I had a long day of traveling on Friday and early in the morning when I talked to Josh, he told me he was making dinner. I was so relieved to not have to worry about that when I got home because I knew it would be 7 or later. After flight delays, waiting for take off, baggage claim, and driving home, I actually didn't get home until after 8pm.
I came home to a clean house and Josh making dinner. He told me to sit down, got me a glass of wine and said to relax. He wouldn't let me help him with dinner and told me I couldn't go in the kitchen. He acts this way anytime he makes dinner for me because he is just amazing.
I was starving because I had only eaten a burrito really early that morning! While he was cooking, he told me he had two choices for dessert. He made one and then bought one in case the one he made didn't turn out! I was very excited for both! What can I say? I love to eat! Soon he brought out a plate of filet mignon with caramel brandy mushroom sauce and a side of potatoes and broccoli with cheese. It was so delicious! I completely devoured it.
Josh asked if I wanted seconds and I declined so he asked if I wanted dessert and I said yes. He took the plates and soon returned with two plates of the biggest dessert I have ever seen. He set his down, handed me mine, and then.............
I realized there was something in the top of my dessert and Josh was down on one knee....
I asked him "Are you kidding right now?" And he said no. I started crying and hugging him. And I whispered "Yes!"
We hugged and kissed for a long time and then he started telling me details....so here is where the post is going to get a little long.
The weekend before I left for Vegas, we had gone to visit my parents in Roswell. I was really sick and spent a lot of time in bed. The night we arrived he told me mom he needed to talk to them. I went to bed early and he asked my parents for their permission and blessing. They said yes and told him they couldn't ask for a better son-in-law. The whole weekend my parents knew he was going to propose and they didn't say one word to anyone! He also told them he was going to do it when I got back from Vegas. My mom told me later she wanted to scream from holding it in so long! He also told me parents he wanted me to be able to have my ring ceremony for Chi Omega. I was so impressed that he realized how important this was for me.
While I was in Vegas, he had called my friend and she told me he hadn't left a message. Really....he had left a message and told her so he could find out when I would be home so he could make the dessert because it took about three hours. It was two types of mousse, passion berry and raspberry with layers of cake in between and caramel drizzled on top.
He went through several different plans before he decided to stick with something he does really well, cooking. It was the perfect engagement. I was so shocked and so excited.
(It's a set. This is a picture of the ring and the wedding band. He picked it out completely by himself! He did so good!)
My parents came Saturday and we celebrated with lunch and champagne. It has been a world wind weekend and then we had to wait until after today to reveal everything so I could have my ring ceremony, but now it is out in the open and I couldn't be happier!
And now every once in a while, like about every 5 minutes, I squeal "We're engaged!"