On an unseasonably gorgeous March 17, Jack and I marched alongside an Irish dancing float in the Dogtown St. Patrick's Day parade. He has asked me a few days earlier if I'd march with him. I didn't ever really understand why we were marching, but I didn't ask questions... I thought it would be fun, so I went along with it!
After about 15 minutes of bead throwing and waving, Jack grabbed my hand. "Hey, let's go see our families!" he said. "You know where they are?!" I asked. He knew the exact intersection. Weird... He began taking huge Jack strides, while I ran to catch up. (Confused, but still oblivious.) Upon finally spotting our families, what did I notice first? The huge "Blake, will you MARRY ME?" banner??? Nope. In the excitement of the moment, I immediately spotted my brother in the crowd, in town from college. I freaked out. "PAUL, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!" Ha. :) ...Upon taking a step back, I read the banner. And well. You should probably just take a look at the pics and video. All captured for your viewing pleasure.
TOTAL SHOCK. He got me goooooood! And now we're freakin' ENGAGED!!! I get to marry my best friend on December 17, 2011!!! Christmas wedding!! And then guess where we're honeymooning? Yep, Ireland. SO excited. :)