Saturday, February 14, 2009
Everyone has been asking for the proposal story, so here it is!
For a little background information, I might have already blogged this but I dont remember. When I first met Lucas we were playing volleyball at Family Home Evening at the church. I was on his team, and as I was about to serve he said to me "If you mess this up, I'm going to punch you in the neck." hahahaha, it was so funny. I had an instant crush. he asked me out about a week or so after wards. I think.
Ever since the first week of dating both Lucas and I have been pretty certain that we were going to end up together. Things just seemed to fit so perfectly, and everything in our lives seemed to have happened just for that first date when we would finally meet. It was so weird we talked about it all the time. We fell for each other quickly, and after our second date (two days after our first) we didn't go a day without seeing each other for a month.
We had said that big "I love you" after only a couple weeks. Soon what we felt for each other kept growing and growing, and the word "Love" didn't seem to express enough of what we were feeling. We tried to think of a word to use instead of love that would really explain how we felt, how deep what we felt was. I could never think of just the right word. What word can you say that can say I love you, I want to be with you forever, You're my best friend, You were the answer to all my prayers, Thank you for all you are, I want to grow old with you, and on and on....
We never agreed on a word that said all those things, and have been trying to think of it ever since.
Seems that moving quick is how we roll, and after the first week we already started playing the "what if we got married" game. First in fun, and then more seriously. What was crazy to me was that no matter what he said or I said about a future together...I never got weirded out. I never felt that it was too soon. It always just felt right. He was exactly what I had always wanted. Exactly what I had always needed. And what the last 6 years of both easy and difficult relationships and prepared me for. I told my mom the first month with Lucas that I was 100% sure that I would marry Lucas, and that nothing had ever been more right.
So once Lucas and I made it clear to each other that we planned on being together forever...(YAY!!!!) we started planning how to go about starting a life together. We discussed everything as though we were engaged already. The only problem was that he hadn't proposed, but I told him to take his time since engagement rings are really expensive and I would marry him with or without a ring.
So the next month or so went by, and with all the talk about my brothers weddings Lucas was feeling the pressure to propose from both me and my family. We all mentioned it in fun, but he said he had never felt more pressured to do something. lol.
So on Tuesday the 10th, I had set up with Jonni to go shopping to try and find bridesmaid dresses and maybe a wedding dress. I called Jonni after I got off work, and we went out shopping. Lucas meanwhile had told me that he was going to be hanging out with his friend, Brian. Lucas said he wanted to hang out after I was done, because he didn't want to not see me at all that day. cute! We decided to getting together at 9. He told me his mom wanted to watch American Idol with me that night. So after Jonni and Lesley and I were done at the mall, (where i found the PERFECT bridesmaid dresses!) I called Lucas right at 9pm.
"Hey Lucas, I am just leaving the mall and I found the perfect dress(blah blah blah) I think I am going to go home and wash my hair, then I'll come over, is that okay?"
lucas: "Um, how long will you be?"
me: "Maybe 40 minutes"
lucas: "Well the thing is that my mom is really tired, and wants to go to bed. She also made you some treats, so can you hurry?"
me: "Yeah I'll go fast"
So I go home and think about washing my hair, but I decided against it so that Lucas' mom wouldn't have to wait all night for me. Plus Lucas had seen me with dirty hair before, haha. So I got back in my car and drove to his house 15 minutes away. I made GREAT time getting to his house, and when I got there I noticed that Lucas' jeep was not in the driveway. Confused, I called him again "Lucas, I decided not to wash my hair, and I came to your house but your Jeep is gone. Where are you?" lucas: "Well I'm inside, you can come in. Hayley (his sister) has my Jeep" OOOhhhh.
