Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Groundhogs Day: A day to live over and over again.

In honor of Groundhog Day today- I am going to repeat a post I wrote a couple of years ago.  As well if you have seen the movie Groundhog Day, you know Bill Murray lives the day over and over... so today calls for a repeat.  Especially because this day 15 years ago, is a day I would not mind repeating.

ThirteenFifteen 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 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? 


  1. What a fun Groundhog Day memory:))! Hmmm...what moment to relive? You definitely set me on track to think about things like the proposal day and the wedding day. But one of the best days for me to relive would be maybe the day that I first arrived to the states:)) So many new impressions, that would be really fun to relive:) and then move on:).

    1. That would be a fun day to relieve! It is amazing how things that once seemed different and amazing just become normal after a while and you forget.

  2. That's such a cute story! What a great memory!

  3. What a sweet story! You two look like kids in the wedding picture! I love it!

    1. Thanks! We were young- I was 20, almost 21 and he was 22.