Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Story.

Well, anyone who reads my blog should already know, but just in case you don't...
I'm engaged!
Here's the story.
It was Wednesday night (ssshhh, don't tell anyone, but I already knew what day it would be). Wednesday was a significant day for several reasons: it was exactly two months from our very first date, and it was exactly one month from when marriage first came up.
Backstory so it makes more sense: Justin and I first met at the institute opening social, WAY back at the beginning of the school year. We were both standing on the basketball court, and since we were all kind of early (there was a group of about five or six of us) we all kind of just started talking to each other, getting to know each other.
And back to Wednesday night. We are taking an institute class together on Wednesday nights, so we were over at the institute building. We got there a little early, and we walked across the gym to "find where the classroom was." We set out scriptures down in a chair just outside the door, then we were going to go walk upstairs to find our bishop (I'm getting a calling, but not yet. Apparently.). Then he pulled me aside and said, "But first, I want to make something official." Then he got down on one knee, said the line we all know so well, and of course, I said yes. :-D
So then I just have to add this part to it, because I think it's cute. We had called a bunch of people once we got home, siblings, etc, and we were having a bowl of ice cream, and suddenly I heard that it was raining. I pause, wanting to make sure I'm not hearing things, then I ask him, Is it raining? He didn't think so, but we listened, and sure enough, it was raining!
More backstory: I always thought the most romantic scene in any movie is in Sound of Music, when Liesl and Rolf were in the gazebo, and it started to rain, and they did their little dance and song. So, I've always thought it would be amazing to recreate that scene in a sort of way.
So, as soon as it started to rain, I looked over at Justin and said, Put your shoes on. He was already wearing his (because I'm smart, and noticed, obviously), so I pulled mine on, then dragged (I guess dragged isn't the right word, but I was definitely pulling him along :-D) him outside, and we stood in the rain. It was definitely the perfect way to end the perfect day.
So, now you all know!
May 30th is the big day, this semester is going to go by SO slowly, but at the same so incredibly fast.
Thanks for reading!


Lindsay said...


Tell me you guys broke out into choregraphed song and dance? Maybe just a pirouette? (on Justin's part of course) :-D


the weird neills said...

Congrats, Lori!-- sorry about the random comment and blog-stalk, but I read your mom's post and had to come over here for the full scoop.

He sounds like a great guy, and I am so happy for you. A little freaked out, mind you-- I haven't seen you for 8-9 years and so you are still 10 years old to me.

Anyways... congrats on the wedding! Can't wait to stalk you some more and hear all about your plans!

~Paula (Baker) Neill