Thursday, September 5, 2013


Yep! After being together for 2.5 years Josh proposed to me!

The night before we left Wisconsin for Indiana, Josh and I went to dinner with Josh's sister, Jessi, and her girlfriend, Ally, at the Radisson in Duluth. The hotel has a fancy restaurant at the top that spins (slowly) so that you can get a view of the cities and Lake Superior. It takes over an hour for a full rotation so it is pretty sweet! During our delicious dinner I noticed that Josh got a text from Jessi (his phone was on the table). I thought it was strange and decided to ask him about it later. We finished our meals, said goodbye to Ally (she is a manager at the hotel and had to get back to work), and then headed to a local bar to meet up with some friends.

On the way to the bar I asked Josh about the text. He immediately got all squirmy and said he couldn't tell me because it was an "inside" joke. I told him that he was a bad liar and he better tell me the truth! He didn't. He just kept saying that it was an inside joke and to forget about it. Well, I didn't. I gave him the cold shoulder while we were at the bar. I knew he was lying and I wanted to know why.

We left the bar early and went back to our Raptor at Shorty's. I continued to give Josh the cold shoulder while I got things ready for the long trip tomorrow morning. Josh was just wandering around the living room. Goober.

Finally, he said, "Come over here." And I said no because I thought he was trying to trick me or because there was a scary bug or something. He said "fine" and then came over to me. 

Then he got down on one knee, pulled out that gorgeous ring, told me how awesome I am (along with some other personal things), and then asked me to marry him. I started crying and of course said YES!

Turns out the text from his sister was about the ring and when he was going to propose. I don't think she noticed it was on the table when she sent the text :-)  Oops!

I honestly was surprised! I knew it was eventually coming and I figured it would be before Christmas, but I had no idea he already had the ring and that he was going to do it before we left for Indiana!

I loved the proposal just like I love Josh. It was totally appropriate that he did it in our brand new home. I am so excited to marry him and to spend the rest of our lives together!


Syanna said...

I am so excited for you!! Can't wait to hear the plans and I'm glad that he is a good guy, you deserve that. Much love.

Ashley said...

YAY!!!! So exciting!!! :D And I'm so glad he proposed in a way that was special to you!

Haylee said...

Yay yay yay!!! So exciting!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your ring!! Josh is sure one lucky lucky guy to get you!! Congratulations!!

Lacey said...

I totally love it! All proposals should be beautiful and personal and simple like that. Congrats again! Love you!!!

Katey Leatham said...

cute. I am so excited for you guys! I want to know all the wedding plan details as you figure them out & we are going to have to throw you a rocking bachelor party!!!

Katey Leatham said...

bacheloette* not bachelor, haha oops

Eriko Nagayama said...

Courtney, you are one of my oldest friends and a big part of my childhood in Irvine. We've all gone our separate ways since our days at Westwood Basics Plus, but I'm so glad the internet has allowed us to stay in touch, even if it's through status updates and blog posts. We haven't seen each other in years, but it's hard to describe how happy I am to see that you are happy and so in love. The ring is simple and beautiful, just like the proposal - classic, clean, pure - I love it. I wish there were an English word to describe the specific happiness one feels for old friends, however how distant.

Just wanted to stop by to congratulate you and wish you nothing but the best for you and yours. <3

emilie s. d. p. said...

Yay! Can't wait to hear more details of the wedding, etc!