Most of all, I remember... I knew I wanted to marry Vannie back when we were nineteen and first started dating. We were at his family's ranch and I barely knew him, but I just knew somehow! We got engaged seven years later over a weekend together at South Padre Island. We had a beautiful (and inedible, since I am still honing my cooking skills) meal by the beach and we had just finished doing the dishes when I turned around for a big surprise!