Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's Official!

Last night Cody finally proposed!!! He got me so good too! He didn't want me to have any idea he was proposing so he got some friends to help him out and completely shocked me. He told me we were headed to Sears to "look at tools" and on the way there a Provo police car flashed it's lights and sirens and pulled us over. The officer came up and said that Cody's muffler on his car was hanging too low to the ground and that he didn't have a front plate on his car (which he didn't). So he took Cody's liscence and registration and went back to his car. I was absolutely dying because a while back Cody got a ticket and signed up to do traffic school but never went and by now he probably should have a warrant out for his arrest. So, when both cops came back and were on both sides of the car I knew it was bad and Cody was going to be arrested. My heart was pounding, my palms were sweating, and I swear I was either going to start crying or have a panic attack. I just kept thinking of my boyfriend being hauled off to jail right in front of me and I had no money to bail him out. So they took Cody out and began to search him while I am in the passenger seat trying to talk myself into being rational and not crying in front of the police officers to please not take my boyfriend away. All of the sudden the officer comes over and asks me to get out of the car as well and he wants to search the car. I had a death grip on my phone ready to call Nalani, or my mom to bail him out and slowly got out of the car and watched as they padded Cody down. The officer kept asking me to stand where they could see me towards the back of the car while they searched the trunk. So all of the sudden Cody turns around and has the ring and drops down on one knee and all I could think was "Cody, this is seriously not the time to be proposing to me, not like this!" It still had not donned on me that this was all a huge set up. Cody had to literally say to me, "Meridith, this is a set up will you marry me?" When it finally hit me what was going on I was mad as hell that he got me soooo good and then so dang excited that he was finally proposing and I was finally going to get my ring! I was so ticked that he had put me through all of that, I think I even threw my phone on the ground. I'm sure it was pretty funny to watch me go through all of those emotions. It took me a few minutes to even say yes. Sam and Chari who work for the Provo police department and helped Cody set this all up jumped out of their car from across the street where they had been watching the whole time and were laughing because I hadn't said yes yet. Needless to say I forgave him (how could I not? just look at the ring!!!) and we are getting married the last weekend in August! Also, keep checking back because the police officers had their Dash Cam going the whole time and recorded everything and are giving us a copy which I will post as soon as we get it. I love you Cody! You have made me the happiest woman in the world.....just by being you.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Awesome Weekend!

We had so much fun this weekend! We were busy from dusk till dawn every day, but what a fun weekend we had! We went to Kangaroo Zoo Friday afternoon with Nalani and her baby Cash, Maile and her cute little boys Quinn and Cannon, and little Riley. The kids had a lot of fun and were exhausted by the time we were done. Friday night Cody and I went to the Jazz game with our good friends Chris and Jen. We were screaming so loud we about lost our voices, but it did help that we got free shirts! Saturday the kids and I went to Salt Lake with my mom, sister, brother, and sister-in-law to run the Race for the Cure. We were sponsored by Elase Medical Spas of course. We also spent some time at Jed and Nalani's riding the four wheeler which Bronson and Hailey absolutely loved. I had the best Mother's Day yet and recieved some sweet cards from the kids and a beautiful necklace and ring from Cody. We went up to my Mom's house for the rest of the day and had fun playing with our family and an awesome Mexican Fiesta with fajitas, guacamole, and strawberry pie, my favorite!