We leave on our trip and go to Jupiter where all his family leaves. Upon arrival he wants to check out the beach and take a walk at a nice resort. So I go along and then stop on the dock because I told him it was too windy and I didn't want to go! Then he tells me we are not staying with his family but we are staying at this beach resort!! We lounge by the pool with fruity drinks in hand enjoying this mini vacation on a beautiful Florida "winter" day. After a few cocktails we took a nap and woke up to a beautiful beach sunset. The boy said that we should get dressed quickly and take a walk on the beach before going to our favorite restaurant Food Shack. I did not quickly get dressed (I mean come on we're going out on a date...I wanna look good!) and mean while the sun goes down. He still insists on a walk on the beach so we take a walk on the beach at dusk (pretty much dark). As we were walking we stop to look at the waves and talk about life together. All of a sudden while I'm hugging him I feel the ring box-it was quite large like a watch box almost! As soon as I thought is this the moment? He takes my hands turns to get down on one knee and said "What would make me the happiness man is if you would marry me. Jessica would you marry me?" Swoon, elation, tears of joy, and an excited "Of course!" and we were engaged on the beach!
We called family and friends to share in our joy and excitement that night. We had a wonderful conversation, bottle of wine, and dinner. We got to visit his mom that night and she was screaming with delight. The next day we visited his father and his grandmother who was taken completely by surprise from our visit and engagement.
It was the best weekend!
We both went back to work on Monday but it was fun letting my team, principals, and other staff members know throughout the week about our engagement. Everyone has been so sweet and supportive!
It's been one week and I'm still not off cloud 9 and get a giant smile ever time I look at my ring or think of my fiancé.
I'll be back to regularly teaching blog stuff tomorrow but couldn't help to share my joy with you!
The beautiful ring! He designed everything himself and put so much thought and care into making it.
One of our friends thinks I should be a hand model...the boy disagrees and says I move too much but this is the best professional picture he took take. :)