Thursday, July 2, 2009

We're getting MARRIED!!<3<3

For the past month and a half Grant and I have been traveling out of town every weekend... We've taken trips to St. George, UT, Disneyland, a family wedding anniversary, cabin trips, Zion... you name it! So when Grant told me he wanted to go out of town the weekend coming up AGAIN, I didn't feel the same. I told him that I just wanted to stay in town and relax for a weekend. He didn't like my answer... I used the excuse that I had a girls day planned with one of my best friends & I had to be at church for my calling. He still didn't like my answer. He told me that even if he had to tie me up, I was GOING out of town! So we had a little disagreement...

I told him he was a brat... I called him selfish... I told him he didn't support me in my calling... But as most couples do, I decided to compromise and we ended up going!

He owns a cabin right by Brianhead, UT. So we drove up and met some friends up there. It was Saturday afternoon and we decided to grill up some hamburgers on the deck at his cabin...

We enjoyed our lunch outside while hanging out on a couch they have on the porch. I looked at him and said "This is the most amazing day!" And he looked at me and said "It's only going to get better..." And then there was a pause, and he finished by saying, "...because we're going to make hot chocolate, go on four-wheeler rides, go fishing..."
As we finished eating he asked me if I wanted to go on a four-wheeler ride. Just as I agreed, we walked into the cabin to grab some coats and he started filling his pockets with granola bars! I looked at him and asked "What are you doing? We just stuffed our faces!" And replied "Oh, umm... just in case we get lost". I just laughed.

We took a ride down the road to a spot on the mountain that's sentimental for us. It was the first place I had told him that I loved him. We parked and got off and walked over near a stream. He stopped and handed me a granola bar and asked "Do you want this?" And I looked at him and laughed saying "What? We JUST ate!" And he just kept handing me all these granola bars out of his pockets! Just as I was stuffing them into my jacket pocket he pulls out a small teal Tiffany's box with a white bow wrapped around it. I was stunned! I looked at the box and then back at him... sheer shock. And then he got down on one knee and said "Amy Marie Jenkins, will you marry me?" I looked at him and half whispered in awe, "Seriously??" And he just looked at me and replied, "Well yeah! I'm on one knee!" And I anxiously answered yes!
I couldn't believe this was happening! I thought to myself, "I can't believe I'm not crying! I had always imagined I would cry!" And just then Grant began to undo the beautiful white bow on the box and just as he started to take off the lid, the rush of emotion hit me and I started crying! He was still kneeling down as I grabbed his face and just kissed him!

Just before he opened the ring box he told me that he had to explain something... He said that he didn't know exactly what kind of ring I would want, so he bought me a ring to remember this day. He wanted me to be able to pick out the ring that I would wear forever because that would be something I would absolutely love doing! And he is right...

He looked at me and said "You're my finace!" And then almost in unison we exclaimed "Whoa!" and then laughed. I asked him how he knew my ring size and he said that he had called my mom. I was blown away! I asked if anyone else knew and he said EVERYONE DID! He had visited my dad at his Fire Station in downtown Las Vegas to formally ask him... he called my mom to formally ask her (She lives in Wyoming)... and he even called my step-dad to get his permission as well! Not only did I completely give him the hardest time for wanting to go on ANOTHER vacation, but he went well out of his way to ask permission to all the right people! What a go getter! I can't believe I have found the person I am going to spend the rest of my life with!
Just as we were embraced in a hug, I felt his arm waving around... I stopped and said, "What are you doing?" And he just looked over to some nearby trees. I followed his gaze to find two of our great friends walking out from behind some trees with a video camera! They had been hiding the entire time filming the whole thing! I was blown away! They had impecable timing because they walked up right in the mist of all of the excitement and started to interview me!
I'm now going to be Mrs. Amy Marie Cropper! I couldn't be more excited! Here are a few pictures of us... (Just for Shelly :)

7 comments:

Monica McCoy said...

YAY! When and where?

Chris and Shelly said...

Stinkin Cute! You two are adorable together. So what are you two doing with all those LIFE boxes?

Our Little Family said...

I am so excited for you! You completely deserve it!

AmY MaRie said...

Were still deciding on a date... We were even thinking about a destination wedding and getting married in a temple somewhere exotic! Who knows :)
And about the LIFE cereal boxes... Vons was having this crazy deal and cereal was on sale for $1 a box! So we bought like 25 boxes! Hahaha. It was all Grants idea... So random but fun!

Megan Rose Belingheri said...

Oh Amy, I am so Happy for you! CONGRATS!!

Savannah said...

Congrats! so if you don't go somewhere exotic and need some decor check out www.abeautifulday-weddings.com

We are... said...

This is so cute! (You don't know me--I am a friend of Grant's from high school.) I'm glad you told the story! Sounds like Grant! Anyway, SO happy for you! We are all excited Grant FINALLY found the right person! :O) You are adorable!

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