It started with Christmas eve with my family. We had a dinner and my uncle Alan came over. After dinner, i left to go visit with Casey's family before Christmas day. As i left my car pretty much broke down, so i had to turn right around and leave my car. Luckily, my older sister let me use hers. I got to Casey's house and just hung out and played with the kids and stuff.
So we got to Cody's house and once Casey opened up the door i saw this cute little 2 foot tall Christmas Tree on a table with a huge box under it. I thought, "Cute, Casey's mom brought over a gift for Cody and Lauren so they'd have something there when they got back on Sunday" but as my blind eyes adjusted to the light, i realised it had my name written across the entire side of the box. My heart sank! Casey had some thing up his sleeve. I didn't know what to say. He just sat on the couch and motioned for me to open my gift. So i sat on the floor and carefully pulled off the paper. I figured there was a box over another box (because that's just the way Casey is) I thought it would be the Jessica Simpson Shoes i fell in love with a few days earlier that Casey had seen. I realized when i saw the medium sized box that shoes couldn't fit in there. So i unwrapped that box and saw that it was something that was shipped to him. What on earth! So i opened THAT box and inside it was a tiny little box...okay so not something that was shipped... that sly little boy! my heart sank... I was thinking he got me some new Christmas earrings just like the year before. I opened that and pulled out the little black box. When i saw what was inside i quickly shut the box and gasped. Casey laughed as i slowly opened up the box to look at the most beautiful ring i had ever seen. Thoughts were racing through my head. I didn't want to assume what that ring meant so i looked up at him and whispered, "What finger does this go on?" He laughed as he came onto the floor next to me. Tears started filling up my eyes as he quietly said, "What finger to you think it goes on?" He took the ring out of the box and placed it on my left ring finger. MY heart was pounding i sprung up and gave him the biggest hug i could and am pretty sure i kept saying "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh" I couldn't believe it. He pulled away from the hug after a minute and asked, "So is that a yes??" OF COURSE ITS A YES!
(pictures to come of the ring and other stuff)
The best gift i could have ever gotten.... a fiance. We spent some time there talking. I was shaking like crazy. We lingered in the moment for a while before i realized, "What about that bill?... There was no bill?" So everyone was in on it. how cute. After some time we went back to Casey's parents house where his dad asked , "So did you find the bill" i couldn't stop shaking!
That night i came home to my moms house and waited for her to come home so i could break the news. We had a three hour discussion and hugged and laughed and cried.
The next day i went to temecula for Christmas with my dad and the rest of my family. My siblings had left Christmas day for temecula. So i would be breaking the news with them the day after Christmas. It was like a mini family reunion. so much fun. I announced the news privately with my dad and then came inside and brought my siblings into the main room and announced it to them there. Later that day we booked the temple for March 21st, 2009.
So there it is people... the big news is finally here. Save the date! I'm so excited. More info to come soon. :)
Now I'm ending 2008... the last year as Kendell Myler... in three months ill forever be Kendell Evans. :)
Hope everyone else had a really great Christmas.