If you follow me on Instagram, you know that a little somethin’ somethin’ happened two weekends ago. Paul asked me if I wanted to change my last name forever and of course I agreed. I didn’t know if I wanted to share the story [because sometimes these things can come off as “eeeek gag me.”], but you all put up with me this much so I figured why not! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Paul and I had talked about marriage a lot. To be 100% honest after our first date in the car I said, “Well, we know we are going to get married so when is our next date?” #whenyouknowyouknow
I have no idea why I was so blunt. Literally. It was my evil twin taking over my tongue. 
Paul and I met through friends. Some of my best friends went to Tech and that’s where he went to school. The summer before I graduated college I met him through them. A few weeks into getting to know each other we were at a friend’s dinner party and he just looked at me mid-taco and said, “Would you mind leaving so I can take you on our first date?” 
We went to Joe T.’s [my favorite restaurant in Fort Worth] and stayed for 4 hours. I think I talked a mile a minute and asked him everything from who he voted for to what denomination of church he attended. I meannnnn you gotta know these things ladies. #curiosity
We’d started talking marriage seriously the past few months and he always made comments around family and friends that we would get engaged soon. I was CONVINCED it was happening a certain weekend because I’m nosey. Maybe I searched his room when he would go to the bathroom to try and find a box. Maybe not. I don’t know who would do that…
He knows I’m so nosey so he had my girlfriends take me to the ranch for the weekend so I suspected nothing. On the way there I tried to pick my girlfriend Laura’s brain on when it would happen and somehow I got to the conclusion it was happening in 4 weeks from now? Not sure how that happened…
On the way back she kept saying we should go get our nails done. I was exhausted and wanted to just take a nap, but she was being pretty forceful. So I took it from a place of I looked like a tacky hot mess, as opposed to I was getting proposed to. I was clueless. Paul told me we would go to Fort Worth for dinner that night, which wasn’t abnormal at all. We want to move back to Fort Worth when we get married, so we are always running off to date nights there. 
He picked me up and I made the situation real difficult.
1. When he came over I begged that we stay at home and watch Netflix. I really just wanted pizza and to watch The Americans. 
2. He got me in the car and I fell asleep. He kept trying to wake me up and I told him to be quiet… So romantic.
3. We got to the restaurant and no one was there. He planned that of course but I’m just naive as all get out and said, “Wow. I guess people do really want to watch the Super Bowl tonight.”
Mid meal he said we would leave and go to Joe T.’s like our first date. I didn’t catch on either…I just thought he was being sweet. 
So when we got to leave he proposed. And I cried. And then sobbing I told him I couldn’t put the ring on because I was scared I’d lose it. I think I’m the most difficult woman in the world to propose to. 
Once we got to Joe T’s the back room was filled with my family and our best family friends. 
It was the best night of my life but I can’t tell you a word he said when he proposed to me. I literally could not hear him. He said something about love and taking care of me and Jesus. But that’s all I know. I just heard God so clearly in that moment say he loved me. I thought I was crazy and then my friend Hannah said, “I love that you found someone so special that you can feel God’s love in moments with him.” That’s exactly it. The entire time we have dated I always tell him he is the greatest evidence I’ve ever seen on this earth of God’s love for me and I know God wanted me to have that feeling solidified in that moment.
In the weeks since he proposed we picked a date [it was really easy! My parents/grandparents/great grandparents all got married in September.] and have had such a fun time planning our marriage. I’m way more into planning marriage than this wedding business.I let my mom do a lot of it, but if you want I’ll share updates along the way! ๐Ÿ™‚ 
I just want to thank you all for following me along on this little blog and letting me share my life with you. Your congratulations, well wishes and celebration during this time of my life have made it even richer. I feel like I know you all and admire SO many of your marriages! Thank you for being such wonderful friends! 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for letting me share! 

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  1. Preeti wrote:

    ADORABLE! so so happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo, Preeti

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  2. Congratulations!!

    xo, Laura

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  3. Ann wrote:

    Awww, CONGRATS!!! We need a better picture of the rock, please! Looks similar to my ring, does it have a pave halo around the main stone?

