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!


lovebirds said...

no, stace. the best day of your life is coming in 5 months. i kid you will be the best day. forget the reception. the sealing will be amazing.i am so so so very happy for you. you guys look perfect. and you are going to be happy forever.

B and B Slack said...

Congrats girl! That is so exciting- I about died when I saw "listed as engaged" on facebook! Can't wait to hear more about the wedding plans!

Emily Blais said...

Okay Stacie, I am coming out of the closet. I stalk your blog. (by the way, this is Melissas sister Emily) Hope you dont mind :) I just wanted to congratulate you and Jared. I am so excited for you guys, being married is the BEST! Anyway, congrats!!

Marissa said...

awesome engagement story! and told tell rory, but one time carl and i made out in his gazebo in high school.

Whitney and Chris said...

Oh my little Bird's the Word! I'm SOOOO... excited for you! I knew it all along! Texas was never going to happen! Jared is way too great of a catch! I am so excited that he is going to be part of the fam! (poor kid!! He He) I love you and can't wait for you to experience how absolutely amazing it is to be sealed to the love of your life for always! There really is nothing better! Can't wait to see the ring in person! Tell Jared good job on being super creative with the proposal! It's a great story! Much better than Chris and I at the temple with the Mexican Fiesta music in the background!

Shopkins said...

STACE!!! Holy cow i'm so excited for you!!! Married life is amazing!!! :) this is steph hopkins "platt" just so you know! and this is my

love you and i'm so happy for you!!!

David's Holla Atchya! Blog said...

Stacie! Congratulations! That sounds like a very romantic engagement! I am so happy for you two! I never saw it coming... just messing.

Anna said...

Stacie! Hooray for you. As I read your story I could totally picture you talking. It was like I was talking with you in person. You're so awesome. Congratulations girl!

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I just love hearing about everyones' personal fairy tales! Yay! And I can't wait to hear all the wedding plans.

Tyler and Kristen Owens said...

Congrats!!! I am so happy for you! Your ring is beautiful!! When's the big day?? Yay!!!!