DeVon had planned a weekend getaway at my moms house in Pacifica, CA and suggested we have a ‘photo shoot’ on the beach with our dogs. It also happened to be the same weekend we invited Denise and DeVon’s mom to my moms house. I was looking forward to a great family-filled weekend. On September 24, 2022, we head to the beach and walk a couple miles to the ocean. After fishing our 3 golden retrievers out of the stinky/salty beach puddles, we were able to get a few good photos. In between switching photo poses, I turn around (after yelling at a dog), look down, and see DeVon on one knee with a ring in his hand. My first reaction was “oh my gosh, what are you doing!”, VERY excitedly of course (as I do my happy dance). My answer to DeVon was “YES OF COURSE!”. My mom then pulls out a bottle of Champaign and a bunch of cups to celebrate and let the partying of the weekend and the rest of our lives begin!!