Saturday, April 25, 2009

Four Months Later...



Surprise!  I'm engaged...  I'm getting married June 19th in the Manti Utah temple to Richard Jay Brandt.  (ha ha, weird. I never write out his full name)  We're having our reception the night before at the Provo library in the ballroom and I'd love to see all of you there!  Seriously.  

We went to Manti over easter weekend to visit his mom and some of his old friends. Friday we went horse back riding up in the mountains behind his mom's house, and when we stopped at the top, he proposed!  I had no idea he was going to do it.. He kept telling me my ring wasn't going to be ready till after he got back from Germany, and I half believed him.  Speaking of which, he's in Germany.. for three weeks.  I didn't get to see him the whole week before he left, so we're not going to see each other for an entire month of our two month engagement.  Not fun.

So, if you're thinking, "What the heck?!  I didn't even know she was dating anyone!"  Join the club.  He moved to Pleasant Grove from Cedar this year, and THEN we started dating.  So this whole thing has been long-distance, and we've done it on our own from day one.  No one set us up, there were no middle men, no one even suggested that we date the whole two years prior.  And I love it.  It's been mine and Rich's relationship completely.  To use the words of a friend, it's not mine Rich and the track team's, just mine and Rich's.  (they were probably the most shocked, ha ha) So basically I love him and I've never been so excited for anything in my life!  Cheesy?  Probably... being engaged does that to you.

Once we decided we were getting married for sure we had to hurry and get engagements done before he left to Germany.  Luckily Sammi is amazing and fit us into her crazy busy schedule.  (feelslikehomephotography.blogspot.com)  Here are the few that I've seen so far.  Enjoy.








4 comments:

Tanner Mills said...

thumbs up! i love the story.

J S said...

NO WAY!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your pictures too!!

Elisa and Jake said...

Congrats Ashley! I'm so happy for you

Jen Jen said...

people still say, "wait, Rich is getting married? I didn't know he was dating anyone.." haha