September 21, 2009

I said "Yes"

13 years ago, Kevin asked me to marry him and I happily and enthusiastically said "yes."

Here's a peek into our Engagement story:

Kevin came to pick me up around 6 that morning. We went out to breakfast and then drove up to the airport. He flew us out to Vancouver (well, actually the Portland airport, but anyway) and we spent the day visiting some of Kevin's old friends & neighbors, going to eat at the places he used to frequent, and sight seeing.

In case you're wondering - yes, I knew he was going to ask me. Not only because we had talked and prayed about marriage, but because our regular dates were never this elaborate! As soon as we got to the airport - I knew this was no ordinary date. No, this was "the day."

Later in the afternoon we drove to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens. What a beautiful and romantic place. We had a bit of a hard time finding it (apparently very few people from the area even know it exists - they don't know what they're missing!). It's gorgeous there. We walked around for awhile and then went over by some waterfalls. And that is where my husband got down on his knee, told me how much he loved me and asked me to be his, for eternity.

I smile every time I think about that moment.

Afterwards, we drove around Portland, went to the Portland temple (whoa, we did not elope! My mother would kill me.), we went and bought some toothbrushes and headed back to the airport. We then spent the night, trying to sleep, in the airport - my first and hopefully last time ever doing that. We caught our EARLY morning flight home, then spent the day doing the "Show and Tell" to all our family.

13 years has gone by pretty fast. Choosing who to marry really is the most important decision you'll ever make.
I made a good decision.


Aubrey said...

I can't believe it has been that long! Congrats!

Shelley said...

Oh how romantic! I am from Vancouver and didn't know about the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens.

LEX said...

I remember. We knew it was "the day" too. Didn't we pack a bag for you?

Bree said...

Hi Catherine, that is the loveliest story! Happy Anniversary! (I found your blog from Shelley's.)

Love, Bree

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! What a great story!