After six weeks of secret coordination with her parents, brother, and closest friends, we went to visit her parents for the weekend. While there, we went on a picnic to see the sunset (one of her favorite activities) and after an hour of playful banter, I suggested a cherry-seed spitting contest (she’s super competitive and we had cherries; I had to improvise to get her to turn away from me!) and when she turned to make a final shot, I backed away and got on one knee. My best friend, Michael, was hiding in the bushes (with a full gilly suit!) to capture it from a different angle. Afterwards, we rode back to her house for another surprise–all of her friends were there to celebrate. You can hear their shout at the very end of the third proposal video (the camera battery dies at that point).