Ashley and Blake

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Blake and I had been excitedly discussing getting engaged for a few months since he is moving to Pittsburgh in January for a new job. So, I was on the edge of my seat every date night. But, this date night felt different. Why did I feel so nervous? After dinner, Blake drove us to the Whetstone Park of Roses which is close to Ohio State. We were going to spend the rest of our evening looking at the end of summer blooms. While I was lusting over beautiful dahlias, Blake grabbed my hand and led me towards the fountain. He took my other hand and pulled me close. His first words were “whew, I am so nervous.” I smiled from ear to ear because I knew what was coming next. He told me how excited he is to live life with me then the rest of his words became a blur because so many emotions started racing through my body. Blake gracefully let go of my hands, got down on one knee, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him. A million times YES!