July 31, 2008

Here, Ashley!! :)

I am engaged!!!!
It happened June 27th in Sarasota, Florida
at the Shelby Marie Botanical Gardens.
Collin and I were practically the only ones
there and it was a VERY humid day.

We were walking around, he was acting
kind of strange, and then we came to this
huge grassy field. He pretty much waited
till the right moment, and got down on his
knee, pulled out a box, and asked me to
marry him!! Stupid me, I didn't even see
it coming....of course he had been throwing
me off for weeks.
He said I had a shocked look on my face,
and I'm sure that I did!! haha. I said, YES!
and got a little teary-eyed.
I went to the bathroom and prayed about it
and felt a strong GOOD ANSWER feeling.
Then I went outside and he and I ran around
giddy for a while. I was so swollen that my
ring was a snug fit!!! haha.
It is PERFECT. I love it so much. It is simple,
unique and pretty...actually BEAUTIFUL.
Collin said it was the most stressful day of
his life picking it out, but he did a GREAT job!!!

We are getting married on November 22, 2008
in the Mesa, Arizona temple. We can't wait!
We have been apart for 3 weeks now as I have
been in the Czech Republic, and he has been
on the east coast with the art company he
works for. I am loving it here, but can't
wait to be back with him!

We will live in Provo, Utah until he graduates
next spring, and then who knows!!!!
I am still slowly working on my degree!



  1. YEA!!!!! I feel so important that you posted info just for me! ;o) I am so excited for you guys and we need to hang out while you are living here. Good luck with the wedding plans! Dave says "HI and Congratulations!"