Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Our Journey To Forever- Part 8

So, now Roon and I are a happily engaged couple.  I have my ring, and life is wonderful.  Except...Roon hasn't met my family yet. 
Yes, I had told Roon that I wanted him to meet my mom before I would wear the ring, was sparkly.  I like sparkly things.  I called my mom before we went to pick up the ring and asked for her permission to wear it before she met him.  She reluctantly agreed. 
Since we were officially engaged, Roon and I decided to start planning some of the big details.  Date and place.  The date was pretty easy.  The semester was over the end of April, and we didn't want to prolong a "long distance relationship" more than we absolutely had to.  So, we decided on June.  "Doofus" and his girlfriend had set their date as June 9th, so we opted for the 16th, so we would not share an anniversary.  We picked a Friday, because we didn't want to have to have the reception the same day as the wedding.  A little less stress for us. 
When we started talking about a place, we were very responsible.  We sat down and thought about all the relatives who would actually be able to attend the ceremony.  MOST of the attendees would be from Roon's family, as most of mine are not members of our church.  The closest temple to most of Roon's family was in Idaho Falls, which was about 25 minutes away from the school we attended.  We agreed that it made the most sense.  I called my mom, to inform her of our decision.
My mom was less than impressed. 
I suspect that part of her disdain came from the fact that she had not met Roon yet.  She didn't say "no", she just urged us to pick a temple based on what we really wanted, and leave convenience out of it.  If Idaho Falls was what we wanted, she would give us her blessing. 
I soon realized that if we got married in the temple that was closest to school, we would be just another "Ricks College statistic" getting married.  That was the last thing I wanted, because I had a hard enough time with the fact that I was, in fact, a Ricks College statistic.  "Ring by spring" recipient, OY! 
The hard part was deciding which one to go with then.  The only preference I had, was that I wanted to be married in a white temple.  So we came to an impass.  Roon and I just didn't have an opinion. 

One day, Roon showed up at my apartment, armed with a solution.  Postcards from the campus bookstore!  He had bought one for every temple that was white, and in a reasonable driving distance (with the exception of the Dominican Republic temple) to both families. At first we just looked at the pictures, and weighed our options.  When we had narrowed them down to the top 6-8 temples, we were at an impass.  

The solution?

We took the remaining postcards, and threw them up in the air!  The one that landed face up, was our temple.  
No.  I'm not kidding.
This is how we came to be married in:  
The Bountiful, Utah LDS Temple.

Betcha didn't see that one coming, huh?!  When I told my mom of the alternate plan, she was thrilled.  Not because we had changed our minds, but because we had made the decision according to what WE wanted.  

So, the answers to the questions are:  
3.  Totally random/left to fate, and YES the plans DID change.  

But wait!  We don't have a song yet!  


  1. Savage Garden

  2. Metallica

  3. REO Speedwagon 
Bonus Question:

  1. In Roon's car.

  2. At the New Year's Dance.

  3. At the bowling alley.
5 Point Bonus Question: 


Obviously, if you were at my wedding reception, you already know the answer to this.  So, instead of answering that question, you get to answer this one:


Answers will post on the 25th at 8:00 am. 


Allyson said...

1. Metallica
1. In Roon's Car
Your "new song" was the one by Savage Garden, the "I want to swim with you in the ocean" or something like that song. If you want me to email you the name of your actual song, I can. I need these points!

Allyson said...

Change: The "new song" picked by Roon is going to be something completely random that I'll never come up with. It is probably something like the map song from "Dora, the Explorer" or "Hey, Hey We're the Monkees."

Allyson said...

Or, better yet, "Breaking Free" from "High School Musical." I know Roon likes his "High School Musical."

shortmama said...

Im chooseing 1, 3, and Truly Madly Deeply

And on another note...would you like to be a guest poster on my blog next week?

aubrey said...

Metallica and in the car...

Enter Sandman

Myya said...

Oh my gosh I suck at this game! I am not gaining points very quickly. This is really bumming me out!!! Wanna know what bums me out the most... I pick the answers that are right & then I change them as I enter. DUH!
Ok for this round I am going with... #3 & #2. I am being a loser & not even attempting the other two. I'm lame I know.....

Emmy said...

I can't believe that ia how you picked your temple, too funny! But yeah I did not want to get married in Provo or Salt Lake for that matter as I did not want to be "one of those couples"

My guesses are 1 and 2.

MiMi said...

Savage Garden, Truly Madly Deeply.
You heard it bowling.
Now your song would be...two of a kind, workin' on a full house from Garth Brooks! LOL
Okay, i have no clue.

CJ Sime said...

Pick your own ending. . .

If it was Savage Garden (1) I would have to say you heard it at a underground (Non-Ricks Approved) New Years dance. Casey Kasum says this song topped the charts in 1997, I Want You.

If it was Metallica then you. are. more. awesome. than. I. Ever. Guessed. It was in Roon's Car. Nothing Else Matters.

REO Speedwagon. At the Bowling Alley (or the roller rink?). It was a special mashup of I Can't Fight This Feeling and Keep On Loving You.

Your Song now? I'll take a stab at it.
1. Silly Love Songs Paul McCartney
2. You Sexy Thing (I believe in Miracles)- by Hot Chocolate