how they asked: After 6 years of love, long distance, and a lot of patience, I got engaged to my best friend on July 16, 2015. It was my birthday week, a week that had started off with me getting a 24 hour stomach flu bug. Luckily, seeing Simon always makes me feel better. It was 2 days before my birthday, and he was planning on taking me on a birthday picnic. We went to a beautiful secluded pathway in our city, and he had prepared a lovely picnic, but nothing too fancy that would set off any proposal red flags. He had a piñata as well. After we ate, he proceeded to blindfold me so that I could bust open my piñata that I was so excited about. But when he went to grab the “sticks” as I was blindfolded, I began to hear music. I thought, no way. But as the second guitar and then box drum chimed in, I knew. I turned around, and there was the love of my life and our closest friends, playing an acoustic version of Still Into You, by Paramore. With my besties filming and snapping pics, I listened to my love of 6 years sing to me as I bawled my eyes out. He then said the sweetest words, my full name, got down on one knee, and gave me the perfect ring. I cannot believe that this day is here, and I get to now call my boyfriend my fiancé.