Sunday, August 14, 2011

Good things come to those who wait.

& waited, I have done.

How on Earth have y'all been?!

Me, oh you know, I'm a little firework of happiness these days.

My vacation was grand...I'm not going to give any details.
1. Because I am under what the producers call a "gag order" and I can get in BIG trouble if I were to do so.
2. You have to watch the show in January when it airs! DUH!

But I will tell you this much.

You all know how long I've waited for this to happen.
You see, Justin and I have been dating for almost 3 years. (November 1 will make it THREE!) and as many of you know, there comes a time in your relationship where you're ready to take the next step.

Justin and I are in our very early twenties. We're practically babies. But we act as if we're 30 on most days. What other 20 year old do you know that runs their own business, works 2 other jobs, and goes to school 18 hours a week while maintaining a social & romantic life? That will definitely age you quite a bit. So we both act like old farts.

Well, it seems as if Justin and I have talked about an engagement for quite some time. I'd say probably since my freshmen year of college. I've always said "when you know, you know." So why wait any longer for us to get any older?

Yes, I'm going to finish school. Yes, I'm going to focus on one career after graduation.
But why can't I have a big shiny ring and documented promises of a beautiful future with the man I love the most?

Well, it happened!

Right before I got on the train to leave for my vacation, Justin finally came to say "goodbye". Mind you, it was in the pouring rain and all of his closest family and friends were there. Not to mention 5 or so cameras and a whole crew of production people.

When Justin started telling me "you're the only person that can put up with me and you're my best friend" as he got down on one knee, nobody else mattered. It didn't matter that I was soaking wet or that I was about to leave for a week. All that mattered is that it was finally happening. All this time that we had been waiting for, here was the moment.

And so, I do stand by the saying "good things come to those who wait." Because if we wouldn't have waited, would we feel such a relief that it's finally happened and we can finally stop saying "one day when we're engaged...." because it's finally here.

It is the sweetest thing to see Justin so happy about something.
People keep asking when the wedding will be, but we want to do a lot of saving and I want to graduate and get my life set before we can even think about a wedding. So no date has been chosen but we are so excited about planning an engagement party!

Oh and I know y'all want to see the ring!
I haven't had a chance to take a photo with my camera yet, so I pulled one off of the jeweler's website! It is the most beautiful, sparkly thing on this planet.

Don't rush things. Life (& love) takes time.



  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SO happy for y'all!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <3 and pleassse remind us when the show airs so we don't forget!

  3. WOOHOO!!! Congrats (: Your ring is stunningggg!

  4. AHHH! Congratulations! That ring is gorgeous! enjoy this exciting time!!!!


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