Hello my gorgeous Blush Babes! Usually I try to stick to only fashion/beauty blog posts, but I really wanted to share my engagement story with you! All you beauties have joined me in this “fashion journey” and I wanted to share something a little bit more personal about what’s going on in my life! Sending you tons of love today!
I first met Chuck while I was at West Point as a Cadet. I was a junior and Chuck was a senior.
The first day of being back at West Point, my junior year, I just completed a required leadership position helping run Cadet Basic Training over the summer. I had just finished the 15 mile ruck march with my New Cadets and was SO happy to be done with this summer training. As soon as I got to my barracks room (it’s a dorm room, but at West Point they are called barracks) I dropped my ruck on the floor. I was a disgusting mess. My hair was matted to my face from all the sweat, I smelled gross, and I was in hot pink spandex and a t-shirt. Not even 15 minutes after I took my ruck off I got a knock on the door.
In walked my future husband! As soon as I turned around I saw Chuck, and was instantly attracted to him! He introduced himself as our Company Physical Development Officer (in charge of intramural sports) for that semester and he was just introducing himself to everyone on our floor. As soon as I shook his hand there was definitely a spark. When he left the room I turned to my roommate Tiffany and we both started laughing because she said she also thought there was some type of chemistry there.
He asked me out a few weeks later and I knew he was the one after our first date! It was like my heart went, oh there you are, I’ve been waiting for you.
Fast forward to four years later! We had gone through countless months of long distance, my deployment, and Chuck’s Ranger school training to finally live together in Seattle!
Chuck and I had talked about getting married and we both knew that was what we wanted. Last week he asked me if I wanted to hike a trail around Mount Rainier on our day off work, and I love hiking, so I said yes!
We woke up early and drove the two hours to Mount Rainier National park. I was so excited to explore this area! Chuck and I started hiking the trail and we were getting pretty high in elevation and it began to snow. We were the only ones on the trail and I kept commenting on how magical it all was. I absolutely love mountains and snow so this was a perfect combination! When we got to the top of the mountain it looked like we were in a snow globe or a winter wonderland. Chuck said we should stop to admire the view, so we did. A few minutes later I thought Chuck was moving to get back on the trail- but he moved to get down on one knee! He asked me if I would marry him and I of course said yes! I honestly don’t remember if I said yes out loud or just nodded my head because I was crying and so elated in that moment. We finished the rest of the trail soaking in the moment that just happened.
Thank you all so much for stopping by Blush & Camo and joining me in my journey!
Lauren Farrell says
Julianna, I love the story of how you met Chuck! Thank you so much for sharing. Your ring is stunning and Chuck sounds wonderful! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you SO much Lauren! Sending you tons of love and hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve!
Love love love the pictures! Your ring…oh my it is gorgeous!!!!! 🙂 I love the engagement story and I’m glad I was able to play a part in the beginning, even if it was a small one. I love you both and wish you the best!!
Thank you so much Tiffany! So many good memories of us being roommates and you did play a role in us! I miss you!!
OMG what a beautiful story! And good gracious, he did well on the ring ;)! So happy for you girl! Congrats!
Thank you so so much Tilley! Sending you tons of love and I hope you are having a day as wonderful as you are!
Beautiful story with a ring to match! Congratulations on finding the love of your life, so happy for you.
Thank you so much Rachel! You’re the sweetest! Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Made me cry (of happiness of course). Congratulations!
Thank you so much Kristin! Your well wishes mean so much 🙂
Nadine Ring says
THAT RING IS GORGEOUS!!! What a lovely engagement story.. Thank you for sharing with us 🙂 Isn’t it funny how you black out when thwy get down on one knee?? That’s what happened to me!!! Congrats to you two!!
Thank you SO much Nadine! That is also so so true! I totally don’t remember what exactly I did:) Happy Thanksgiving, gorgeous!
Victoria Haight says
Congrats again pretty girl! And your ring is perfection!!
Thank you so much beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!
This is the most precious story ever! I love that you two have found love and I am so excited for this next part of your journey! Your pictures have been FABULOUS lately! Loving every single one! And of course your ring! 🙂
Thank you so much Molly! You are the sweetest and I am so happy we met! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend:)
Such a sweet story! Congratulations!!
Kylen xoxo | Kylen Every Wear
Thank you so much Kylen! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday weekend!
This is such a beautiful story! You two make such a gorgeous couple!!! Your ring is to die for <3
Thank you so much gorgeous for your kind words! They mean so so much!
Just stumbled across your blog and read this lovely story. Happily Ever Afters do bring a smile on my face and I’m wishing you guys even more happiness in your years together! Ps you bagged a Hottie, haha! ( :
Thank you so much Biki! Your comment made me smile! Thank you so much:)