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  4. kTm wrote:

    So sweet!! Congratulations again – I’m sure the best is yet to come!

    Pick Your Beau

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  5. Congratulations girl!!! What a cute story and so happy for you both!! Like you said – when you know you know! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  6. Katey,

    I have absolutely loved following along and getting to know you via Instagram and your blog; I feel like we’re long lost friends even though we’ve never met in real life, ya know?!

    This is one of the sweetest engagement stories I’ve ever heard! I’ve been married to my Jesus-sent man for about 8 years now, and I can vouch for the fact that if you’ve found the one to love you through it all then you will most definitely see God’s face shining through in every moment of your marriage, both good and rough.

    I cannot wait to see wedding plans, and the dress, and the pictures, and ohmygawwwwwd the new purse you’re obviously going to add to the collection as your something new/blue! Eeeeekkk!!

    Big love and blessings, sweet girl!


    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  7. Emily Helm wrote:

    Such a sweet proposal story!! I think every single girl I have known that has gotten engaged made it super hard on the guy, so you’re not alone haha! One of my best friends almost pitched a fit because she didn’t want to wait for a table at a restaurant (because they were setting everything up…little did she know!) so happy for you two! xo

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  8. Oh my goodness, Katey! How sweet! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing such a sweet moment with us!!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  9. This is SUCH an amazingly cute story! isn’t it amazing how you have this blog to remind you of all the small moments and details that you can look back on and reminisce over years from now?? Beautiful ring for a beautiful girl! CONGRATS GIRLIE!!! P.S. think you would love the Galentine’s Day Look that we shared on the blog today!
    xo, Jennifer
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    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Love it I’m so glad you shared! The part of you falling asleep in the car is hilarious, I died

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  11. It is so special to have such a solid evidence of God in your marriage. We got married in June & our anniversary is the 25. My parent’s anni is the 26, and my grandparents the 27. It’s really special that we can celebrate together. Congrats again!!

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Congrat! It’s a good thing you got your nails done, they look fave ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  13. Laura Dro wrote:

    That is such a sweet proposal, congrats!!! What a sweet pic to have too!! Ring is gorgeous!

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  14. Morgan wrote:

    Such a beautiful proposal!! Congratulations Katey!

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  15. Janet wrote:

    I’m so happy for you Katey! Congrats!

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  16. Love!!!

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  17. Hill wrote:

    I totally just cried a little bit reading that. Such a beautiful story! How lucky you are to get to start your life with the man Jesus put on this earth for you

    Published 13 Feb 15Reply
  18. Amanda H wrote:

    Great! Happy you found someone who also shares your strong belief in God. It will be nice to follow along the way of the planning

    Published 14 Feb 15Reply
  19. Deana Byrd wrote:

    I totally just burst into tears. ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a funny but loving story. My FAVORITE part, is that God has been a big part in your relationship. Gives us single girls more faith that God will write your love story, if you let him. CONGRATS doll, may God blessed you guys with a lifetime of love and happiness.

    P.S I think all your followers would agree, we would LOVE to hear all about the planning along the way.


    Published 14 Feb 15Reply
  20. Jamie Ward wrote:

    I literally burst into tears! Such a beautiful love story! Reading this started my Valentines day on the right foot! I’m extremely happy for you and CONGRATULATIONS!

    Published 14 Feb 15Reply
  21. That is such exciting news! Congrats

    Published 16 Feb 15Reply
  22. Leah wrote:

    Adorable and congrats! We just emailed you – would love to have your proposal on! XO

    Published 26 May 15Reply
  23. Brooke wrote:

    So, so sweet! Wishing you love, laughter and happily ever after!

    Brooke du jour

    Published 21 Jun 15Reply
  24. Janet Miller wrote:

    I am not crying. At my office. There is just something in my eye. You guys are absolutely darling and I’m so glad that God put someone so wonderful in your life. Congratulations on your lovely wedding and a lifetime of happiness to you both <3

    Published 28 Sep 15Reply
  25. Gretchen wrote:

    So fun to read this story and the photos are awesome that you have that!!

    Published 28 Feb 16Reply