We spent the weekend at our boat in Grand Haven to have a last hurrah before we went back to work. It was a very typical weekend. Saturday we drove around looking at some houses then went to dinner at Dee-Lite in downtown Grand Haven. Of course, I had to bring up marriage while we were walking to the restaurant. I simply wanted to know if he was really going to marry me someday and let me live in one of these houses that we were looking at or if he was just letting me get my hopes up!! Of course he says nothing after I said this, but that was a typical response :) So Sunday we get up and go to our favorite breakfast spot, Jeanne's Cafe. We eat breakfast, drive around and look at more houses and then head back to the boat. Nothing out of the ordinary is going on. We spent the day on the boat out in Spring Lake floating around with some friends and just enjoying the sunshine. Sunday evening we head back into Grand Haven for dinner. We went to Porto Bello and had a nice dinner out on the patio. After dinner we took a walk on the boardwalk and pier to watch the sunset. We find a spot to sit down and watch the sunset, none of this is out of the ordinary for us. I love watching the sunset and walking the boardwalk and pier, Lucas doesn't mind it so we do this often. So the sun sets and he says, "That was a really beautiful sunset." I agreed. Then he says to me, "Hey." I leaned forward and he says, "You know I'm not really the romantic type." I bit my tongue from saying, yes, after five years i know that there is not a romantic bone in your body, but i restrained myself and just said, yes, I know. Then he looked at me and simply said, "Will you marry me?" I responded with, "Are you joking?!?!" He said no and showed me the ring box. Obviously, I said yes! Then I asked him if he asked my Dad. Then he proceeded to tell me that he talked to my dad way back in June, and that he talked to my mom, too, and she actually kept a secret!!! So it was a very perfect day, everything about it was perfect, and even though he says he's not romantic, I couldn't have imagined any more romantic way for him to propose to me than exactly how he did it!! Let the planning begin!!
I plan on using this blog to keep everyone updated on all the details of wedding planning so make sure you check back often!!
Here's a picture of the sunset right before he proposed and then there is a picture of my ring!! Right now my ring is being sized so I'm very impatiently waiting for it to be ready so I can go pick it up and put it on my finger where it belongs!!!
I can't get it to turn the right way, but you can get an idea of it!!