Monday, December 20, 2010

{ I'm ENGAGED!!! }

And I thought this day would NEVER come! It's hard to believe that just 3 short months ago (to the day!) I went on my first date with Mr. Matt Laidlaw and felt the first twinklings of love as he kissed me that September night on my doorstep. Only in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I'd be lucky enough to wear his ring and one day be called his wife. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world!








Sunday morning began like any other Sabbath day. The alarm clock went off, I rolled out of bed, got ready for the day, and headed downstairs to meet up with a few TMB staffers to discuss the next season of TMB. There's nothing quite like spending the early hours of your sabbath morning in the service of a friend, helping him to gain his eternal salvation!

While in the midst of planning, my jovial mood was sobered when I got a text from Matt which read, "Aubrey my pool is flooding and I'm not gonna be able to make it down today." I was so bummed because I would be singing a special musical number in church and really wanted him there. Trying to be a supportive girlfriend I asked him if I could bring dinner up to Glendora after church to which he replied "I think it's better if you don't come up tonight. I'll just give you a call tonight." Of course I didn't like that one bit so I spent the remainder of the day sulking and waiting for the phone call that would never come.

I had to be in bed early that night because I would be making a 3am run to the Flower Market for a wedding I'm working on, so at 8:30 I washed off my makeup, put on my pjs, and crawled into bed with my sciptures. Matt and I have been reading a chapter a day from the Book of Mormon and I didn't want to get behind!

I had a hard time focusing on what I was reading, as my thoughts would continuously turn to Matt, wondering if he would ever call. So, I decided to text him and see if he could talk. His response was "I'm actually at my grandparents house helping them unclog some drains in their backyard. It's kinda a tense situation. Can we talk tomorrow?" That's when I kind of lost it.

I buried my nose back in my scriptures and with frustration started into another chapter, when suddenly there was a knock on my bedroom door. It was my roommate Erin! I welcomed her in as she placed a computer on my lap and said "I need you to look at this video I've been working on to promote Rick Buck. Let me know what think." And before I could say anything she was gone down the hall.

I pressed play and well, you know what I saw! My heart began to race!!! At first I was in shock! Then my mind started to race..."Is Matt really downstairs? What is he doing here? What does he want to give me? Why did he tell me he was in Glendora? Oh my gosh I'm in my ugly pajamas with no makeup on! Do I change? Do I put my makeup back on? What do I do?" There was no time for any of that though so I just quietly tiptoed my way down the stairs. That's when I saw the video camera pointed toward the dining room and Matt hiding behind the corner on bended knee!!!

The feelings I felt next are indescribable! I was so 100% surprised by the whole thing and so incredible happy and madly in love with the man down on bended knee that I just couldn't contain my emotions! I'm sure you saw! It was a moment of absolute perfection. I have never been happier than in that moment when he asked "Will you marry me?" YES MATT!!! A thousand times over. YES, I will marry you!

So much for an early bedtime! The rest of the night was spent kissing, cuddling, kissing, calling our families, more kissing, and more calling! It was all too perfect! I still can't believe it's real. I've been staring at my ring every 5 minutes and pinching myself just to make sure it's not just a dream! It's truly a fairytale ending...or beginning, depending on how you look at it!

My thoughts about the divine inspiration of The Mormon Bachelorette journey have only been confirmed by the happenings of last night. Matt and I are so madly in love and plan to be married for time and all eternity on March 19, 2011 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. I can't believe how lucky I am! What a blessing to have finally found the man of my dreams. I love you Matt and can't wait to start our forever together!



{ I know the picture quality is not the best, but Matt got me exactly what I wanted! It's a custom-made split-shank prong, micro-pave diamond encrusted ring, fitted with the most beautiful cushion cut diamond! I am obsessed!!! }

17 comments:

Catie Ann Findlay said...

I could not be happier for you my dear friend! You have been on quite the adventure these last few months. I am so thrilled about this news!

Kim said...

I'm still dying over this whole fairy tale thing! So blessed! Love you!

McCullough Madness said...

My mom and I just watched your video and we could not be more happy for you. Congrats! We wish you all the happiness and love.

Kristen and Joan Calkins

amynicole said...

YAAAAY!!!!! I am so elated! Your ring is BEAUUUUTIFULLL!!!!! I love split shank! Such a fairy tale! We wish you the absolute best!

Lauren Parks said...

Yay! Congratulations! Love your ring :)

thobeka said...

Congratulations!!

Brady and Lindsay Wood said...

Aubs I am so happy that you have found your prince charming and that you get to marry him for all time and eternity. You deserve this happy beginning!! Loves you!

3 Walls and Counting said...

Oh Aubrey Dawn I am so happy for you!!!! That tops the cake for best Christmas present. I completley jumped out of my seat when I saw the news. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!
love ya!

Jessica Reeves said...

Aubs, I am seriously SO happy for you!!! I've watched this video like 4 times (and cried!) - it is so cute! Now you'll have a great story to tell how you met and fell in love!! Congrats!! I couldn't be happier!

Chelsea said...

congratulations! how fun will it be to tell your kids that you met on "reality tv(blog... whatever)"!

meeshw said...

That is really awesome! Congratulations Aubrey! I am thrilled for you and wish you the very best.

The Chamberlin's said...

Aubrey! Congratulations!! Are we going to get to meet your fiance and see you this Sunday at the family Christmas party? I sure hope so! Love you!

Mands Glenn said...

I am totally crying. I loved the video. You guys make me want to go make out with my husband right now. Congrats again! It has been so fun watching all of this happen.

Bracken and Bracken said...

Best story ever!! I am so happy you are happy :)

McLove said...

CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN! Soo happy for you! What a DARLING couple you two are! Can't wait to meet him sometime!

Erin Marie said...

Okay first of all congratulations! I'm thrilled for you even though I don't know you personally... Also I'm dying to know which flowers you will be choosing for your own wedding?!

Arian said...

Hi there! I'm one of Erin's friends from college. I just had to say that watching that video seriously made me cry! Couldn't be happier for you. :)