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Monday, April 20, 2009

A Surprise Proposal

Whew! What a week!

What a weekend!

Karianne is getting married!

You can see the whole thing right here thank you to all the wonders of modern blogology.

In fact our friends and family scattered all over the country could see photos of the "bride and groom to be", a video of the marriage proposal, and express their congratulations and best wishes all within a few hours. It's amazing!

Greg Donovan is the young man who has won her heart. And believe me it was no easy task. We have really come to love him and are grateful that he was able to spend so much time with our family in our home before the "BIG" proposal. He wanted to SURPRISE Karianne with a proposal and knew it would be a difficult stunt to pull off. After visiting with her daddy, and asking officially for 'her hand' in marriage. (Of course Norm was certain that he'd really come for more than just 'her hand':)

Greg involved the whole family and planned a surprise proposal at the finish line of the Salt Lake Marathon where Karianne was running this past weekend. He showed up with roses and a large banner which read "Way to go Karianne" on one side, and "Karianne will you marry me?" on the other.

By the time Karianne crossed the finish line quite a crowd had gathered awaiting the actual event. So it was very fun when Greg got down on one knee to propose and the crowd all cheered and clapped their approval. Of course, she said "yes", which was followed by more cheers. The announcer of the marathon even recognised and announced their engagement as the runners and winners continued to arrive throughout the Gateway plaza in downtown Salt Lake City.


Which begs the next question . . . Can you plan an entire wedding online? LOL sort of . . .


Carolyn said...


A marathon and a marriage proposal. What a memory.

I bet you are one happy momma!

Jackie said...

WHAT!?!?! YEAH! This is wonderful news! The best news of my day.

Are you sure she is old enough to get married?


Tell her congrats, and I love her!

Bobbi Jo said...

That is so COOL!! Please tell her congratulations. That is great. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Joy For Your Journey said...

What a riot! Oh, how fun! I have a lot of family who ran in that race as well. I will have to ask them if they saw any of the proposal.

When are they getting married? And you might not be able to plan an entire wedding on line, but I did a lot of my daughters that way.And actually www.efavormart.com became my best friend for ribbon, table toppers, etc. Good luck!

Lori said...

Awesome. Congratulations to the couple. I wish my proposal had've been recorded, so she will love that later on.

Kevin and HolliJo said...

I love all the pictures! We are so excited for them and so glad we got to meet him before we left! I think we will definitely need to do another game night soon!

Victoria said...

Oh, that is so GREAT! What a fun memory!!!

nichole said...

Congratulations! Karianne is still about 13 in my mind. I can't believe she's getting married! And that she ran a marathon!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

How cool is that??

Jeanette said...

So cute and so fun! Congratulations.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! This is so exciting! Congratulations to your baby girl : )

Kalli Ko said...

THAT is the BEST! I wish I would have seen it!

Congrats to your baby girl on beginning the longest and best marathon she'll ever run!

thanks for stopping by, I love it!

Grandma Shauna said...

How fun is that! Congratulations!!!

newlyweds said...

How sweet! What a great thing, congrats to them!

Ann Mitchell said...


shopannies said...

very sweet and oh so romantic

Rhonda said...

Exciting. Considering we just did two cross country weddings, I would say "yes you can plan a wedding online!" We actually did all of the major planning online. My girls were in UT going to school and I was here planning the weddings and praying it all turned out. It did.

Life is so fun.

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