Tuesday, December 23, 2008

BIG news!

Boy do I have A LOT to blog about! Sometimes I can’t think of a single thing to write about and other times (like right now) I have so many things I want to write about I can barely begin to decide what to blog about first! This post however isn’t going to be difficult to choose what to blog about first because the topic completely out does any other topic that I might ever write about. Curious?

Well this last Friday I got asked a VERY SPECIAL question. My answer to that question: YES! I don’t think it takes Sherlock Holmes to figure out what that means but in case you are a little slower I will spell it out for you. S.O. (now to be referred to as fiancé) proposed to me on Friday! Now I am sure you all are wondering how the lovely affair occurred so I will tell you!

The story actually begins on Thursday night when I received a phone call from my visiting teachee who called to see if I would be able to take her to the airport Saturday morning. Now this normally wouldn’t be a problem but I was planning on going home to Kaysville to spend the weekend with my family and fiancé. I told her that if she didn’t have any other options that I would be happy to take her. My phone conversation with fiancé afterwards went a little something like this:

Me: So I have to take my visiting teachee to the airport Saturday morning.
Fiancé: Ok
Me: So we can either hang in SLC (we had plans to go see the lights at Temple Square) and then come back to Provo or we can go home to Kaysville and then drive back in the morning. What would you like to do?

Fiancé: Ummm. Can I think about it and I will get back to you tomorrow?

Me: Yeah (thinking “what the heck?” this isn’t that big of a decision. Not really understanding why this is requiring so much extra thought my girl instinct kicks in and says “He is so planning something and I have a hunch that it might be a proposal!)

Needless to say I was totally onto fiancé and so even when an intense blizzard hit I made a special effort to get home anyway. I luckily was able to leave the office early (it was closed so that everyone could get home safely before the roads got too bad). I began my trek back to Kaysville at 3:00. Arrival time in Kaysville 6:00. It took me 3 hours to make a normally one hour drive. It was brutal and for those of you who know me well know that I have an intense phobia of driving (not to the point that I can’t drive but I really really just don’t like it and I especially hate driving in bad weather.) It stresses me out. Thankfully all of this was well worth my time ONCE I got home.

After having dinner fiancé asked if I wanted to go test drive his new car. I agreed only because I figured he was up to something otherwise there was no way I was getting back into a car! We began driving towards his house as he showed me all the features of his new car. Then he said in order to show me the last feature of his car I needed to close my eyes. I was a little reluctant at first thinking that he was going to do a donut in the middle of the road and give me a heart attack. Finally I consented and from there he kept me from opening my eyes by asking ridiculously hard questions that I would have no way of knowing the answers to (the condition was that if I answered the question correctly I could open my eyes) .

The next time I opened my eyes I was standing on a beautiful snow covered bridge overlooking a partially iced over pond at the park where fiancé and I have often met. It is something of a middle point for the both of us.

He had written me a sweet letter that I read by flashlight, which was followed by the giving of a few of my favorite things (chocolate, carmex, etc.) and then after a few more sweet words he knelt down on one knee and pulled out the ring. The ring box was inside of another box (see pictures below) that looked like a present. Probably one of the cutest things of the whole thing was the fact that he just threw the other box pieces behind him and opening the ring box as he asked me if I would marry him. Without any hesitation I said “Yes!” It was adorable, sweet, special and perfect!

We quickly retreated to the car because we were FREEZING! It was so cold! We returned to my house where we shared the story with my family and spent the rest of the evening enjoying each others company. It was so wonderful!

I can’t even begin to express my joy and excitement as I look to being the wife of such an incredible young man who I love so much!

P.S. It has been so difficult not to blog about my wedding thoughts…so beware they are going to be unloaded here very soon.


Ben & Kelsey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey this is Kelsey Kennedy. Oh my gosh that is awesome news congratulations that is so exciting. I am so happy for you I hope I get an invitation.

Cami Thornock said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awww!!! I'm so happy, excited, THRILLED for you, Marisa! I can't wait to see the ring and watch as you two tie the knot! You two are the most perfect couple I think I've ever chance upon... well, except for my siblings and their spouses. I'm rather partial when it comes to them :) What I mean to say is: Congratulations!

The Other Wright Family said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH MY CONGRATS!!! Yeah! What a special time in life for you! I am super excited for you. I wish you both the best! We hope we get an invite :)

Chase said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh! Congrats Marisa! I am so happy for you! I don't know him but he must be a great guy to get someone like you and I already know how awesome you are! Congrats again Marisa that is so great!

Nathan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations! I'm excited to hear all the details as you get them planned.