The Perfect Proposal…

The blog has been quiet for a week or so. Sorry about that! But we are heading into what is sure to be, one of the busiest months I have had in a while. I have exams, a final report due, a project due, the execution of the Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education symposium that a classmate (and great friend, Lori) and I have planned, the majority of my family coming into town, and my graduation from the Ed.M. program.

This past week was the perfect time to take a little vacation to Ryan and my’s piece of heaven on earth, Racepoint Lighthouse, before all of this madness commences.

Racepoint Lighthouse

It is hard to express in words the beauty of this place, so I decided to take a 360 video (below) while standing on top of one of the dunes. You can hear me snipping at Ryan to be quiet, since I will have to dub him out of the video.



What you don’t see, if I had kept the video going for 10 seconds longer, was that there was a beautiful engagement ring from my best friend and partner for the last 10 years, at the end of my spin.

This would have been a perfect proposal no matter where it took place. But the fact that it took place at the one place on this earth where we are truly by ourselves, the one place that we like to think of as “ours”, made it even more special. No, I did not expect it, I was 100% shocked. Yes, I cried, even though I never thought I was that type of girl.

So now it is time to quickly adjust to coming back from a week in paradise and straight  back into the fast lane. I am re-energized and ready to face my challenges! I have a sparkly new bobble on my finger to look at throughout the day… and Ryan and I are going enjoying every second of this engagement. So here is to the next 10 years, and the Goodtimez they will bring!

PS – A special thank you to Jim Claflin for giving us the time at this magical place (which we have now been visiting for 5 years), and for being an A+ photographer!

24 Replies to “The Perfect Proposal…”

  1. Congratulations!!! I know that beach very well since I’ve been visiting that part of the Cape my whole life. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together 🙂

  2. There is nothing sweeter than a proposal from someone that is already your life partner. So happy for you and Ryan. We got engaged in May of 2010 and are getting married this September. Enjoy the long engagement. Savor every moment!

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