Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A Perfect Proposal

I guess I've been too caught up in "being engaged" that I haven't really had much time to update my blog... well maybe I've also been busy with wrapping things up at home, driving cross country, moving into my apartment in Provo, some slight wedding plans, and starting a new semester at BYU. But I did promise that I would update my blog at a later date with a post containing some more details about the actual proposal, so with out further delay... (oh and sorry for those of you that have heard this multiple times before...)

Well, Spencer arrived on a Tuesday, and I think about the next day Lisa asked him and I if we wanted to play some stick throwing game on Friday down by the Chattahoochee with John and Lindy. Interested in the game, I simply agreed without any further questions. Friday came and for some odd reason I decided to dress up a little more than the usual scrubs for work. When Spencer saw me that day he kept on asking me what was the occasion and I just replied "I don't know, but you're acting really weird about it so remind me not to ever dress nice again..." Spencer was concerned that somehow his little proposal plan had leaked... The day proceeded with Spencer being asked to run errands here and there for people in the office (mostly these "errands" got him out of the office so he could pick out the perfect spot for his proposal along the Chattahoochee River). The long Friday afternoon came to an end and somewhat grumpy and tired we went home from work. About two hours later Spencer so nonchalant reminded me that we were going to play games. He even asked me to call Lisa to see if we needed to bring anything. (We ended up bringing a cooler full of waters which is seen in the pictures) Completely unknowingly we arrived at the river. I called Lisa when we parked so that she could give me directions to the playing area. Little did I know this phone call actually let her know we had arrived and for her and my dad to get into position for our arrival which included setting up the blanket with roses and the scrapbook Spencer had made. We arrived at the dock and I just kept on asking Spencer, "WHAT IS GOING ON?" somehow he convinced me to sit down and read the scrapbook with him. After it was complete, he smiled and pulled out a ring -- I couldn't look at him which is seen in Figure 2. (WHICH I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET WHEN WE WENT BACK TO SCHOOL) Completely shocked I just looked at him and said "You are so weird, you are so weird..." over and over again. Not the most romantic thing I could have said... We hugged and embraced and kissed a little (and Spencer whispered in my ear..."YOUR DAD IS IN THE BUSHES...") hahahah. It absolutely was a PERFECT PROPOSAL. We spent the rest of the night eating Chinese food, getting in the Chinese mood while watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics and calling people. So the wedding is set for December 19th at 11:00am. And yes, for those of you wondering school ends on the 19th. So hopefully I won't be writing any finals in a big white dress. Mark your calendars- we hope to see everyone there!



*My dad is shown in that last picture, with his arms scraped up from thorny shrubs along the river. Classic.

13 comments:

Lana Dawn said...

okay.. i have heard this story and looked at the pictures a couple of times.. not to mention read the scrapbook.. and i still can't get enough of it! i am so excited for you guys! spencer did a good job!!!

i love you

.Ang. said...

haha that is amazing!!! I love the pictures from the bushes!! I can just imagine what any passersby might have been thinking... I think i mostly like that part because i can imagine my dad doing the same thing!!

Spencer planned a beautiful proposal!

Haha your reaction is priceless! "you are so weird... you are soo weird" haha Mike always tells me that when he first asked me out i told him he was weird. and i think i did Just like that!

I can't believe you are getting married!!!! that is SOOO Crazy!!! and exciting! I was going to say something about meeting spencer.. But I just remembered that we DID meet! On ichat! :)

Have fun with all the planning and everything!

I love you!

Steph and Bran said...

Don't worry, I still read every word even though I've already heard the story. I'm glad we'll be seeing a lot more of you now...

Nicole Breanne said...

SO. FREAKIN. CUTE.

I just can't get over it! I wish I was in Utah with you girls so I could share in all this excitement and do whatever I could to help with all things wedding! I love how you just happened to dress nice that day... I noticed that actually when I first saw your picture and I was like "dang I never look nice, especially the longer I've dated someone and start to care about my appearance less" haaha... your reaction is SOOO funny,.. but then again I don't think mine would be much different, I tend to just say stuff like that. Plus it's not like you plan what you're gonna say just in case it happens and even if you do, you wouldn't remember anyway!

LOVE YOU TONS girl

I can't believe your dads arms!! Now that's taking one for the team!!

sending my love from Toronto

Kathryn said...

so exciting!!!

Meagan Cooper said...

I LOVE YOUR DAD! That is so funny that he got those awesome pictures! Congrats again. What a fun story!

Ashley Kay said...

ahhh sara! soo cute! congrats on the engagement! i'm so excited for you!

kjerstina said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you guys--married life is grand! And that is great you have pictures of the event, even though it cost some blood and sweat on your dad's part. He should try out to be a sniper. Love Kjerstina, Jay and Emmilene

byufish said...

Hey, thanks for blogging that...it sounds like it WAS perfect! Can't wait for December 19th! And genius idea to have Mark involved...those pictures are FABULOUS!

CourtandJord said...

HAHAHA. I love this. I love this so much

loraine said...

Sara people at work are asking for an updated blog when you can fit it in to your busy schedule just letting you know. Hope things are going well

Love Mom

Lexie Anne said...

thank goodness your dads a creeper and took some amazing pictures! haha im so happy for you! i guess im the only loser from the bunch that will never get married..sad..lol

Jemaica said...

What an awesome story! You're hilarious! I'll have to tell you my engagement story sometime, it was pretty ridiculous and I put Troy through hell trying to surprise me! Haha! A year sure does go by fast! I'm glad you put a link to this post so I could read it! I'm stalking you now too!