On August 9 I came home from work thinking it was going to be a quiet Thursday night at home full of laundry and packing to visit my sister for the weekend. Instead, Andy asked me how long it would take me to get ready. I was in just the right mood to ditch my plans for the night and head out for dinner or whatever he had in mind. We had to drop off a framing job to a client first, so we took care of that and when I got back in the car, Andy handed me a notcard that said 1) First you have to wine and dine her and then he told me it was the first in series of clues that I would have to figure out.
The 3rd clue led us to Lakeshore Lanes -the bowling alley we spent countless weekends at in highschool!
The 4th clue took us to to the Mcdonald’s that Andy took me to for “fine dining!”
The 5th clue took us to our old Apartment…
The 6th clue led to Caribou Coffee where we got back together for good back in 2002…
The 7th clue took us to the place we first met…
The 8th clue brought us to the house Andy grew up in. It was THE place to hangout during the good old days! We felt weird standing outside trying to take a self portrait over and over, so we gave up and just took one of the house…without the flash! :(
The 9th clue was a frequent stop from our youth…the sign at Madison and Moran where we always stopped for a smooch when Andy drove me home at night!
Number 11 was the GP Farms Pier Park where we got engaged…. (the dumb guy at the gate wouldn’t let us in, so we had to get a picture in the parking lot!)
which had candles all around and a heart of petals on the bed!
We sat on the bed sharing the wine that my parents got us as part of our traditional 4th wedding anniversary “fruit and flowers” gift. Andy was asking me what my top 3 favorite things of the night were and then, after I told him, he got a funny look on his face and said, “You know what would make this even more perfect?” He opened the top drawer of his dresser, pulled out a ring box, got on one knee and opened it to reveal….
the diamond band that I have been wanting forever!!! I was so shocked and happy! I tried it on right away and have been gawking at it ever since!
Isn’t he amazing!?!?!?