Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm Engaged!!!!

On Friday, February 11, 2011, Cole Parker proposed.... And this is how it happened! (I am not a very good writer, so don’t critique it! :) )

During the week he accidentally told me when he was proposing...So all week I knew it was coming. On Friday he told me to come over to his house around 9, when I got there he had made crepes with peaches. He did a great job making them! After we ate, we packed up the car to go somewhere. I didn’t know where at the time. So we started driving south.

When we got into Brigham, he told me to reach in his bag and grab something out. I reached in and there was this book:

{A couple of months ago we went to Temple Square to look at the lights and we noticed on the west side it had the big dipper, and we were curious to find out the meaning of it. I borrowed the book, Symbols in Stone and we read it together, it was a fun memory that we had together.}

In the book he wrote a cute little note that brought me to immediate tears. It was very thoughtful. At that point I knew we were headed to Temple Square. I had already warned him not to propose in public or on Valentines Day, so I reminded him that he better not pull the cliche proposal on Temple Square or he would have to try again! (I was mostly joking!)

As we continued to drive south we stopped at Smith and Edwards. This store is fabulous! We stopped here to get candy once on a random drive. This store brings back a lot of memories from when I was little. We would always stop here with my dad. They have the best candy selection ever! Cole and I stocked up and treats for the rest of the day!

When we got back in the car he told me to reach in his bag again and I pulled out this:

I made a comment a while ago about how we don’t have any photos of us dating, because I don’t have a small camera. He bought us this, so that we can now take more photos of us together.

Cole grew up in Roy, we drove around a bit and he showed me some places from his childhood.

We arrived at Temple Square and a walked around for a bit and took a few photos. We didn’t have much time because we had to make it back to Logan. While we were there he told me that I get a shopping spree at my favorite store {Anthropologie}! I was so excited! While we were there shopping I went straight to the shoe sale section. I found the perfect shoes and they are the perfect color! (Don’t worry I already had the wedding almost planned before we were actually engaged! I work in the wedding industry I can’t help it!) The wedding colors are going to be plum, mustard, and slate. So the shoes are the perfect fit for our wedding! And they are from Anthropologie!!

After shopping we headed back to Logan to meet up with his sister and her family. After we hung out with them for awhile he dropped me off at my house to get ready. He picked me up at 8 and we headed to dinner, he didn’t tell me where we were going, but I had a place that I hoped we were going. When we got in the right turn lane on 1st north, I knew he was going to Le Nonne! I was excited, I have always wanted to eat there! It was very good!

After we got done eating we headed south towards Wellsville.

{When we were dating we went to Wellsville dam and walked around and looked at the stars. On his iPhone he has a star app, so we looked at the different constellations. This is when he got up the guts to put his arm around me for the first time and later he held me hand. When he first held my hand I was very hesitant, I was still dating a lot of other guys at the time. I was also scared to death of a relationship. I was still lacking trust in guys and I just didn’t want to get hurt again. I had honestly given up on trying to get married at the time, I was just sick of dating!}

When we got to the park, we got out and started walking around the dam, and I could see some candles in the distance. As we got closer I could see that it was one of my photo couches and my coffee table that I use for wedding shows. My quilts were all stacked on the couch, it was very cute!

While we were at dinner his sister Kendl and his brother in-law Tyler, broke into my house and got all of the stuff and and set it up for us. While they were waiting they made some funny videos that made fun of us while we were getting engaged! Kendl thought that it looked like a seance, it was pretty funny! Later they started to serenade us with some music from the truck that they thought was hidden. But it was very visible!

After that he knelt down and proposed, I can’t really remember the words he said....I was a little nervous! I kind of hesitated from nervousness, but eventually I said yes! And now I am engaged to Cole Parker...I will be Jessica Parker on June 25th, 2011!!!

The ring that I have is from my grandma Darleen Smith, she passed away several years ago. It will be great to have her apart of our marriage!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Little Creature for Jenna

I made this for my friend Jenna, she is due on the 9th of February. I can't wait to see what her cute baby will look like!