Yes, yes indeed. You heard correct. Yes that’s right. Yep, I’m engaged. I know I know, you thought it would never happen. You all said that I would never find someone that could handle the many mysterious ways of Mike but wait wait wait wait! I haver! Yes that’s right. I’m finally engaged to Nikki Parry. My best friend and true love. Now sit back, relax, but keep your eyes open and enjoy the story…
Think of Aladdin… “It begins on a dark night! Where a dark man waits… with a dark purpose…”
Okay okay so there isn’t a dark man or a dark purpose but there is a dark night. Nikki and I had been planning on going up to see the lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake for a few weeks now (clever planning on my part, thank you mucho mucho). So I have her convinced that we will go up to Temple Square, enjoy the lights and celebrate the fact that school is over for the semester. So, sure enough we make our way up and everything is going well. I have talked to her father, went extremely well, I have the ring in my pocket, and I am with and in love with the girl of my dreams. We park and start walking. I soon realized that I couldn’t zip up my coat or the box the ring is in would bulge too much. Now, I’m okay with a little bulge here and there but it really was bulging too much. Trust me… too much, it was totally obvious. I’m lucky that she didn’t see it. Anyway, we walk into Temple Square and we slowing make our way around the temple. I offered to take a tour but Nikki said no, thank goodness, and we kept walking. Nikki was kind enough to give me her personal tour which turned out to be very informative. For those of you that didn’t know, the Salt Lake Temple was not built in 1853 but rather in 1803! I know crazy huh! Who would have known that the church could have been wrong about this fact for so many years. It’s a good thing I have Nikki to keep me on track. Love you babe!
Gawsh, I’m sorry, I’m really starting to ramble here. So… then we walked over in front of the reflection pond in front of the temple and walked away from the crowds a bit onto the snow covered opening in between the church office building and the Joseph Smith Memorial building.
We hugged for a minute or two trying to keep warm and I told her how much I love her. I told her that I didn’t think she really knew how much I loved her and, sure enough, got down on one knee and pulled the ring out of my coat pocket. Oh I wish that everyone in the world could have seen Nikki’s face. Oh me oh my, it was incredible. She was holding her breath and he eyes just got bigger and bigger, now I mean those beautiful green eyes were huge! And then it started getting wierd. She started crying, which I figured she would do, but then started laughing too! Yep, it was full on crying laughter. That and she still wasn’t breathing. But I finished my little spiel about how much I love her and how I want to spend eternity with her and boom. That was it. She said “I will” and then “yes” and everything was perfect. The cheering from the people around us on the walk ways and in front of the temple made it even more fun. It was so perfect. We hugged and kissed and she cried. It was so great. I have never been so happy in my life. I am so lucky to have not only found Nikki but to have her love me in return. I truly am the luckiest.
“I Will!” - The greatest words I’ve ever heard.
We left Temple Square, called out parents, sent out some texts. Updated Twitter. Everything went so beautifully. I am so happy that I was able to keep it an entire surprise for her. Nikki had no clue what so ever. I usually can’t keep things from her. She usually finds out. But luckily this day was different. I finally got one over on her. It was phenominal. We went and talked to her parents, mine and my family, her friends, her brothers, everyone. Texted everyone in our phones. Overall it was such a great evening and I thank Nikki so much for saying yes. You can see some pictures from that night on Facebook. Here is a quick picture of her ring.It’s gorgeous like her.

And to Nikki:
I love you girl. You are my best friend and my soul mate. I am so lucky to have you in my life and soon to be my wife! Crazy! I cannot wait, we will have so much fun. Our lives will never be the same but they are only getting better. I love you more than anything babe.
Thanks for reading if you did, if you didn’t well thanks for skimming. Nikki hasn’t proof read this yet so I’m sure some things are either missing or incorrect. Check back soon for more updates and I’m sure… corrections.


Esplins said…
Nikki thanks for commenting on our blog. It was good to see you guys too at Costco. Congrats on your engagement! Enjoy every part of it. Married life is the best but being engaged isn't far from it and it goes so fast. Let me know if you need any help or advice with your plans. I'd be happy to give you my opinion. :) Oh and yeah we DID get married in the SLC temple on May 2 so we'll be anniversary twinners! You definitely have a great guy! Mike has always been a great friend... lots of fun memories. Now that you're getting married, they're only to continue. Take Care!
Whitney Parry said…
yeah.. now I know your blog and I can blog stock you too! ha! Love ya sista!

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