"... And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Story

My brother Tommy (keeping me in check) reminded me that I need to start blogging again!  I agreed.  LANCE AND I ARE ENGAGED.  Ok anyone that reads my blog probably already know this .... but do you know how he popped the BIG QUESTION ......

I got home from the Sancrant wedding at about 11:30pm on Sunday night.  On my counter was a mystery letter from Lance explaining that we were going to have a BIG day the next day (Labor Day).  So even tho I was pretty tired he needed me to do a few things before I went to bed that night (for example: charge my digital camera & ipods ... etc.).  He was at my house by 6:30am on Monday.  While I finished getting ready, he made breakfast ;)  Then we headed to the surprise destination: Chicago.  Our first stop was lunch at Uncommon Ground, a cute lil organic restaurant just outside of the city.  After some amazing food and a latte we headed into the Windy City. We took our car to valet and took taxis all around all day.  First stop was Millinnium & Grand Park.  Then we headed to Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the 103 floor to look over the city.  They created a new deck where it is glass above, below and all around you.  It was exciting and scary ;)  Next on the agenda was a LOT of walking & shopping!  My feet started to hurt so we OF COURSE had to go shoe shopping!  We also went to a couple more parks and 2 coffee bars (Intelligentsia and Whispers).  Later was a romantic dinner at Bijans Bistro.  We ended the night with going to the Navy Pier.  We walked along the water as to avoid too many people.  As the sun was setting Lance sat me on a bench and got on his knees.  AHHHHHHHH and popped the BIG question.  My answer was a silly grin until he reminded me I had to actually give him a verbal answer.  It was perfect.  I had the Chicago skyline on my left, Lake Michigan on my right and my love in front of me.