We are ENGAGED!!

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My week took a VERY unexpected turn.

Thursday afternoon, Josh took me to lunch in Malibu where our story first began. The spot of our first date, where we shared our first kiss. He got down on one knee, got as sappy as I’ve ever seen him, and with four words, gave me my happily ever after. I knew from the first time we met, he was different from the rest, and with time proved that our gut doesn’t lie.

Josh is my forever and I am so excited to announce that we are ENGAGED!!

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The past 4 days have been a complete whirlwind. Life has come to a hault as I let it all sink in. I’m soaking up every feeling, every touch, every word of love and encouragement. I am on a high and I never want it to end.

 I’m engaged to a man that makes me a better version of myself. A man that stretches me to be better, challenges me, loves me unconditionally, and most importantly loves my daughter like his own.

I came across this post today, when I first introduced you to Josh, and my words couldn’t be more spot on from the start:

“I’ll never forget our first date…The minute our eyes met as I walked towards him standing up against his truck to greet me. The smile he flashed me. Our first hug and me realizing how attractive 6’3″ is. The smell of his cologne. The black peacoat he wore to impress me with his sense of style that I haven’t seen since. Him opening the car door for me, and every door there after. Effortless conversation. The way he made me laugh. The way he looked at me. The way his hand fit perfectly in mine. Our first kiss”.

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I’m on cloud nine.

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Landyn came home from a week away at her Dad’s and Josh and I knew exactly how we wanted to share the news with her. Josh gifted her with a special pearl necklace and asked her permission to marry “Mommy”. She of course answered with “YES, I want a sister”. She followed it up with a “Joshy is the best, we love him” and the biggest hug and kiss her little body could give him. My heart became mush and just like that, the past 5 years became clear as day.

It feels so good to be in it for the right reasons. To do things the way I always envisioned for my life. I get the opportunity to have my Dad walk me down the aisle for the first time and ball my eyes out as we have our father/daughter dance. To have my best friends and my sister as my bridesmaids and dress shop with my Mom. To be surrounded by 100 of our closest friends and family as we promise each other ‘till death do us part. And to have my baby girl by my side through it all. It feels good.

I’ve waited a long time for this and I am thanking GOD for the detour life gave me. I finally got it right.

Thank you all for your love and encouragement across the social media board this past weekend. We have read every single comment and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

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Let the wedding planning begin!!!

I love you Josh Baltimore. I can’t wait to become your wife.

Comments

  1. OMG…..Reading about your first date was like being on the phone with you all over again!!! AWWWW! I love you!!! SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!

  2. Honey I am so happy for you. It sounds like little one is happy too. When is the big occasion? You have been through so much and it is great that you have happy news. Be sure and keep us posted.

    God Bless!

  3. Love your story and SO, SO happy for you!! Everyone deserves their happily ever after and I’m glad you and Landyn are getting just that!! Enjoy every moment of planning your special day!

  4. WEEE! Congrats, lady! Engagement is the best time, ever!

    Keep soaking up the love and encouragement, it truly is the most amazing time in your life!

    CONGRATS again!

  5. OMG!! That’s SO exciting! Congrats (and gorgeous bling!).

  6. Christina Gomez says:

    Okay, so I congratulated you on social media, but reading the “story” behind it, and most importantly (for me as a Momma) reading Landyns response just melted my heart!!! 🙂 I am SOO SOO SOO happy for you friend! I know this journey for you hasn’t always been easy and I’ve felt the pain in your writing (pre-Josh, obviously! 😉 but to see you finally have your happily ever after makes my heart SO happy! I’m not sure how it’s possible to be SO happy for someone I’ve only known for years through a blog/social media, but I am ecstatic!! 🙂

    • You just made me teary. Thank you Christina!!! You have covered my in love and prayers from the beginning. Thank you for loving my family. Adore you friend xoxo

  7. oh girlie I am so happy for you!!! First off that ring is out of this world gorgeous!! WOW!!! Secondly, you deserve to be so extremely happy and yourself when you are happy. You two are the cutest and congratulations on becoming a fiance 😉

    • Thank you Linds. I appreciate that SO very much. Adore you sweet friend. It feels so good to have support of my long time followers. xoxoxo

  8. So exciting!! Congrats!!!

  9. OMG YAY!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you! Your ring is beautiful, too!

  10. CONGRATULATIONS! What a gorgeous ring!

  11. Kimberly says:

    Lindsay Lindsay Lindsay!!! I’m so so so happy for you!!! Congratulations.. Your going to make a beautiful bride. Xoxo ❤️

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