Most of all, I remember... Two and a half years after our first date, Andrew and I went out to my family’s place in Hunt, Texas for a (what I thought would be) quiet getaway weekend. Right before we got there, Andrew asked if we could go to the river to see it before it got dark. I thought this was a bit strange since it wasn’t going to get dark for another two hours, and told him we had plenty of time so there was no need to rush.
We pulled up, and my dad told me we HAD to go see the progress on a project we had been working on at the river, so I reluctantly agreed. (Still didn’t suspect a thing, although I was a little annoyed at everyone’s persistence.) Andrew and I made our way to the river, and I told him that it looked like nothing had changed and that we should go back up to the house. Before I could walk away, he stopped me and said he had something he wanted to say. I finally realized what was happening when Andrew reached for his pocket, and I was so shocked and excited that it apparently took me a minute to say YES!
We spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with our entire families in Hunt, and it was absolutely perfect.