Over Memorial Day Weekend, I was leaving Joe behind in North Carolina and heading out to SAN DIEGO! I was beside myself w/excitement. I went out to throw Faye a bridal shower with all of her San Diego friends and spend some quality time in a great city with my best friend. We toured the city, made a day trip to Temecula Wine Country, and ended up having an awesome shower. YAY!On my first day in San Diego, Faye picked me up from the airport and we immediately started celebrating our time together. We went out to dinner that evening and then over to Balboa Park for some after-dinner drinks. Balboa Park is an amazingly built park that houses some beautiful old-world style buildings, tons of gardens that are lit up at night, and even contains the San Diego Zoo. As Faye and I were wondering the grounds that night on our way to the car, we came upon a magnificent fountain that was definitely worth pondering over for a minute. As we were standing there admiring everything, I hear, "Hey Buns." (Sidenote: Joe's nickname for me is Buns.)
I turn around and THERE'S JOE! He starts telling me how he wanted to suprise me on my trip to California and how he missed me and just wanted to be with me. Meanwhile, I see Faye and Ryan tip-toeing off to the side. Before I know it, Joe is down on one knee professing his love and asking me to marry him!
You know my answer! And the rest is history. We celebrated that evening in Balboa Park with champagne and rasberries ... and two of our great friends, Faye & Ryan. It was so magical! I couldn't have asked for anything more. Now ... onto wedding planning!!