Tuesday, January 15, 2008

YES!

Last night after I was all ready for bed (tacky pj's, clean face and teeth) our doorbell rang! my roommate and I just looked at each other because we had no idea who it would be. To my surprise it was Josh! He got in his car and drove all the way to my house to bring me dessert.


It was late when he got there so we just sat around on the couch and watch The Food Network. Very romantic, I know! I was so glad he came to see me and I did not want him to leave. It was 9:30 and practically my bedtime. After he tucked me in he kneeled beside my bed, like he always does, and he wished me good night and sweet dreams. Then....he dug around in his pocket, pulled out a ring, AND ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM!!!!!! Of course I said "yes!" I was so excited. We had been talking about it but I thought for sure it would be a month or two before he asked. Nope!



The Happy Couple

The beautiful ring! Josh picked a winner! I love it!
It was such a great surprise! I'm not the easiest person to surprise. I usually know something about to happen before it does. I was shocked when he brought out the ring. It was a lot of fun to be surprised. Last night and today have been crazy! I've had a time trying to call everyone and let them know! I guess if they don't know now they will soon. Of course everyone has been so excited for me. My friend Katie (and Zach) stopped by to give my first official gift. It's a key chain with a "B" on it. That's going to be the first initial of my new last name!!

26 comments:

Kelly said...

YEAY!!!! I've been waiting for this post all day!!!!
That is so sweet of Katie - how cute!!!
I'm SO happy for you and Josh!!!!

Guy & Julie said...

Congratulations! You guys make the cutest couple, and your ring is gorgeous! He did great :) You will have so much fun planning your wedding!

Megan said...

Yaay!! Girl that ring is gorgeous! I love the oval shape diamond. This is so exciting. Congratulations!! What a sweet proposal. I bet you didn't want him to leave last night. Did you get any sleep? You'll love getting 'B' stuff, I sure do. Yaay again!

Jessica said...

Woo Hoo! Hillary, I am bubbling over with happiness for you! A WEDDING is in the works! Ahhh!!!! : ) So happy!

Laurie said...

Hillary-
I am so happy for you two! The Lord made it worth the wait. What a beautiful couple! I can't wait for the wedding!!!!!!!!!!!

sas said...

Congratulations! I found your blog through Kelly's! You will have so much fun planning a wedding! :) I got engaged a year ago last August and married this past June. It was so much fun!

Leigh Ann said...

Hillary,
I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful story to have to tell about how he asked you to marry him. So sweet! I LOVE your ring. He did a great job! It is beautiful. I can't wait to see your blogging about wedding plans. Congratulations!

ashleydiggs said...

I always knew that Josh was a class act! I am so glad that God placed you together and I am so glad that Josh got such a classy lady! Have fun every minute of this time in your life!

Katie said...

CONGRATS!!!! I read Kelly's post about your engagement and had to read the whole story for myself. That is so exciting!!! Enjoy being engaged...the time flies!

His Doorkeeper said...

Hillary,

I am so happy for you and Josh! Congratulations! Marriage is just being with your best friend forever! God has blessed you with a Godly man and blessed Josh with a Godly woman. You are a perfect pair!

The Holloway Family said...

Congratulations! Your ring is beautiful!!

RachelM said...

How exciting! I'm so happy for you and Josh! Yall seem like a great couple!!
Your ring is gorgeous and very unique! I've never seen diamonds like that down the side!
Keep us posted on the wedding planning!

ACC-mom said...

Found your blog through Kelly's...congrats to you. Enjoy every minute of it. :)

Fran said...

I honestly got teary-eyed reading this!!! I am SOOOOO happy for you and we've never even met! Ha!

I have wondered in the back of my mind "is this the one?!" Y'all just seemed so perfectly happy!

I love how he proposed and the ring is just gorgeous!!!

So happy for you both! May God bless you deeply in the months and years to come.

Love,
Fran

Jennifer said...

Congrats!!! I saw the news over at Kelly's blog and wanted to read more! How exciting! It'll be great fun to see all the B stuff......

Virginia said...

Hillary! I just commented on your facebook, but I love reading the story and seeing pics of the RING! I'm so excited for you guys, God is so faithful! :)

Love,
V.

The Bunch Fam! said...

To Josh and Hillary, Jenny and I want to be among the first to wish you a lifetime of happiness. What a sweet way to propose. To Josh...job well done on the ring. Hillary deserves the best! To Hillary, wait a few years until the swelling of pregnancy arrives and you can no longer wear it!
We hope to see you guys soon, and good luck with the Search Committee.

The Bunch Fam! said...

YEA HILLARY!! What a fun story! I love it! The ring is beautiful! WooHoo!!!

Jessica said...

Are you still on cloud nine? I'll bet! We are going to have to meet for lunch so I can hear all your plans in person! Fun!!

Staci said...

I found your blog through Jessica's and it was so exciting to read this post! I love how he used an ordinary night and turned it into an EXTRAordinary event! Congratulations!!

walkers said...

YIPEEE! oh girl i am so happy for you. marriage is the best gift ever! so excited for you! and wohoo on the ring!

Elizabeth Smith said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Hillary and Josh!!! I am so excited for you, girl. :-) God bless you.

Harris Family said...

Hill! I am so so so excited for you! What a sweet story and a beautiful ring! Yea Josh! You are gonna make a wonderful wife! It is awesome to see God's work!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness!! CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting! And the ring...WOW, amazing, I love it :)

I can't wait for you to blog about all your wedding plans!

{BTW-I have been TERRIBLE with my eating this week. Whoops!}

The Garners said...

Hi, Hillary...I'm a friend of Kelly S. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love engagement stories! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to read about wedding plans...

Chris A. said...

Hillary,

I am so excited for you. He seems like an amazing guy. Your ring is absolutely buetiful!!

Katie