Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!.
So Josh originally had been planning to propose in the Spring of 2013, but Christmas was right around the corner and decided he wanted to go with the *shock factor*. So he picked out the PERFECT ring just in time, right before Christmas Eve.
So then from my perspective…..
Christmas Eve is finally here without me having a single clue this would be THE DAY. We drove up to Baton Rouge (where I’m from) and did the family thing all day. We decided to go to 4:00 mass and then head to our last party for the night. I was so excited b/c we were FINALLY going to be on time if not really early for this party (b/c we never get anywhere on time). Then, his brother, Chuck, calls him. “Hey, since you’re in Baton Rouge, will you do us a huge favor? Get a picture of PePa’s (grandfather) tree out by LSU b/c we are making him an album for Christmas tomorrow. (his grandfather was on the board of supervisors and a tree was dedicated in his name) Now of course I was REALLY mad, but I didn’t want to be the mean girlfriend who didn’t get the picture for their grandfather. So we went… The tree happened to be in the EXACT same field/location of “Our Spot”, and i’m taking all kinds of pictures trying to make it look awesome, while Josh internally starts to get really nervous. He says “take a video of me kneeling by his plaque wishing him a Merry Christmas” and so i did, but telling him it was too dark, and wasn’t looking good. (This was his original plan to propose, getting it on camera, but then he got too nervous and chickened out on that part) So as I finish taking pictures of everything I turn around to see Josh on one knee with a closed box. I am pretty much yelling “are you serious? omg omg” typical things i feel like. and he finally opens the box and I immediately start crying. I dont’ think i saw what the ring looked like for a good 5 minutes b/c of all the tears of joy! So he said his thing, and somehow i remember all of it, and eventually stopped crying to see what a gorgeous ring he had picked out! He had no help and did it by himself!!! I was so impressed! Afterwards, we went to celebrate with my family, but I couldn’t say anything until Christmas morning AFTER we announced it to his entire family in New Orleans…. can I tell you that was the worst thing he ever asked me to do! but it was all worth it!!