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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Its strange to think that the last time I blogged I hadn't
even met this guy yet. So thats the news, thats why I am blogging.
I am engaged, in love, and going to get married to Alden Aikele on
June 19, 2010 in the Rexburg, ID Temple. Here are a few pictures from
the actually engagement in Hawaii (thats where I live now).
Yes, I know you are probably wondering how I went from
Provo UT to Laie HI and what happened in between. Well I plan on
doing some posts of the highlights from the last months so stay tuned.

I'll be honest, I was expecting a surprise. You know the kind,
the surprise with the sparkly ring and bended knee. However,
when your expecting a surprise it can hardly be called
a surprise anymore. But when you are awakened
at 5:45 in the morning unexpectedly, surprise is
all that seems to come to mind. Is this "the"
surprise? My heart races a little. I was
told I had an hour to be ready and that we
would be taking the bus. I rushed to get ready and of course
I was stressing over what to wear and shaving my legs
and silly little things. Next thing I knew I was being pushed
out the door and blindfolded. Complaining, I argued
that I didn't want to wear a blindfold on the bus.
"Everyone's going to stare!" I took
a few steps and to my delight he said, "You're in luck!
We aren't taking the bus. We are taking a scooter!"
I climb on blindfolded scared to death but I know
that I trust him and all will be ok. We scoot around
making wild turns and going here and there till
I am all confused. Jumping off the scooter I hear the
BYU-H bells chime, its a dead give away. We
must be close by. Alden guides me down some stairs
(still blindfolded mind you) and onto the beach
carrying me on his back. He pulls off the blindfold
and we are on the beach with the sun coming
up over the horizon. Walking down to the water my heart starts
to pound and I get butterflies like crazy. He pulls me
in close and I can feel his heart pounding, just like the
first time he put his arm around me. He drops
to a knee and pops the question. And of course I say
yes. We drive up the coast and get breakfast on the
North Shore. Then on the way back we stop at
a surfing competition. While watching the surfers
we saw whales in the distance, WHALES. Thats
got to be a sign of good luck right? One last stop
on the way home at a garage sale. We buy a skateboard.
Alden gets a skateboard and I get a diamond ring.
We are both pretty happy because we get each other.

Thats how it happened.
And that is what I call love.

A little picture of the sparkly :)


  1. HOW CUTE IS THIS!!!! i'm so happy for you!! you seem like a perfect match. and hawaii?? oh my GOSH, that's romantic.

  2. ASH! I never thought the day would come, not you getting engaged but you updating your blog! That was such a cute story! Enjoy the engagement but be excited when its over because marriage is so wonderful! Love you!

  3. welcome back to blogland, lady! i love that story!!! and i love that he had someone there to take pictures of the big moment! again, congratulations seester! i am so happy for you!!!!

  4. So happy to finally hear "the" story. Seems like a perfect surprise and so romantical. SO happy for you and I loved the story (and of course the sparkly)

  5. Ash we are so excited for you! I love the engagement story! So cute and we wish we were living in Hawaii right now! I love the ring!! Congrats to both of you!

  6. Congratulations!! I have been waiting to get the details from anyone back west!!! How wonderful and exciting! Can't wait to see more pics of you two. YEA!

  7. Congrats! We are so excited for you two. I can't wait to get all the details on your color palet and other fun things you get to plan! Love it!

  8. I cannot even imagine riding a scooter with a freaking blind fold on!!!

    and yes whales?! TOTALLY good luck. Totally.

    You two are absolutely MFEO.


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