I am sure many of you have heard that I am engaged to the most amazing man! His name is Matt and for those of you who have met him you know that he is a keeper. I could not ask for anyone better to spend eternity with!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
So here is the story on Friday night Matt was taking me out for a birthday dinner my birthday was not till Saturday but we had plans with friends and stuff on Saturday so we decided to go to dinner just me and him the night before my birthday. I had to work that day so when I got off work I went and met Matt in Salt Lake because he was already there for school. I met him at his school and we took the Trax to the Temple. We went to dinner at the Joseph Smith Memorial building. We were sitting on a bench up at the top of the building waiting for our table looking down onto the Temple grounds. While we were sitting there Matt asked me if I wanted to open my birthday present. I opened the gift and it was this really cute digital scrapbook that he made on the Internet while I was on my cruise with my family. The book is a "Remember When" book.
It has pictures and words about all the things that we have done while we have been dating. The book is just the cutest thing I love it and I was so proud of him for making something so cute for my birthday. So I am just reading through every page on the book and then I turn to the last page.
It felt like it took me a while to put the whole thing together in my head. I looked at the words for a minute and at the picture for a minute and when I finally figured out what was going on I looked up and he was down on his knee! It was so so perfect I was so surprised he had done and said many things in the two weeks prior to make me think this wasn't going to happen for a very long time. I jumped up and hugged him and knew what my answer was immediately.
My ring is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I was so proud of him for designing it so perfectly he did have a little help from my sister, but we had never been ring shopping or anything like I said it was a complete surprise.
As if the whole proposal wasn't enough of a surprise my sister Brandy called me halfway through dinner to let me know that she was going over to my Aunts house to play games with my cousins that that we should come by on our way home. So we got to my Aunts house and went inside and Matt had planned a whole surprise birthday party for me with all of our friends and cousins and the biggest surprise was that my mom and brothers came up just for one night to come to my party. It was so so much fun!
So now after this story of all the great things Matt has done for me you can see how incredible he is and why I can't wait to grow old with him.
The wedding planning is already going very quickly. There is so much to be done but I am excited and I have lots of help. So I will keep everyone updated on the wedding plans. We do know that we are getting married in the Salt Lake City temple on May 9th at 12:40 so there are those details and our wedding colors are Purple Black and Winter White. So like I said I will keep everyone updated.
Posted by Courtney at 10:47 PM