We got engaged on July 4th at a picnic we have each year in the park. Funnily enough, the day had not started out as well as it ended. I had planned to bake a pie to bring with us and accidentally never turned the over on! Because of this we were an hour behind in leaving for our picnic. On our way out the door he told me to hang on a second while he went back into the apartment because he had "forgotten his wallet" (but was really going back in to get the ring without me knowing.) In his excitement in grabbing the ring, he accidentally left his keys inside and locked us out! We had to call maintenence to let us back in and waited ANOTHER hour! I dont know how I didnt realize he had the ring, because in the panic of having been locked out, I personally searched all his pockets to MAKE SURE he didnt have his keys on him! Long story short, after an extremely crazy morning, he took me to a nearby metropark with a beautiful waterfall and proposed to me under a tree right afer the picnic. A nearby group of people also having a picnic clapped and came over and took our picture for us. Later that evening we got to share our engagement with his family at the town fireworks display :)
We met in high school through mutual friends. We took a few classes together before even meeting each other about halfway through freshmen year.