If I wasn’t a blogger, I’d probably be a DJ.
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in the car listening to music while the babies take their naps. Our house is a construction site and I swear there are jackhammers going on down there, which makes it impossible for the littles to get any z’s in house.
Which is totally cool with me because I love making playlists and finding new music while in the minivan.
As I was driving this song completely caught me off guard. Perfect by Ed Sheeran, both the music video, and the lyrics.
I then realized that this song/music video was our song.
I can remember vividly on one of our first 50 dates we were at a restaurant and Dallin asked if I skied? I replied no. He then proceeded to talk about his future wife how he always dreamed of marrying a ski bunny and having all his kids bomb down the hill with him. I quickly replied (because I was hurt) Looks like I’ll never be your wife. And that was the end of that.
I was Dallin’s “Tuesday” date. This was the one time a week, besides weekends we would go out. I remember leaving the restaurant that night sick to my stomach that I was a great Tuesday night date but, I was disqualified as his wife.
I was living at my parents at the time juggling A LOT! Living a Provo (BYU) & Salt Lake (Utah Jazz) lifestyle. I hadn’t heard from Dallin all week, but noticed he had “checked in” on Facebook at a Park City resort during the week. -I thought of course he’s skiing, but little did I know something life changing was about to happen.
That Friday morning my mom opened the door to Dallin standing there with boxes wrapped up so piled high I couldn’t even see his face or make out who it was.
He brought the presents in, went back to his car and got another load.
“what is going on I thought” Christmas isn’t for at least 3 weeks.
He had me open them one by one, oh how I wish I had a picture of this moment. I had never had so many presents to open in my life.
I opened up long johns, ski socks, goggles, hand warmers, base layers, ski coats, beanies, ski overalls, ski pants, etc. I had never seen brands like this Fire & Ice, Rosignal, Bogner but I had a feeling this was all very nice stuff.
And last but not least, I opened my ski poles, skis, boots & season pass.
It was all so beautiful.
I’m thinking “oh my word I better like this flippin’ sport”
I look at my mom & she has tears in her eyes. She brought me in the kitchen and was like Shannon he wants to marry you. I denied it and said he would do this for anyone, because he really is the most generous person I had ever met. And because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. *but that was the first time my mom had said anything about marriage to me
This was also the moment that I became more than just Tuesday, when I quit dancing for the Jazz, I lost my academic scholarship, and we became INSEPERABLE!
I moved back up to Provo. Kept my ski stuff at his house & every powder day we hit the slopes. I loved when he would text me while I was at school telling me to get a hall pass because we are going skiing. He’d pick me up, always have hot cocoa and we would just GO!
Winter has never been my season, but Dallin has ALWAYS been my person.
Watching this cute music video brought back these precious memories. Ones when I had so much self doubt & insecurities (coming from different back rounds) but sure enough Dallin pushed through them and surpassed my everything.
He is my kind of “Perfect”!
*and I’ve never had to buy another piece of ski equipment since that fateful Friday, I was “hooked up” for life 🙂