Here you go! The moment you’ve all been waiting for since the surprise post yesterday! haha
If you’ve been following my blog since last year, you may have read this post about our story and how we met. It was the fall of 2007 – 5 years ago! Travis and I have practically grown together into the people we are now. From 18 to 23 – important years to figure out what you want and who you are. And now we are stuck with each other forever! haha
Here’s what went down:
I drove down to Trav’s apartment on Maryland’s Eastern Shore on Wednesday night because I had to attend a substitute interview day on Thursday. Subbing is my backup job if everything else falls through. On Friday, he told me we had a date night to go into Ocean City, Maryland to see their Christmas lights display. During the day on Friday, he text me from work and told me that he wanted to leave around 3 to stop at Assateague. First, let me just say that he is obsessed with birds so his reasoning was that some birds migrated to the island after the hurricane and he wanted to go check them out. This is totally believable, and I will never say no to go to my favorite beach in the world. I’ve gone every year since before I can remember.
We headed to the beach, and I started snapping pictures of the empty island.
Travis had his fancy bird watching binoculars and camera, so I figured he was getting that situated to look for birds. Turns out there were no birds, and when I turned around from picture taking he was down on one knee. I don’t think I moved or said anything for a solid 5 minutes before I realized that he’d asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes!
And that’s when the excitement began! We started calling everyone: parents, grandparents, etc. We didn’t want to make it official on Facebook until we talked to the important family members, and it took forever to get ahold of my grandma! But we eventually did and of course everyone was super excited!
We went to the Greene Turtle for dinner. Turns out not too many things are open in OC over winter. I mean, we were on the beach on December 7. Crazy! I got a chicken caesar wrap.
We then went to the Christmas lights which were really cool. You rode on a tram that is normally on the boardwalk over the summer. It took us through their display.
Afterward we went for ice cream at Dumser’s, which is a vacation tradition for my family. I must have been so overwhelmed that I didn’t finish my dinner OR my ice cream! Something must have been wrong! haha
I was posing with the ring like it was my job apparently haha.
And from there, we went home and calmed down from all of the excitement! Nothing more has been figured out, but we are both really excited!
More posts to come for sure.