So I get out of the car and walk up the drivway. I turned the corner around the garage and on the front porch immediately notice a bunch of balloons tied to a little star, with a big card that said "AMBER". My heart started beating really fast as I realized that this was the moment I had always waited for. He was proposing! I couldn't help smiling and giggling out loud as I walked up and grabbed the card and opened it. It said, "Hello Beautiful, sorry I'm not home right now, I guess you're going to have to come find me. I got hungry waiting for you so I decided to go to the place where we had our first date, I'll meet you there :)"
I laughed out loud unable to believe this was actually happening. I grabbed the balloons and set them in the corner of the porch, took the note with me and ran in the snow back to my car as fast as I could. I drove as quick as could be safe in the snow the 15 minute drive to Which Wich where we first went out. I kept changing the song on the radio to happy songs, to keep my mood happy. I was so excited my hands were shaking on the steering wheel :) I pulled into the parking lot, and immediately spotted a balloon tied to a sandwich bag from Which wich. I left the car door open, ran over to the balloon picked it up and opened it. I pulled out another "clue" that said "Looks like they're closed :( I decided to go and wait for you under the stars at the place we had our first kiss. "
I took the balloon and the clue this time, got back in the car happy as could be, and drove over to my house. I get to my house and park in front of Lucas' dad's car. Leaving my door open again, I sprinted and slid in the snow to his car, opened the door and saw another note, and a teddy bear tied to the steering wheel. The teddy bear had a star in his hands which was appropriate because right before we had our first kiss we saw a shooting star. So I read the note, which said "Amber, While I was waitng I remembered the very first time we met, so if you really want to find me go the the place where I wanted to punch you in the neck." I started laughing really hard, and laughed as I ran back to my car and sped away.
When I made it to the church where we met, I saw a bunch of cars in the parking lot, and a balloon tied to the door. I got out of the car, closing the door this time, and went and opened the door the balloon was tied to. I went inside and it was pitch black. Right now I was thinking "THIS IS IT!" and "I wish I washed my hair!" so I went through the dark to the open gym door, where the only light in the place was on. I stepped inside and lost my breath. In the middle of the room was a small table covered in candles a rose, and rose pedals everywhere. There was a black box with a ribbon around it sitting on the table. As soon as I saw the table my eyes watered up, I stood there in shock for a minute and cried a few happy tears. I walked up to the table, trying not to explode with happiness. I picked up the black box, my hand shaking like crazy. Inside the black box was another little box with a bow around it. I took the maller "ring box" sized box out, and kind of squatted on the floor, and cried for a minute. I couldn't even open the box I was crying so hard. I kneeled there and opened the box up, surprised to find no ring, but a tiny little envelope. The envelope said "my Amber" on it. I opened it up and read, "DONT MOVE!!!" I smiled and stood up. I heard a footstep behind me, and turned around.
Lucas was standing at the doorway to the gym, where he had been watching me. He was dressed up in a suit, looking amazing. I watched as my future husband walked up to me. He was nervous, but looked happy. When he reached me he smiled, and as he bent down on one knee he said "I know we never thought of the word that says how we feel for eachother, but I will spend the rest of my life proving to you that that is how I feel about you. Amber, Will you marry me?"
I put my hands over my face. I cried for a second, moved my hands and said "Yes, of course!" Lucas smiled, stood up and hugged me. I could feel his heart beating a million miles per hour. We stood there so happy, in love, excited, and ENGAGED! I was so thrilled.
We laughed for a minute, and talked while we cleaned up the table. Once it was cleaned he went and opened up another gym door and said "I'm done guys, thanks" and a HUGE basketball team came in, saying "Dude, did she say yes?!" and "Congrats!!" Then they started playing basketball again.
I guess Lucas had gotten to the gym and had to convince the team to stop playing so he could propose to his girlfriend. How funny! I'm glad they were willing to take a time out!
So we went to his house afterwards and took pictures of me with the ring, and of Lucas and I. Once again, I wished I had washed my hair, but it was worth it, the night was perfect. I am so happy and excited.
Lucas and I are going to be married on APRIL 3RD 2009 in the Denver Temple! I am so happy and excited. If you want an invite or announcement leave a comment and let me know and leave your address :) Thanks!
MY PERFECT RING!!!
Its Saturday, Valentines Day today, and I just bought my wedding dress. I love it! I took my dad and mom to the store with me to see and buy the dress. When I came out of the dressing room, my mom looked so proud, and my dad too. I got up on the little stand and looked in the mirror. Behind me I saw my dad start to tear up, and my mom smiling ear to ear. This was the dress for sure. We bought it and brought it home, and in an hour Lucas' sister is taking our engagement photos! Can't wait!