Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Not Much Time to LJ these days

Wow....20 days since my last LJ post. I've been incredibly preoccupied. But I am still recording my life....just on paper. Wow, how therapeutic it is! So since then, I have been spending as much time as possible with Taylor, and copious amounts of time with my family and Rosie. But I will provide the highlights:

July 17th, Taylor proposed to me atop the hill above the state capital, at sunset. He downplayed on the evening, just saying we'd take a drive and grab a bite to eat. After talking for about 20 minutes, he said, "You know I have ulterior motives for being here?" and he knelt down. His actual words were, "Nicole Watson, you are the woman I want to be with for eternity. Will you marry me?" Back at the car he had 2 dozen red roses, and we ate dinner at Kyoto. It was incredibly romantic.

The week after, his parents came in from California. Gary and Eleanor are wonderful, I can't wait to claim them as family. His siblings are great, and also his niece Nevaeh. Dinner with my parents went so well, fajitas were tasty, and great bonds were established. We spent and evening in Park City, swimming at the pool at their condo. I am thrilled to see them later this week when we head to Cali.

Also....Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band at Sandy Amphitheater rocked...even though the PDA police got sicked on us. Taylor moved to SLC so I have been able to see him everyday. Quinn Wall got married. Won Charlie Mars tix in the End Zone and had a lunch date with Taylor.

Planning to leave for California on Friday morning. I am so stoked....beach, family, and In and Out Burgers. MMMMMM

Also, for any who read this....please keep Rosie in your prayers...she isn't sick or in immediate danger....but please pray.

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Unforgettable in every way

Just when I think a day can't get any better....it is once again surpassed.

I didn't think any day could beat the day of the Sarah McLachlan concert with Taylor. That evening in it's entirity was amazing. But yesterday was so lovely that I think I'll just have to stop comparing.

Friday night and Saturday morning I spent with Esther, Kris, and Emily Epperson at Mooneys for a sleepover. It was so fun to have girl time, but it was interesting how the only thing I wanted to talk about was my relationship with Taylor, and they seemed to tire of the subject easily. But they seem happy for me. I worked a few hours for Linda, then headed to my parents house to do some palm synching and burn some CD's for Taylor (Simon and Garfunkel, MB 20, Moosebutter, and "Mellow Mix") He was spending the morning and early afternoon helping his cousin move from Provo to Murray. I headed to his cousin's apartment around 2, and helped them finish up moving all the boxes from the truck and cars into their place. Dustin and Sally are very nice people, I look forward to getting to know them more.

We dropped Rosie off with Mary, and headed to Shane Co. Ben was our salesman, and he was very helpful. There were probably about 20 rings that caught my eye, 7 I liked, and two that I considered carefully. Ben got out a few sapphires and diamonds and we checked out the different combinations. I fell in love with one...and I think it will be very beautiful all set correctly and on my FINGER! Because of the trade in on Amanda's ring, we'll have to purchase more from them, so it looks like we will be buying his band and some sapphire stud earrings for me (since I don't want a wedding band)

We spent some time with my family, looking at scrapbooks, and uploading pictures. We didn't stay too long because we wanted to get started on dinner. I made baked ziti, and we napped a little while it was cooking. We had some very wonderful conversations, and it just reaffirmed how I felt about him. Dinner was nice, he made some killer cheese bread, and we watched part of Pride and Prejudice. (which is his favorite Jane Austen book ;) He laughed so hard, especially when Collins said "A virtuous women never hides her bushels."

We got all fancied up and I wore my new formal for dancing. We went to the MAC, and danced a little in each building. The best part was sitting out on the bench and gazing at the blue moon (which wasn't actually blue, but by the end of the night had taken on a peachy-pink tint) We talked about how much we look forward to our future together, and how wonderful it will be to attend the temple together. We are going on Tuesday to SL for a session, he's never been there for a live session. He sang some songs for me, like "That's All" by Michael Buble. ("If you're wonderin' what I'm askin' in return dear, you'll be glad to know that my demands are small. Say it's me that you'll adore, for now and ever more. That's All...that's all.")

We drove to my parents house so I could drop him off at his car. We listened to the "Nicole Love Mix III" CD he made for me. While we were listening to "Collide" by Howie Day, he said, "Nicole, be my wife." And I said, "Of course, I'll be yours forever." Not sure if I consider it a real proposal, but it was so beautiful and sincere. Of course, tears started falling down my cheeks. I don't think I've ever felt more in love in any moment than in that one.

I gave him a copy of my house and car key, and I forgot to take back the house key to go home. I didn't have my purse or cell phone on me, and it wasn't until halfway home I realized I wouldn't be able to get into my house. I went back to my parents house, used my dad's cell until Taylor finally picked up. I went over to John's apartment to get the key, and meet his future roommate (which will be his last until me :D)

Needless to say...I couldn't have asked for a better night.

This morning I met with my stake president. I now am a worthy recommend holder. And it feels so good. We discussed the sealing cancellation, and he doesn't forsee any problems, and didn't see any 1-year stipulations in the handbook. Next time I see Bishop Petersen, I will want to get on the paperwork. But for now, I'm just waiting for Taylor to get here...he's coming to church with Rosie and I. Ahh...to be the ward scandal again. Hehe.

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