December 11th, 2020 was a chilly evening with high winds and pouring rain. Alex had made reservations at our favorite restaurant, Dan Dans, and planned for us to go for a walk through the Christmas lights after. When I began questioning our decision to go for a walk in the cold rain, Alex enticed me further by saying that we were going to see Star Wars themed Christmas lights (this was a lie). With the excitement of witnessing a display of Star Wars appreciation, we began our walk through Pere Marquette Park. The Christmas lights were beautiful and there was music ringing. Alex led us to a pavilion on the Milwaukee river where I noticed a woman wearing a mask and a large parka creeping toward us. I panicked and told Alex that I was worried about this woman. Alex frantically took off his hat, threw the umbrella on the ground and quickly got on one knee. In pure shock, I could not maintain composure and forgot how to speak. I eventually regained my voice, said “yes” and we were engaged!
P.s the woman in the parka was our friend, Alison, who was recording this moment.