After 5 years of dating and almost
8 years of being close friends, Andy finally
when we took a trip to Napa Valley to celebrate
our fifth anniversary together. At the end
of our first day, we visited a beautiful winery,
Chateau Potelle, located at the top of Mount
Veeder. Prior to this, I was thoroughly convinced
that Andy wasn't going to propose during the
trip. Although we had already picked out the
ring a month ago, he kept being wishy washy,
saying things like, "I'm not ready
to be engaged..." Needless to say, I was feeling
pretty down about the whole thing. Little did
I know that I was in for a huge romantic surprise!
had already visited several wineries that day,
and I was feeling a little tipsy and very hungry,
so you can imagine that I wasn't too excited
when we got to Chateau Potelle (which was at
the end of a long twisty road) and Andy insisted
we buy a bottle to drink in the garden outside.
What I didn't realize is that Andy had been planning
for a month and there was a little picnic table
set up inside the vineyard with flowers, sandwiches,
fruit and cheese - of course he had known that
I would be starving after a day of wine tasting!
At that point, I still didn't realize what was
about to happen...until he reached into his jacket
pocket, pulled out a ring box and got on one
knee! Now how's that for a romantic proposal!
I’ll never forget that day!