The Proposal

Its Thursday, so lets throw it back to the day Dan asked me to be his wife! I still get butterflies thinking about it!

Dan likes to plan surprises.  If you ask me, I think its because i’m a planner and he likes to just “go with the flow”, so if he says its a surprise than I can’t just into planning mode and take over. For months, Dan was planning a Surprise vacation for my 28th birthday.

Dan handed me a packing list and told me what days to take off work.  The night before our big trip, my cousin and I had plans to get our nails done.  On the way to the salon, I got into a car accident and (almost) totaled my car.  Luckily, no one was hurt.  I called Dan and he rushed over to help. He called my cousin to pick me up from the accident site, and insisted I get my nails done while he handled calling insurance and a tow truck.

I should have known something was up when he insisted my nails be done.

The next day, Dan picked me (and my freshly painted periwinkle nails) up from work, and we headed to the airport.  Every step of the way I got a little more information about where we were heading.  After a first-class red-eye to Florida, I found out our final destination was a cruise to the Bahamas!

Dan proposed on the front of the ship just as we were leaving the port.  We were standing and watching as we pulled away from land, and all of a sudden i heard “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band. My eyes immediately scanned and say couples around the front of the ship and my brain thought FLASH MOB (my biggest fear!).  I said “NO! NO WAY!” thinking that everyone was about to break out in song/dance, but luckily Dan was the only one singing.  He sang a bit of the song, follows by something probably really romantic that I can’t remember because of the nerves, and got down on one knee.  I said OF COURSE! It was the most amazing moment, followed by a 4 day “proposal vacation” to celebrate!


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