Friday afternoon we headed to St. Augustine for a romantic mini-vacation. We checked into our bed and breakfast, had lunch and some wine. In the evening Chris suggested we go visit the beach. We headed to Vilano beach, which I have always been fond of since I used to take my dog there. The beach was pretty empty since there was a storm moving in, but we walked along the beach while I collected shells. At a deserted spot Chris bent down and wrote his name in the sand, then I added "& Jes". While I was writing that and taking a picture of it, he bent down and started writing "Will you marry me?" in the sand. When I saw it I looked at him and he was on one knee and asked me out loud if I would marry him. I immediately said yes! and wrote my response in the sand. Then I kept saying, "Are you serious?! Oh my gosh!" I was soooo excited and was jumping up and down. He pulled out an absolutely beautiful ring and put it on my finger. Just then a light rain started to fall, which made the moment feel even more magical. We captured the moment as best as we could with my little camera, then a family was walking by and took a few more pictures for us. I have never been so happy! I am engaged to the most amazing man in the world!
I saved the shell that he used to write the message, and it now has a special place on our dresser. I will post more pictures from St. Augustine later. I just had to share our wonderful news!
|We both wrote this right before he proposed.|
|The proposal! and my answer! The dent in the sand above the yes is from his knee when he was down on one knee. All the other marks are from me jumping around like a crazy happy and excited person!|
|Capturing the moment as it starts to rain.|
|So completely happy!!!|
|Saving the moment.|
|My handsome fiance, Chris. (o:|
|A wonderful family took a couple pictures for us.|
|Sign containing the name of the beach|
|Celebratory champagne in the only glasses in our bed and breakfast. My favorite champagne that we discovered on a New Year's Eve when he first told me he loved me.|
|My grandparents were married on August 25,th my parents on August 26th, and we got engaged August 27th.|