Thursday, June 18, 2009


Hey Everyone! I'M ENGAGED!!
"FINALLY" ~ Jim Gaffigan

I am sure you are all anxious to know how he asked me! It was a total surprise...maybe not that he asked me... but the way he did really surprised me! This is the week that Jed and I were not planning on seeing each other. Since he just came up last weekend and I am house sitting until Sunday. So today, I was texting Jed a lot through out the day, since I knew he was off work and not sleeping like usual. I kept asking him what he was doing. At one point he said "Stalking you" I laughed and didn't think twice about it. More texts were exchanged throughout the day, and he asked where I was, where I was going and what my plans were for the evening. I told him I was going to the gym, but then ended up stopping at Fred Meyers. I kept getting texts from him teasing me and questioning what I was doing, and I remained clueless the entire time. Apparently, I drove right by him at one point on my way to the gym but did not recognize his truck. I wasn't even looking for it and was already in my own little world listening to radio. I left the gym early because I wanted to get home and take Champ (the dog) for a walk. I got several texts afterwards, at the time I did not think anything of it but looking back I should have been suspicious. Jed asked if I was walking the dog, and I told him I was fixing dinner first. The funny thing is I really didn't feel like walking Champ and I hesitated, I slowly ate my dinner before getting up and getting ready to go out for a walk. Finally, I started to walk Champ, I had my headphones on and completely oblivious to my surroundings; I was just enjoying listening to my Ipod. When I heard something behind me and before I even knew what happened Jed, on a red beach cruiser, had snuck up behind me. He stopped directly in front of me, got off the bike and got down on one knee right there. It was so unreal and confusing, I asked "what are you doing here?" I am not even sure what he said after that I was so confused I had to take off my sunglasses to make sure I was seeing everything correctly....I just remember "will you marry me?" I couldn't answer...I was so shocked and surprised. I did notice the bicycle though because I had been saying I wanted one for months even before I moved to Alaska I told him I wanted a red cruiser. Well ofcourse I finally said "Yes" it was a total surprise!!! He finished walking Champ while I rode my new cruiser next to them. I am equally excited about the bicycle as I am the ring. The ring is beautiful and when Jed first opened the box I thought it was really "Shiney and sparkly ;)" It is perfect. Jed picked it out himself, he did a great job since I didn't give him very many ideas of what I wanted. Yeah so we are engaged!! We don't have a date set but we are thinking October-ish, we will keep you all posted!


  1. Congrats! What a cute story! The ring is gorgeous and looks so good on your finger! I am so happy for you!

  2. We are so happy for you!! The ring is gorgeous & what a great bike, too:)

  3. your ring is BEAUTIFUL!!!...He did good!!...a diamond and a bike...what more could you want...haha...

  4. 1. Cruisers rock. I love my Electra Betty & think she is fantabulous!
    2. I am SO happy for you guys!!!! Even though I give Jedediah huge amounts of crap (I figure I earned the right =D) I have been hoping for him to find love & utter happiness. You are it for him most definitely! You are a lovely gal & I am totally thrilled you two have figured your way together. This is the start of an amazing marriage! I have to say, when you find love, it is a fantastic thing. =)
    Yaayyyyy!!! We are excited for you!!!

  5. Yay! marriage is AWESOME! you will love it.

  6. Picture us gathered around the computer reading your latest news. Here's how the conversation goes: Me-"woo hoo! What took him so long?!" :)
    Rex-"he grew a beard."
    Josh(12 yrs. old now)-"will they be staying in Alaska? We've got to go visit them!"
    Carly(9)-"I wonder what their kids will be like?"
    Kyle(7)-"doesn't he get cold with that bald head?"
    Wade (6)-"well, at least his face will be warm."
    And, McKay (15 1/2), who's working at the ranch in Nevada, says to tell you "Congratulations!"
    Ditto from the whole Coombs' family! Love you!!

  7. So excited for you guys. You should have Jed do a blog too, or have him contribute to yours. (Even though he's probably far too private a person for that). Anyway, I don't know what else to say, except for I'm happy for you and so happy for Jed.

  8. That story is awesome!! I think the bike is what totally makes it perfect. The ring is beautiful too but he totally went the extra mile with the bike. You guys are great and THANKS AGAIN!!! Champ looked great and I am sure he loved being in on the action. I will call you soon!

  9. YEAH!!! I LOVE THIS! I can believe you being totally oblivious. I can just see it too. oh my
    lolololol Grats again btw

  10. He's obviously perfect for you if he coupled an engagement ring with something REALLY wanted. That's so awesome. I'm thrilled, to say the least. I love you tons!!