See that guy up there? His name is Ben Betts. And he's great. He proposed to me October 8, 2009 and we are getting married December 19, 2009. I am so excited :)
Ben and I have been friends for a while now. He took me on our first date in September of 2008. And it was so akward. After that we decided that we would just be good friends. So we did. A few months later we started doing everything together. We went grocery shopping, out to eat, and to the movies. But of course, we weren't "dating." Ben was my best friend and I had a huge huge crush on him but I was leaving for Europe and he was leaving for an internship so we didn't want to get into a relationship or anything. We just became really really good friends instead.
Fast forward to Paris, France. I get an email from Ben! It was so exciting! I told everyone in the internet cafe, even strangers. Soon we were emailing everyday and it was great. And when I got back to California we started talking on the phone everyday. For five whole months we talked on the phone for hours and emailed back and forth. It was the longest summer ever. I just wanted to be with him so bad.
And then I came back to Rexburg, ID! And we decided that we wouldn't talk about marriage for awhile because we hadn't even really dated in real life. But then one day we were like "Kay, why are we waiting? We know it's going to happen anyway!" So we started talking about it. And then we realized that it either had to happen in December or in April, and I cannot wait until April. So then we got engaged :)
And now we are getting ready to be sealed for all eternity :) I'm so lucky to be in love with my best friend.
p.s. There are many more details to this story obviously including: A phone call at the airport, becoming official through facebook, and a spontaneous trip to Utah...but those will have to wait for another time.