Nicole and Chris
Every year since I was born, my parents, my sister and I go to Marco Island, Florida for a family vacation. It has been my favorite week of the year since day one, and my favorite place in the entire world. I have always dreamed of getting engaged there, even married there, but never mentioned it to my boyfriend, Chris. This year, my 24th year staying on the island, I was sad to leave Chris at home. A few days into my vacation, my family and I were on the beach, and my mom and sister asked me to take photos of them. As I was taking a photo of them in front of the ocean, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around to see Chris on his knee with a ring in his hand. I have never been so surprised in my entire life! That feeling is something you can’t put in words. Apparently Chris and my family have been planning this for 7 months. You bet I said yes!