Monday, February 3, 2014

A Groundhog Day Worth Repeating

Yesterday was Groundhog Day.  Much to the dismay of probably everyone in the Midwest and East Coast (well other than snow plow companies), he saw his shadow predicting 6 more weeks of winter.
In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray has to live the day over and over until he gets it right; for me I wouldn't mind living a certain groundhog day over and over.

Thirteen years ago, on Groundhog day Eric proposed.

I knew it was coming, we already had the room in the Temple reserved and my mom was flying to Utah to take me wedding dress shopping, Eric just hadn't officially asked me.  I threatened warned him that I had better have a ring on my finger before my mom made it out there.

It was a Friday night, we already had plans for a big group date.  Eric had previously ordered my ring, unknown to me at the time, and it ended up being ready that day.  He was so excited to finally officially ask me but knew I would suspect something if he changed the plans we already had.

We went on our big group date playing lazer tag.  I won receiving the highest score overall.  The group then went to a restaurant and ordered gelato.   It was yummy and by the time we made it back to Eric's apartment I was worn out, ready to call it a night.

He said, no you can't be tired yet we have to go do something else and somehow talked me into one more outing.

We went with his roommate Brad and his girlfriend and crashed a dance at the Institute Building at UVSC (now UVSU).  We danced, had fun and then he asked me to go take a tour of the building with him.  We walked around, I began to wonder what he was up to.  Finally he said, let's go outside. I protested as it was February in Utah. (During the "tour" he was looking for someplace more private but there were people everywhere)  As we walked outside and I complained about the cold he told me to imagine we were on a warm beach and the sun was shining, then he got down on one knee told me he loved me and he wanted to spend eternity with me.  I of course said yes.
Our Wedding Day
It was a great Groundhog day and while I don't need to relive it to get it right, as I know I got it right the first time, it would be fun to be able to replay that moment.

Is there a moment you wish you could relive? 

28 comments:

  1. I hope that you did something special to commemorate the day!

    My first thought was there isn't a moment that I'd like to relive and then I thought for a moment longer and several popped into my head. One of them being when my husband proposed to me too.

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    1. Sadly we didn't.. we should have! Yes, I would just want to relive if I knew it wouldn't affect or change anything- more like watch a movie of those moments.

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  2. Love that you can always remember your proposal date. Ours was Friday, February 13th, so I have it committed to memory as well.

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    1. Yep, that would make it easy to remember to. So I bet you don’t consider Friday the 13th a bad luck day then :)

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  3. What a great memory! I'd like to relive our proposal too.

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    1. Yes, I wish I had a magic TV that I could go back and literally watch a lot of those moments in life again

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  4. That's awesome. Yall look like babies!

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    1. We were pretty young, I was only 20, almost 21.

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  5. How sweet! My proposal was in the cold too!

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    1. Another thing we have in common :)

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  6. Several moments I'd like to relive. Here are two regrets....
    my son just laughs now, but oh, my, to take back these years. this post is actually called REWIND!
    http://adventuresintheballpark.blogspot.com/2013/03/rewind.html
    lovely wedding photo~!

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    1. Loved your post, yes some moments would be nice to have a do-over for sure

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  7. To relive the proposal would be fun…and getting married. Todd proposed to me July 11th. It would be pretty hard to forget since it was my day late bday present!

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    1. Yes, I hope you don't forget the date ;)

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  8. Darn ground hog... lol. But yeah sounds like you enjoy ground hogs day!

    So... I would relive my wedding day, not because we didn't get it right but more so this time around I'd like to take more of it in. I was shocked how much of it was a blur....

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    1. Yes! Oh and if I could just change one thing I would get a different photographer for our wedding day- he just wasn’t that good

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  9. Happy engagement anniversary! :)

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  10. Awww!! so sweet! I would relive my husband's proposal and be more graceful. I just kept saying, are you seriouS, are you serious right now? Like an idiot! Match never let's me live that one down.

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    1. Lol, just like in a lot of the shows :)

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  11. I don't think I'd ever heard you tell this story before! I love it!! :o) The picture is adorable, too.

    I really don't want six more weeks of winter, but I have a feeling we'll get even more in London. It won't warm up until May or June. Boooo.

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    1. Yea,I don’t know if I have ever really told it on the blog before.. it is amazing with as long as I have blogged how much I sometimes discover I haven’t really told

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  12. I'm not too happy with that ground hog with a name I can't spell, ha ha!
    What a sweet memory :D

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    1. Yes, I don’t think many people are happy with him this year

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  13. Such a sweet proposal story!! Love that wedding photo :)

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  14. Such a cute engagement! Thanks for sharing.

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