Saturday, September 12, 2009


I'm going into retirement,
I hear it's kinda nice.
Nothing beats staying up late,
sleepin in, and endless games of dice.

Some are in shock at my decision,
yes, believe me, it's true.
But trust me, after hearin bout it,
you'll be wishin it was you.

I'm not retirin from the army,
a job, the day, or even to my bed.
If I didn't do this right away,
I would hope to soon be dead.

I made a firm decision,
no more dates for me.
You can try to convince me otherwise,
But I ain't listenin to your plea.

I am done with the group ones,
set-ups, awkward first dates, and such.
I am tired of givin out my phone number,
and reasons why I don't want to go for lunch.

I'm throwin in the towel,
my dad is grateful that it's time.
Cause I got myself a FIANCE,
and I am now off of his dime.

As I look down at my finger,
the one on my left hand.
The finger that was once naked,
has a very blingin band.

I am ready for stability,
and a man to be all mine.
And thankfully, he's hard-workin,
spiritual, dedicated, and oh so fine.

Those are only a small portion
of the reasons that I'm in love.
There must've been someone helpin,
and sendin guidance from above.

I am grateful for the feelings
swirlin around inside of me.
I can't possibly describe them,
and when I do, I get teary.

We will be takin our plunge
November 21st, and I can hardly wait.
For the man that will always be beside me,
is goin to forever be my date!

I love Sean Quigley more and more,
I am burstin throughout my inside.
I get to walk into the Draper temple,
and leave as his lovely bride.

Thank you for all your support,
for linin me up with friends and kin.
I waited for the best,
with Sean, I definitely did win!!

*Thanks for making this day so special, Sean! Pictures and details to come...


Michelle said...

Congrats! We're super happy for you!

Carly and Todd said...

I'm waiting for my phone call!!!!! (Take your time though--I know you are busy). CONGRATS. I am dying to hear how it all went down and to see that BLING!! Adorable poem--you had me laughing, tearing, and mostly just loving you to death while reading it!

Becca said...

Woohoo! Congratulations!! I've been waiting for this post!

Alex (and Trevor!) said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! :) I'm so so happy for you!

Brittany said...

so excited for you rachel!!

Sara said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you!

M.C. said...

Congratulations, Rachel! I was so excited when I got your post! I couldn't be happier for you! Let me know if I can help you with any plans!

Stephanie and Daniel said...

This is what I like to hear! Congrats, being married is the best thing I ever did and I am sure you will feel the same. Good luck with the wedding Planning!

Mari said...

Yaaaaaaay! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to see some pics and hear some details.

the man said...

Hooray for Rach! We're so happy for you!! Can't wait for the pictures!... and once again, a nice piece of writing!!! :)

Brittany Collier said...

Yaaaay! That is so exciting! Congratulations! (though I really need a haircut I guess that's a good enough reason for you to leave Utah.) :o)

Lauren, Jenn and Dave said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited for you!!! It really is one of the best feelings to realize you never have to date again (except your husband)... Love ya girl!!

Robie and Chelsea said...

YEAH! I have been waiting forever for you to make this post. I am so happy for you! I remember talking at the Buckle about when you first started dating Sean, and I am so happy that you found the love of your life in him! Congrats!

Paige said...

Yay! Congratulations!! That's so exciting! Sean is SO LUCKY!

Dana said...

Woohoo!!! So happy for you! =)

Desiree P said...

Congratulations! Where are the pictures?!?

Delee said...

Yeah!!!!Marriage is the best! I'm glad you're joining the club! And just when you think people are done asking you about your personal love life you'll get the question, "So when are you having kids?" It never ends... :) First things first, I'm so so happy for you!

Jenna said...

Congrats!!! That is very exciting!!! I'm excited to see all the pictures!!

Kristin said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures!

Kendra Goodrich said...

Congratulations Rachel! I'm so excited for you, he is quite a lucky guy.

Brittany Barnes said...

I love your poems! And I am so utterly excited for you and your curly haired man! Miss you Rachel!

Gretchen said...

Congrats! I'm so happy and excited for you!

Kaela Cusack said...


Scooter said...

When you were a little one, you were so cute.... and you are still cute. I love you and your "friend"
and will be so eternally happy to
be in the room when you are wed.

Da Denninghoff's said...

Love the poem! Congratulations girl!