We’re Engaged!

We’re engaged! Yup, Ryan proposed back on September 20th, 2013, the day after his birthday, in the backyard of my home in Dallas – the weather was perfect, the sun was low and I was happy and without a clue. The setting was incredibly romantic and intimate, as it’s probably my favorite place in the world. The backyard stretches over 5 acres, the trees are tall and luscious and the view resembles a beautiful forest in some far away land. So that day right before sunset, Ryan got on one knee and asked me to marry him, and I truly thought he was joking until he placed a ring on my finger. That’s what he gets for fake proposing with Ringpops over the years! πŸ™‚ His best friend and future Best Man caught the proposal on video, and it is hilarious because I had no clue what was going on! I always envisioned myself screaming or crying, but I was blank and confused.

I thought he had stepped on something. Seriously, I did. I thought he had stepped on something sharp that went right through his shoe.

Then, he said, “I’m not kidding,” three times and I grabbed my heart. We hugged and kissed over and over again and I smiled at the camera, realizing Jake wasn’t really taking pictures to send to Ryan’s mom before his birthday dinner. Sometimes I go back to watch that video and I tear up. It describes us perfectly. Me always confused and Ryan always assuring me just how much loves me.


Here are some screenshots from the video of usΒ becoming engaged:Jordan Nettleship (Skinny Girl Standard) and Ryan Nettleship engagement Jordan Nettleship (Skinny Girl Standard) and Ryan Nettleship engagement Jordan Nettleship (Skinny Girl Standard) and Ryan Nettleship engagementI am often amazed by the man God created for me. His heart is made out of gold. I recently lost my grandpa, and Ryan dropped everything to come to the funeral with me, which was a six-hour drive to Lubbock. He hugged my mom whenever she needed it, he caught up with my uncles and cousins over neighborhood casseroles, and he continuously reminded me that Jesus and my Daddy-Bob were kicking up “gold dust” in heaven. Daddy-Bob hadn’t been able to walk for years, so I liked the idea of him skipping rather than walking.

I want to live a long, happy life with Ryan, and while God’s plan is unpredictable to His children, we can still make decisions that will keep our bodies strong. After all, the Lord instructs us to take care of our temples. That’s why I want to invest in clean eating. On this earth, I want to live as long as I can with Ryan until we go home to Jesus. There, we can eat as much cookie dough as we want, but here we need to pay attention to what we are putting in our bodies. I don’t, however, believe that means sacrificing the taste of food.

Ryan and I were able to design my wedding ring together. After he proposed with a ring of my birthstone, we went to a family jeweler and had one created. Together, we made each decision, and we smiled and hugged through the process. I felt like a princess. But my ring represents so much more than an engagement – it represents eternal life together, on this earth and in the Lord’s Kingdom. I vow to take care of Ryan and our family. That’s why I do what I do.Jordan Nettleship's, of Skinny Girl Standard, cushion cut halo engagement ringPS I love being engaged.

8 Comments on We’re Engaged!

  1. Ashley
    March 31, 2014 at 12:45 am (7 years ago)

    Beautifully written, you both are so darn adorable and I love this thought process behind healthy eating. That you eat healthily so that you can have more years to live with the love of your life…. amazing πŸ˜‰

    • jordan urtso
      March 31, 2014 at 1:36 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks Ashley πŸ™‚ You’re the sweetest!

  2. Erin
    April 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm (7 years ago)

    I just read this and it made me tear up! I’m extremely lucky to have a best friend like you and I’m so so happy that God brought Ryan into your life! Y’all are amazing and a perfect example of a Godly couple! I love you!

    • jordan urtso
      April 4, 2014 at 4:24 pm (7 years ago)

      I love you right back πŸ™‚ hehe didn’t mean to make you cry! That’s the sweetest thing anyone could say about us!!

  3. Cherise
    September 13, 2014 at 9:04 pm (6 years ago)

    What was the name of the jeweler that created your ring? Its so gorgeous!

  4. Bailie
    November 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm (6 years ago)

    where did you get your ring please tell me I fell I love it’s all I can do not to think about this ring everyday please tell me it’s my dream ring my husband said he wants me to have a nicer one πŸ™‚

    • jordan urtso
      November 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm (6 years ago)

      Aw thank you my love! πŸ™‚ I happen to like it too lol! The ring is actually a custom make from a designer here in Dallas, BUT I believe you could find a custom-make jeweler in your area who will be able to produce this ring given the photograph. That way, it is more cost-effective and tailored exactly to your ring size and liking. Xox

  5. samantha
    November 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Your ring is so gorgeous. May I ask where you got it? I’m from Dallas too Thanks


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