Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What the...????

I have spent much of my twenties in awe of those people capable finding someone to marry. I mean really, how does it happen? The only explanation I can come up with is divine intervention. It really isn't possible any other way, I would still be floating state to state, lamenting about my 104th blind date, wondering how in the world there came to be so many socially awkward 26-30 year old men. But alas, just when you least expect it, BAM, divine intervention and I'm left wondering "what the....????" And I'm not just talking about the proton pack vacuum he's wearing on his back. Yep-that's him. Scott.

And I have promised a brief version of the proposal story (for those of you who don't know, I got engaged last weekend. Please pick your jaws up off the floor.)

My cousin Clint got married on December 15th in Salt Lake. Scott dropped me off at the airport here in Portland on the 14th and I was headed to the Mother Land. I arrived in Sale Lake and hit the ground running. I went straight form the rental car pickup to the LDS Distribution Center where my good friend Susan works and we headed off to lunch together. After lunch I made my way to Primary Children's to return some keys that I no longer need since I am no longer an employee there. :o( After visiting with some friends I made my way to Shannon's, co-conspirator #1. There I met up with Sue and Becky, co-conspirator #2. For weeks I had been looking forward to Friday night because I knew I would be partaking of some delicious, addictive pork from none other than Cafe Rio!! We met up with some friends there and as always had a grand time. One of the highlights was when Shelley held my hand for the picture. Classic. Cafe Rio was also playing some great music that night, right Shannon?


After enjoying some scrumptious Rio we made our way to Christi's for the annual Whit Elephant Christmas party. I was stoked to find out I would be in town for the party, it would make seeing my friends so much easier being that I was only going to be in town for 24 hours. It's always fun to see what gift will be fought over. In past years Brian's autographed picture, Nate and Kedrick's creations and the shrine to Brian have been highly valued gifts. This year was no different and I ended up with one of the night's hot items, the Chuck Norris, Nate and Kedrick t-shirt. Little did I know that the best gift was yet to come. As soon as the gift exchange portion of the party was over, Shannon let me know that it was time to run over to Becky's new condo to get a quick tour before Becky had to go to another party. We had planned on doing this earlier in the day since the condo was close to Christi's. We drove up to the condo and didn't even seem to notice how Shannon was hovering over me as she rang the doorbell. Don't stop reading, this is where it gets good. The door opens and What the...???? there's Scott standing in the door. I can only imagine what my face looked like, I have the propensity to make really ugly faces and being that I've never practiced complete shock and surprise in the mirror, I'm sure it was a good one. Before I could even ask what was going on Shannon was gone and Scott was leading me away from my rental car and over to his. He mentioned something about going to get dessert and as much as like dessert I was pretty sure he didn't fly from Portland to go get a sundae. We started driving and made our way to Memory Grove park. Now, mind you, it's almost 11pm and it's cold but we got out of the car to go for a little walk. The lampposts around the park still had their Christmas lights on and the snow on the ground made it light enough to see. We made our way around the path and came to a tree where Scott said something about seeing something in the tree. The first thought that popped into my head was "if he planted a ring in a tree, I'm never gonna find it in the dark." But as we got closer I saw what he was talking about. There in the tree were 18 roses. I went to retrieve the roses and when I turned around Scott was down on one knee and he proposed! I obviously said yes and we then made our way back to the car to try to defrost our fingers. :o)

So, there you have it. We'll be getting married March 22nd in the Mount Timpanogos temple in American Fork, Utah!! Holy Crap! I'm getting married!

16 comments:

Renee said...

Hooray!! No matter how many times I hear the story, I still love it!! You're right about the divine intervention (I think you stole my line...which I stole from Courtney). You and Scott are so lucky to have found each other because you are PERFECT together. And I love that picture of you two at the end...the only thing missing is the flaming santa :)

Ren & Anna said...

I am so excited for you!! I want to know more about how you met him!! Congratulations!!

Hoopswim said...

Hurray, Congratulations, That is Fantastic!

Jami said...

Kaydi,
I knew you would join the ranks of the married folk...if it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone!! Have a great time planning your wedding. If you need any help, let me know. I am the resident wedding planner at PCMC, you know!
I'm so happy for you!
Jami

Brittney said...

Yaay! Congratulations! I'm so happy the divine intervened with such a great, cute guy for you! Oh and by the way, this does not provide you with an excuse for not keeping your blog updated! Except I just went a month without updating mine... But I really do want to keep hearing about you. From you. Yeah. Love you!

A STAR is born said...

Truly, this has been a long time coming. Though I must admit I'm not sure what we'll talk about, if not the usual cynical dating diatribe.
Congrats!
Oh, by the way, I tagged you on my blog. Go read it, yo.

Kym said...

Congats to Scott he is the first boy in your life to realize what a great girl you are and how luck he is to have you in his life. I will never understand how it took as long as it did to have this all go one. But for the record I'm going to try my hardest to be there you at your reception that will happen in Flag???!

SHELLS BELLS! said...

YAY! The music playing at Rio was very interesting and I loved holding your hand in the picture.

LizRN said...

OMG! WOW! March eh? What's the rush???? Are you preggers...now that would be divine intervention! JK! I know you get my humor...I hope everyone else reading this comment does. Matt and I just had our 8th anniversary...I still think he's pretty cool. Kaydi-I truly am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle Hall said...

Kaydi! How are you? Congrats! I'm so excited for you! Oh, and I'm totally adding you to my page now! :)

The Becker Bunch said...

Hi Kaydi...I don't know if you remember me...Nikki Becker(Francois) from NAU. NEways...just happened to stumble upon your blog!! CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement!! I am SO excited for you!! He is a lucky guy! If you don't mind, I'd love to add you to my blog to stay in touch! Congrats again!

SneeSni and Bruceski said...

CONGRATS KAYDI!!! That's so exciting, and he's very handsome. don't tell Bruce I'm still rating other men.

Libby said...

Kaydi..it is Libby from the Univ ward. I came across your blog and want to congratulate you on your engagement. You will love being married. It is so wonderful!

Ali Seaman said...

Oh, Kaydi. It has been forever! Congratulations. I am so excited for you. You look beautiful and you are glowing! I found you through Anna. That's great. You're great. Congrats. Ali (and Scott...I'll tell him later) Seaman

Krista said...

Hey Kaydi,
I don't know if you remember me from NAU, but I came across your blog while surfing around and found you! Congratulations on your up coming wedding, that is great!
Krista and Ross Tobler

Mike and Jen said...

What great news! Mike and I saw Scott in the gym right after you two got engaged and he was beaming!! And his mom is in our ward and she was pretty excited too!