How he popped the question....
The Date January 28th 2006, 4ish
The Place Mystic Aquarium
I had told Scott that I would take him away for his birthday (all a ploy to throw him off to the fact that I was giving him a surprise party). Ofcourse, being that it was Scott's choice, we ended up at a Casino. We were also celebrating our 2 year anniversary and I was REALLY hoping that there would be a surprise in it for me too!!
On Saturday night we had reservations at 7pm to have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants (Michaels Jordan's Steakhouse) but had decided to play the tables for a bit and then go to the aquarium. Scott had told me that he wanted to make it "special" and that I should get dressed up. As we were leaving for the aquarium (in a dress and suit) Scott pulled out a single rose for me saying "Happy Anniversary". It was really sweet. When we got to the aquarium, we stuck out like sore thumbs. Not only because I was carrying a single rose, but because everyone else was in heavy winter coats and pants and Scott and I were in a suit and dress. After looking at a couple of outdoor displays we were walking by the lake heading towards the indoor tanks when Scott asked me if I wanted to sit down on one of the park benches. Although I was practically numb at this point, I figured I would avoid changing any "Plans" and told him I would love to sit for a bit. :) I could tell something was about to happen because Scott was acting really weird....wasn't really talking...seemed kinda nervous. As he was pointing out how beautiful the sunset looked against the lake, he began reaching in his pocket..... The next thing I knew he was on his knee. All he got out was "Will you..." before I blurted out YES...and asked him to get up because people were looking at us! I couldnt have been happier. By the time we went to the other tanks, I couldn't even focus anymore....we ended up leaving shortly after that because I was so excited and wanted to call my parents!! By the end of the night, my cheeks hurt so much from smiling!!