I love this picture of his mom. We were all resting and waiting to meet up with his sister and dad and Diane decided she'd take this time to do some stretching. This picture perfectly captures her flamboyant personality.
I know this picture is really small, but this is the room we ate in.
We had a romantic dinner with good conversation and then left to go somewhere, I had no idea where. Patrick and I pulled up to this beautiful place.
The Naional Cathedral. We walked around and made our way to the Bishop's garden. I was just admiring how pretty everything was. I wanted to look and flowers and the stone stuff. Well Patrick (knowing his agenda and getting nervous) was hurrying me to get to the gazebo. We walk in and there are candles everywhere with tulips. He turned and grabbed both of my hands. **This is the point where I finally knew what he was doing.** My eyes must have gotten so big! He told me lots of sweet things like that he loved me (this was the first time) and then asked me to marry him I OF COURSE said yes and then we hugged and kissed and enjoyed the moment.
He then told me that there were people there waiting. It was his family. They came running out of the bushes to congratulate us. It was great! Seriously one of the happiest moments ever. His parents had done all the setting upand lit the candles before we got there. Patrick drew a map explaining to them how he wanted it all set up.
Patrick really out did himself. He even had an engagement party planned for afterward. (he was pretty confident I was going to say yes:) )This night was amazing! I love my husband and am thankful for his creativity and time put into planning sweet moments like these. I'll cherish them forever.