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!


  1. Alison, what an amazing monday morning! Couldn't be more thrilled for you two. Keep us all up to date on your fun wedding plans. xoxo

  2. EEEeee!!! I am so excited for you!!! SO EXCITED!!! I can't wait to meet him!!!

  3. Alison, i am soooooo excited for you. your ring is beautiful and steven seems sooo nice and perfect for you. congrats. Send me an invitiation. I wont be able to come but I would love to have one for keepsakes...
    Nicole and John Bangerter
    621B Waupelani Drive
    State College, PA 16801

    again congrats and i am so excited for you!

  4. Congrats Allison. I am so excited for you. You will make the best wife, what a lucky guy. I think it is great that you have written the story down so you can remember it forever.

  5. Is that ring a joke! I'm obsessed with it-- too beautiful! So happy for you. You're perfect!

  6. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! So excited! You two are darling together and I'm so happy for you! Yay!


  7. Thanks for sharing. This was beautiful.

  8. I am SOOOOO excited for you! You derserve to be so happy! You'll love married life! You're going to be such a good wife! I really wish I could be there! You totally owe us treats, a silly dance, ice cream, and a dinner!!!