So its almost Valentine's Day and Jen at MimiBellaBoo had a wonderful idea of sharing our proposal/love stories. Her button on my side bar will take you over to her blog for this blog party event also if interested.
To keep a long story short, group up in the same neighborhood, nevermind city. He was 2 grades ahead of me (I always thought he was soooo cute) and throughout elementary school he never even probably knew who I was. Once I reached high school, I seeked him out ;)
We ended up dating throughout high school and became high school sweethearts that soon broke up here and there through out college. We finally broke up for what I final break up was going to be when he graduated college. He eventually moved to Cali, and I stayed in Boston after I graduated for awhile. We never ever lost touch, always stayed friends, calling and sending cards and so forth, all along we had other relationships.
I a year or so after college didnt like my job, broke up with my then live in boyfriend and moved back home. He that same year moved home from Cali. Coincidental, or Ironic, but all in the end was meant to be. We started hanging out, going out to dinner, making dinner together and before we knew it we were exclusive again. That year I moved home I didn't have a career set yet so decided to go back packing across Europe with when of my best friends, (remember the girl in the picture with a tutu on her head, thats her). Zack was not too keen on me leaving for a month as our relationship was somewhat in "bloom," but I had always wanted to go to Europe and it was a great time in my life to go for it.
We first arrived in Rome, right after the pope died, coincidental, definitely! Our next stop was Greece where one my childhood best friends was living at the time so we visited. I had always since I was in kindergarden with her wanted to experience Greece with her, and it was my perfect opportunity, until..... I so called thought I had the flu! Turned out after taking a greek pregnancy test, Camryn was to be born in about 7-8 months. I flew home right away. Although scared, surprised and tired and sick, we and our families were very excited even though we weren't married. Everyone knew we were meant to be, and apparently this was to sign our deal, a cute baby girl.
Now to the proposal. One weekend morning while I was pregnant he blind folded me and took me for a car ride (it was obvious to me what was going on) but I let him play his game as he had put some thought into it. He walked me out of the car about 200 feet away, up a hill and hitting a few branches. Once there he took the blind fold off and kneeled down with the ring, tried to say how much he loved me and all that goop and then asked me to marry him! I of course said yes, hugged, kissed and then he explained his motive for place but I already knew. He took me to my parents backyard in the back wood area where we use to cut through to walk eachother home at night when we were in high school. It was also the location to wear he first said "I love You. " I can always count on him to be sweet and romantic, but not too mushy, because i dont like that lol! This a picture of the location...
From then on, things have only moved forward and we still talk about and think about what our future holds together (for instance when Jacoby was born seen in the pic below). I found the love of my life at 14!
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone and I hope you enjoyed my story!