Monday, March 24, 2008

We're engaged!!

It's official! We are getting married! Saturday night my boyfriend, Brandon, asked me to marry him and I said yes. We are getting married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 5th and I couldn't be happier!

For the past week he had me believing he would not ask me for 3 weeks. He had an awfully busy week with school and I thought there was no possible way he had time to get a ring and plan a proposal with everything he had to get done. About two weeks ago Brandon invited me to a work dinner up in Park City and we were planning on going. We got all dressed up and headed up Provo Canyon. As we were driving Brandon made an unexpected turn towards Sundance and Aspen Grove. I was a little confused but Brandon assured me you could get through to Park City this way. Then he turned into Sundance and I knew immediately something was up. We walked through the resort by the river and waterfalls. Finally he asked me if I wanted him to end my confusion...of course I did. He had me sit down on a rock as he pulled a dozen beautiful red roses from behind a lamp post and a gorgeous ring from his pocket. He then got down on one knee (a bigger task than usual with his recent knee surgery!) and asked me to marry him. I said YES!!! and haven't been able to stop smiling since. We then ate dinner at the resort. As we drove back to Provo we called all our family to tell them the news. Then we headed back up the canyon after a quick change of clothes to have a fire. It was a perfect evening and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!!!

Here is a picture of the ring. Brandon did most of it on his own...I just told him what I liked and he did the rest. It is beautiful and I absolutely love it!

16 comments:

Angel said...

WAHOOOOO!! I knew it wasn't going to be 3 weeks. He just wanted it to be a surprise! I'm so excited for you Karen and I can't wait to see that BEAUTIFUL ring in person! Congrats girl, you two seem so great together and I'm so happy for you! :)

Sandra said...

Karen this is a great blog. I am so happy for you and Brandon. You both are the luckiest people in the world. We love you a lot. You make a great couple.

Camille said...

CONGRATS Karen!! I am so glad it's official now! :) You are so gorgeous and you two make a very cute couple. I also love the ring! It's beautiful! I only wish I could see it in person. Hopefully soon! Love ya! I'm still watching for airline tickets...

cat.janer said...

Karen! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! If you don't send me an announcement-you're dead.

Rick and Janae said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I love the ring, good job Brandon and welcome to the family!

Ali said...

That is a cute proposal...and I love how getting down on one knee was quite the feat for him to accomplish because of surgery! Your ring is beautiful!! Congrats to you both. I don't know Brandon, but I can't imagine you two being anything but blissfully happy for the rest of eternity knowing you :)

Christine said...

Congratulations! You have a great ring. The picture turned our really well. We are sooooo excited for you guys!

Becky said...

KAREN CONGRATULATIONS!! I happened to be thinking today that I should check your blog to see if you had been engaged. I think it was inspiration! j/k. Anyway, I am so happy for you. You two make such a cute couple. Keep me posted!

Nancy said...

Congratulations Karen!! Your ring is very beautiful. I know your mom told you I was grilling her, but really I was just speculating that it couldn't be long because you just look so happy and cute together. (I have been looking at your blogspot.) Enjoy this time together. We are very excited for you and look forward to getting to know Brandon better at the family shower and other family gatherings.

Connie and Brandon said...

YEAH KAREN!! I am so excited for you both and your ring looks fabulous. I can't wait to see it in real life. Great proposal story too. You guys are so cute and happy. Congratulations!!

kathy said...

Congratulations! I'm really excited for you! Your ring is really pretty. Brandon did a good job. I can't wait to see it in person.

Grant said...

Karen,
At the risk of it being a little wierd for your father to comment on a blog, I wanted to publically express my best wishes for you and Brandon on your engagement.

You are a great couple.

Aubrey said...

Karen! I'm so happy to hear about your engagement!!! You are such a wonderful girl and you deserve the best. I'm glad to see have a blog too, now I can keep updated on our life! :D

Jason & Ginny said...

Karen congratulations again!! It was so fun to see you at your work the other day. I appreciate nurses more now than before, that is for sure. You guys are such a cute couple and you are going to love married life. Everything is a new adventure, and getting to experience those adventures with your best friend is the most awesome thing ever!!

Kristen said...

Congrats Karen, I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see more pictures, what a fun proposal surprise story.

Lisa said...

We are so excited. I love the picture of you ring. See you soon! Oh and a little early Happy Birthday!!!