Sunday, May 16, 2010

Life Changing Moments

Guess what dear friends!!  I'M ENGAGED!!!!

Here's the story:

Yesterday, (My birthday) I had to go the the large city that is my state capitol.  I had a wedding shower to go to.  Hod came with me, and he just distracted himself while I was partying with the girls.  He came to pick me up with flowers and a giant Slurpee!!  I was pretty happy about the Slurpee.  We drove to this pretty place downtown and then to a large area that is owned by my Church.  ... It's being really hard to be vague here.  I guess this is a big state, and you have no idea where I was driving from, so I'll just tell you.  We were in Salt Lake City at Temple Square.  We parked on one side, and then walked to the other.  Hod was in a big hurry.  There were lots of pretty flowers, and I was trying to take my time.  You know, stop and smell the roses (Ok, they were tulips) and all that.

Because of Hod's mad speed walking skills (He claims he was nervous) we quickly arrived at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  This is when things got a little bit special.  Hod sat me down in a chair, and then proceeded to blindfold me.  I really don't like being blindfolded, but I did play along.  I then found head phones being placed in my ears, and there was a great song playing.  It's called "I'm Doing Everything (for you)" by The Rocket Summer.  My favorite band.  I was then led through the lobby, dodging chairs, people and a giant piano into the elevator.  Did I mention I don't like being blindfolded?  A strange thing happens when you make me close my eyes.  Suddenly, I have no sense of balance.  The good news is, I had a very nice man holding my hand keeping me safe.  We rode the elevator to the 10th floor where they have really big windows so you can see the view.  We went to the east side of the building.  That is the side overlooking the city, not the temple.  The side overlooking the temple is cliche'.  He knelt down next to me, opened the ring box, and told me I could take off my blindfold and look at the view..  Here's the problem though, at this point, I knew he was proposing.  He positioned me so I was looking out the window, and he was just out of my line of vision.  So I'm standing there, looking at the city thinking, "What in the world am I supposed to be seeing??"  I was all sorts of confused.  Finally Hod says, "Um, the view's down here!" To which I turned to see him on one knee with a beautiful ring.  I jumped back in surprise, even though I knew it was coming.  Hod said some very cute things, that I can't really remember cause I was freaking out a lot, and he asked me to be his bride for eternity.  My brain was super fuzzy, and I just kept trying to say something in the affirmative.  My mouth was having issues.  As a result, what came out of my mouth was, "Uh... Yeah... Sure..."  I'm pretty sure I'm never going to live that down.

We then went to the Garden restaurant to celebrate.  It was an amazing day.

Here's the proof :)

The Green stones are Emeralds.  My birthstone :)

This is the side view.  Hod's favorite part is the side detail.  Oh, and Hod designed it.  The bottom is flat because I am hard on rings.  He did such an amazing job!  I Love him.  He's just so great!


Laree said...

Hooray girl!

Thanks for the ring shots. I was having a really hard time picturing it!

Jillybean said...

What a fun engagement, and the ring is beautiful.

Happy Mom said...

Aww!!! What a fun story!!! Thanks for taking the time to write that all down for us far away folk!

The ring is beautiful and we're tickled pink that Hod is joining the family!