this time we can do it right
So in case anyone is wondering about how I found out Josh told his family he plans on asking me to marry him, here's the story. I've been shopping trying to find the perfect outfit to wear to the airport to pick him up. He's been saying forever that he wants to see me in a dress, and this spring they've made so really cute sundresses so I broke down and bought 2 (!!!). That's a lot for a girl who NEVER wears dresses. The last dress I wore was my bridesmaid dress 2 years ago. Of course I will be wearing yet another bridesmaid dress in May this year but that's not the point here. LOL The point is *I* bought two dresses just for Josh. Because I wanted to do something nice for him, and plus these dresses were way cute. So anyway, while I was at Target looking at dresses, Josh called. We were talking about some stuff going on with his cousin. Well, he ended up reading me her message to him and got to this part that said, "And I hear congratulations may soon be in order for you and Sarah. I'm so happy for you, and tell her I can't wait to meet her." I was like, "Is the girl sniffing glue?!" He laughed, and I go, "No seriously congratulations for what? I mean I'm proud we managed to work through everything without killing each other, but I'm not sure it calls for a congratulations. So what is she talking about?" He said, "Well, I might have called my grandma and told her I plan on getting engaged soon. Of course once I told her she had to tell everyone and their mama."
In other news Josh is coming home in less than a month. He was supposed to come home 10APR, my drill weekend, but that got canceled when his PCS orders started changing. Then he told me it would be pushed back to May. Now he's signing on leave 07APR. For once the Army didn't totally screw things up. I requested 9 days off from work (2 of them being drill dates, and the rest being unpaid time off), because he wanted to go on a trip somewhere. We were talking about going to TN and getting a cabin there and just hiding out for a few days, but then we were talking about it and he was like, "We will go anywhere you want. TN, DC, VA, SC, you pick and that's where we'll go." While I've never been to TN, I have been to the others and love each of them. That made picking a little harder. I knew I didn't want to go to DC because I want to be able to relax, and that's not going to happen there. Although, I do want us to go there sometime since Josh has never been. VA, I've been to three times, and while I love it there I just didn't feel like it this trip. TN, I've never been to and the idea of going somewhere and just locking the world out to spend time with Josh sounded amazing. But SC was slightly ahead of TN. I kept picturing going to Charleston, and taking walks at sunset on the beach, and just spending our time taking lazy walks doing all the tourist things and enjoying the south. Josh told me to pick a place to go and find a place to stay and plan it out. *sigh* I stressed, because that didn't give me a budget or anything to work with. Finally, he told me he's going to pick and it's going to be a surprise. He said it might be TN, it might be SC, or we could end up in LA. I asked him if we go there, do I have to meet his family. I was told that that if we go to Louisiana I don't have to meet his family unless I want to. Of course now I wonder if that's where we're going to end up, because if he's told his family he wants to marry me they might want to meet me. Of course nothing says romantic like a proposal on a SC beach. LOL And all that is assuming he even asks.
What a loser I am... I just realized I've been smiling like the cheshire cat the whole time I've been typing this... LOL Well, maybe I'm not a loser maybe I'm just a happy girl.
In other news I picked out my bridesmaid dress for my cousin's wedding. It's a mermaid style dress, and I got these awesome silver shoes to go with it. I about died, but she insists on paying for all the bridesmaid dresses. I have no idea what Alex does for a living, but with them paying for everything I sincerly hope it pays well. I mean they flew to Ireland to get engaged so who knows... All I know is she's happy and I'm excited for her. :) I asked Neil if there's anyway he can be my wedding date since Josh obviously can't be there. He said he would see, and he will only go if Josh is ok with it. Honestly, I just want Neil there, because he's such a good friend and I know I will have a good time with him. If he can't my friend Keith offered to fly in from CA to go with me. What sweet friends I have!
So, I have this weekend off. I lied and said it's drill weekend (I don't actually start drilling again until next month), because it was supposed to be Cheryl's baby shower. But that got canceled, so now I'm going to drive up to Muncie to see Ashley. I love that girl, and I hate that I never see her. Makes me feel like a bad friend, but seriously, the girl lives 4 hours away now. Anyway, I'm driving up Saturday, and heading back down Sunday so I can be back at work on Monday. LOL Well, enough for now.