Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Proposal

As promised, here is the story of the first step on our journey to wedded bliss. Take a second to grab a snack. It's a long one...

It all started on December the 14th. It was a Sunday. My adorable boyfriend brought over a present for me. It was a frying pan with 12 Reese's candies inside. I really needed that frying pan because mine are all hashed. Plus Reese's are my favorite! :)

For the next few days (11 more to be exact) I received another piece to my cookware set along with another present.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

12. Twelve Reese's candies
11. Little love notes
10. Precious sweet songs
9. Special coupons
8. Tasty morsels
7. Christmas bangles
6. Jello packets
5. String cheese rings
4. Friendly pictures
3. Beaded bracelets
2. Hair care products
1. Shiny engagement ring!!!

So on Christmas day, Brade took me up to this spot on Wasatch Boulevard that we frequent. We want to have a house there someday. In the back of his car he had a tiny Christmas tree set up and a big, huge, wrapped box. I opened it and found oodles and gobs of balled up newspapers. I dug through it and found a small white box. There was a note on top that read, "On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, one shiny engagement ring! With shaking fingers I opened the box and found... a ring pop.... Cute, but a little bit of a letdown. Then I looked over at Brade and he was down on one knee in the freezing snow holding a very shiny, very beautiful engagement ring. "Britt, will you marry me?" he asked. I screamed, "Yes!" and threw my arms around him. It was very romantic and very cold.

Oh! One more thing. Braden bawled like a baby. ;)