Thursday, April 5, 2012

How Forever Feels

I thought I’d make a post about our engagement story, plus I’ve had a few requests :)

It happened on Wednesday March 21st.  We were in the Bahamas and had just gotten back to the condo from a National park and Cave tour.  We also got to see the beach where some of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed, Gold Rock Beach.  It was beautiful and I loved spending time on another beach.

We decided to go check out the port again and see what was happening in the Lucaya area.  We started off by walking along the beach to the big resort nearby.  Walking around we scouted out some potential dinner areas, and also found out the hours of the local liquor store.  You now, priorities. 

We were walking around by the marina and had mentioned checking out Taino Beach, and you have to take a ferry to get there due to the canal system.  We were walking around and talking about going there.  Then, we saw the ferry pull up and decided to go for it on a whim.  Why not, the ferry was already there, right?
Canal View of some condos
Yacht Club, fancy
We got to the ferry area, and started walking around the area trying to find our way to the beach.  It is actually on the Ritz Carlton property, so we navigated our way there after enjoying the lovely canal tour.  We decided to walk along the beach and check out the area.  Taino Beach is supposed to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire island, and I’d have to agree.  It was nice and secluded and very serene.  There were not a lot of people around, and we started walking around the cove. 

After walking to the end of the beach and glancing at tide pools we decided to turn around and head back.  I may have also been whining because my flip-flops were not the best shoes to be wearing on the rocks.  Once we got back to the sandy area we stopped to rest and just enjoy the beach for a moment. 
The rocks and tide pools
Absolutely breathtaking
At this point he started really sweet things like how I am the best thing that happened him, and since deployment his life was really put into perspective and what was important, and then he said, “vacation wouldn’t be complete without one more thing.” He dropped to one knee and pulled out the most beautiful ring I’d ever seen and asked, “Dani, will you marry me?”
Right after, and all smiles
Close up of the ring, it is perfect!
My answer was of course, YES! My exact words may have been "yes, yes, oh hell yes, forever, yes." We went to celebrate the exciting news with a drink at the Ritz (holy fancy batman) and waited on the ferry back to Port Lucaya.  Once there, we hit the liquor store for some champagne and a cigar for him.  Then came the fun part of calling family via Skype, and they were all SUPER excited.  Apparently, fiancé had asked my parents for their blessing at Christmas, and had the ring since January.  How sneaky!
Celebrating with champagne after dinner
So we are now planning a wedding around the Army and my classes.  Right now, the hard part is waiting to find out when/if he has Captain’s course and where we’ll be PCSing to after that.  Here is to hoping for a Fall 2013 wedding! No date set, but we're looking at some venues this weekend.


  1. Such a sweet story!

    And I know the struggles of planning a wedding around the Army and hectic schedules! Can't wait to hear more!

  2. Ahh lord knows I love weddings...can't wait to hear about all your planning :)

  3. YES, YES, YES! I just KNEW it was going to happen on your trip. Don't ask me how, I just had a gut feeling. :) I am so happy for you, Dani! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! Love your ring, so beautiful!