So good news everyone, I am engaged now. I’ve been dating from Vancouver. She is about done with school at WSU getting a BS in Natural Resources – Wildlife ecology. We met on the internet at www.ldsmingle.com and starting dating one-on-one soon after that. We’ve gone camping with my family, then later with her’s. We went to the zoo, the coast, hiking, cave exploring, swimming, comedy clubs, dancing, and even built a tree fort. It’s been 6 months that I’ve been dating her and I was now ready to purpose. This is how I did it:
Saturday morning, I was expected to be coming over to her house. Instead, I called her and told her to meet me down the road at a local store. When she arrived, I had her park her car, and get into mine – blindfolded. We traveled for about 40 minutes until I stopped the car. I let her take off the blindfold and look around. With a questioned look on her face she realized we were at an airport in the middle of the country. (She had no idea what to expect). We walked around till we met up with a man near one of the sheds. “You must be her. Are you ready to do some flying today?”
After an old scout master/friend introduced himself he showed us his flight club’s two airplanes. At this time she was very happy. He explained to her that we were going to fly to Mt. Hood for a good view. So we did. I got in the back seat and let her be the co-pilot. She even got to steer the plane most of the time. We flew up out of the blankets of clouds and took a look at the view. It was so beautiful! We went to Mt. Hood, then flu over the Columbia River Gorge. We even got to fly over her parent’s home. After an hour and a half flight we landed at the Evergreen airstrip in Vancouver. We said goodbye to him and walked across the street to her car. (How convenient).
She was very happy, but then I told her the excitement wasn’t over yet. We drove to Lacamas Lake where we went on our first date. After walking along the trails she found a leaf that was heart shaped. She picked it up and it said, “Here, you can have my heart.” I responded by telling her that I love her so much that I proved to her that both land and air couldn’t stop me from asking her to be my wife. I knelt down in the mud and held up a diamond ring. Of course, she was ecstatic. The nice thing was she didn’t expect it.
In the evening, to celebrate, I took her to the fanciest restaurant she has ever been to. It’s called Amadeus and is located in a restored castle right on the river. We dressed up nice and had a romantic candle-light dinner with a grand piano echoing through the floors of the restaurant. A perfect way to end a perfect day.
So there you have it. I am taken now. We have set a date to be married for Time and All Eternity in the Columbia River Gorge Temple.
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