Whit and I (emphasis on the I) thought it would be fun to start our own blog. My friend Heather sent me an email awhile ago saying that she had updated her blog and we should all check it out. I did, and found out she and her husband are expecting a baby! Congratulations you two :) Anyways, I thought that was a really cute way for them to let everyone know. And so I am copying her (remember Heather, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery) and letting you all know that
So, here's the story if you are interested :) I had an activities committee meeting last night and then tithing settlement after that at 8:15. Whit and I usually call on the phone around 8 every night, so I told him I would be late that night because of my appointments. So he told me to take my cell phone with me so I could call the second I was done. So I looked at my phone after the activities meeting, and I got a strange text from Whit's sister Linsey. She sent a picture of the pen that Whit left at their house, with a note saying:
Greetings. Allow me to introduce myself.
I am Pen. And I know how jealous you are of me!
You will be hearing from me again, soon. Very soon.
Don't even attempt to trace this text! Linsey doesn't even know I am doing this!
So I need to explain a bit about the pen--a couple of weeks ago we were watching Linsey and Lamar's girls. After the girls went to bed, Whit and I watched a movie. He was wearing a pen on his collar and it poked me, so he took it off. And then he left the pen there, and has been blaming me for it ever since. He loved that pen! He luckily has another one, and has been wearing it religiously ever since. I tease him that he loves that pen more than me, since it goes with him everywhere! It's his birthday on Monday, so I got him some more of those pens yesterday to give to him for a present :) So that's why the message was funny. Now back to the story at hand...
When I got done with tithing settlement, I got out my phone to call Whit, and there was another text message from mr. pen,
Here's a picture of your man to show you how serious I am! He'll remain okay if you do exactly as I say. I've taken Whit to la tierra prohibida-I am sure you know what I am talking about.
Meet us there and hurry quick, I don't like it when people or pens are late, and you don't want to upset me!
I got home and was walking upstairs to go to my room, and my roommates were there, hanging out in the hallway. I showed them my strange message and they were a little giggly, and told me I should look in my room. So I went into my room and there were pens everywhere, a tshirt with pen marks all over it, and a ransom note saying I needed to go to the place of our first date to get Whit back. So I got in my car, drove to the overlook at daybreak where we had a dutch oven dinner on one of our first dates :) and fully expected to see Whit there. But he wasn't, just the pen with another note telling me to go meet Whit back at my place. So I went home, went up to my room, and there was Whit, on one knee, with the roses in one hand and the ring in the other. It was all very sweet! I cried as soon as I saw him there. We're both so very happy!
So there you have it, more information than you probably want or need, but we just wanted to let everyone know how happy we are! We're still working on details, but we are planning on getting married April 16th, 2010. It will be a happy day!