Prior to Friday night, Josh ask my parents to dinner and asked for their blessing. And to make it even sweeter, he called my brother in New Orleans and asked him also. Looking back, he was gone a lot last week and said he had to run some errands. I guess I was so swamped with work that I didn't notice.
In the meantime, I was trying to make plans to stay with The Zelmer's and she said she had to work at her school's Fall Festival so maybe we should kill some time by walking around campus. Okay...I thought something was up. Come to find out, she had no idea...just all a coincidence.
We didn't end up leaving Columbia until about 4:30 putting us in Clemson about 7 after all the traffic. Seeing as it is getting dark earlier, there was no sun left, but Josh insisted on still taking a tour of campus. Honestly, I had a feeling of what was about to happen. We parked in Sikes and started walking up towards Tillman Hall as I was pointing out all the sites. We didn't get very far (to Bracket for all my Clemson people) and he started lagging behind. I turned around to tell him to come on because I was cold and hungry, and he was on one knee. (More specifically it was in the walkway by the light post in the walkway by Bracket as you are walking towards Tillman.) He said "Will you marry me?" I said "Yes!" and we were engaged!
Afterwards he said he knew how special Clemson was to me and wanted to add to the reasons why it was so special. He added that there was now a reason it was special to both of us :)
This was a extra special football weekend because all my old roommates were coming in for the Georgia Tech game. Josh knew that and I thought it was very sweet he let me share our good news with everyone in person. We had a tailgate extravaganza and my wonderful friends even remembered my birthday. We celebrated with what could have possibly been the largest cookie cake I have ever seen. We went to the game and Clemson won! We joked that is Clemson would have lost, would that have been bad luck for us. It was a perfect ending to a perfect weekend!
We are working on a date...it has seemed to more difficult than I would have first imagined. I'm at the beach right now, and it was taking forever to post pictures, so I will post more when I return to Columbia. We are enjoying a well needed long weekend to relax and take in what all has happened in the last week. Hopefully we will come back with a wedding date :)