Saturday, November 20, 2010

Engaged, why is it so fun?

For the female variety, there are certain days of our lives we plan and prepare for from the time we are little. I can remember many nights, lying in my bed, dreaming about the day the man of my dreams would get on his knee and ask me to marry him. Why is it that I still get a little mushy and my heart skips a beat when I hear these words from Taylor:

He knelt to the ground, and pulled out a ring, and said.....
"Marry me Juliet, you never have to be alone.
I love you, and that's all I really know."...

Oh goodness, even writing it makes me soggy inside.

It's because, getting engaged is lovely. Perfectly lovely. I know this now, because the man of my dreams knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring November 11, 2010- on a blustery Thursday afternoon. September 11th, being a day celebrated and cherished by Brandon and I, he thought it would be sweet to take me to eat at a little Greek place down the street during his lunch break. We chatted and chatted, and then headed back to his apartment to look at drawer space and potential couch placement (okay, you got me. We even had our date at the temple set. Always be prepared, right?) As we entered the apartment, B gave me a letter with my name on it. I looked at him a little surprised, then opened it up and started reading. As I got to the end, I read "Will you be my wife for time and all eternity?" Completely thrown off (really...truly), I gave a short squeak and looked up to find B on his knee with the ring.

It was sweet and straight from his heart. As he slipped the ring on my finger and I looked at him before smooching his face, I thought my heart was going to burst as it grew bigger and bigger with all the love and emotion I felt for this amazing person. (Cheesy? Yes. But that's my new life- full of love and cheese.) ;)

8 weeks. I have to wait 8 weeks until I can be married to my best friend. And, I CAN'T WAIT. Well, I can. But, I can't...but, I can. But really... I can't wait. We have picked January 14th, 2011 to be sealed and could not be happier.
(okay, hair is a little "skeewampus", but I feel no guilt. I'M ENGAGED!)


  1. YAY,HOORAY! I am SOOOOOOO happy for you. Getting married in the temple is the BEST! I'm excited to hear all the details and see your dress. Try on lots of dresses, but only if you need to; when you finally put THE dress on you'll know it. Good luck with all of the planning! Best wishes!

  2. I am so so so so excited for you Megs. Marriage has been the best decision I've ever made - I'm excited for you to enjoy the journey too! Enjoy the next 8 weeks - planning and being on cloud 9 is what it's all about :) Lots of love!!

  3. If you think being engaged is great, just wait till you're married, now that's great, that's beyond great! Congrats Megs. I'm so happy for you!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're going to love being married. After a month you can't even remember your life engaged, much less without him!!!! (Though, I still need to okay this guy :P ) Love you!!!