December 27th, 2012 declared the best day of my life so far. I was asked to marry the love of my life and the man of my dreams. He kept it a great secret but in my heart I knew it was coming. We talk very openly about things like marriage and our thoughts and opinions so marriage and engagement was something we had been talking about for a while. After Chris moved away to California, I think we both really knew that we couldn’t live without each other. So this is where our story begins.
Chris had been working on a Christmas present of mine for about 6 days. We would chat everyday and he’d always say, “oh just working on your big Christmas present”. The day came that I was getting my “big present”. Chris woke me up that morning and made me breakfast while I got ready for work. He drove me to work and then he left to plan the evening. The only things I knew were that we would be going to the mountains, he needed 4 of my favorite love songs, and that I needed to dress up a little bit.
I had thirty minutes to get ready after work. I rushed home to throw on a cute outfit and some makeup. He came to my door wearing the most adorable red sweater with a dressy shirt and tie underneath. He looked so handsome and adorable. We walked outside hand in hand as we headed south to the mountain.
We drove up Provo canyon near squaw peak but he put a blindfold on me so I couldn’t see. The sun was setting and he took the blindfold off. It was just he and I in the beautiful snowy mountains and he opened his laptop. Next came the tears.
He made an eleven minute slideshow of pictures of us growing up and meeting each other and dating. It was so sweet and special, and I know he worked so hard on it. When I was watching that video I knew what was coming next. The video ended and the blindfold went back on. I was then guided by Chris’ youngest sister out of the car and took my blindfold off to find all of his family and all of my family lighting a pathway with candles and beautiful roses to Chris standing at the end with a big bouquet of red roses. The tears were busting out of me as I saw each person that I love so much standing in that pathway lighting my way. As I got to Chris he took my hand and spoke my full name. He told me that I complete him and that I am the love of his life and that he can’t see his life without me. He got on his knee and asked me to be his wife. With tears continuing to poor out of my eyes I said yes and gave him a long sweet kiss. He took my right hand and took off my traditional Irish ring that I wear and hold very dear to my heart. It has a lot of meaning to me. He placed the ring on my left hand with the heart facing outward showing that I am engaged from the traditional background of the ring. The symbolism that the Irish ring has in my heart means so much to me and that he chose to propose with that ring makes it even more dear to my heart.
The day that every girl dreams of their entire life happened to me. I am engaged to the love of my life and I couldn’t be happier. I know that every single event in my life has led me to Chris and also prepared me to be all that I need to be for him. I cannot wait to truly start my life and live to love and laugh and cherish every growing moment that we have together.
Here is the slideshow that Chris prepared! Enjoy some awkward cuteness, I love it!