I know I’m not the best at keeping my blog to begin with, but I feel like lately I’ve had a good reason: I’m engaged!
This month has been busy. I promised the story to many of my Tumblr followers a long time ago, and I mean to keep the promise now.
For the record, yes, I am engaged to Laxer Bro. He asked me on our one year anniversary from when we started dating.
In the beginning, he had told me that the ring shop we had ordered my ring from had misplaced my ring, which was true, but he didn’t tell me the rest of that story. I was confused by this because it was odd to me that the store (Farr’s) wouldn’t have kept looking for the ring until they found it. Loosing a ring is a big deal. But, Laxer Bro had successfully thrown me off track for when and how he was going to ask me.
On the 23rd, I had a family party that we were going to. He asked me if we would want to leave a little early so we could see the lights on Temple Square. I agreed, though I didn’t see why it was so important to him. I’ll admit I had my suspicions, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up for anything. After the party, we went down to Temple Square and had fun walking around. It was absolutely beautiful. We stopped and took a few pictures in certain places and even talked to a few sister missionaries who also took a picture for us in front of the temple.
The one thing that threw me off with all of this is that Laxer Bro kept texting one of his younger brothers. The attention he was giving his phone was a little more than usual, so it made me think something had to be wrong. I asked him about it, and he said that his brother was having trouble with a friend. I shrugged it off as nothing more.
We ended up making our way past the reflecting pool and out along the strip of garden that passes in front of the temple. I mentioned that my friend, Kelsy (who has an awesome blog, check her out. The link is on the side), had taken a picture on a pedestal we were nearby. Laxer Bro offered taking a picture there, and I agreed. We had to wait for a while because there was a large crowd taking pictures, and I offered to simply take a picture off to the side. Laxer Bro said we could wait. I was fine with that if he was.
It was then that he took a picture for a small family and asked them to take a picture for us because the spot on the pedestal had just opened up. I was far enough away that I didn’t hear exactly what Laxer Bro had said to the kind stranger who was offering to take a picture for us. But I did hear the man respond with a surprised, “Really?” It was at that point my suspicions escalated, but I wasn’t daring to hope.
When we got up on the pedestal, Laxer Bro turned to me and said that he told me Farr’s had misplaced the ring, but he hadn’t told me the whole story. The jewelry store had found it very quickly that same day. He also said that he had the ring with him. That was when he knelt and asked if I would marry him in the temple. I could hardly breathe, but I was able to say yes.
However, I suppose I didn’t say yes loud enough for everyone to hear. There was still a crowd around, and the people in the back kept shouting to us asking if I had said yes, which I found funny particularly after I had him place the ring on my finger. Right after Laxer had asked me to marry him, I noticed an odd amount of flashes from cameras, and that’s when I saw his brother–whom he had been texting–taking pictures. Shortly after, I found my parents there as well as his taking pictures and holding a dozen, beautiful red roses.
The night was beautiful, and it was more than I could have asked for. I’ll attach a picture of the ring below for those of you who didn’t get to see it on my Tumblr.
Speaking of Tumblr, I created a new Tumblr account, still linked to mine. It’s Fairytale Endings. Yup. I committed the crime of all crimes and started a wedding blog. I thought I needed some help in the way of getting ideas for what to do at my wedding. So. That’s a recent bit of information. I’ll also be connecting my Tumblr blogs to the forum. If anyone has ideas for a wedding, shoot away! I’ve been gathering a lot of ideas and I’ve been booking a lot of places and taking care of things for the wedding, but I could use more ideas to go off of.