"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

June 3, 2011


Ok, so there hasn't really been anything too exciting going on lately with my life......just the usual family, work and school.....but I feel like blogging....so I came up with this great idea to reminiss of things that have happened to me or my family in the past......things that I want to rememeber forever, and things that I haven't already written or blogged about.  Just a way for me to get them out of my mind and on paper so I can have them forever!! 

The thing that popped into my mind was something that happened back in October 2002.

Ova and I were dating and we already knew we were getting married.....(we only dated for 3 months before getting married, so we knew pretty quick! haha)  We were both recently off our missions and we hadn't established ourselves in our careers yet, or really even thought of our life in the long run.  All we knew was that we loved each other and wanted to spend the rest of eternity with each other.  Because we both just got home neither one of us really had any money....so I told Ova not to get me a ring, we would just get matching bands.....we didn't need the materialistic thing.....we had both talked about it and agreed, and that supposedly was the end of it.

Well one night in October Ova came and picked me up to take me out.  We spent pretty much every minute of every day together when we were dating so it was nothing new.  But this particular day, he said he had something planned for me.  We went and did a session in the Salt Lake Temple and after our session he took me to the Roof Restaurant for dinner.  That was the first time I'd ever been there and I was taken away in the moment....just being with him and seeing the beautiful view.....the food was delicious and we were just talking about getting married...

Then his phone rang.....it was his mom....he immediatly got irritated, which was so out of his character, especially towards his mom and he was talking sharp to her on the phone.  He hung up and was so irritated at her and told me he was mad at her for bothering us because she knew he was with me.  I was confused and tried to calm him down....telling him that it really wasn't that big of a deal.....then the phone rang again....he looked at the caller i.d. and answered the phone so quickly and so rudely.....it was his mom again.....she was off work and stuck and she needed someone to pick her up.  Ova told her we couldn't because we were at a restaurant and then he hung up on her.  I was so angry with him because any spirit we had from the session we did was completely out the door because of the way he was acting.  I wanted to go home because I was so irritated at him.  She called again and told us she was stuck, and nobody could get her.  I told him we could just go get her.  He was so angry and rudely told me to hurry up so we could go.  We got in the car and headed to her work.......the whole time not talking to each other.....you could cut the tension with a knife.  I was just irritated because he was more focused on being mad than on the fact that even though his mom needed a ride, we were still spending time together.....uuggghhh!

His mom worked at Southwest Reservations, and if you know where that building is....it's down a long kinda deserted road.  All the way from temple square to the road we were heading down he was driving like a crazy mad man swirving in and out of traffic, in between cars and running red lights..... I was getting more and more irritated at him.  When we finally made it to the road his mom worked on he started speeding.....like I said, the road is long and there's not much traffic there, but there is one stop sign in the middle of the road.  He completely ran the stop sign.  I was yelling at him, but he kept on driving.....next thing we know we hear sirens behind us....he's getting pulled over.

We sat in the car for a couple minutes not talking because he was mad at his mom and I was mad at him....we were waiting for the cop to come to the window to ask for his registration and license.....then all the sudden we hear over the intercom in a very demanding and mean voice "driver step out of the car and put your hands behind your head".......WHAT??  All these things started running through my mind like is he a criminal, did we do something wrong?  Was the car stolen?  Why was the police making him get out of the car like that instead of coming to the window??  I totally started crying and freaking out and my heart was beating a thousand times a minute.  I turned around from my passenger seat to see what was going on and I see the cop grab Ova like he's handcuffing him and force him to his knees.  He says over the intercom "Passenger, keep your hands in the air and face front"  I was freaking out!!  I seriously thought we were going to jail and I didn't know why.....but I blamed Ova because we were only in that situation because he ran the stop sign and because he let himself get so mad over nothing.  After a couple minutes, the police says over the intercom "Passenger, step out of the vehicle, put your hands on your head"  I did what he said and I turned towards the cop car (Ova was kneeling on the ground with his hands behind his back)  The police yelled at me to face forward and walk backwards until he told me to stop.  I did what I was told and when I got about to where Ova was the police yelled at me to stop.  I stopped.  He yelled at me to turn around.  I turned around and there Ova was on his knee with a ring in his hand..........and he said "Will you marry me?"  I was so confused until I saw the police officer was a Tongan man.....I punched Ova first and then kissed him and said yes.  All the drama and pretend being mad was all part of his plan.  He told him mom to call us, he told her he was going to act angry.....he planned everything out with the cop.  And it turned out perfectly.  I must say, that is an engagement story I will never forget!!

He's so sweet because the ring he gave me was so perfectly sentimental.  And he thought of it himself.  It's not a regular engagement ring, he thought of something that was very specific to us and I absolutely LOVED it!  I wish I had a picture of it.....but to explain what it looked like, it had 14 diamonds in it all together....two big ones in the middle and six small ones on each side.  When he gave it to me, he explained that the two diamonds in the middle represented me and him and the twelve little diamonds represented the kids we were going to have (we actually talked about having 12 kids before we got married.....hahaha)  That day was just so special and he was super super creative with everything......even though he pissed me off and made me so irritated at him.....I LOVED IT!!

Funny thing is that his mom wasn't even working that day, so after that incident we just turned around and headed home......I was telling him that he almost gave me a heart-attack.....and he was telling me that his original plan was to run the stop sign....have the cop try and pull us over and him not pull over.....then there would be a high speed chase and eventually we would have gotten surrounded by police officers with all their weapons pulled.  The police officer that was working with Ova told him that would be too much......which I totally agree.....I think I really would have had a heart-attack if he did it that way!

Anyways, sometimes the memory of that day pops in my mind and I can't help but smile.  I.LOVE.HIM!



sweetest engagement EVER!!! that's a great memory!!! thanks for sharing Mon love it!!!

Siu said...

Awwww... so cute!

Kassie said...

Thanks for sharing this Mon...:) soo funny..I wopuldve been pissed too! What a great story!


lol very entertaining post. That is so cute! :) What a funny way to propose! lmbo

"THE KINIKINI'S" said...

HAHahahaah I will never forget that! I swear OVA has to be the most "creative" guy!!! *softy* lol!