Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Proposal: September 13th

On Wednesday of last week Scott said to me, "We should go on a date this Saturday." I replied with, "A date? What's that?" I got to thinking I should probably take him seriously since we really haven't gone on a legitimate date (paired off, paid for and planned) in I don't know how long. And I had a suspicion that he might propose that day too.

Saturday rolls around. That afternoon, I asked him what the plans were for the evening. "I thought we could go to dinner and when then see what time it is and figure out what we are going to do next based off the time", he said.

"What?! I thought we were going on a date-- you didn't plan anything?!?", I said in a VERY frustrated tone of voice.

"Uh no, I didn't know what to plan. Should we just play tennis?"

"Scott, I am going to get all cute for dinner only to play tennis in 101 degree weather and sweat to death!"

"Uh okay, we don't have to play if you don't want to."

"Okay, thanks.", I say even more frustrated that he doesn't have anything planned which means he probably won't propose.

Dinner finally arrives. We eat and I am in a bad mood. We get back to my house, talk to my roommate for a few hours. He said to me, "It's 9 o'clock... we should just go play tennis... I haven't done anything active all day and I am not going to be able to sleep tonight if I don't do something." By this point I realize there isn't anything else to do so why not play tennis. I am still mad.

We play tennis. My makeup melts off but at least I beat him (for the first time ever, might I add). We end our game fifteen minutes before the court lights shut off. Everyone by this time had cleared off the tennis court. I was picking up stray tennis balls and make it back to where he is. He said to me, "Hey check out this tennis ball. It's brand new and it's already cracked."

I took a look and thought it pretty odd. Then I look closer and see that something strange is going on. The side of the tennis ball have the words, "SQUEEZE HERE" which I thought that was kinda weird. I examine the ball and squeeze where noted, lifting up the tear and exposing an engagement ring. By this point, my draw drops.

Scott drops to one knee, stares at me, and says "This is where it all started, where I fell in love with you. Anneliesa, will you marry me?"

I said no.

Just joking! I said yes with sweat dripping down my face... how romantic!

And that's the story.

We are getting married on January 3rd in the Mesa Temple.

Here are some pictures:

I am sweaty:


Cassi said...

has to be the cutest thing i heard... congrats

Sister Jenny Hansen said...

BEST BLOG EVER... besides those single awareness notes here and there.

I wish I was there to reel in on all your great stories i.e. sheri dew advice.. I hoping for an invitation.

Melissa said...

Congrats! You look so happy. I wish I could meet the lucky guy.

Borland family said...

Congratulations! Funny how things happen. You'll have the BEST story to tell your girlfriends 6 years down the road when you have kids and wonder where the magic went? Love YOu!!

lauren said...

congrats again! and i love that ring. you are beautiful and will be a beautiful bride!

The Muries said...

Congrats that is so awesome!!! I love how you tell the story.

Amy said...

yea congrats! I miss all of my old roomies. I wish I was closer so I could see you guys more often. I better be getting an anouncement. :)

Jill said...

I can hear your voice in your writing. I'll see you in January-- as the best man.

Greg and Tammy said...

CONGRATULATIONS Anneliesa!! I just happen to blog stalk you through Jill's blog and BOY did I choose the right time!! I am so excited for you! You guys are super cute together!! YEAH!!! CONGRATS!!

Mandi said...

I can't even tell you how happy I am for you. We are going to try our hardest to get all of us to Mesa for the big day. Alan for sure will be there...hopefully we all will be. We can't wait for the kids to have a new uncle...and maybe some new cousins! (not for a few months.) It was great to see you for Maddie's blessing. Are you sure you don't want to get married in the Detroit Temple?!!!!!

Amber said...

Wow! One of the best proposals I have ever heard. You guys are so cute together. By the way, you are looking so good.

Andrea said...

Anneliesa! Congratulations! I am so excited for you! You look so happy and fabulous! He must be amazing! I think it's great that you were angry with him. That makes it even better.

By the way, I still have fond memories of flag football at BYU with the other Sparks girls!!

April said...

hey such a cute story. You look great. so are you coming to Nicoles reception in hurricane? Ia m all over the palce with questions i know. i am glad to hear you have a blog! Scott is way cute and you look really good!! Congrats again!!

Rob VanVliet said...

I hope you remember the little people who let you guys win all of the time so that you kept on wanting to play tennis. Props to you two.