I was born and raised in the Salt Lake area and she, in Mesa, AZ. She & I started talking on LDS Mingle the first week of March. We both had the same thought in the beginning of "why am I wasting my time with another out of stater when I know this will never go anywhere because of the long distance?" A couple weeks or so had passed with chatting online and then we began to talk on the phone. The first thing we both noticed is how many small things we, and our families had in common with each other and that it was so easy to communicate with each other. From that day on, we talked on a daily basis. She already had plans to be here in Utah the week of June 2nd for her cousins wedding, so we were talking about meeting then. As we continued getting to know each other, we grew closer at a pretty rapid pace. She decided she didn't want to wait until June to meet so she booked airfare for the first week of April to come visit me. We were getting to be good friends at that point but neither one of us was expecting anything out of the ordinary; just hanging out for the weekend and then parting our ways to most likely never see each other again like every other person you meet online. The first time we both laid eyes on each other, we were both surprised and cupid caught us both by the seat of our pants. From then on, we've been flying back and forth from Phoenix to Salt Lake to see each other, usually every week, but not more than two weeks in between. When she flew up here on Friday, May 14th she was caught by a rather strange surprise. I work for the state of Utah, outfitting police vehicles with equipment, so I have some connections with several police agencies. I had West Valley Police staged and waiting for me to return from the airport on 5600 West and about 2800 South. I had the officer stop me and pretend to get me for speeding and false ID. He called for a backup to make her even more nervous. The second officer didn't know what was going on, so he showed up to the scene running code (lights & siren). We let him in on it and proceeded to question her while I was standing behind the police car. They led her to believe I was lying to them and had warrants I was trying to hide. They escorted her and I both to the rear of my vehicle where all of this was being recorded on video tape. The officer reaffirmed that he thought I was lying and that there was one way out of this and that I knew what that way was. That was my que and I got on one knee and asked Lindsay to marry me. She didn't know what to think! The officers looked at her and said "We got ya good huh" :) Several people have requested to see the video since then and we've had a lot of fun with it. She and I have come to know a friendship that is so special that we are both so grateful for and thank Heavenly Father for daily. I'll be helping her move from Mesa to Salt Lake the first week of July and we will be sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on Wednesday, August 4th 2004. We are both so thankful to God above and for LDS Mingle for bringing us together!
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