a little this, a little that: i'm engaged
Brandon asked me to marry him October 30, 2013.
I came home from work like any other day, and there was the ring. Tied on a string around my cats neck. I immediately hugged Brandon and started to cry while he blurted out, "Courtney - will you marry me?" . AHHHHH! Six years of dating and maybe a little hinting (the ring may or may not have been sent to his e-mail) and he finally asked! I couldn't wait to tell everyone! My mom suggested I wait until tonight to tell everyone since my family was going to be together celebrating my grandma's birthday. Now that most of my close friends and family know, I can finally share with everyone! I couldn't even blog in the meantime. I knew I would blurt it out. I'm pretty sure I've disappeared from all social media for the past few days to be honest.
The ring is 14k yellow and white gold. It's made by a Canadian Etsy seller. Most people have been surprised there's no diamond. Well, that's simple: I didn't want a diamond. Maybe I'll want one in the future but right now I'm keeping it simple. It's perfect.
Some people knew about the engagement before the announcement, others did not. My grandma's birthday dinner was a great time to tell people face to face! Brandon and I did receive some awesome gifts (this plant c/o Twelve Chairs), sentiments, and treats from tons of people who celebrated with us and we literally can't thank you enough! We're so excited to jump into wedding planning.