November 2, 2009

Blingin' Ring and Happy Faces

Two posts in one day. Maybe a little bit much, but that's okay. The 3 blog followers probably won't mind. :) Plus this post might be the best one yet! So feel lucky and be glad you chose to read it.

Love. It's really a WONDERFUL thing. Everyone should be able to feel love. To be loved and to love in return. I won't go on and on about cheesy love advice, but that's just the truth.

Well, to go along with love, I have a little story.

Warning. This post is a little lengthy, but also full of goodness and joy.

October 30th, 2009. {truly a day to remember}.

It was just after 1:00 p.m. as I was sitting in my Family Finance class. I was already somewhat anxious to go, because it was a Friday and I was ready for Halloween weekend to begin! I was doodling on my notes when I got a text message from Tyson. Our plans that afternoon had been to drop my car off to get the oil changed and head over to the D.I. to get some last minute items for our Halloween costumes.
The text read: "Change of Plans! Go straight home after class. Don't leave early! There will be something waiting for you on your pillow."
Of course, I read the message and flung my phone at my friend Teri to read. In my head, I thought, he's proposing! The day is here! I cannot wait. These 20 minutes BETTER fly by!
As I sat in class for the next 20 minutes my mind was racing with possibilities of what he could be doing. I also kept secretly yelling at my teacher in my head to "STOP WITH THE CHARTS AND GRAPHS. IT IS FRIDAY. NO ONE IS LISTENING. JUST STOP LECTURING NOW, SO WE CAN ALL GO HOME." I was super anxious.

After class I bolted out of my classroom and ran to my car. I jumped in and raced on home to the surprise awaiting me on my pillow.
It was note. It talked about going on a scavenger hunt that will take me on a "blast from the past". The first clue was to the place where we first met, our friend Kenzie's old house just a couple blocks away. At that destination, I received my next clue and a bottle of root-beer (inside joke). The next clue told me to go to the place where we spent quite a few nights when we were first dating, the parking terrace on campus. There I found another clue and a bag of Laffy Taffy's, something we also enjoyed as well as conversation in my car those nights at the beginning of everything! That clue took me to the place where we first kissed, my old house. There waiting for me was a bag of Hershey's kisses and the next clue! {Good thing I love candy. :)} This clue took me to the place we first said I love you, at the mouth of Green Canyon in North Logan. There waiting was a bag of bubble gum, where we also attempted a bubble gum blowing contest that same night, and my final clue. This clue was the best one in my mind. It told me to go to my final destination, the Logan temple.

My mind was racing as I was driving to the temple(and my foot probably was a little as well). I got a little emotional as the Shania Twain song, "You're Still the One" played in the background. Even thinking of those thoughts makes me a little teary! I couldn't help but think that this is it. I was about to be proposed to! By someone I never imagined I would be marrying. Someone I didn't even know 8 months ago. Although in the past 8 months, as we've gotten to know each other, we've had the opportunity to fall in love. Since he came into my life, he has changed it completely. He has taught me so many great lessons! Especially the lesson of true love. I thought about how lucky I was to be marrying such a wonderful, spiritually strong, ambitious, kind, loving and great person! I thought about how my heart would never be broken again. I was also grateful it had been broken when it did, so I could find the one who would handle it with care. I was overwhelmed with love and gratitude for Tyson. I had reached an ultimate high in life! It was such a wonderful and peaceful feeling.

As I approached the temple, I saw him waiting on a bench just across the street. I approached him and gave him a big hug. My emotion had become pure excitement and happiness. We sat on the bench for a minute and Tyson suggested "should we just go now?" I laughed at his statement and my attention was caught by a towel on the ground just a few feet away. Tyson then explained there was something very important under this towel and to lift it up and keep my eyes closed until the towel was to my waste. I then proceeded to lift the towel up with my eyes closed and felt around where the towel was for whatever was under it. Nothing. He then told me I could open my eyes. I saw that nothing was there, but I did turn around and see him on one knee. He then asked if I would marry him. I said yes and we hugged and celebrated the first few moments of our engagement! Then I made Tyson and my ring have a photo shoot at that very special location. It was great fun. Luckily Tyson likes photo shoots, because we'll have many I'm sure.

It was a very memorable day! I am very excited to marry Tyson on March 12, 2010 in the Timpanogos temple! Best friends uniting in marriage. What could be better? Married life, here we come!

The Location

Here she is!
We designed the ring and I LOVE it.
The happy couple!


Colbie said...

Katie!! That is so cute...the sweetness of it even brought tears to my eyes :) I am sooo excited and happy for you two!!

Jessica Bodily said...

I am SO excited for you two! And thanks for the Laffy Taffys on Saturday, now I know where they came from. Also my favorite part was when you were yelling at your teacher in your head. And the random towel thing.

Even though Tyson is your real best friend we will always be besties. Because you are one of the people in this world I have loved the longest. Katie Ann you deserve to be happy and I'm so glad you are!

WendyandGabe said...

Congratulations Katie! I love, love, love the ring! I look forward to meeting Tyson sometime soon. Enjoy every moment of your wedding planning.

Kate & Jordan Van Ausdal said...

Congrats I'm so happy for you!! Oh, and now you have FOUR blog followers...hahaha. Don't worry I think I only have two!!

Anjali said...

katie ann,

that is such a sweet little story! i'm so excited for you, and for what your future holds...! marriage is amazing, you will love it. i wanna meet this fella! : )
congrats my long lost friend!

Branda said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I am just so excited for you big C! What a sweetheart. You two seem so happy together :) Congrats, congrats, congrats!