Kale and I went to high school together and dated for 5 years before we got engaged. It was my first year of teaching and we had been talking about getting married for a long time. To be honest I was expecting a ring at Christmas, but when that didn't happen I just let it go and decided to be patient and wait. ;0)
On Valentine's day Kale sent me a beautiful bouquet of a dozen red roses at school. On the card he wrote that this was going to be the best Valentine's day we had ever had. In the back of my mind I wondered if he would proposed. After school he told me we were going to go on a surprise trip. We had never gone on a trip alone before, so I was very excited.
Our first stop was Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Maggie Valley holds a special place in my heart, because as a child a spent a lot of summer's there at Jonathan Creek Inn, a hotel that my family owned. We stopped at the hotel and I showed him around. In the back there is a beautiful creek with rocking chairs and wooden swings for relaxing. We were sitting on a swing when I decided to get up and walk towards the deck, but to my surprise Kale held onto my hand. When I turned around he was on one knee. I was so excited, he started to cry and asked me to marry him. I cried and said, YES!!! It was absolutely perfect!!! He totally surprised me. It couldn't have been any better. I am glad I didn't pitch a fit at Christmas. This was much better!!
Below is a picture of Jonathan Creek Inn
After he proposed we hopped in the car and headed to Asheville, North Carolina. Kale surprised me again with a fabulous weekend at the wonderful Grove Park Inn. It is a beautiful resort!! We had such a great time. It was a trip I will never forget.