December 27, 2019
Kurt and I joined friends in Punta Gorda, FL over the holiday season. We decided to sneak away for a night alone and drove to Sarasota, FL. We made plans to have dinner at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse and stay at the Ritz-Carlton. It was going to be the perfect ending to a perfect day at the beach. Then the rain happened, and happened and happened again. It rained the majority of the morning & early afternoon. I took this as the perfect opportunity to find matching Christmas pajamas for our Christmas celebrations with Addison when we returned home. Kurt kept insisting we go to the beach. I looked at him silly. The weather finally broke and we took a good long walk on the beach to the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club. We grabbed some drinks and headed to some beach chairs. The sun was beginning to set and Kurt suggested we take some photos of us at sunset. Perfect I thought! He made a heart in the sand and I put our initials in the heart and turned around to show him my contribution. I turned around to find him on one knee. He stunned me! It took me a good few seconds to realize what was going on. He asked Will you marry me? My response was “Are you messing with me? (We play a lot of tricks on each other mind you.) He laughed and said no and repeated the question. I absolutely said YES!!! Then without realizing the beach crowd around us had caught wind of what was going on and cheered for us!!! How cool was that! Thanks to an onlooker we got a few great shots of us newly engaged at sunset on Sarasota Beach, FL.
Blue Sapphire Ring surrounded by diamonds
September 4th, 2020
Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland, UK