Our Engagement on Block Island

Last Saturday my boyfriend and I headed to Block Island to say goodbye to summer and enjoy a day of bike riding and sightseeing. Little did I know he had much more in store for us!

After getting off the ferry we rented bikes and decided to head to one of our favorite spots near the North Lighthouse. Not too many people head out to see the lighthouse since it is on the other side of the island and is quite the trek to get to. After riding out to it, we then walk for about a mile on the beach. Behind the lighthouse is a very private beach where we went last summer to look for seaglass.

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We put our backpacks down on a piece of driftwood and much to my confusion, Rob pulled a small bottle of champagne out of his bag. Of course I responded with a “why did you bring that, it’s too early to drink, and we are on bikes!” He had another surprise for me though and slowly pulled something else out of his bag. Before I knew it he was in front of me down on one knee! Of course I said YES! (after asking a million times if this was for real.) It was absolutely perfect and a complete surprise.

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There weren’t any people around so we took our own pictures together. Of course I wanted to tell everyone but I wanted to wait until I told my parents. So we enjoyed our day together and I pretty much just stared at my left hand the entire time! It was a perfect day and a perfect proposal.

Block Island will forever hold a special place in my heart! It was an absolutely amazing day and I cannot wait to marry the man who shares the same name as my grandpa.

…Now I just have to figure out how to plan a wedding!