Monday, December 20, 2010

{ MATT & AUBREY :: THE PROPOSAL }

And I thought this day would NEVER come! It's hard to believe that just 3 short months ago (to the day!) I went on my first date with Mr. Matt Laidlaw and felt the first twinklings of love as he kissed me that September night on my doorstep. Only in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I'd be lucky enough to wear his ring and one day be called his wife. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world!

I'm hoping you've all had a chance to read through Erin Elton's latest blog post with the happenings of the big day, but now it's my turn to dish out the details...


Sunday morning began like any other Sabbath day. The alarm clock went off, I rolled out of bed, got ready for the day, and headed downstairs to meet up with a few TMB staffers to discuss the next season of TMB. There's nothing quite like spending the early hours of your sabbath morning in the service of a friend, helping him to gain his eternal salvation!

While in the midst of planning, my jovial mood was sobered when I got a text from Matt which read, "Aubrey my pool is flooding and I'm not gonna be able to make it down today." I was so bummed because I would be singing a special musical number in church and really wanted him there.  Trying to be a supportive girlfriend I asked him if I could bring dinner up to Glendora after church to which he replied "I think it's better if you don't come up tonight. I'll just give you a call tonight."  Of course I didn't like that one bit so I spent the remainder of the day sulking and waiting for the phone call that would never come.

I had to be in bed early that night because I would be making a 3am run to the Flower Market for a wedding I'm working on, so at 8:30 I washed off my makeup, put on my pjs, and crawled into bed with my sciptures. Matt and I have been reading a chapter a day from the Book of Mormon and I didn't want to get behind!

I had a hard time focusing on what I was reading, as my thoughts would continuously turn to Matt, wondering if he would ever call.  So, I decided to text him and see if he could talk. His response was "I'm actually at my grandparents house helping them unclog some drains in their backyard. It's kinda a tense situation. Can we talk tomorrow?"  That's when I kind of lost it.

I buried my nose back in my scriptures and with frustration started into another chapter, when suddenly there was a knock on my bedroom door. It was my roommate Erin! I welcomed her in as she placed a computer on my lap and said "I need you to look at this video I've been working on to promote Rick Buck. Let me know what think." And before I could say anything she was gone down the hall.

I pressed play and well, you know what I saw! My heart began to race!!! At first I was in shock! Then my mind started to race..."Is Matt really downstairs? What is he doing here? What does he want to give me? Why did he tell me he was in Glendora? Oh my gosh I'm in my ugly pajamas with no makeup on! Do I change? Do I put my makeup back on? What do I do?" There was no time for any of that though so I just quietly tiptoed my way down the stairs. That's when I saw the video camera pointed toward the dining room and Matt hiding behind the corner on bended knee!!!

The feelings I felt next are indescribable! I was so 100% surprised by the whole thing and so incredible happy and madly in love with the man down on bended knee that I just couldn't contain my emotions! I'm sure you saw! It was a moment of absolute perfection. I have never been happier than in that moment when he asked "Will you marry me?" YES MATT!!! A thousand times over. YES, I will marry you!

So much for an early bedtime!  The rest of the night was spent kissing, cuddling, kissing, calling our families, more kissing, and more calling! It was all too perfect!  I still can't believe it's real. I've been staring at my ring every 5 minutes and pinching myself just to make sure it's not just a dream!  It's truly a fairytale ending...or beginning, depending on how you look at it!

My thoughts about the divine inspiration of The Mormon Bachelorette journey have only been confirmed by the happenings of last night.  Matt and I are so madly in love and plan to be married for time and all eternity on March 19, 2011 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. I can't believe how lucky I am!  What a blessing to have finally found the man of my dreams. I love you Matt and can't wait to start our forever together!



{ I know the picture quality is not the best, but Matt got me exactly what I wanted!  It's a custom-made split-shank prong, micro-pave diamond encrusted ring, fitted with the most beautiful cushion cut diamond!  I am obsessed!!! }

14 comments:

Kim said...

Dreams do come true!

theblibbys said...

Wow! Great story! So happy for you! Your ring is beautiful!!!!

Jenny Robbins said...

Ummm, gorgeous ring! Congratulations you two!

Hizzeather said...

Gorgeous ring Aubrey, and gorgeous man! So so so happy for you!

Melody's Voice said...

Beautiful. And you will ever stop looking at it. Congrats!

Brooke Trogdon said...

Gorgeous ring! Love the story! I was such a HUGE brat to my husband the day he proposed. I laugh at it now, but sheesh I don't know why he did it that day. Congraulations!

TLC said...

okay. i have been following from, the beginning but never commented and i just have to say how excited and happy i am for you both!!!

truly. so happy! merry wishes and blessings to you both this christmas season!. the ring is simply stunning!

:: tierra c. from TN


Ps. Aubrey, you have beautiful style! i have your purse and when someone in Relief Society at church comments, i always tell them i admired it first from you and tell them to join along and watch!

Today's Gift said...

Congrats, Aubrey!!! So exciting! You're getting married a week before my roommate.

Is there a link to Erin Elton's blog post about the proprosal?

The Mormon Bachelor said...

Dear Today's Gift,

Thank you so much! We are thrilled!!! Erin Elton's post is following the video of the proposal. Follow the link here:

http://themormonbachelorette.blogspot.com/2010/12/for-aubrey.html

B. [Von] Plothow said...

This makes me SO happy inside!! Seriously. Lumps in the throat!

Melanie Jacobson said...

I've never commented before either, but I've followed this whole thing, told all my friends about it, and teared up like an idiot when I watched the video. Congratulations to you both. Hooray for eternity!

BreeAnn said...

Gorgeous ring! So happy for the both of you! You guys obviously don't know me, but I loved following this blog, it just goes to show true love is out there, no matter what way you find it! YAY! Happy Day!

noyb said...

congratulations! thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. i am so happy for you!

I'm AE Jones said...

I already commented on the Dec 19th post, but I had to post again... I'm seriously SO thrilled for Aubrey. She is absolutely darling. And Erin- you are fabulous for helping do all of this. Wish I still lived in CA so I could get to know you girls!! GOOD LUCK!!