I'm engaged. It's real. It's fun. It's the best thing ever!
There has been a rumor going around that me and my fiancée have only been dating for two weeks. This is just a rumor, my friends. James and I have, in actuality, been dating on and off for about eleven months. Facebook just didn't know about it until a few weeks ago. We're so tricky, right?
I want to tell you the story, because it's adorable. Last weekend (October 9th, to be exact), James invited me to come down to Saint George and hike Angel's Landing at Zion National Park with him. I was really nervous. I like to hike--but I'm no pro. I might be the most uncoordinated lady you'll ever meet. I'm usually in it more for the scenery than anything. But, nonetheless, I agreed. We hit the trail early that morning and it was absolutely breath-taking. The hike was not as hard as I had heard--and I was so happy to be there with my favorite person in the world. We reached the top (kind of) and there was no sign of a ring in sight. However, there was quite a stunning view. After enjoying our picturesque surroundings for awhile, we headed back down off the mountain. I thought to myself, "Well, if he was planning on proposing, he probably would have done it at the top." But boy, oh boy, was I about to be surprised. About half way down the trail we stopped to eat a lunch he'd packed for us. After finishing our sandwiches, James asked me if I wanted some desert. I didn't. He then said, "I think I have something else you might like . . ." I turned around to find a small black box sitting in the palm of his hand. Sooo romantic!
(My arm is so weird here. But, this is the top.) (Well, our top.)
(Engaged!!!) (Good ring, right?)
We're getting married December 18th in the Saint George Temple. I couldn't possibly be more excited. I'm head-over-heels in love, and happier than I ever could have dreamed. It's truly a beautiful time.
On another note, we got our Engagement photos taken this weekend. Tif Photography did the honors, and we're really excited to see all our photos! Here's a little taste of what's to come: