I’m a sucker for love stories, I’m sort of sappy, and I always cry when I watch The Notebook, and I love love love “how he asked” stories. If you’re not into that sort of thing, maybe skip this one. I feel like the night Mr. Stingray asked me was like a fairy tale. (Watch out! I’m already getting sappy.) In honor of newly joining the hive, I’m sharing our engagement story today!
I had just finished a two month scuba Divemaster certification in Costa Rica when my sister, best friend, and boyfriend came to visit me. We had all been sharing amazing adventures zip-lining, exploring the beaches, rainforests, and volcanoes, but near the end of our stay was a day that will forever be one of the best days of my entire life. It began with me teaching my sister and best friend their first scuba diving lesson. I took them in the ocean for their first experience breathing underwater; it was so awesome!
After some nachos and tica lindas (the most delicious frozen drink) we met up with the boys after their deep sea fishing trip. That evening we all decided to get dressed up and head to a nice restaurant on one of the northern beaches that I had visited on one of my first nights in Costa Rica. I thought I was the one that was planning our night out, but I didn’t realize there was something Mr. Stingray had been planning the whole trip. He was insistent that we make it to the beach by sunset. I can now see how nervous he was. I thought he was sick and kept asking if he was feeling OK. Clearly, clueless.