Monday, January 21, 2008

love is in the air!

Today is the 6 year anniversary of Kevin proposing to me... how exciting!
i found this fun MEME on What defines me, and i thought it was perfect for today!

i love these kind of stories...

1. Where did you meet your husband?
we met at church... in utah, for the singles wards, they have what is called "ward prayer". basically it happens on sunday evenings and is a time when the ward gets together to say "family prayer" to start the new week. i saw him there and thought he was really cute, but he had a girl with him! darn! however, the next week there was no girl! so i got the courage to talk to him. :)

2. What was the first thing you said to your husband?
i think i asked him if he was going to join the ward choir. i got a resounding "NO". i was bummed because i love to sing... i later found out that he plays the piano though... good enough for me!

3. Where was your first date?
once we started talking to each other i invited over to my apartment for a big luncheon. once a month my friends and i would invite a bunch of people over for dinner. it was a great way to get to know others (and have my friends check out the cute boy i invited... had to have their opinion!) our first official date was a week or so after... we went to dinner (golden corral) and a movie (jurassic park 3)...

4. Did you have a short or long engagement?
i think our engagement was perfect! he proposed january 21st, 2002 and we were married april 9th...
i did, however, pick out my ring in october... so we knew then...

5. Where did you get engaged?
in my apartment! i had a feeling that kevin had picked up my ring that afternoon... especially when he told me to come home as soon as work was over! i was getting so excited that i left a little early! when i got to the apartment kevin was talking to ann (she was living with me at the time), and they both acted really strange and nervous when i walked in! ann went straight to our room and kevin told me to stay where i was...
he then came over and put on one of our favorite songs... "dance with me" by tonic... and asked me to dance. this was a big deal because kevin just doesn't dance. not even if it is just the 2 of us in the kitchen!
when the song was over he got down on one knee and pulled out the ring box... so exciting! i felt silly standing over him... so i got on my knees too! he asked me to marry him and of course i said yes! when he opened the ring box the ring was not in there!!!! how rude! lol! he led me into the kitchen where there was a dozen red roses with a single white rose in the middle of them all... my ring was sitting in the middle of the white rose... he told me... " i would love the spend eternity with you, surrounded by love!" oh ya! me too! :)

6. Where were you married?
we were married in the Logan Utah Temple

7. How did the reception go?
wonderful! very laid back! and we loved it! we had a luncheon and a reception. my colors were navy blue and silver. we didn't stand in a line because we didn't really have a wedding party. just my maid of honor (ann) and kev's best man... both of kevin's parents have passed away and my parents were seeing each other for the first time in 27 years! so... needless to say, there was no need for a line... lol! actually i hardly spent any time with kevin at the reception... we were both mingling with our guests! someone even joked that i didn't even really get married or have a husband... he was just a myth! what a great way to get presents! lol!

8. How was the honeymoon?
wonderful! we went to louisiana! that is where kevin grew up and his sister and brother in law were still there. i hadn't met them yet, so it was a great time to see where he grew up and meet his family. we were there for 10 days! loved it! so incredible!

my sweet husband is a great man! i love him more and more every day!

7 comments:

Heather said...

Yay!! Congratulations on your proposal anniversary. I love hearing people's love stories. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kate said...

Yay! I loved hearing your story! Congrats on the anniversary of your engagement! :)

Playful Professional said...

Thanks. This made me think of my engagement/proposal and made me smile :) I needed that on a long day at work. Glad everything worked out so well for you. Aren't single wards great?

Dawn said...

Awww, that is just the cutest!!!!

Eric & Emily said...

*sigh* true love.....
You two are the cutest!

Matt and Allyson said...

Thanks for saying hello! Now we can kind of keep tabs on each other. Sounds like you and Kevin are doing well...yay for the new truck!

Lorie said...

I like hearing love stories too! Thanks for sharing!