Tyeler & Gina

On May 7th, 2016 me and my Fiance Tyeler were celebrating our 2nd anniversary of us dating. We had a day of quality time planned with bike rides, sunset pictures, and a nice dinner. I felt like something was off all day and I kept asking about any surprises and he was adamant no there are no surprises. I even said at one point don't go proposing to me today!


So we decided to go for a walk in the woods on one of our favorite trails right here in town. He is a photographer and wanted to go to this certain "spot" to take a sunset photo. It was a gorgeous day out. May can be pretty cold here in Michigan but it was just a gorgeous day out. So we are walking along the path and I see these white things in the trees in the distance. The kid in me was like oooooh balloons! The adult in me was more like what punks left trash on a public nature trail!

I start walking faster because my interest is piqued. I realize they are white paper lanterns with blue ribbons holding them onto the trees. Two of my favorite things! My Heart starts pumping. I am freaking out at this point blabbering. At one point saying my name in the third person. "Gina hates surprises!". So there is this beautiful wooden box on this stump next to one of these lanterns. He says go grab it and open it. I say "I am afraid of commitment!" Nerves are going full bore at this point. So I do what he says and grab it open it up and it has these small wallets sized pictures inside one is of us and the other is something he wrote me. It read: "We have been together for two years now. I'm not that great at this sappy stuff but all I want you to know is that I love you and I couldn't imagine being with anyone else. We have gotten to know each other so much in the past few weeks. It just reassures my decision. I want to be with you for the rest of my life. Happy anniversary Gina I love you. This has been a rough year but one of the best years of my life. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us. I love you."

During reading this I hear shuffling and when I look back at him he is on his knee opening a box saying in a soft nervous voice " I love you. Will you marry me?" I say of course I will! We hug and kiss he puts the ring on my finger. I hear twigs snap which scares me. And he says those squirrels sure are noisy and outcome my mom and his mom! It was amazing! We went to my parents home nearby and had a bonfire to celebrate. I cannot wait to marry my the man of my dreams on 8-18-18! <3