Even midst the searching V kept making a comment - "today is going to be the best day of my life." My answer back was - "how?!" He says "you never know. But I promise you it will be."
Some friends drove us home to try to help us break into our house.
The good news is...we failed. Finally near 2:30am one of the locksmiths was able to come out and let us in our home where I had my set of keys waiting! I drove V to get his car (half way there the locksmith called to make us turn around...HE forgot the wd-40 in our home...talk about a long night!)
When we finally got there, he asked if I would help him look one more time. It was actually at one of our first dates - we were sea turtle hunting on this particular part of the beach! I got out of the car to help him look for his keys (even though I kept mentioning we'd never find them.)
As we were walking down to the beach, he said "today is going to be the best day of my life!" I kind of rolled my eyes - wanted to go to bed since I had to be up early for work.
I did know that I couldn't be with someone better than him after losing keys - his attitude was so great. We handled such a crummy situation so well!
After looking for a couple of minutes, V took my hand & put it on his chest. He asked me if I felt how much his heart was beating and he asked me why it was beating so much. Me being the smart alec I am (and tired!) said - "because you're alive!" He kind of rolled his eyes and smiled.
Then...HE GOT ON ONE KNEE & proposed!
I joined him in the sand...we kissed & hugged & were laughing & just so happy!
We stayed on the beach for a couple of hours after that like little kids on Christmas...incredibly excited & happy, gabbing away!
I am so beyond thrilled! For some reason I didn't cry when he proposed - maybe because I was in shock? But oh boy have I cried since the proposal - especially when I think how HAPPY I am! I'm going to be marrying my best friend! I simply cannot put into words how I feel...my heart feels SO much fuller (which I didn't think was possible!) and thinking of growing old with my best friend makes my heart melt and gives me a smile so big!
And yes...he really did lose his keys.
Wow new job and getting engaged in the same week! You have a lot of great stuff going on!! Congrats. Had he planned to do it that night all along? Funny that he still did it after losing the keys. You will always remember that.ReplyDelete
Awwwwww YAY Cami, I'm SO happy for you guys! New job and now this! What a week you've had! I wondered when I saw all those "wedding" themed pins on pinterest. :)ReplyDelete
Congrats Cami!!! Such a funny story that y'all will always remember and can laugh at :)ReplyDelete
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Ahhhh I'm soooo happy for you!!! :-DReplyDelete
Yay! Congrats! I'm soooo happy for you!ReplyDelete
I love engagement stories. You will never forget those moments. <3
Ahhhhhhhh congratulations!!!!! So happy for you!ReplyDelete
AHHHH I AM SOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOUUUUUU!!!! :-D CONGRATS dear friends!!!! xoxoxoxReplyDelete
How exciting!!! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Wow! What a week. Congrats, Cami...so happy for you two :)ReplyDelete
Awww yay! Congrats doll. You sound so happy and you deserve it. :). And I know I haven't posted my swap post yet, but I will. Sorry! But anyway yay for you!ReplyDelete
What a sweet proposal story!! Congratulations! I can't wait to read more about your wedding planning adventures. :)ReplyDelete
Super cute proposal!! Love it! Congrats girl!ReplyDelete
FINALLY you're announcing! Now I don't have to be super careful what I say!!! :-) Congrats again, lady! Love you!!ReplyDelete
Cami, I am so so happy for you and V!!!! I loved every bit of your story and it's funny bc I kept wondering if he truly lost his keys. How sweet! And I love that he kept telling you it was going to be the best day of his life. And that you stayed on the beach for hours after. You two are so blessed and I can't wait to read your posts about the the exciting things you have coming your way! :)ReplyDelete
Lots and lots of love and Congratulations to you both!
Ahhh! So exciting! Congratulations, Cami! What a beautiful bride you will be!!!ReplyDelete
congratulations!!!! when you said you had something to reveal today that was my first thought! good luck with the wedding planning. it is soo much fun!ReplyDelete
Congrat Cami, that's so exciting!! :)ReplyDelete
Thats so awesome! What a great proposal and a great story! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear all about your wedding planning!!!ReplyDelete
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! COngratulations! I am so so soooo happy for you & V!!! :) Big hugs my friend!ReplyDelete
So exciting! Congrats love :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Do you have a ring?! Get ready for your heart to continue to fill up and over flow!ReplyDelete
CONGRATS! That is so awesome! Can't wait for wedding posts!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!! The next chapter in your amazing life is going to get even better!!! Hugs, C. (HHL)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness that is wonderful! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! So, did you ever actually make it to work? :)ReplyDelete
aww!! i am so so happy for you! congrats, girl!ReplyDelete
Aaaaahh! CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you both :) What a sweet, happy memory this story makes :) I'm just SO excited!!ReplyDelete
Congrats! So excited and happy for you!ReplyDelete
Awwwww, that is so sweet!!!! Congrats :) :)ReplyDelete
wooooohooooo!!! CONGRATULATIONS CAMI!!ReplyDelete
YAYY! Congratulations! What exciting news!ReplyDelete
OMG, that is sooooooo sweet AND exciting!!!! What a great engagement story...something so stressful turned into such a beautiful and wonderful thing!!! I am so very happy for you!!!! You have a lot of love and positiveness in your life; you are so blessed! Congratulations!!!!!ReplyDelete
well look at that! congratulations! :) :)ReplyDelete
Im a little late on this but Congrats!!! So exciting :)ReplyDelete
How PERFECT!!! Congratulations, Cami! So, so excited for you! :)ReplyDelete
Ha ha, what an awesome proposal story! Congratulations :DReplyDelete
so sweet!! yay! im so excited for you girl!!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE THIS!!!! So sweet and I'm SOOOO excited for you, Cami! I can't wait to read all about it all! I just read your post on your new job as well -- it seems like a tone of GREAT, POSITIVE changes! Life is good! <3ReplyDelete
LOVE this story! i'm sooooooo excited for you guys! You are such a handsome and sweet couple! I can't wait to hear about all the wedding planning! let me see that rock! :)ReplyDelete
Aw, Congratulations Cami! What an exciting day. It looks like things are turning around for you! I'm so happy for you :)ReplyDelete
CAMI!!! Congratulations!!!! I am oh-so-happy for you and V!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations :-) Im truly Happy for the Both you of I wish you many years or more happiness :-)ReplyDelete