Saturday, August 30, 2008

Guess What.............


That's right!!! I'm ENGAGED!!!!! Jarom popped the question this afternoon! He took me to the Rose Gardens, where we danced last time he was here, in the Gazebo. He asked me to dance and told me how much he loved me and we just talked. At this point i knew what was coming and i was so nervous! He told me about an old Welsh Tradition( He went on his mission to England, which included Wales) where young men carved wooden spoons and offered it to the girl he loved as a token of affection. He then pulled out a spoon for me that he had gotten when he was on his mission to someday give to the girl he loved...ME! I was so excited and nervous and giddy, i knew what i was going to get next! haha He told me that he wanted to spend Eternity with me, in so many words and got down on one knee and opened a box with a BEAUTIFUL Diamond ring in it! AHHHHH! I saw him getting on his knee and instantly put my hands over my mouth and asked him what he was doing, even though i knew exactly what he was doing! hahaha Then i cried tears of JOY and couldn't say anything but oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! haha It took me forever to say yes, not because i was going to say no, i just didn't know how to say anything but "oh my gosh"! He just knelt there looking at me and laughing and finally he said "Sooooooo?" and of course i said YES!!! It was so magical! I've found the man of my dreams!! I'm so lucky!
He brought scooter along to capture the moment. of course, he wasn't there when it all went down. He was hiding in some bushes, or as he told me "going to the bathroom" taking pictures of the whole thing! Good idea!! I was really glad that he caught it all! We've had such a wonderful day together and can't stop looking at my beautiful ring! i still can't believe its mine! It's so perfect! he did a good job!!!! To answer any question, we don't have a date yet! haha but we will soon....hopefully!

18 comments:

Emily said...

How cool that Scooter was there to take pics! They turned out great!

I love the wooden spoon, very cool. How very magical and romantic...good job Jarom.

Congrats you guys!!!

Love you!

Rory and Jess said...

yay! I'm so excited for you to be my sister-in-law!! Now Sadie has another aunt too! lol. That was brilliant of Jarom to get your brother to take pics. I'm sure you are glad you have them! Congrats again...can't wait to have you "officially" in this crazy family!

greg&sarina said...

CONGRATS!!!
marriage is awesome (so are babies!!)
you look so happy!! he seems very thoughtful!

Carol and Bruce said...

This is just so exciting! I can hardly contain myself. I love the ring and Jarom is great too:) Really great! I love you so much and am just so happy for you both.

Jenni said...

the pictures ROCK!!!! i'm so glad scooter was there go get them!i love you so so so so so so much and I'm just so happy for you! I couldn't be happier!!! you and jarom are so great together!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

Courtenay Beth said...

Oh okay I just realized I didn't comment on this post...I just freaked ot over the phone talking to you about thjis post, but let it be written (typed) that I am officially the happiest fro you outside of you yourselves. Honestly probably setting you two up was the best thing I ever did for you sis...and I have done a LOT of great things for you right? I'm just glad that I had a clue about what kind of man would make you happy forever! I am beyond excited for you, treasure every moment of it and write it all down...so magical! So congratulations, you are so beautiful, and adorable, and happy, and cute, and Jarom is pretty cute too...what a lucky guy! You two are going to be so happy together! Can't wait till you're married and me and John can come visit you in Cali...and won't it be so funny that we will both have the same last name again!??? Cute! Love it, love YOU!

Laura Kay Pettit said...

Congratulations Stephanie and Jarom! I don't know if Jrom told you this, but our family (the Pettits) lived in Wales for two years, so we know the love spoon tradition. We have a collection of love spoons - we'll have to show you sometime! We are sooo happy for both of you and Courtenay is over the moon! So smart to have Scooter there to taks pics! Can't wait for wedding details!

Love you both,
Laura Pettit and fam

Danielle and Clayton said...

Well, I'm devestated that I missed your call that was so obviously about THIS! I knew it though by how you said "I have something to tell youuu!" CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooooooo happy for you! Ah! I love the pictures, I love you guys, I'm so excited! Seriously, I knew it when I heard your message, I was so happy and excited, just ask Clay. Oh well- anyway, I'm so excited- keep me updated on everything!!!!

**the muirs** said...

Steph I am so incredibly happy for you! Congrats! And what a super cute way to ask you! He sounds like a complete winner!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh my gosh- these pics are to die for. How amazing is it that you will have pics of your proposal and reactions forever and for your kids to see? The ring is GORGEOUS. And teh spoon is beautiful! When he descriped it I imagined a spoon with carvings on just the handle- that is a beautiful spoon. So cool. You guys are so cute together and I'm so happy for you! Love you both!

Chad and Jessica said...

Congrats!!!! How cool....you guys looks so cute and happy together....awesome. How rad that you have pics of the whole shebang!!! Those are priceless! Chad and I have pics from our first date...it's so fun to look back at them.

Michael and Kylie said...

Holy Cow Girl! Congrats! I am so happy for you! He looks like a keeper! Where and when are you guys getting married? You will be the best wife ever!!!

Lanette said...

THAT IS SO CUTE!!!! Congratulations! You look beautiful, and that is a gorgeous ring. OK, so reading this, I was so excited, because I actually know about Welsh love spoons! My dad is a family history fanatic, and we have Welsh ancestors. He went to Wales with my Mom a couple years ago and he got her a spoon and my sisters and I spoons. Soooo....I love it! And it's so cool that you got pics! Congratulations!

rose said...

holy smokes!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
what a magical moment. thanks for sharing it with us.
you guys are ADORABLE together.

Rory and Jess said...

I know, I'm so excited that you guys will be living here! It will be so awesome. Especially when you have kids. wink wink. hehe!

Whitney Nicole said...

Steph!
This is my first comment left on this blogger thing so consider yourself lucky!!! But girlfriend I am so happy for you! You and Jar-bear :-) are so adorable! We've been best friends for sooo long and now that your engaged makes me feel like we are so grown up :-), but i love it! Anyway, I just wanted you to know how happy and excited I am for you to start a new chapter in your life.

Love yoU!

Jill said...

Whoa, baby, that's exciting! I hadn't even heard and here I am, blog browsing and I was just blown away. I'm so so happy for you! I feel lucky that I even got to meet him and I think you're great together. I love love love your pictures and I love love love your ring! How stinking cute is it that you get to share a last name with your big sis again?!

Archambault Family said...

Congrats on the engagement! That ring is beautiful.