Tuesday, February 10, 2009


February 5th marked the 4 year anniversary of the day that Travis proposed to me. We had met in September, and started dating in October. It is crazy to think that we knew each other for such a short time before we got married...

We lived in Idaho at the time and the first weekend of February we went down to Salt Lake City. We stayed with Trav's Aunt. We got there Friday night and Saturday morning we went to Temple Square. We saw a few couples that had just gotten married and they were getting their pictures taken around the Temple. We sat on the side of a fountain that looked directly at the Temple, the reflection pool was in front of us.

I should give you a little background first. Travis had been resistent, to say the least, to make our relationship official (he would always say stuff like "I don't want anything serious" when we first started dating. It was kind of funny how often he would say stuff like that at the beginning. Obviously I was patient and waited it out, and eventually he decided that he did in fact want an exclusive relationship (not that either of us was dating anyone else). As you might have guessed, things got serious quickly.

So, back at the temple, we were talking and then Travis asked if I had prayed about us and I said yes and I asked him if he had and then he knelt down on one knee and said something to the likes of: "Rachel, you are my best friend, I want to spend forever with you. Will you marry me?" I was shocked... I was totally not expecting it. Travis was everything and more that I could ever want in a husband. I obviously said a big fat YES to his question.

When Travis proposed, there was a newly married couple getting their pictures taken by the reflection pool. When Travis got down on his knee the bride saw and her photographer took pictures of the whole thing! Talk about lucky.

Travis had a pink saphire ring that he proposed with, and he let me pick out the engagement ring when we got back to Idaho.

The rest of the day was filled with fun things. We met his parents at a play/musical. It was called Bored Of The Rings and it was a spoof of LoTR, Star Wars, and a few other things. It was awesome. Then we had dinner at the Rodigiouz Grill (I am sure that I totally butchered the spelling). That was the nicest restuarant we had ever eaten at as a couple and the food was...exquisite. Then we went to a Jazz game. I don't remember too much about it because I was on cloud nine. Did I mention that I was basically shaking and smiling the whole day because I was so happy?

When we got back to Idaho Travis had my sister and my roomates decorate the apartment (they did an awesome job)...

He still does the whole candy thing for special occasions now. I am NOT complaining.

4 years later, I am so glad that he asked me to marry him. He is definately the perfect guy for me, and somehow he puts up with me (he even laughs at my lame jokes sometimes). I always think about how lucky I am to have Travis by my side.