Trifton and I were visiting our families in Florida for the holidays and I invited both of our families and a few close friends to dinner at Azure in Daytona Beach Shores on new years day of 2016. Getting our families together for a nice dinner has been a ongoing trend when we visit Florida, so Trifton had no idea that I would be popping the question. I had picked out the ring about 3 months before, but waited to pop the question because I wanted to get his parents blessing before I did; guess i’m a little “old school”. His parents were happy to hear the good news and were gracious in giving their blessing just about 10 days before the big dinner. So while everyone coming to this dinner knew what was going on, Trifton had no idea.