We had been together about 14 years. I had gotten to the point where I was over being bitter and annoyed about not being engaged and I had started to for myself to NOT think about it and if I did I quickly shut it down. Expecting it would often ruin a night or trip so I just forced myself to stop.
Prior to the trip his mom kept reminding me to get my nails done. I had stopped getting my nails done before trips becasue I’d get upset when the proposal didnt happen.
I had planned a week-long trip for his birthday in Vegas. It is NOT unlike him to set a side a day for a lil surprise for me so when he asked I not plan something on a day I wasnt too shocked.
Turned out he had planned a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon, a place I have always wanted to go. While we were waiting to get on the helicopter he needed to use the wash room and I offered to hold his backpack, but he clutched to it like I was asking for his only child.. it was kinda weird but I shrugged it off.
I had actually been a little snotty with him the day before..oops lol
Mid-Way through the flight, he says “Pilot can you tell my girlfriend the next part of the trip" and for some toally unknown reason when he said Girlfriend my heart skipped a beat. It was so weird.
After we landed IN the Grand Canyon I was just so happy and so amazing. I was wandering around on my own while he was off taking photos (or so I thought but he was actually talking to the pilot). And in my head I thoguht “Man if he was ever going to ask me, NOW would be perfect" and then promptly forced myself to forget it and move on.
I had bought him a brand new fancy pancy camera for his Birthday, so it didnt seem weird when he wanted to take photos. He had also put on a speaker with some of our fav music and honestly I hadnt even noticed it haha.
I was stuffing my face with a mimosa and danish when he asked to take photos since the pilot was free, I chocked down my food and drink and said “Ok, lets do this" (which is not something I usually say lol).
We were “taking photos" and I notice he is crying, I was so confused and turn to him to see if he was ok and then BAM he is on his knee.
So, I think I DID have an idea it was coming, but I just kept forcing myself to not think about it lol.