Sunday, March 16, 2008

Our Song!

After my long hiatus, let's continue with our walk down memory lane. Where were we? Oh yes, the first date. (Byran only let me put that comment of me being flat on my back as long as I PROMISED to explain it) So we left the airport and hit 5 o'clock traffic heading back into Orem so we got to talk a good while on the drive home. It was easy conversation, we had been doing that much in our relationship for months now, and it wasn't weird yet cause I couldn't look at him
because I was driving. But Bryan got to just stare at me while I was driving, and it started to unnerve me a little bit. We finally got into Provo and we went straight to where Bryan was staying. His sister, Kristen, worked at the Deseret Towers and they have guest rooms on the bottom floor of the towers (which no longer exist!) She had arranged for him to stay there. So we went to the DT to check him in. While climbing out of the car we noticed that we were parked on a sheet of black ice. It had been snowing on and off, so there was a light dusting. I told Bryan to be careful, and walked to the back of the car to help him get his bags. We got the back door open and he grabbed his stuff, and seriously I was standing up right, nothing happening, and the next thing I knew I was FLAT ON MY BACK!!! We had already talked about how much of a clutz I am, falling down mountains, and so on and so forth. I burst into laughter, and Bryan being really concerned tried to help me up. He almost ate asphalt then too! but I got up, and we headed in to the DT.
We were supposed to go to the Olive Garden for our first date, since it was my favorite restaurant, and Bryan had never been there. When we drove up, it was so packed we decided to go somewhere else. Neither of us were really hungry (too nervous!) so I took Bryan to Sensuous Sandwich and had dinner there. It was the first time I got to sit down and really talk to him face to face. He wouldn't stop smiling, and KEPT STARING!! It made me really nervous, so after a unhuman amount of staring, I finally said, "Why are you staring? He said something to the effect of , "I want to look at something beautiful." Dinner was perfect.

Here is one more tibit. Bryan's mom had heard about Bryan and I and was probably on 7th heaven that one of her kids might actually get married (no offense to the rest of you fabulous soon-to-be married Kennedy's) and she heard this song on the radio and thought of us. She told Bryan about it and he told me, and I did a little itunes searching. It really is the perfect song. It is "our" song. It just fits us so well! Here are the lyrics so you can see why it fits so well.

Chris Rice - When Did You Fall
From the album Amusing

You’re all smiles and silly conversation
As if this sunny day came just for you
You twist your hair, you smile and you turn your eyes away
C’mon, tell me what’s right with you
Now it dawns on me probably everybody’s talkin’
And there’s something here I’m supposed to realize
‘Cause your secret’s out, and the universe laughs at it’s joke on me
I just caught it in your eyes, it’s a beautiful surprise

When did you fall in love with me?
Was it out of the blue
‘Cause I swear I never knew it
When did you let your heart run free?
Have you been waiting long?
When did you fall in love with me?
When did you fall in love?

Make your way over here, sit down by this fool, and let’s rewind
C’mon, let’s go back and replay all our scenes
You can point out the hints, the clues, the twists and the smiles this time
All the ones that slipped by me
I bet my face is red, and you can hear my heart poundin’
Well I guess it don’t matter now that I realize
‘Cause baby I missed it then, but I can surely see you now
Right there before my eyes
You’re my beautiful surprise


Was it at the coffee shop
Or that morning at the bus stop
When you almost slipped, and I caught your hand
Or the time we built the snowman
The day at the beach, sandy and warm
Or the night with the scary thunderstorm
I never saw the signs
Now we’ve got to make up for lost time
And I can tell now by the way that you’re looking at me
I’d better finish this song so my lips will be free

Have you been waiting long, when did you fall in love
I kept you waiting so long, when did you fall
Have you been waiting long
When did you fall in love with me
When did you fall in love?

Now, here is Chris Rice doing a live version of the song. It is a bit different from the CD version. Enjoy!

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