Sunday, June 5, 2011
Posted by Ariel at 8:48 PM
Friday, May 6, 2011
When we got to Vivian park, we stopped at the first parking lot. We went to the pond area and took some pictures. Most of them didn't turn out so well, but a few did :) Then we went back to the car and headed farther up the canyon. When we got to the perfect (aka scoped out beforehand) spot, we got all the stuff out of the car and started walking. Because I knew he had a plan, I didn't ask him where we were going. After a couple minutes, we walked up to a very nice fire. It had a blanket laid next to it with our names on a card on top (of the blanket, not the fire).
We sat down and got everything set up. He took out his laptop and started playing some music. It wasn't just any music, but specific songs that have meant something to us in our relationship. Some Brad Paisley songs (like Then and She's Everything) because I love Brad Paisley and we are going to see him live at the Stadium of Fire in July. Then A Bushel and a Peck by Doris Day because we sing that to each other all the time. And then Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel) by Billy Joel because he sang that to me one time and it is a great song. I think it was during the last one that he pulled out the ring and asked me if I would marry him! Even though I knew it was coming, I felt a rush of very happy emotion. Then I said yes of course!
I am just so happy how everything has worked out. I just love Nate and I am very excited about our eternity together :)
Also, we are getting married August 5th in the Mount Timpanogus Temple.
Posted by Ariel at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Posted by Ariel at 11:31 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
But you know what?
I love every minute of it.
Posted by Ariel at 3:35 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I got up early this morning, finished packing up, ate breakfast, then headed to the Roissy bus with Elisabeth and Ali. Who are, by the way, angels! I am so grateful to them for helping me. I absolutely could not have done it without them unless I got a taxi. And even then, I'm not sure. Once on the nice Roissy bus, I slept a little bit. It was good. SO much better than taking the RER B, which is what everyone else took who was on our flight. And it ended up being cheaper.
Then we finally got to the airport. Elisabeth checked my duffel (thanks again!), which was fine on weight. Then I checked my large bag, except it was 4 kilo over. If I wanted to pay for that, it would be 150 euros. No thank you. So I had to get some stuff out of it. They gave me a AirFrance bag to put my stuff in. They were really nice. My bag ended up being 23.1 kilo but the guy let it go :) Then we went through security. They were taking a while with my bag and I didn't know why. Then they searched my bag and found my huge jar of nutella/white chocolate spread. I did not even think about that when I was packing :( So they threw the whole thing away. So sad. Oh well, I got on the plane just fine and settled down next to an old, but nice, guy.
They showed four movies on the plane, all of which I watched because I couldn't sleep. First one was Valentine's Day. It was cheesy, but pretty funny. I quite liked it. Then Dear John, which I did not like because it was pretty pointless. Then Young Victoria. I really liked this one, though it would have been better if I could have heard it better. I'll have to watch it again once I'm home. Then 500 Days of Summer. It was better than I expected, though still kind of weird. Interesting that they showed all chick flicks. Glad I'm not a guy! For lunch, I had vegetarian pasta with bread and salad. It was yummy. And for dinner, we had a pizza with some ice cream. And of course, peanuts were interspersed between all that along with drinks. I tried to sleep after all the movies were over, but I was unsuccessful. Oh well. Soon enough, we landed in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Now I will no longer be blogging about what I do everyday because, let's face it, I won't be doing picture worthy things every day. But that's okay. I think over the last five months, I've done enough to last for a while :)
Posted by Ariel at 8:12 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Ali, Shamra, Mckell, Claire and I headed out to the city this morning. First stop was the Opera house. I finally got to see the inside this time!
Then we went to Berko's, the wonderful cheesecake place. It wasn't open and it was 11:35. We thought they wouldn't open until 12 but as we were sitting there waiting, they opened the doors! Yay!
Then Claire and I went to the Jewish museum. It was pretty interesting.
Afterward, we went to Laudree to get a present for Greg and Martha. Then back to the hotel to give the present to them and to get our notebooks. We talked for a little bit. They are such nice people! They really care about us! Then back to the room. I checked my notebook and I got an A!! Woohoo! Then we worked on packing. We then went to the grocery store to get some chocolate and some dinner. Back to the hotel again. I chilled with Mckell, Shamra, and Ali in their room. I ate a cucumber with my chips as salt. I crushed the bag of chips into little pieces then dipped my cucumber into it. Not too weird, right? Okay, maybe a little, but I didn't think it "barbaric" as Mckell so bluntly put it. Funny. After packing some more, Tabitha and Elisabeth came back from Disneyland. Today was a pretty good day :)
I can't believe I am going home tomorrow! (Yes, this is coming quite a bit after the fact, but that's okay) It has been so amazing and crazy living abroad for these several months! I absolutely love Europe. I know I will miss it. But I have missed home. It will be so wonderful to see my family tomorrow!
Posted by Ariel at 7:37 PM