On May 6th 2016 we took a drive out to Orman Dam, which is a popular sandy “lake” area that we’ve gone many times boating and camping with friends. During one of my first trips to South Dakota to visit Sam we went camping at Orman Dam, back in 2012.
It was a beautiful sunny day on May 2016 and we both had the day off from work…. so we packed a picnic and some blankets and went down to the water. Over the years we have traveled to many different beaches in California, Italy, Nantucket.. and we’ve collected shells and small rocks from each beach from around the world and have placed them in a jar on our kitchen table. While at Orman that day enjoying the sunshine he asked if I wanted to collect some shells and rocks for our jar to remember the beautiful day… so we started to walk the shore line. I then heard him behind me say “what about this Rock??” I turned around to find him down on one knee with a solitaire diamond ring out as he asked me to be his wife.