Oh my goodness...

November 26, 2012
This past week has been ca-RA-zay! But it's been super fun and I would take the waking-up-every-hour-three-nights-in-a-row for the chance to be with my family any day! But that story is for later. I want to write about how Andrew proposed and stuff. So here it is. Our proposal story. That happened on April 2, 2010. K. Here I go.

I was still at BYU Provo and Andrew and I were still doing the long-distance thing. Andrew was coming for the weekend and we were going to spend it together at his Grandma's in Salt Lake. Andrew left around 1 or 2 from Rexburg and as soon as he got to Salt Lake, he let his friend, Travis know so that Travis and I could carpool up there from Provo. I had set Travis up on a date with my cousin Katie and we were going to double. The traffic was AWFUL for some reason on the way (I've said it before, and I'll say it again... driving in Utah Valley SUCKS) but we finally made it there in one piece. Then the three of us picked up Katie and we went to dinner at this small Asian restaurant (can't remember if it was Chinese, Japanese, whatever).
I can't remember exactly what happened after that. I think we did something super cool and EXTREMELY creative (probably sat around and stared at each other) then drove to Park City because something cool was supposed to be going on and wasn't so we left, but not before Andrew gave me the low-down on what makes a good-lookin' behind a good-lookin' behind. Don't ask.
Travis took Katie home while we drove back to Grandma's. By then it was probably about 1 AM. Andrew asked me if I wanted to go for a drive. I'm pretty sure I just said, "Uhhh... Sure" and we got in the car. He took me up the hill a way towards the Bountiful temple to a look out point. It was foggy and slightly snowy. We could barely see any of the city lights, but I decided that it was kind of neat anyway from inside the car where it was warm. Andrew must have disagreed because he asked me if I would like to get out. Back then, I was totally game for whatever Andrew suggested so I said, "Are you crazy? It's freezing out there and you don't have a coat!" We got out of the car anyway and hugged each other to stay warm. When the "view" started turning into old news, Andrew asked me if I was cold. The following is the conversation that then ensued.

"Uhh, yeah!"
"Are your hands cold?"
*Susan thinks: That's a dumb question.
"Why don't you put them in my pockets?"
*Susan thinks: Ooooo-kaaaayyyy... Hope they're actually warm and that this isn't super awkward... Oh. Okay... There they are... Mmm... Warm... Wait. A. Second...

And that's when I felt the ring. I took a step back and Andrew knelt on one knee amongst the small flakes of snow coming down with the view of nothing in the background. He took my right hand and asked me if I would marry him. I pulled my hand away *GASP*
"Wrong hand, Sweetie."
and gave him my left hand. He began to slide the ring on my finger and I said yes, followed by a big hug and kisses.

There ya have it! Andrew and I got engaged and only had a couple weeks left until we would be reunited at BYU-I. Later, Andrew told me that he had considered proposing to me on Easter, a couple of days later, and putting the ring inside one of those fake eggs and making sure that I find it, but he changed his mind for a couple of reasons.
1. That would mean that his family would all be there to witness the proposal
2. He was too excited to wait that long
I know I haven't written much about my husband, but here's one thing about him to help you get to know him a little better. Andrew is like a blank slate. He doesn't wear his emotions on his sleeves, but that does not mean that he doesn't have them or feel them like everyone else. Every once in a while, Andrew surprises me by revealing his thoughts and that's when I realize that Andrew really isn't that plain or "boring" as others might think. He is every bit as complex as any human being and that is one of the things that draws me to him. That, and this bad boy!

Seriously, though. I sure do love him and am glad that I was able to keep my stomach throughout the emotional roller coaster that was our pre-engagement experience. Of all the decisions I have made in my life, Andrew is the best because it was completely my decision and although I love my daughter Chelsea more than anything, Andrew is my one and only companion and will always be the most important person in my life. He is my other half.
Have a great day!


  1. Whoa- first look- my husband thought I was looking at a picture of my ring! Funny. :o)

  2. Whoa. That Susan-drew picture is kinda creepy...

    But your ring certainly is gorgeous! I'm glad you wrote down your proposal story. Or, rather, you will be glad you wrote it down, so you could remember all the fun details :)


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