I know I’ve already answered questions about our engagement, but I always love going into more details on Sassy Southern Blonde! 🙂 I thought I would start from the beginning about how Bo and I met and summarize everything that’s happened between then and now! Grab your coffee or pour a glass of wine because it might be lengthy! Lol.
Bo and I connected at probably the lowest time in my life in June 2020! I really didn’t share much here about that period, but I was so miserable with constant anxiety and sadness. I actually started therapy a few weeks before we met, and it was the best decision ever! One night, I was scrolling Facebook and Bo’s cousin shared a photo of them with Bo holding his baby! (Ironic I know) I thought he looked SO cute with the baby, and I decided to shoot my shot. I literally had nothing left to lose, and I messaged his cousin on Snapchat of all places to find out if Bo was single!
He offered to give me Bo’s number, but I told him to just let Bo know I was interested and to text me if he was too! I still get butterflies thinking about it because I truly had no clue if this would work or not. Haha! Surprise surprise, Bo did text me 2 hours later. We ended up going on a date that weekend, and we have been together ever since! Bo told me from the beginning he was too tired (not old lol) to play games, and that was fine by me!
We were only together a few months before I got pregnant with Baker as I’m sure some of you have done the math, but I really wouldn’t change anything. It obviously didn’t happen in the correct order, but you truly know someone after having a baby and living together! I am glad that I could confidently say yes when Bo proposed knowing exactly what I’m getting into! Lol. He’s not perfect, but he’s perfect for me! 🙂
Now for the actual proposal + engagement details! I wish I could tell y’all that I was totally surprised, but I wasn’t! My family and Bo tried, though. Bo had given me a budget for a ring months ago! Between running a business and juggling a baby, I just never stopped long enough to look. After a little pressure from him, I finally went and found a ring I loved! I seriously have never been a huge wedding girlie, so I referred back to my old wedding Pinterest board from college for ring inspo! Hahaha.
My mom told me she wanted to take family photos on the beach Saturday night, and that’s when I really knew it was happening! I played along and put on my favorite white dress for the “family” pictures! We walked down to the beach, and my mom pretended to take a photo of me and Bo when Bo got down on one knee. I don’t even remember what he said exactly, but I did say YES! Of course my mom didn’t hit record, so we don’t have the actual moment on video. Typical!
Bo booked reservations at my favorite Orange Beach restaurants, Louisiana Lagniappe for afterwards! (It was so delicious, and I had to order the chocolate cake!) I’m just so happy it’s finally happened! I want to enjoy our engagement before I really nail down wedding plans. We want to elope to Hawaii, but I have no clue when! I’m just taking it one day at a time. I promise I will keep y’all updated on everything when I do start researching and booking, though! 🙂