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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Proposal

Im Engaged. 
I'm getting married.
It still seems surreal.
I think that every girl dreams about the day that she gets married.
And my wedding is down to 84 days.
[Not that I'm counting]
On June 7, 2013 I had an awful day at work and one of the best moments of my life. 
The night before we got engaged we got into a little bit of a tough conversation.
Later Jarom suggested that we should go to dinner at Olive Garden on Friday after work.
So after work on Friday he called me to tell me that he was going to take a nap and probably work out.
So we would go to dinner at 530.
Little did I know he was planning a little surprise.
That sneaky man.
Dinner was so fun. 
We had this awesome waiter who made us laugh the entire time.

And at the end of dinner the waiter placed this big silver box next to me.
Jarom said that after having a long talk the night before he just wanted to do something nice and small for me.
I opened the box.

And inside were these cylinder boxes. 
 12 of them.
Because 12 is my favorite number. 

On top of each box was a sticky note with a word written on it that reminded him of our relationship.
 And as I opened each box he brought out a little something to go with it.

The first one was water because I love being in the water with a ball. 

Pop Rocks

Time. A number 3 candle for the long 3 years we've known each other. 

Red hots for my hair and sassy personality

Memories: he used to bring me these chocolates when I was having a bad day.

Trooper for putting up with all we've been through

He loves my laugh and I make him laugh.

Smart because he always gets me smarties at the grocery store

This was for roller coaster-all the ups and downs we've had and gone through

Cause I'm his best friend :)

The second to last box had the name of one of my favorite songs that he plays on the guitar.
So then he stands up to go get his guitar and starts playing this song for me in the middle of the restaurant.
I was a bit embarrassed, but it was adorable at the same time. 

And the last box was a "?"
So he grabs this box \/

And walks around the table, gives his little "this is why i love you and want to marry you" spiel .

Gets down on one knee. 
The next thing you know, I have a ring on my finger.
And we are officially engaged. 

Its hard to explain how I feel. 
I'm in love with this boy /\
I can't wait to be sealed to him.
To spend our lives together.
I feel like I've waited my whole life for this moment.
And its worlds beyond what I imagined. 


  1. You explained all the items except the Pop Rocks. Hmm...

  2. But I love the story, Whit! Jarom did a good job :)

  3. Wow Whit! That is the cutest! I'm SO happy for you!! Marriage is the best. We still need to all get together though!!

  4. hahaha I was thinking the same thing as Dankia...Hmmmm....That is such a dang cute proposal! I'm so happy for you. I'm just pleased as punch. Love you!

  5. Yay!!! Congrats Whitney. (By the way, this is Katie Price. I stalk your blog all the time. That is all.)

  6. Whit, I literally cried while reading this! That is so cute!!! I love you and im so excited for you!! lunch soon!!!