Engaged couple celebrates ring's 'arrival'
February 27th, 2009 @ 10:08pm
By Keith McCord
FARMINGTON, N.M.- A New Mexico couple has more than a simple proposal story to share with their family and friends. Reed Harris, whose family is from Blanding, Utah, wanted his girlfriend Kaitlin Whipple to receive her engagement ring in a memorable fashion.
"I knew that he was proposing soon, I just had no clue when," Kaitlin wrote on her blog on Wednesday, "but I did not expect what actually happened."
The couple joined friends for a shake after their LDS Institute class at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. Everyone except the bride-to-be was in on the plan to stash the ring in the milkshake.
To encourage her to eat the ice cream faster, they challenged her to a race.
"I mean, I was taking huge bites and swallowing," Kaitlin wrote. "There was no tasting at all. I get to the end and everyone starts staring at me with this weird, worried look on their face, and I have no clue what is going on around me."
Friends recorded the entire moment on a cell phone camera.
"Reed picks up my cup, looks in it, and of course it is empty," Kaitlin said. "Then he starts looking all around me like he lost something. Then everyone starts digging in their cups and looking around them. I have no clue what is going on this whole time. Finally Reed gets up and tells me that he thinks I swallowed my ring."