Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Tomato Thief

Everyone always wants to know how so-and-so proposed, so here is our story: 

The ring--Some people like surprises for any and everything.  I admit, I am not that type.  I don't mind a surprise here and there, but I most definitely did not want  my ring to be a surprise.  What if I didn't like it?  Then I would be stuck with it.  Once we decided to get married Tyler asked if I wanted to go ring shopping.  My response, "Uh, I don't know."  You can see the excitement in my answer.  I had always thought I would want a simple ring such as a solitaire or even a band.  I also liked rings with an antique look.  I went looking at rings by myself at first to get an idea of what I liked since I knew Tyler and I have different taste.  Tyler was invited to come once I got a feel for what I liked.  Some beautiful rings under glass didn't seem to look as nice on my finger.  Tyler and I found a ring we both liked that was different, but I didn't want to commit to that ring because I wasn't sure if I would change my mind about it.  Eventually a ring was selected and agreed upon.  I love it--It is sparkly!                

The proposal--Once we picked out my ring I knew it was just a matter of time before he proposed.  Some people know the day it's going to happen and dress for the occasion.  You can tell from the pictures that I was caught off guard.  It was a normal Wednesday, so we went to institute.  Institute always has some sort of treat afterwards and upon seeing the food I filled my plate up and started eating away.  Tyler wanted to show me a place in Provo for potential engagement photos.  I wasn't really sure why we were going there as we had already agreed on a place for pictures.  While I usually don't let people drive my car, I made an exception and let Tyler drive.  This would allow me to continue eating my full plate of food.  Tyler got lucky on that one.  He started driving us to the spot, but then got lost getting there and had to call a friend for directions.  At this moment I wanted to go home.  What was the point driving around lost when we had already selected a photo location?  Upon getting correct directions Tyler began to drive up this hill that had multiple no trespassing signs.  This is the second time he was lucky because if I were driving I would have turned around.  We finally arrived and were walking around the amphitheater when I noticed someone had a tomato plant hanging from a tree, which just happened to look like my plant!  Upon closer inspection there was a note in the plant.  Being the nosy person I am I decided to read the note.  Upon readying it I realized that it was for someone's proposal.  Tyler had written 2011 on it (there were lots of dates inside), but I thought the 2 was a Z and thought the letter was for someone named Zoll.  I turned to tell Tyler that I thought we were intruding on someones proposal when I saw him down on his knee.  Upon further reading of the note I saw my name at the very bottom of the page.  Turns out that Tyler had someone steal my plant while I was at institute. Someone was fortuitously taking bridal shots for a different couple that happened to be there and took a few pictures of us when she realized what was happening.  Then we went up some stairs where Phil Pare was playing the violin for us.  After the violin Tyler sang me a song while Nik Day played guitar.  Then Tyler and  I were off to dinner at PF Changs, a favorite of mine.  Too bad I wasn't hungry as I had eaten so much food at institute.  We ended up getting dessert--Banana Spring Rolls (Six warm, crispy bites of banana served with coconut-pineapple ice cream and drizzled with carmel and vanilla sauces) and The Great Wall of Chocolate (Six rich layers of frosted chocolate cake topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips, served with fresh berries and raspberry sauce).  PF Changs was a great place to go because lighting really made my ring sparkle.