ENGAGEMENT #THEWASHINGTONWAY


If you follow me on Instagram thatdopemom then you know I just announced I’M ENGAGED! Yes, 11 years and three kids later we are finally tying the knot. Doing things ass-backward but that’s The Washington Way! 


Everyone's first question is always how did he propose? I’ll start by saying there were a few different times he tried and I had no idea. He’s a genius so he decided to try to pop the question right in the middle of me getting my teeth worked on. There was a rooftop date that got cut short because my wisdom tooth was bothering me so bad. Then I’m pretty sure there was a moment after getting my wisdom tooth pulled where he tried again but I was either in too much pain or too drugged up to notice what was happening. LOL. What was this guy thinking? Well, one afternoon while I was feeling better and folding clothes he decided enough was enough. This was going to be the day. He somehow slipped the ring box in the basket without me noticing. I picked it up and in true form looked at him and said: “Shut the f*&@ up!” LOL Romantic right? Smh. He laughed taking the box from me. Next thing I knew the kids were running into the room screaming. “Will you marry daddy!” When I say kids I mean Aya. King and Lennox never follow the plan smh. King simply ran into the room trying to not run back to his room to finish his game and Lennox just yelled with excitement, no words just yelling. She had no idea what was really going on. Still laughing I said yes and he slipped the ring on my finger. I mean the whole thing could have really been in a romance novel NOT. This proposal was definitely us and makes for a great story. I wouldn’t change it for all the rose petals and candlelit dinners in the world. 




We have taken on adulthood, parenthood, and now entering into married life together and I wouldn’t want to do this thing called life with anyone else. Crazy, funny, messy, and everything in between This is THE WASHINGTON WAY!






6 comments

  1. I love when proposals aren't all mushy and romantic. I love your story! can't wait to see all your wedding photos. You're going to be a fabulous bride. :)

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  2. My girl! ❤ love love love how life is tethering together for you. The kids thriving, the blog blooming and this union. Keep sprinkling a little Black Girl Magic all around you & glow-on up!

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  3. Girl, I love this story! Congrats on your engagement this was so fun to read.

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  4. Ughhh such s cute proposal story ! I wish I could be a fly on the wall during his failed attempts haha he was probably like “dang woman, can you just marry me already!?” Lol

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  5. Nice to know that you are finally tying the knot after spending many years together with each other. I hope you had a nice and memorable wedding as well. Me and my fiancé have also been in a relationship for almost 9 years now and are getting married next week. We’ve booked an amazing party hall for our wedding at one of the well-known rental spaces for parties.

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