Life as Lou

We Became Us: Part 5: Grandpa Proposed

  • November 28, 2007 1:18 pm

We were meeting another friend of mine at Temple Square that day and the plan was for me to go home with her for the next few days. She picked me up and when she asked me how I was I said, “I think I’m engaged.” The time passed in a haze because that was all I could think about.

When I got back to my dorm on Saturday night Chris picked me up and we drove over to his grandparent’s house to catch a late movie. As soon as we opened the door, Grandpa came running with arms wide open and crowed, “Welcome to the family!”

He gave me a big hug while Chris hissed through clenched teeth, “I haven’t asked her yet!”

“You two can’t pull the wool over my eyes! I know what’s going on here!”

Chris looked totally defeated. I just about fell down the stairs from laughing so hard.

The next day Chris was bringing me over for Sunday dinner. I had an inkling that he would propose (I wonder why). We drove past the main entrance to the Manti temple, the place where we both wanted to get married. I expected him to drive up and stop, but he didn’t. The poor guy was trying very hard to be suave and everyone was spoiling his romantic plans. As he passed the main entrance I figured he would drive up the back way, which is exactly what he did. He took me out of the car, sat me on a boulder and proposed asking if I would honor him and his family name and be his wife. Of course I said yes.

He then told me that he knew he better do it before he brought me home for a family dinner or he’d be forced to do it right there in front of everyone, which was true. As soon as we arrived we were bombarded on every side, and the wedding plans began. ]]>


  1. linda says:

    < ![CDATA[What a great story and proposal.. I am sitting here laughing about how his grandpa greeted you at the door.. To funny.

  2. sharon (Sharden) says:

    Just too cute…..don’t ya just love families!!!!

  3. amie says:

    lol….obviously meant to be!

  4. Dee says:

    So great that you have this story to tell; it just makes the proposal all the more special

  5. Angie says:

    What a great story.

  6. tj says:

    What a sweet story! I just love it how men hate being thwarted :-)

  7. Mom2Six says:

    Great story. At least your husband was trying to propose. Mine proposed sooner than he planned, then said, “Oops!” He meant to get the ring first….

  8. Wendy says:

    At least he asked you, i had to ask Russell or we would never had got married!!!

  9. That was such a great story! And I really like your writing style. Poor Chris and his constantly foiled plans! My husband proposed on Valentine’s Day and I knew he was going to do it because he had told me a few days before that he would NEVER do something so cliche as propose on Valentine’s Day!

  10. Sanisi says:

    I would definitely be intimidated to do it around so many brides. :)

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