Saturday, February 14, 2009

5 Years Ago Today...

Looking back 5 years ago, this is the day that Rich asked me (well not technically...he wrote it and I read it) to MARRY him. I know it is SO cliche to get engaged on Valentines Day but what do you do??
We met on ldssingles.com and our first date was Thanksgiving weekend. Every weekend after that we were together. It was hard being so far away from each other (I was in Logan he was in Spanish Fork) so we ended up meeting in Salt Lake alot. After a few months we both felt like things were going really well and we both knew it was definitely going somewhere (I knew before he did).
He asked me to meet him at Olive Garden in Provo for lunch on Valentine's Day. He was there before I was and when the hostess took me to the table there was a dozen beautiful red roses waiting for me. We sat down and I thanked him for the flowers and we started talking and deciding what to order. He was acting kind of nervous and different and just kept looking at the flowers. He was like "those are for you" and I was like "I know that is why I said thank you for them" then he was like "aren't you going to read the card?" I just figured that I would read it later since I already knew who they were from but since he mentioned it, I opened the card and it said...

then he put a green velvet box on the table in front of me...we hadn't ever been ring shopping, all I told him was that I wanted white gold and princess cut diamond. It was so beautiful and I said YES and then the people next to us started cheering and saying Congratulations etc. It was sort of embarrassing but it was sweet and I am so glad that he wanted me to be his wife.
After we went for a "tour" of Spanish Fork and he showed me where he grew up etc. Then we went to his parents house for a Valentine Dinner with all his family.
I drove home that night and everyone was waiting at my Mom's house to see the ring and to Congratulate me. It was a great day, one I will never forget!!

Here are some pictures (sorry about the quality, I took pictures of the pictures because I don't have a scanner). 5 years has flown by and I am looking forward to the next 5 and the next 5 and so on and so on.
 
Posted by Picasa

I just want Rich to know how much I love him and how happy he makes me. He is truly a great husband and father and I am such a lucky girl!!!

8 comments:

Shortcake and Company said...

How cute of a love story is that? Thanks for sharing!

Kim and Tyler said...

I have never heard your story.So cute! You gus are such a great couple!

Melissa said...

We are so glad you found Rich! He is a great brother-in-law!

Tiesha said...

That is such a cute story! How sweet!

Rohan and Jenifer Shearer said...

You guys don't look like you've aged at all! What's your secret?

Photo By Emilie said...

Thanks so much for entering to win one of my Temple prints. Best of Luck to you!!
Emilie
www.photobyemilie.com

Joseph and McKell Cope said...

Cute! I have never heard the Rich and Angela story in full. I'm sure glad you two found each other! Because if you hadn't...well, I wouldn't have found my one and only either! It was all meant to be...

Anonymous said...

And I love you too!!

Rich