Apr 23, 2013

The Time my Sister didn't Get Engaged

This past weekend was probably one of the busiest non-softball weekends we have had in a while. There was a 5k, a bunco fundraiser, errands, dinner and then this....
I am still a little in shock that we can plan a wedding now. I'm not just looking at cute stuff on Pinterest. I'm saving real ideas for my real wedding. What?! I love it. I am so excited to marry such an amazing man. He is the perfect match for me and I truly love him with all my heart.

Now for the funny part....So before taking it to social media I had to tell my family first. Apparently my dad knew it was coming, so he wasn't really going to be surprised. I needed to tell my mom and sisters. So I texted my sisters together and they were happy and excited of course. And I had been going back and forth trying to decide when to tell my mom. She is a nurse and works nights, so she is usually asleep during the day. Well, lately she has been dealing with a lot of stress because my grandfather seems to have something going on and they don't know what. Several falls lately, dr visits, generally not well. So if she isn't at work, she's with my grandpa, and during the other 5 min of the day, she's probably napping. So while my mom was at work Sunday I decided to just text her. Whatever. We are high tech now, why not pass on great news via text. Her response: Ur full of crap.....thanks mom. Then she tells me to put it back in the crackerjack box and she has had too much bad news and stuff going on right now to be joked around with.....

I nearly burst into tears and went off at the same time. I tried to tell myself this in some way was my mom being funny, she just wasn't coming across well in text. I continued talking back and forth with my sisters and then I get a text from my baby sister (she's 19). She was dying laughing. Apparently my mom called her and told her to give the ring back and stop being crazy, etc. She thought Lil J texted her saying she was engaged. She apparently just looked at the hand, not the FROM part of the message!!! My sister corrected her and she was like "oh crap, I've gotta go". Then all was right in the world. Everyone was happy again.

The following morning I get a text from my dad....."Your mom just got in from work {and told him the story}....and I cannot stop laughing :) :) :)"

11 comments:

Analisa said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!!

Alyssa said...

OH MY GOODNES CONGRATS!!! SSOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! You haveeeeeee to tell us the whole story of how it happened... yes????

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!! I want an invite. And I love the engagement announcement in the age of text messaging. Hilarious! Now you have a good opening story for the scrapbook.

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!! I want an invite. And I love the engagement announcement in the age of text messaging. Hilarious! Now you have a good opening story for the scrapbook.

Shesabigstar said...

Congratulations!!! Your ring is freakin' gorgeous!! And yes, we need the story! :)

Kadi said...

Congrats!! That is a freakin' hilarious story!!

Chrissy said...

Congrats!!! Great story!

Taylor LeMay said...

Congratulations!! What a hilarious story, something Im sure you all will be laughing about for ages :)

Melanie @ 4Kottez said...

Congrats...

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

That is hilarious!! Little J. Haha. Congratulations you know I'm so happy for y'all!

Jennifer said...

congratulations!!!