Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ferris wheels, bare-feet, and fair games

Josh and my engagement day was perfect. We both agree it's the best day of our lives so far.

After leaving the boardwalk, we headed to the Louisiana state fair. We were cool kids and got wrist bands for unlimited rides. Our first stop was of course the ferris wheel. I love stopping at the top and getting to look out over the entire fair. After walking around for a bit, Josh got talked into playing a fair game. I didn't mind because I got to pick out the prize. I picked out an ugly multi-colored lizard...and I love her.

Earlier in the week I read about giraffes being present at the fair. Josh and I went on a hunt to find them. When we did...I went crazy with excitement. I watched all the little kids feed the blue tongued animal carrots. I was in heaven. After forcing myself away from the giraffes, Josh and I stumbled upon a circus. The first act we saw was a lady who could magically transform outfits in seconds. We were amazed!! No acrobatics or clowns could compare to this wardrobe magic.

Later in the day we stumbled upon a water garden. I took off my shoes and headed straight for the water. My sweet fiance pointed out the no wading sign. I pretended not to see it. We ended our night with dinner at Joes crab shack and a movie.

I would say our first day as an engaged couple was a success.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

He stole my I'm taking his last name

"And i remember, taking you back to right where I first met you,
You were so surprised
There were people around, but I didn't care
Got down on one knee right there."

On 11/11/11 at 11:11am, I became an engaged lady. 
Josh took me to our boardwalk. We claim it as our own because it is where we met to go on our first date. It is also where we saw each other for the first time after his two year mission. We started the day with breakfast at I-HOP. We both love breakfast food. During breakfast, Josh hands me a cute cupcake key chain. If you understand how much I love cupcakes, then you will understand how thoughtful this gift was. I love the little random presents he gives me. After breakfast we walked hand in hand all along the boardwalk. We explored every inch of it...and found a carousel. We were the only ones there so we got our pick of carousel animals. We decided on two horses that sat side by side. I wanted to stay on the carousel all day long, but eventually our ride was over. Earlier in the day Josh asked me to write down my 11:11 wish on a piece of paper. The paper was necessary due to the fact that if wishes are said out loud to another person they don't come true. I wrote my wish down and saved it in my pocket. After picture taking, bench cuddling, and lots of laughs; we took a walk by the water. It neared 11:11am so I handed Josh my wish note. My wish was to marry Joshua Miller and be with him for eternity. He then handed me his wish. His wish was to be with me forever. We wished for the same thing. After reading my wish, Josh got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes. He picked out the engagement ring all on his own....and I'm in love with it. Most importantly, I'm madly, deeply,truely in love with my fella. 

The entire day was magical. It is my favorite day so far. More details on the rest of our engagement day coming in upcoming posts.