reverb13 // Shine: What was the best moment of 2013?

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I love an easy question.  For most years there are a number of moments that might vie for #1 of the entire year but for 2013, it’s easy.

July 4th, independence day, the day I proposed to the love of my life and she said YES.

Actually, the funny thing is that she thought I was asking if she would marry me, like I was seeking reassurance that we would eventually one day get married and she said very nonchalantly “of course I will, we’ve already talked about it”.  I mean, what do you say to that??  It’s a yes, right?!  It’s a confirmed former yes, actually, but I’ll take it!

I was thrown off guard but recovered by saying “Oh good!  I have your ring here” and pulled it right out of my sports bra (the only safe place to keep a diamond ring while cycling btw in case you were wondering ever) and then STILL thinking I’m kidding she asked if I got it from a cracker jack box.  To which I said “Yes” as I unrolled it out of a plastic ziplock.  I’m always classy like that.  Then as the sparkle blinded her in the sunlight, the seriousness of the situation dawned on my girl and our friends rolled up behind us to take some much needed on-the-park-bench pictures.

And now on our engagementaversary every year there will be fireworks.  Can’t beat that, right??!

kg23

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