we’ve been back home for four days. and they’ve flown by. filled with unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, 100’s of emails, and settling back into our ‘routine’. as much as I loved our escape, it’s nice to be home.
and some news broke while we were away..
it all happened on DAY ONE of our trip. we set up our campsite. and headed to mount rushmore, for the nightly lighting ceremony. the sun set. the moon came out. and the ceremony began.
a lady spoke, they played a 20 minute video, and everyone in attendance stood to sing the national anthem ..then the spotlights came on.
and simultaneously, [J] got down on one knee ..
I immediately began crying. the happiest cry I’ve ever cried. I was speechless. [excluding a couple “are you serious?”]. after a really long hug, kiss, & a crazy amount of tears ..
I said “yes”!!
and the family sitting next to us insisted they take our picture, to capture the moment. so generous. and sadly, such poor photography skills ..
it’s the thought that counts. another girl offered to take our picture later. and by later, I mean, after about 15 minutes of more tears. my eyes were so red, blotchy, & puffy ..
the next morning, we had breakfast burritos over the fire + iced coffee at our campsite. and we went back to mount rushmore, to re-capture the moment.
and then we took off to our next destination ..
as an engaged couple!