on my finger

My New Favorite Picture

My New Favorite Picture

Jeremy yelled "WHOOOO!!!" so I finally realized that they were on the boat

Jeremy yelled “WHOOOO!!!” so I finally realized that they were on the boat

Joseph pointing out both of our families coming outside

Joseph pointing out both of our families coming outside

Showing off the ring to the camera!

Showing off the ring to the camera!

Picture with both families

Picture with both families

Waving at Chloe after she yelled "YAYYYY!!!

Waving at Chloe after she yelled “YAYYYY!!!

Lori and Chloe on the boat

Lori and Chloe on the boat

So happy

So happy!!

This Aggie girl finally has both rings!!

This Aggie girl finally has both rings!!

I love this boy.

I love this guy.

I seriously think that Joseph had Duddley trained for this night.  He was perfect the WHOLE time!

I seriously think that Joseph had Duddley trained for this night. He was perfect the WHOLE time!

The weather was perfect too!

The weather was perfect too!

Celebratory dinner with the family at an amazing winery!

Celebratory dinner with the family at an amazing winery!

The most beautiful ring I have ever seen and it's all mine!

The most beautiful ring I have ever seen and it’s all mine!

Did he do great or what?! It is literally EXACTLY what I wanted plus so much more!

Did he do great or what?! It is literally EXACTLY what I wanted plus so much more!

After we finally settled down from all of the excitement, we went to dinner at a really nice winery where Joseph had made reservations for our family.  He confiscated my phone so we could just enjoy the night together without telling anyone yet….

I’ll get into more details on the next post as to why…

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7 Responses to “He liked it so he put a ring on it!”

  1. cassansone April 15, 2013 at 6:52 PM #

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT.

  2. Melissa Meeks April 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM #

    I’m glad our being sneaky worked! So happy for you and Joseph, Congratulations!

  3. Mauricia April 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM #

    What a GREAT weekend it was. Joseph did a great job of organizing and surprising you all weekend. We are so happy for the both of you and love you bunches !

  4. Kelli April 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM #

    So happy for you guys!! 🙂

  5. Barbara April 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM #

    I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time I was looking at the pictures – I am so happy for you two – I love the pictures !!!!!!!!!!
    Way to go Joseph and Blair :)))))))

    • sweetsassyandabitsmartassy April 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM #

      Thanks everybody!! It still hasn’t even hit me yet!! Everything was so perfect! He’s absolutely wonderful!

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