Friday, January 4, 2013

I'm engaged!!

Big news around these parts. I am engaged. You might have already known this if you follow me on Instagram @carlee_rj. But anyways. I am really excited. Let me tell you a little more about our story....
Clark and I have dated for more then 3 years. We started dating our junior year of high school. After high school I went off to college at the University of Washington and he stayed home and worked until he went off to basic training for the army. So we have been dating long distance for about 1 and 1/2 years now. We have talked for quite a while now about how we wanted to get married someday and definitely saw each other in our futures. But once Clark joined the army it all became more real. We started talking about it more seriously.

During Thanksgiving when I went to visit Clark down in Georgia we looked at engagement rings. It was even his idea! So this engagement isn't a total suprise. I figured that if he really was going to propose it would be sometime over Christmas break. Well let me tell you, he cut it pretty close. He told me a while ago that he wanted to talk to my dad before he asked me. I told him that was great but even if my dad was negative about it, I still wanted to marry him. My dad loves Clark, he is just concerned about me finishing college and how hard army life is. Which is understandable. 

On New Years Day, Clark finally got up the courage to ask my dad for his blessing. Which my dad gave with some thoughts like "she needs to finish school" etc. I thought the proposal might happen on January 1st since Clark was leaving back to Georgia on January 2nd. But it didn't. I actually got horribly sick with the flu on the 1st!! The next day I was better and taking Clark to the airport which is 2 hours away in Seattle. He was packing up his things, we talked on the couch for a while, and danced a little in his living room. Then he said alright lets go, so I turned around to get my stuff and when I turned back around. He was on one knee and everything! It was so sweet. And of course I said YES. 

Well now the only things people want to know is when is the wedding and can I see your ring! Ha. I guess I should have seen that coming though. We don't know when the wedding will be. Maybe late this summer. I am definitely finishing out this year at UW and he has to finish his schooling for the army before anything happens. 

I also thought I would share the rest of these photos, they aren't engagement photos or anything just cute couple photos! 
love, Carlee 

39 comments:

  1. awww congratulations beautiful girl!!!!
    i can wait to read about your wedding plans! i hope you share it with us :)


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  2. Congrats! My Hubbie and I are high school sweethearts too. Funny enough, my Dad's only request was for us to wait until I graduated college too. I graduated in summer and we were married that fall :P

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  3. YAYAYAYAYYAY FOR YOU!!!!!!! Congrats my friend!

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  4. Omg congrats!!!! Wish you both nothing but a lifetime of happiness <3
    xoxo
    T

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  5. Congrats! I'm so happy for you both!

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  6. Congratulations! It's so sweet that you have been together since school, I can't wait to read about the wedding!
    xo Natasha

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  7. Big congrats girl! So happy for you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. Congrats! That's so exciting! You make a cute couple. :)

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  9. Aw, huge congratulations to you both!! <3 Such wonderful news!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  10. Congrats! I just got engaged 3 weeks ago and I absolutely love the feeling. Now following so I can keep an eye on your wedding plans.
    Happy new Year to you!
    ♥ xoxo Cori

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  11. Congrats.I proposed to my boyfriend on my birthday. Hahaa! I couldn't wait any longer and I wanted him all to myself forever. Our date is October this year, but as we have a baby due in March we may postpone so I can get fabulous. :)

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  12. Congratulations!!!! Such an exciting time in life, can't wait to see all your planning on here! Soak it all in!

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  13. New follower from the hop. Congrats on the engagement! Time for wedding planning!

    Ashley @ Mrs. Mama
    http://aprichards.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh my gosh!!!! :) Congratulations, thats amazing! what a cute couple you two are!

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  15. Congtratulations!
    Have just joined the blog hop so I am saying hello! Have a nice day!

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  16. Congratulations, that's so awesome and sweet! You guys are such a cute couple :) xo

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  17. Good morning and um, congratulations! That is fantastic news. Love that he spoke to your dad first, too, very old school and charming.

    I found you through the blog hop btw!

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  18. CONGRATS!! You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the "I love my post" blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  19. Aww congratulations! Very happy for you!

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  20. Hey, just found your through the Awesome Blog Hop and had to stop to tell you congratulations! You guys are absolutely adorable in these photos, and I loved reading the story of your romance. It's so sweet that he still asked your Dad for his permission. I'm wishing you guys lots of luck in your new life together xo

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  21. oh my word congratulations!!!! that is so exciting, you two look really happy and fun together :) what an exciting new life you're about to start together!


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  22. Congratulations!!! You guys have an amazing story. All the best with the planning. It's the best thing ever!

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  23. It's my first time on your blog, I discovered it via the totally awesome blog hop.
    Even though I don't know you I wish you the best of luck. You seem so happy together. I've read the story and I've got to say that I always said that long-distance relationships are hard and don't last.But yours seem to get stronger and stronger so I congratulate both of you for that. I will follow your blog from now on so make sure to keep us posted.
    Hugs and kisses
    Love,Andreea!

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  24. Hey girl! I found you from the blog hop and was so excited to see you'll be a future Army wife! Ryan & I got married in June and just got stationed at Ft. Carson!

    I'm now following you! Congratulations!
    Kaitlyn

    www.wifessionals.com

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  25. Congratulations! Sounds like the perfect surprise proposal. Long distance is hard, especially when your significant other is in the military, but love makes it worth it!

    Julie
    justjuliec.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow, amazing news!! Congratulations :) Also, thank you for stopping by my hop today- I see you're making some friends :) xx

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  27. I am so happy for you! I got engaged in October and I couldn't be more excited. Isn't being with someone you love just wonderful? I feel blessed every day! Congrats!

    Margeaux
    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow so amazing, I am so happy for you! I cant wait to read more about this on your blog!

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  29. Congratulations, just married my marine in December. Remember that excitement very well.

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  30. Congrats!! and happy new year!

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  31. Yay huge congratulations! Let's see a picture of the ring?? :) x

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  32. Congrats on the engagement! I love your Blog....all the best for 2013!

    Jeanine

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  33. this is such exciting news!! i'm so happy for you :) what a sweet, endearing proposal just for you! i wish you both the best.

    xo,
    kristyn

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  34. Congratulations on your engagement! That's so exciting! I can't wait to see your wedding ideas and of course the dress! Visiting from the Totally Awesome Blog Hop :) I hope you're having a blissful weekend!

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  35. Congratulations from Germany. Just hoped by via Blog Hop and then to find such joyous news.
    Well, I wish you both all the best.

    Foxy Greetings.

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  36. Hey! I followed you through the "I Love my Post" blog hop! So glad I found your blog, i'm a new follower :) Come follow back if you'd like!

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  37. Aww Carlee that is so sweet. Congrats on the engagement and I hope you have a blessed future together.

    Your new follower via GFC from Germany :-)

    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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Thanks for the wonderful comment. I read and enjoy every single one. Have a question for me, I will reply as soon as I can. Love , Carlee