When I first mentioned the mission I was on in Thunder Bay it hinted towards what I was looking to do. I wanted to make it as vague as possible to keep Victoria as surprised as I could. Many people knew more of the details of the mission, including the Thunder Bay Memories group. I am grateful for all the advice I was given that allowed me to pull off the proposal and I can excitedly say that my mission was accomplished and she said yes!
Early on, I knew Victoria was very special. We had actually talked about marriage and in many ways we had already been functioning like a married couple would. We moved in together and even got a joint bank account. We split up household chores. We’ve had a great positive influence on each other where we are eating much better than we did in the past and the apartment is much cleaner than how we kept our individual apartments. In essence, we make a great team and our lives are much more whole and happier. It’s really been a great improvement overall!
With that, I want to make everything about the proposal special. I wanted the ring to be one of a kind and have special meaning behind it. That’s why I drove to Canada and picked up the amethyst directly from the mine. With that amethyst I had the ring custom made.
When I received notification the ring was ready, I knew I wanted to propose at The Alamo. This is where our first date ended up and we had our first kiss. Knowing that Victoria’s Christmas party was set to be in San Antonio, I knew this would be the perfect time to do this.
The timing worked out perfectly and I was able to propose a little while after we had checked into our hotel. I was happy this was a complete surprise for Victoria, who was actually preoccupied on finding food. After she said yes, we decided to celebrate Texas-style and got some food from Whataburger. Later on, we had a drink and I got a Lone Star beer.
I’m really happy everything went as successfully as it did and I was able to pull this off smoothly. It was a couple month process that I had to break down into a bunch of different blog entries. If you want to read more about each thing individual here are the links:
- An Impulsive First Date to the Alamo
- The Making of an Engagement Ring
- Diamonds Direct at the Domain, Austin, TX
- Fiancee’s Christmas Party in San Antonio
- Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, TX
- A Proposal at the Alamo
- A Texas Style Engagement Celebration
- Kremlin, San Antonio, TX
If you continue to read my blog, I’m sure you’ll see a lot more blog entries on trips we take together. I’m hoping to eventually make this blog a full time thing and both of us can explore together. We’re building a happy life together and there will be many more adventures to come!
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