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Thursday, May 15, 2008

One Year Today

I can't believe it has been a whole year already. It seems as if it happened yesterday. Last year on this exact day I was thinking that Scottie was never going to pop the question. Since we had already picked out a ring I knew it would be any day. But, day after day it seemed as if it was never going to happen. Since it was the end of the school year, the first grade team was planning the end of the year program. Little did I know they all had a little surprise up their sleeves. It was the day of the program and it was a Tuesday. I didn't think he would just pop the question on a weekday so I was looking forward for the weekend...until Scottie told me that he would be gone for guard over the weekend. The night of the program, Scottie told me that he would be coming, but he wouldn't get there till late because he had to work. Well at the time he was working as library security at BYU, so he had to wear a shirt and tie. As our first grade program began, I saw him walk in in his shirt and tie. Since he had "just come from work" I didn't even think as to why he was all dressed up. Now, to give you a little background. Everyone on my team had a job to do in order to carry out the "First Grade Funny Farm" program. Since everyone had already "claimed" their job....I was in charge of giving the closing announcements. Well after the successful program I got up to give my huge list of announcements that the team and put together for me. I remember thinking "why do they want to me say all these announcements? This list is never ending!" While I was giving my shpeal to the parents, telling them thanks for coming, come get your kids, leave the costumes on the stage...my back was facing my kids and little did I know that Emily Raines (8 1/2 months pregnant) was crawling on her belly along with the other girls on the team passing out signs for my students on the back row to hold up. After I finished talking to the parents, I turned to my friend Erica Decker to ask her if I missed anything. She grabbed the microphone and turned to the audience. Apparently I had missed one of the eighty announcements. That's when she said " "We have a little surprise for Miss Swalberg. If we could have her turn around." As I turned around, my kids on the back row all held up a huge sign that said "Christie will you marry me?" I was completely shocked when Scottie started walking up in his shirt and tie and got down on one knee. I was blown away and couldn't believe what was happening! Of course he finally popped the question and I obviously said yes to the most wonderful man. So here we are one year later happily married and loving life!! Oh ya on more thing, thanks to my team for all their help pulling off a great proposal and thanks to my lil' sister Megs for helping with the sign!

14 comments:

The Thomson Three said...

OMG that is so cute. I can't believe its been that long either. Time flies, huh? Jeff and I got your comment on our blog and were so excited you had one! He actually had mentioned you that day and said he was wondering how you were doing. Now we know!! Yes, I am a Mommy, and Jeff is a Daddy. It is such a blast!!! We should all get together sometime. You and your husband are adorable. I am so glad you are doing well. I am in my hometown (Tucson, AZ) without Jeff, and its the longest I have ever been without him. Its SO hard!! Just love the hubbies.

Hannah said...

That is so cute, Christie!! What a sweet husband you have!

jonna said...

Oh, I am so glad I could be apart of it. My job was to keep you from leaving and looking back!!! I love that I am prego in the background!!!Don't you have pictures of us from that night...I would like those..do share!

The Peterson's said...

Fun time planning that one! You were so cute!

Laura T said...

That's such a cute story, and you've even got the pictures to prove it!

THE RAINES FAMILY said...

I do have to say, it was one of the more uncomfortable moments of my pregnancy, but worth every minute. I was so glad to be a part of it. Love you!

The Hunzikers said...

I never knew that story!! How did I miss that? How cute!!!

Kody & Rachelle Carling said...

Swalz... it was so good to see you! I am glad we switched blog addresses, so we can keep in touch! YEAH! I love your engagement story. How stinkin' cute is your husband. I bet you couldn't have thought of a better proposal. I am totally impressed! What a cute couple you two are.

The Hollands said...

I remember that day! Brekyn was so excited to be a part of it. That is one of those stories that I share with my friends. I can't believe it has already been a year since then!
Well congrats again!

K & M said...

he is such a romantic! I love it! You guys make such a great couple!

Lacey said...

I can't believe what the little blogger you have become! I can't believe its already been a year. Miss you! Let's hit the gym next week!

Joshua - Melissa - Mason said...

Hey you, I know I haven't talked to you or even seen you in so long but I just wanted to say Hi and that I added you to my friends list so that I can see how your doing :)

Jones said...

Well Hello there! I stumbled upon your blog and was so excited. You and your hubby are adorable! It was so fun to run into you a while back at good ol' Costco! Keep in touch! katie & braydn jones

Bryan and Christy Clark said...

This is like on the Meet the Parents! Definately one of the cutest proposals I've ever heard!