Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A case of the Mondays? Not me!!

Yesterday was no ordinary Monday! As countless school-aged children returned to school after summer break, I was getting engaged! That's right, ENGAGED!

I knew it was coming sometime in the week, but I honestly thought it would happen closer to the end of the week.

Sunday night:

S:" Let's do something tomorrow."
A: "Ok, what time?"
S: "I will pick you up at 6"
A: "6??!! That is too late, I thought we were gonna spend all day together!"
S:"No, 6 am!"
A: "6 A.M.??!!" Why so early??!!"
S: "I dunno, I thought we would go on a hike or something."
A: "Oh, ok, cool"

So I woke up at 5:20 on Monday morning and put on black yoga pants and a maroon sweatshirt. There was no way I was taking a shower that early in the morning so I just threw my hair up in sloppy bun. Luckily I had enough sense to put on a little eyeliner and mascara. Then at 6:00 on the dot, Steven called and said he was outside.
I walked outside and he was waiting for me by the door. He gave me a big hug and took me to the car. He seemed a little nervous, but nothing too weird. I was trying not to think too much about it because I didn't want to get my hopes up too soon. Steven then told me that he thought it would be nice to watch the sunrise together as a great start to this crazy week (I start a new job TOMORROW and he goes back to school next Monday). At this point I was still trying not to get my hopes up and think too much of it because I honestly thought it would be later in the week! So we drove up to the Draper Temple and put a blanket down on the hill behind some abandon castle-house and it was beautiful! The mountains were to our right, the valley to our left, and the Draper Temple directly in front of us. There was even a little field of wild sunflowers! It was perfect. We talked for a little bit and I still noticed that Steven was acting kinda funny, but again- nothing too terribly out of the ordinary. Finally the sun came up over the ridge. Then Steven stood up and pulled me up with him. This is when I knew for sure. We hugged for a little bit. Then he got down on one knee and looked up at me with his beautiful blue eyes that I love so very very much and he whipped out this bad boy (it was just chilling in his pocket the whole time!)

Then he asked me to marry him. I said yes, of course and then started bawling (not entirely unexpected, but a little surprising nonetheless).

We are getting married on November 12 in the Redlands, California temple. I am so excited to start our life together. Steven is my best friend and truly amazing. What else could I ask for?

Thank you all for being so excited for us, I will try to keep my blog updated better than I have the last few months!