Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Engagement Story

Okay i realize that i haven't posted about david proposing so here it goes!!!

So there we were.....ha ha jk. Okay so we had been planning to go snowmobiling up Heber with david's brother and sister-in-law who live up there so we did! It was david's first time and my 2nd riding a snowmobile. It was awesome and beautiful and so much snow and gorgeous scenery! When we were approaching a really high hill david's bro told us to head to the top while he grabbed his buddy behind us...i thought "that's weird his friend is right there" but didn't think much of it.

When we got to the top david turned off the machine and asked me to pull the camera out that was hooked to his belt, so i did. He got off and i tried turning the camera on because the view was amazing!!! you could see the back of timp a ways off and then just mountains forever it seemed. While trying to turn the camera on he said "what's that?" a few times and i didn't know what he was pointing to..."what's what?" looking around the machine. Finally, i saw the ring hanging from the wrist strap attached to the camera and i think i said "oh" and realized he was down on one knee. He asked me to marry him...although because our faces were so cold, and i assume he was slightly nervous the words were a little harder to get out. Of course i said "Yes!" and then i forgot to take my goggles off when he kissed me so i had to laugh.

We then just waited for his brother and others to join us and they took some pictures, which is why i was slow to post them (salem ha ha). Two funny things: 1st a large of snowmobilers joined us on top of the hill just right around the time he asked me. pretty funny! 2nd i had written in my journal a few days earlier that i hoped and thought he would propose that weekend while we were up there. But i was totally surprised! i decided not to plan on it and i kinda got excited that morning because we went snow shoeing and he had stuff in his pockets...false alarm. There you have it our wonderful awesome story! It was perfect.

I have so much to be grateful for and i hope and pray that i can somehow become like my mom and my grandma's in my own family; always patient, always kind, constantly serving, frugal and eventually one day a dern good cook!! How ended up with all i have i don't know...but i'm not complaining :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Somehow these pictures didn't upload! Just as well. I'm so proud of mom for graduating!!! she's so brilliant! a friend of mine was in one of her classes and mentioned how wise and smart she is and i had to agree. i love that i get to brag about this amazing woman! she does better in school than i do (not that impressive but i'm young i should be freaking intelligent) and she's ridiculously talented at cooking, sewing, gardening, and most importantly taking care of our crazy family :) i hope one day i can do half as much with my skills....hopefully david won't die from me trying to cook!

Mom reminded me of a story that she likes of when i was young and i think she was forcing me to get another perm (sp?) which was like the rack of torture for me. especially having 5 older brothers who would make fun of my smell for a few days after i got a perm!!! but while she and i were fighting about it i said, "i hate my momma! i hate my beautiful momma!!" well i don't hate her but she is beautiful and i'm so glad to have her so close by to make me dresses and let me steal her food. Love you 'beautiful momma'!

Mom's graduation present!

For mom's graduation she wanted to go cross country skiing with the family so we did! it was really fun with some adventures of course. entertaining how you may wonder? 1. going anywhere with dad is always entertaining, this time he forgot to turn off the lights 2. ej couldn't get his snow pants off and he was hopping and it was hilarious (i thought it was) 3. everyone kept falling while skiing, mostly mom and dad 4. matt talking about battery volts or somethin nerdy 5. going on the wrong trail and getting in trouble :)

Sad thing is i do miss aimee here, especially to tease and poke matt.

Can you believe how big trevor and ej are??

Also i included some pictures of my rings...bet ya can't tell which one i like better!!! ha ha David gave me my real one on Friday and i love love love it, much more my style....a little too sparkly but i think i can make it work. i told mom i keep putting lotion on so it diminishes the sparkliness...it totally works.