Jennifer and Gary's Proposal in their New House

Gary & I met at work. We instantly became friends & a couple years later we gave into the attraction & went on a first date, to an American Idol concert he had won tickets to! We are best friends and soul mates, and have a love that neither of us thought existed. Many years & many dates later, we are ready to spend the rest of our lives together!

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How he asked: We were on our way to the first place we ever vacationed as a couple – Drummond Island. We had been planning this getaway for a while & were both ready for relaxing life in the U.P. There was only one thing we had to do first, check-up on the progress of our new construction home.

Our walk through of the house was normal – the same oooh’s & aaah’s we expressed during every visit. Looking back, Gary was a little fidgety, but who wouldn’t be with a diamond ring in their pocket! As we started to leave, Gary said he left his wallet inside & ran back in…Petey (4 mo old lab puppy) & I followed shortly after. I casually looked around, all the while yelling to Gary (he was in the basement) that we’ll get it later, let’s just go up north!

As I walked down the stairs to the basement I had no idea what was waiting around the corner. As I turned I saw my future husband, down on a knee, box in hand, smiling from ear to ear. Behind him on our basement wall, in chalk, were the words “Will You Marry Me?” I managed to stop smiling long enough to get out the one answer I’d been dreaming about saying to him, YES!

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Square shaped engagement ring will you marry me