Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Engagement Day!

One of our first dates in November 1998 (we went to Gold's Gym to work out together)
Our first visit to California together in February 1999 (fishing in Marina Del Rey with his family) Nice glasses honey....
Our first road trip together was to Cedar City with some friends. Why don't you were suspenders anymore? They were hot!
First Snow Fight in Salt Lake ....WOW my hair was really blonde! (Utah does that to people I guess)
One of our hundred of engagement pictures taken in Utah

Today marks the 9th anniversary of the day David and I got engaged. David and I were both home for the summer from BYU and would be going back to school in a few weeks. He lived in Burbank and I lived in Vista. He was down visiting for the weekend and was really acting strange the whole time. On Sunday during church he told me he needed to talk to me. I could tell something was bothering him, but I didn't think it was because he had a ring box burning a hole in his pocket. Anyway, after church he said there was somewhere he wanted to take me and he didn't talk the whole time we were in the car. When we got to the beach, he pulled his car over by the side of the road and told me he had to check his tire. He asked if I would get the tire pressure gauge out of his trunk. I thought that was weird, but did it anyway. I opened up the trunk and there was the ring box open with my beautiful platinum ring inside. Wow! I was so surprised! I turned around and he was down on one knee. He asked me to marry him! What a wonderful day. It was a busy few weeks before we went back up to Provo getting plans done before I left and then we were married in December.

I love you David more today then I ever have. All we've been through in the last 10 years had really brought us so much closer together. Have a great day!

10 comments:

ricka said...

what a nice post! fun to see some pics from back in the old days. at least leanna still looks the same! ;)

happy engagement anniversary!!!

Charlotta-love said...

Were you worried he was going to break up with you? I think the silence would have made me crazy. Congrats!

the HeartTongues said...

Hi Leanna, It's April here--David's cousin... What a neat idea for a post!! :) Hope you don't mind if I copy it in a few months... Also, did you notice that you have "February 2009" underneath the picture of you and David fishing?? :)

Jason and Trina said...

Good times, good times!! We still take credit for making it all happen. You two are a perfect match! You were then and you are now! Happy anniversary :-)

Ryan & Natalie said...

Leanna,

That is a really neat story. Congrats on a beautiful family.

Natalie (Tyler) & Ryan Larsen

kjehansen said...

I love those pictures. So fun to look back and remember. We got engaged 7 years ago today (Aug. 11th) Yeah for fun times.

queenieweenie said...

So cool to celebrate your engagement! I love the pictures-I can't believe how blonde and young David looks...you, of course, look exactly the same!

Elizabeth said...

love the post! I even got a little tear! :) You are the best sister ever and I am so glad you found David! I remeber that day actually too! We were in Dental school...just so glad! I love the suspenders too! :) See you in like 3 days!

Anonymous said...

Wow - looking at the pictures it feels just like yesterday BUT it's so long ago! DEEZ NUTZ Dave!!!

Amie said...

That is a nice post. Congratulations.