In June, Chris went to Saint Thomas to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Bubbles’ trip around the globe. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join. But this was a blessing is disguise, because it turns out, this solo trip was just what Chris needed to realize he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me! When Chris got back from his trip, he immediately began researching engagement rings. We had scheduled an extended trip to Minnesota, and so he and his good friend, Matt, went to the local jewelry store to poke around. He found the perfect ring and bought it right away. When the ring was ready for pick up a few days later, he could not wait to pop the question. So after dinner, we took a sunset cruise around Lake Ida. He stopped shy of the dock, and pretended to want a picture of me on the back of the boat - which was a bit suspicious but I had no clue what was happening until he was down on one knee. His dad came down and was able to capture some pictures of the moment I said yes before pulling Chris on his waterski victory lap.