We then arrived at Elements, the restaurant at Sanctuary on Camelback mountain... it was absolutely beautiful!
Chris had also insisted that we take a picture of us, "because we looked so good". He really just wanted a last un-engaged picture because he knew I would want one....
*** For journaling purposes, Chris had maple leaf farms duck breast, bok choy, roasted butternut squash & garlic cherry glaze, and I had bacon wrapped filet of beef, roasted garlic mash, balsamic onions, mushrooms & blue cheese. We also drank Robert Eymael "Monchoff" Estate Reisling. Okay, thanks!
Then the magic happened. We had sat directly in front of the windows, looking out to Paradise Valley, and Chris said that we should get up and look at the window to get a better view. I was so full, and was like, that's okay, you go over there and I'll watch... lol ... Well, needless to say I got up, and Chris looked at me and said that we make a really good team (and I don't remember the rest because my heart was racing once I heard those words). Then the next thing I know, he's down on one knee asking me to marry him. I was in complete and total shock that I looked at him and said "are you sure?!?!?". He looked at me and said this isn't one of those questions I should answer with a question :) I never even said yes, and nodded my head instead because I was still in shock. Then came the waiter with two glasses of champagne and creme brulee!
He later told me that he was so excited all day because he wasn't going to have to sneak around anymore! If this is a peek of life to come, I am one lucky girl!
Now comes all the fun stuff, and we couldn't be more excited!