Tuesday, June 21, 2011

At the beginning ...

Do you want to know one of my most favorite things?  Here he is:

Since I will be writing this blog as MRS. Kate Myler, I want to take a moment to explain how that name came to be.  Darren proposed on June 11, 2010 (about 7 months after our first date and about a year after we first met).  By the time the ring was ready and he finally proposed, I was very eager to say "Yes".  We had found the ring together several weeks before, but it wasn't ready for Darren to pick up until June 11, the same day I was leaving Utah for a couple of weeks on a family vacation.  The thought of waiting to get the ring until I returned to Utah broke my heart.  Darren was the most kind, hard-working gentleman I had ever met.  Of course, the fact that he wore cowboy boots didn't hurt either (see below).  I was more than ready to be his fiancée.

Fortunately, and unbeknownst to me, Darren had picked up the ring moments before swinging by my apartment to take me to the SLC airport.  Darren had picked me up early enough to have dinner at one of our favorite places and then take a slight detour to temple square, where he dropped to one knee and popped the question.    It was a moment I'll never forget.

I dove immediately into wedding planning.  As a teacher, I had all summer to dress hunt (though that didn't take too long) and organize all the details of the big day.  Later that fall, Darren's brother, Steven, took our engagement pictures in Park City.  Thanks, Steve!  He did a great job.  Here are just a few of my favorites:

The picture above was taken at the spot where Darren proposed.  We were then just a few short months from the big day ...


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