We're engaged! I've got a fiance! Plans are being made and we're gonna get married!
Now if you didn't know, Josh and I have been together 2 whole years! yeah, I know, thats FOREVERRRR in Utah time. We should already have at least two kids right? I'm kidding, I'm kidding. None of that matters.
Now I think I've told bits of our engagement story probably about 10 times today. But I'm gonna go a little bit more into detail here, but first I'm gonna give you a little Josh and Jessica history :)
We met at Provo College a little over two years ago. Both of us were in the Graphic and Web Design program, and both of us were too shy to talk to each other. Until we mad a mutual friend, Brian! I honestly don't remember the first time we actually spoke to each other, all I remember is standing in the hall waiting for class to start and a few of us were playing games on our iPod touches and comparing games haha! Then a few days later he added me on facebook and texted me to see if I wanted to play volley ball. Unfortunately I had to decline because I had previously biffed it on a longboard and my palms were completely destroyed! :( Then a week or so later he invited me to hang out with him on Memorial day, again I had to decline cause I already had plans with Brian, my cousin and a few other friends. BUT I invited him to come along with us and he accepted!! :D
The first time we ever hung out (in Park City) the boys did not match on purpose!
Since then we've hung out almost everyday and I have loved every minuet of it!
And now, two years later we're taking the next step in this relationship!
So yesterday, Josh and I had been looking for apartments all morning with no luck. So we decided to do something, go somewhere to keep us from getting stressed and what not. We got some food, made a few sandwiches and drove up the canyon to South Fork, to a little park called Big Springs Park. Where we've shared many fun times together....
Sep 2010. My very first time there with him and his family.
Jan 2011 Snow shoeing at Big Springs.
Feb 2011. More snow shoeing!
June 2011. Exploring some beaver dams up South Fork.
We got up to the park and ate our little dinner while it POURED rain. After the rain stopped and we were finished eating we walked up the familiar trails and went for a nice little walk. Crossed a little stream...
and did some more walking until we got to a little bridge where we took this picture two years ago...
We stood there and reminisced a little bit about all the times we'd been there then hugged. And we hugged for what seemed like forever! It was so nice to be in such a beautiful place wrapped in the man that I love's arms. As we stood there I could start to feel his heart beating so hard! I knew what was coming :). He pulled away, still holding me and told me how much he loved me. How he had been having a hard time trying to think of a special way to propose to me and realized that it didn't matter how he did it. He said he wanted to do it somewhere that was special to us. Somewhere he liked to spend time with me. He told me he was proud of us and that he knew it was the right time. He took my hands, got down on one knee and asked me if I would marry him! Of course, crying, I said yes!
same spot as picture above. two years later :)
I'm so incredibly lucky to have Josh in my life! I've never felt so much love for someone as I do for him. I feel so blessed everyday I'm with him. He makes me laugh, smile and I love how much we've grown to know and love each other. I'm so proud of the things we've accomplished together to get us to this exciting point in our life. And I cant wait to spend the rest of my life with him by my side!
So mark your calenders! Mount Timpanogos Temple. October 4th!