Richelle and Mark

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Mark and I decided that on our two week vacation this fall we would go to Italy! I had been there before and this would be his first time exploring Europe. We have been looking forward to the trip for weeks.

We were eager to get to Florence, our first stop! I had never been to Florence before so I was just as excited to see somewhere new. We spent hours walking and seeing beautiful art and sculptures. We also spent a lot of time eating pasta and gelato any time we could.

On our last morning we decided to go up to Piazza Michelangelo which over looks Florence. There is a beautiful view of the entire city.

Once we arrived, Mark took off his backpack and approached a young couple who were taking photos. Initially, I thought he was offering to take a photo of them. When they started to walk back toward me, I realized he had asked them to take a photo of us. By the time I turned around to put my bag down and get ready for the photo, Mark was down on one knee.

It seems a lot like a blur now. The only words I remember him saying were “Do this with me forever” after that I can only remember saying back was “Of course!”
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