December 23rd... a day to remember. T and I decided that we would exchange presents early and have a nice dinner alone because we would be spending Christmas Eve and all of Christmas with our families, and we figured it would be nice to start our own Christmas tradition - so he got us reservations at the Melting Pot for dinner. I went to his house earlier than planned because I really didn't want to work - who wants to work two days before Christmas anyway!
T and I were alone at his house and we decided to exchange gifts right away. If you know me well at all, you know I LOVE giving presents and don't like waiting for them to be opened! So, I eagerly watched T open his presents and he seemed to like them just fine. Then he gave me mine - a giant pink Coach box! If you know me well at all, you know I'm not a very good gift receiver - but I love purses! I knew it was a purse because we had already discussed it when he ordered it online (plus, if I didn't know - the big pink box would have given it away).
I slowly opened the box and unwrapped Julianne.... she is even more beautiful in person than the picture online! Then T told me that he was at the mall the other day and got me another gift and put it in the purse. I was kind of mad about that. I have a hard time getting gifts, and he had already bought me a beautiful purse - why would he buy me another one!? I was kind of frustrated by that! So I kept avoiding opening the purse until he told me I had to open it.
I opened the purse and pulled out a small creme colored silky pillow with ribbon on it - and noticed a shiny ring attached to it! I was SO shocked! The only thing I could say was, "Oh My Gosh" and then I covered my mouth and just looked at T. T got on his knee and told me he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me - and then asked me to marry him! (At least that's how I kind of remember it... I was really caught off guard!) I nodded, and then said yes of course! Both of us held back the tears as he put the ring on my finger and hugged and kissed me.
I was so surprised! I really had no idea it was going to happen! I thought that T would maybe propose at Valentines Day the very earliest, but more like around graduation time - so I was completely caught off guard - but I was also very happy about it! We cancelled our reservations for dinner and then left to see my family and share the good news! Afterward, we went back up to Salt Lake to celebrate with his family! We are both really excited! March 14th 2009 is the big day - unless I talk him into going to Vegas earlier! :) I'll try and keep you posted!