the big question

January 18, 2009

Well it has been almost 2 weeks since Jake and I got engaged. I figured it is time I take my turn at posting something on our blog.

Ever since I came back to JBU I have consistently been congratulated by my friends and even by people I don't really know. JBU is funny like that. News, especially news like engagements travels fast on campus. Its been fun showing off my ring and telling our proposal story to everyone. I think I can manage to tell it one more time...

First I have to tell you that before Jake came to visit I was talking to him on the phone and he mentioned that he thought about proposing while he was visiting and then decided not to. So keep in mind that I knew he wasn't going to propose to me, or at least that is what I thought I knew. So anyway on to the good stuff.

For a while we had been planing on having a day all to ourselves during his visit. We decided we would make our own dinner, watch the movie Once, which has been on our to-do list for a while, and eat our favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Well before we started making dinner Jake asked me if I wanted my last Christmas gift. Of course I did, so he sat me down and had me close my eyes so he could get my gift out of his backpack. All the while he was telling me wonderful things like he loves me and how much I mean to him (this doesn't do him justice) and the whole while I was just listening and trying to guess what he got me for Christmas, and was completely clueless about what was really going on. Then all of a sudden he pulled out a box, opened it and asked me to marry him. According to him I flipped out and said something along the lines of "you've got to be kidding me". I had no idea. I came to a complete surprise to me so it took me awhile for it to really sink in. In fact such a long time that I forgot to answer his question so Jake asked me again and of course I said yes. I couldn't believe it. I was going to marry Jacob Olan Bartlett. For the next hour I called my family and friends and listened to each one of them either cry, scream (in excitement) or congratulate Jake and I. Finally we were able to make dinner, watch our movie and eat Ben & Jerry's Half Baked icecream. It was a day we will both remember for the rest of our lives.

The Beginning

January 6, 2009

Yesterday, January 5th, 2009, at approximately 3:30pm Mountain time, I, Jake Bartlett, made a proposal to my beautiful girlfriend, Jamie Raymer. What did I propose? To spend the rest of our lives together. To my greatest delight, she accepted my proposal, and is now my fiancée. Now we are planning how to start the rest of our lives together. We are both happier than we have ever been, and are very excited to share our experiences with you.

We both will be posting on this blog from now on, and hope that you enjoy following our lives with us. For those of you who read our xangas, please continue doing so. We will both be using those for our personal use, but this blog will serve as a story of our lives as it unfolds. Please feel free to pass the address of our blog to anyone you would like.

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This is the ring Jamie will wear for the rest of her life. She tells me it's the ring she's always dreamed of, and even more (and it's conflict free).