my happily ever after.

every little girl fantasizes about their wedding day.
the poofy white dress, the pretty make-up, the stylish hair-do, etc.
but even before that, they fantasize about how they will get engaged.
i'll be honest...i was one of those girls.
it's part of being female and accepting your womanhood
{planning your wedding from age 7}
but whether any girl wants to admit it,
the engagement means almost as much to us as the actual wedding!

i'd always imagined something quaint and cute.
i'd come home from school or work one day and there
would be a note on my door telling me one of the reasons he loves me.
i'd walk into my bedroom and
there would be another note on my pillow.
i'd head to the kitchen and there in my cupboard
would be another one.
after a hundred of these, they would lead me to him,
where he would be on his knee,
ring in hand. {extremely cheesy, i know, but i like cheese}
sweet and simple right?
little did i know how lucky i could get...

zachary has been saying for over a month now how bad he wants to take me flying, so finally one day he called a friend and set a date!
i was nervous/excited/nervous.
i knew it would be fun, but to tell ya the truth...flying scares the crap out of me.
i am known for always thinking worst case scenario.
ie. what if we crash? what if the pilot has a heart attack? what if i fall out of the plane?? {very unlikely, but an actual concern believe it or not.}
thanks to the constant reassurance of my wonderful boy, when the day came, i found myself feeling only excited/nervous/excited.

we got to the airport and zachary and i sat back and relaxed and watched the other planes while our pilots {kizna king and alex loosle} did the pre-flight safety checks.

{relaxing, relaxing, relaxing}

{pre-flight safety checks}

then it was time to FLY!

{getting ready for take-off}

i was terrified honestly.
zachary told me to plan on lots of turbulence and bumps.
i get really bad motion sickness,
so this was the last thing i wanted to hear.
once we got in the air though, things were so gorgeous that i kind of forgot about all of those worries. it was the perfect time of day {you know, when the sun is about to set and the entire valley is lit up like gold? i LOVE it!}
and everything was so pretty!
you're not as high up as you are in a normal plane, so it was cool to be close enough to pick out landmarks and stuff.

{logan airport}

{usu campus}

{logan temple}

{hyrum dam}

{paradise. that's really the name of this cute little town}

at this point, i was getting really excited.
my family has friends {the danielsons} from paradise, so i wanted to fly by their house and take a picture so that i could show them later.
not everybody gets to do something like this, so i wanted to have proof!

{the danielson's house}

as we got closer, i could see the whole family outside on their deck.
i thought "oh how fun! they must be having a barbecue or something. it'll be awesome to show them these pictures later."
then they all started waving.
i thought, "cool! they don't even know that i'm in this plane! i can't wait to tell them that they were waving at me!"
and then i looked down...

my insides turned to moosh.
i was half confused, one-fourth excited, and one-fourth shocked!
i turned to zachary and to my surprise,
he was holding a ring!

"sarah, will you marry me?"

"oh my gosh. oh my gosh. yes. oh my gosh"

we joke that i had to say yes or else that would have been one very awkward plane ride home.
i know it's a joke, but little does he know
that i would have been the stupidest girl in the world to say no.
he is everything i could ask for and more.
i feel so lucky that i get him for keeps.
every girl deserves a zachary in their life and i am more than ecstatic that i've found mine.
just he and i.
crazy in love.
happily ever after.

ps. our ring isn't done yet,
so i am now the proud wearer of the most beautiful $8 ring you can buy at wal-mart.
it's gorgeous.
i love and adore it.


  1. OH my goodness Sarah! I love this! I actually laughed out loud in an entirely silent library but who cares right?! I'm so happy and excited for you! When is the big day again?

  2. Oh and I have a totally random question- i'm new to this blogging thing but how do you get a border to go around the pictures you post?? Its driving me crazy trying to figure it out!

  3. It'll be November 20th. The reception is on the 19th in Etown though so you had better put it on your calendar so you can come! I want to see you!! :) So I'm new to this whole blogging thing too, so I have no idea how to do half the stuff. ha Kate is the pro, so I'm sure she can help you if you need it! As far as the borders go though, go to design up at the top, then click on template designer, then advanced, then go to images and then border color and change it to whatever you want! Hope that helps. And I hope things are going good for you! Hope to see ya soon :)


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