Kurt and I had recently celebrated our four-year anniversary together and this evening was his 19th birthday. He told me he wanted to go to Downtown Portland for dinner and watch the Christmas ships on the Willamette River. With Christmas lights all around us, Kurt dropped down onto his knee and grabbed my hand, and for the life of me, I cant recall anything clearly after that. He also happened to pick the exact ring that I had mentioned liking months before! After he proposed and MANY kisses were shared, he turned me around and I saw that my sister, mother, and friend were all hiding behind nearby bushes and taking photos of the whole thing! I’m so lucky to be engaged to such a wonderful man.