Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Proposal

How could I forget?!

I move on to the wedding details and forgot to even mention the proposal. How very silly of me.

I knew that the proposal was inevitable. I just didn't know how or when T was going to pop the question. I just told him it had to be before we had our bridals taken.

Then on March 8th, 2009 as my Mom and I were stuffing the invites, T had to work that night so we had planned on hanging out a bit before he had to take off. He told me he had to go on base real quick to get some things and then we'd grab a bite to eat and he'd drop me off at the hotel. We get on base and head to the dorms where T was living, as he turns at a stop sign we see cop lights light up our car. I was so confused.

I say to T: Um, babe. I think a cop is pulling us over.
T: Really? You think that's for us? Hmm...
Me: Uh....yeaaaaah. What did we do wrong?!

Cop comes up to T's door. Tell's T to roll down all the windows in the vehicle and for us both to step out. Oh my gosh, I was so nervous. I've never been asked to step out of the vehicle. The cop goes to his patrol car and back to us to inform us the following.

Cop: Do you know why I'm pulling you over?
T: No.
Cop: You ran that stop sign back there.
Me: No, he didn't. I remember him completely stopping. (Oh man, me and my big mouth!)
Cop: Sir, are you registered to this vehicle?
T: No, I'm not.
Me: It's my car. I'm registered to the vehicle.
Cop: You see, there's a law on base that no one is allowed driving on base in a vehicle they are not registered for.

What the heck?! I'm dying over here. I try explaining I had no idea....T even says he didn't know.
So we wait. The cop had to call his boss. I'm not kidding, 5 cop cars showed up. I was so embarrassed. We were parked right in front of the COP DORMS. So everyone saw us.

Cop's boss shows up and repeats the same. And then says, "The only way you could be okay driving on base in this vehicle is if you two were married." I start interrupting wanting to say, "Wait! We are getting married" And then T interrupted and said, "So you're saying, if we're married, I will be ok to drive?"

Then the cop says, "Well, hey! Get married!" And hands T the ring box. I am in total shock. haha
You can imagine the rest. Luckily, one of the cops that showed up was recording it. Actually, he explained to me during this whole scene that he was recording it for training purposes. haha I fell for it. Yes, I did.

Here is the video. This is actually our wedding video and has pictures of us as kids, then it has the proposal then pictures of our bridals. So, if you want to skip all the pictures, just fast forward to 4:18.

Well, blogger wont let me post it, so you can check it out here.

After the whole flight congratulated us, I come to find out that all the guys are the guys that actually work with T. He had tricked me for days thinking that the flights switched hours and that his flight wouldn't be working for a few more hours. T's flight chief (the boss) told T he could have the rest of the night off. So we called my Mom and brother up, they met us up for dinner as we celebrated and gawked over my ring! The orignal cop that pulled us over is one of T's friends that mysteriously could never "get together" before hand.

T and the flight pulled it off perfectly. I had no idea and was taken away.

Fun little side note:
T's orignal plan to propose was actually have ME get pulled over while T was "at work" for a random car search with K-9's. They would "find" drugs in my possession and put me in jail. Then that is where T would come and "rescue" me and propose while I'm behind bars. haha!


  1. I'm actually surprised that he surprised you. That's how Trek's dad proposed to his mom & that's how Trek proposed to me. We'll have to warn Tuhk's future wife so she doesn't get the same shock we all did. ha ha ha.

  2. OMG!!! I laughed so hard!!! This is such an amazing story! I watched the video too. SO much fun!
    What a great story to tell your kids!

  3. @Dani, I found out afterwards that both Mom and you were proposed in a similar way! haha I think had I known beforehand, I would have known it was then. We shouldn't tell Tuhk's future wife, because then it would spoil the surprise! :)

  4. @Elena, I know right?! haha I was pretty shocked the whole time, and after! ha ha We are excited to tell our kiddos. It's a day I will never forget!