Sunday, January 18, 2009


The beautiful ring! 
Sorry the pics are a little blurry!

A perfect fit!

Yay, we are so happy!

    So here's the story. . . Jared got a GPS ssytem for Christmas, and my dad ended up getting him a geocaching book thingy so jared had been talking about how he wanted to go geocaching together sometime. He talked to me early last week and asked me if I wanted to go on Saturday and that he'd found one on campus so we made it a date!
    Haha, I was getting really antsy because I just wanted to et engaged so bad and I knew that he'd talked to my dad, and I figured he had the ring he just hadn't popped the question yet. So I was at school this past week talking to some of my friends and telling them how I really wanted to get engaged so bad, and I told them our plans to go geocaching and they were like, "Stace he's totally gonna ask you when you go geocaching!" and I was like, "Naw, whatever he wouldn't do that!" even though i was hoping he would do it that day. I wasn't positive but I was hoping!
    He picked me up to go, and when we got to campus he started showing me how to use the GPS and he was getting all into it and pointing out all the little gadgets and whatnot (little does he know how cute he looks and sounds when he gets all nerdy on me, so it wasn't like I actually heard a word he said the whole time!) and we started out to find our first clue. He let me do the finding and I eventually discovered the little canister that held the clue which gave us the coordinates of our next clue and this hint, "Think, a roof, a promise, a rock" At this point I was getting really excited/nervous because I thought I knew what was going to happen next.
    We put the coordinates in the GPS ands tarted walking. It led us to this cute little gazebo behind the new Hinckley Building on campus. We got there and I started looking around for some sort of rock, which was nowhere to be seen. jared was looking around too, and he started going off into these bushes and I'm like, "Babe, what are you doing?!" and he's all, "I'm trying to find a rock!" haha I wish you could hear the tone of our voices in that exchange, it was hilarious! Finally he says, "Stace, I found something!" and he comes out of the bush carrying a watch box. We went and sat down on a bench under the gazebo and I opened the box and there was this amazing engagement ring sitting there!!!
    My memory is a little bit blurry about the next few seconds after that, but he looked atme and said, "So you wanna be my wife forever??" and I said, "YES!!" It was so cute! Maybe it sounds cheesy, but it's typical Jared and Stacie style! Then we kissed , which happened to fulfill my life long dream of kissing my one true love in a gazebo (haha okay I'm kidding, but I had mentioned to Jared before that I always wanted to get kissed in a gazebo, so 10 pts for Jared!) haha, when we were walking back to the car we kept saying, "We're engaged, we're engaged, I can't believe we're engaged!" and we were skipping and jumping around, it was really fun!
    Anyway, that's about it. We went back to my apt and hung out for the rest of the day, went on a date that night, and then Mikell and my other roommates threw us an engagement party, it was awesome! Well that caps off the run down of basically the best day of my life so far!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Blessed Break!

    I never thought I would ever be as excited for a Christmas Break as I was for this years. I seriously could not wait till school was over this past semester because my classes were so dang hard and I waned to die! But luckily I was able to survive finals week and I headed down to STG to hang out with my family. Haha, my family cracks me up! We are just so quirky and weird when we get together, I dunno, I guess you have to be there to truly understand the Musso clan, but we have a good time when we all get together.
    One of the highlights of being in STG was being able to talk to my little brother on Christmas. He is serving a mission in Seoul South Korea and he has been gone for 10 months or so. He is such a great kid and he is doing awesome out there! He sounded really good and he is excited to be serving a mission. 
    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were fun, we don't have too much family in St. George so we mostly just hung out with my parents at our house. We had some friends over and my brother Nick came down from SLC so it was a good time. The only problem about going to STG was that I missed Jared like crazy!!!!
    Luckily I flew out to Washington last week to go visit his family so I didn't have to endure another week without him :) yeah I'm pathetic I know haha! I flew into Seattle and it was awesome because we spent the night there and bummed around the whole next day downtown. We went to a cool little market place and looked at all the shops, it was really fun! Oh yeah, we at the Cheesecake Factory and it was pretty much amazing! The cheesecake there is SO SO SO good! Eventually we became tired of shopping and runnin around so we started driving to Yakima where Jared lives. 
    I've never been to Washington before so driving through the countryside was a pretty cool thing for me. The pine trees are gorgeous when they have snow on them. During the next few days I had a blast hanging out with Jared's family. I already know his sister Mikell obviously. . . since we are roommates :) but it was cool getting to know his parents they are awesome! Jared and I went sledding with his dad one day in the mountains which was alot of fun. We went to a movie, we had a Lego building party, Jared's mom made us the most amazing cinnamon rolls you have ever tasted, and we just had a fun time hangin out around the house. 
    I was bummed to have to leave, but its nice to be back in Provo and in our apartment. I am excited for this next semester, even though I have a feeling I'm going to be very busy with school, work, friends, Jared and other fun things! 

Here are some pictures of my fun trip!

This is a picture of Seattle. . . 
The only one I took :)

Here is the place where we went sledding
it was pretty much amazing!

Oh cute

Jared with his dad Mike
Mike cracks me up! 

Our Lego Party!