Then the boys gave it a go. Maybe they should have payed more attention to the demonstrator . . .
Sunday night we had a great dinner then I told Brealynn I wanted to go for a ride around town. I ran downstairs and slipped a diamond ring and a pair of earrings into my pocket and off we went.
See, the earrings were a present that she had gotten years before that were her favorites. They were part of a young women's lesson relating to some movie. Anyways. They were starfish that whispered good things in a girl's ear. Self esteem kinda stuff. You're great. You're wonderful. You have great legs. You know, stuff like that. Now while she was gone in Missouri visiting her aunt I had these earrings repaired, because a post had been broken off and she hadn't worn them for years.
The ring had been a bit of a challenge. I am at times indecisive. This is especially true I have learned when picking out wedding rings. After quite a bit of looking, I ended up buying one. When I picked it up though, I was less than impressed. I spent a little time milling it over and ended up going somewhere else, picked out a new ring, and had that ordered. The wrong one came, work didn't pay me on time, etc, and it took longer than it should have. So when I told her I didn't have it yet for different reasons I wasn't lying (not that I wouldn't have for a situation like this). Christin picked it up for me while I was in Texas.
So after a few stops we ended up around the river/temple. We walked a little ways over to a little park that had a bridge running over the river. We stood there for a bit holding each other, and she made a comment about how we were going to the temple soon. Then she felt my heart and realized it was about to explode. I told her I had a surprise for her and pulled a pair of starfish earrings out of my pocket. It is a bit of an understatement to say that she was excited. I think a tear even leaked out (her, not me. For once). While she was hugging me, I snuck the real surprise out of my pocket, whispered in her ear that when she wasn't wearing them, I wanted to be the one to tell her how great she was. And I got down on one knee. And she cried a little. Smiled a lot. Not really sure she said yes. So, wow. I'm getting married.
Oh yeah. The fireworks were awesome too.