Abbey and Dan

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how they asked

Dan and I frequently went shooting together for date nights. This night was going to be different though, I just didn’t know that yet! I had just gotten home from finishing my second year of veterinary school, and Dan asked what else I wanted to do, other than get tacos (as it was Cinco de Mayo). Unknowingly, I said “we haven’t gone shooting in a while, why don’t we take some guns to the range?” Dan said his sister had had a rough week, and would really like to join us, if it were okay with me; of course I said yes… I went to shoot, but the gun never fired, figuring it just misfired, I stood there for a minute or so.

Dan then said “gently take the bullet out and check to see what is wrong with it”; so I discharged the bullet, and when I looked at the side, he had gotten the bullet engraved with the saying: “Abbey, will you marry me?”

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I turned around to find him down on one knee with the ring in his hand!

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It was an amazing surprise, one that I did not expect.

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Without me knowing, his sister (who is an awesome photographer) had gotten her camera out of the gun bag, and was capturing the moment.

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It was one of the best moments of my life, one that I will never forget. We took some more pictures around the range, and then headed back to his house, where his family and our closest friends were waiting!

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