As you might be able to tell from the title of this post it is not Teresa writing the post today (She's already married... so that would be weird). This is Teresa's Daughter Gentry. I have taken over her blog today to announce something pretty great... I'm engaged!
So I'm getting married! And it is to my best friend and the man I love more than anything. How lucky am I? I'm so happy. I get to spend forever with him. Last night he popped the question... and I said yes!
How did we get to this point you ask? Let's take a look at Devan and I's journey together...
February 2012: Devan and I at a charity event that my friend put on. We weren't dating at this point. We barely even knew each other; casual friends at the most. We talked though and hung out for a while, but that was it.
For the next couple of months we would say hi and talk here and there. I worked as an usher at BYU and we would run into each other a lot because, as a music composition major, he was always in that building.
March 23, 2012: Devan and I's first date. Our church ward was having a movie night out on the quad at our apartment complex. I had to work late so I arrived at the movie late. I saw Devan and went and sat by him because I didn't know many people there. (Later he told me when he saw me walking up he was hoping I would sit next to him). After talking throughout parts of the movie and playing games on our phone together he asked me if I wanted to go to a place called "Awful Waffle" with him. I wasn't sure if he wanted it to be just us so I said we should find out if any people wanted to go with us... nobody wanted to. So, not knowing if I wanted to go on a date with him just yet, I let the subject drop. Devan, being the determined man he is asked a few mintues later if I still wanted to go. Not knowing what to do I said sure.
What proceeded was the best first date I have ever been on. We went and got our dessert waffles and then went to an elementary school park and had fun on the playground. Then we went to campus and rolled down a big hill, took pictures everywhere, and just had fun... It might not sound amazing, but I guess it was the great company :)
***A little side note here. I went home the next weekend for dinner with my sister Taylor and my mom. At dinner my mom was giving me a hard time for not dating enough. I proceeded to tell her about my date with Devan. I didnt go into detail really and then the subject dropped. My mother being her usual self called me a couple days later called me and told me she had dreamed that Devan was the person I was going to marry. I said she was crazy and that she needed to stop looking for signs in her dreams. I hadn't even talked to him since then... little did I know she would be right.
April 8, 2012: Easter Sunday. I had been begging Devan to play a song of his in church for the longest time. He told me he would play. When I got to church that day he came up to me and told me that he was playing just for me.. cute right? He sat by me the whole day and the piece that he played was beautiful.
April 9, 2012: Our ward was having a barbeque and games. I was hoping to see Devan there so I look really cute that day. He didn't show up. Disappointing right? All of his roommates were there, but not him. I was so sad I had lost my opportunity to hang out with him. Later that night after working out I went to some of my friends apartment to watch a movie (keep in my I had just finished working out and looked gross). When I got to their apartment I saw that Devans large speakers were still at my friends apartment from the movie night in the quad. I took this as a good excuse to text him and remind him. After getting his speakers he stayed for the movie. We weren't by each other, but he started texting me. We knew it was stupid to be texting each other when we were 5 feet away, but oh well. After the movie, I watched and happened to leave when he did. What a coincidence;) We hung out the rest of the night together. In fact,we hung out the rest of the nights that week together.
From there it is a blur. We started dating. I went home for the summer (45 minutes away). It was hard with the distance sometimes, but I am so glad we tried! We fell in love. He became my best friend.
April 17: Kayaking at Utah Lake
April 26: Tulip festival at Thanksgiving Point
May 29: He surprised me with an outdoor movie night
June 1st: On top of the LDS conference center in Salt Lake City
Hike to Timpanogos Caves
In Arizona for my friend Danielle's wedding this summer
As you can see we always try to have fun together. This has been the greatest 7 months together. There were so many more photos I could have included... but this post is already SUPER long and I don't want to bore anybody.
So let's get to last night.
Devan had his senior composition recital at BYU (which was AMAZING. He's amazing. Really). Afterwards Devan and I went to an italian place for dinner called Carrabba's. He asked me what I wanted to do afterwards and I told him I was tired so I wanted to go to sleep. Throughout the day I had been saying it was his day and we could do whatever he wanted. So he told me he wanted to actually do something. So I agreed because it was his day. When we got in the car he said he knew what he wanted to do but it was a surprise. I asked him to tell me because what if I didn't want to do it... With reluctance he told me he wanted to go to up to the Y on the mountain.
We had been up there many times. This is where he first told me he was falling in love with me. This is where we went many a time to look out over the valley. It is pretty much our spot.
Last night when he told me he wanted to go up there I looked at him like he was crazy and said I didn't want to because it was freezing. He told me he would bring a blanket. I told him I would go if we stayed in the car. But after persuasion I agreed.
We got to the parking lot and when he went to get the blanket it wasn't in his trunk... So we started up the trail... and then the lights came on. Lots and lots of twinkling lights. It was beautiful. And I immediately knew what was happening.
With our song "Wanted" by hunter hayes playing, the beautiful view, the twinkling lights, the location, my sisters hiding in the bushes taking pictures, and the beautiful set up this night couldn't have been better.
When he got down on one knee and said some really cute things I immediately said YES.
And I can't wait to begin my happily ever after with this man.