Colin told me he was going up to his family's lake on Friday and that he would come to my family's lake house for the day on Sunday. I left after school to go to my parents house, so we could all go to the lake together. Colin text'd me earlier saying he was on his way to his lake. When we got there, we picked up nan, my aunt, and my uncle to go to the local Fish Fry dinner (lake tradition on Friday nights). We ate and then when we left my uncle wanted to check out a part of the lake he hasn't seen in awhile. I was like oh man I wanted to go back to the house to play with all of the dogs. Oh well, so we went to this part of the lake that my uncle used to fish in and my mom would have picnics there when they were kids. It was starting to get cold outside, so as we are standing there looking around and listening to their stories I was like FREEZING. Ha! We finally got back in the car and drove back to the lake house. When we got there, my mom asked me to help her carry the bags in. Of course I said yes, and we walked in the house and up the stairs to the room we were staying in. When we got up there, the lights were off and I saw something dark on the floor....immediately I freaked out and thought one of the dogs had gone #2 on the carpet. My mom turned on the lights and it was rose petals leading all the way to our door. I looked at my mom and she looked at me and said GO. I opened the door to our room and candles were everywhere, rose petals everywhere, our song was playing, and there was a pink note on the bed. As I was reading it and crying, I knew I was getting engaged at that moment. At the bottom of the note it read "Please come out back." I walked down the stairs and realized all of the blinds were closed over all of the windows toward the lake. This was like a dream. I opened the sliding door and there was a white "red carpet" with rose petals leading off the deck and I look down the yard towards the dock and millions of candles and rose petals lined a path all the way to the dock. On the dock there were more roses and candles and a pink "red carpet" leading to the boat wear Colin stood waiting for me looking all handsome in a pink shirt. I couldn't walk down that path fast enough as I'm sniffing back the tears. I walked out onto the dock, I stepped onto the boat. and Colin got down on one knee and proposed. It was the best moment of my life!!!! My family came out clapping and hugging us and the neighbors were clapping. My step dad took pictures of the entire thing. My whole family was in on everything and they did such a good job keeping it from me. We celebrated the whole night and drank champagne. It was so special.
Afterwards my family was telling me how Colin was hiding in the closet and his car was in the back garage when we came to pick them up for dinner. They made us go to that special part of the lake for so long, making me freeze because they had to stall (Colin was still setting everything up). There were so many clues, but the last thing in my head would be that I would get engaged that night. Ha!!! It was perfect!!!!! I loved having my family there to celebrate with us!
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I can't wait to marry this sweet man of mine!!!!!!!