Shhh, I have a secret to tell! 🙂
Two months ago, I returned from Italy (Take me back already?!) 🙂 Aside from the constant hunger and memorable souvenirs, I also carried home a little secret — a piece of Italy that I will always treasure. A story that I will remember for the rest of my life. A major rite of passage. 🙂
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I AM ENGAGED!!!!
Here is our story:
Leading up to the trip, friends and family members all suggested the potential of Bubble popping the big question. A co-worker even had the whole proposal plan drafted, but I kept brushing off the thought. This is Bubble’s first out-of-country experience so he is already a nervous wreck. Adding a ring to the mix might just push him overboard.
Reading Smile 75 to grasp my excitement for visiting Cinque Terre. 🙂
As mentioned before, we went on a hike between Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza, the absolutely most beautiful hike I’ve ever been on. A detail I failed to include is during this hike, something quite dramatic happened…
After 30 minutes into the hike, we stopped to catch our breath (for probably the 6th time 🙂 ). This treacherous expedition plainly pointed out just how out of shape we were/still are! We were sweating up a river from trekking through these muddy uphill steps.’
Our stopping point revealed a stunning view of Monterosso and the coast.
I was busy taking in the beautiful scenery, when …
He took my hands and began his prepared speech. “So, we have been together for almost 5 years…” My heart started racing…WHAT?! next thing I know he is down on his knee with a photo of a diamond ring pulled up on his iPhone asking the one question every girl has been anticipating since they were little.
“Will you marry me?”
I stood in shock! I was in disbelief. I literally kept repeating ‘Are you serious?!’ and ‘Really?!’ After taking a moment to process, I finally muttered a ‘yes’! 🙂
This is our first photo as newly engaged. Meet my fiancé, Bubble!
His proposal totally took me by surprise. I had not expected him to pull such a romantic (minus the gallons of sweat) proposal. 🙂
This moment certainly forever took its place as my favorite travel experience thus far. 🙂