It all started two years ago, in a small town, at a little park on the river.
See that man in the grey shirt -- he stole my heart.
Who would have guessed that moment would turn in to a great love story (great according to me, of course).
As we celebrate a month of engagement, I thought it appropriate to finally share how it all happened.
July 19, 2012 --
San Francisco, what a beautiful place. We've been there 3 times now. By far this was my favorite trip, I'm sure you can guess why. Our first morning there we took a walk to one of my favorite places - Peet's Coffee & Tea!
|Why does Chicago not have Peet's?|
It was just day two of our trip when the dragon decided to take me on a hike. We headed out to a trail called Lands End, tucked away in the northwest corner of San Francisco.
I can't explain enough how beautiful this trail is. I don't think I could ever do it enough justice, I don't even think the photos show the potential of this trail.
We hiked about a half hour before we hit a fork, one side led to a cliff lookout, the other led further to a place called the Cliff House. Our plan was to make it to the Cliff House for a drink, head back to home base and take off for Sonoma, of course not all of that happened.
We took the road less taken...toward the cliff. It was the most amazing view and below was a stone labyrinth. We headed toward the labyrinth and walked through it following the twists and turns, avoiding the dead ends.
At the end of it you are supposed to leave an offering, so we did - a pretty pink flower I picked along the way.
We stood there for awhile enjoying the beauty of this spot.
Then my Dragon kissed me and said, "my last kiss with my girlfriend." Soon after he said some sweet, personal things (that I'll leave between us) and got down on one knee. In that moment there were just the two of us, he asked if I would marry him and of course I said YES! I think I may have actually started saying yes before he managed to ask the question.
Lots of happy tears later, we headed back to home base and out to Sonoma for a weekend of celebration and wine!