1 Year Ago Today

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 15, 2008

We were lying on a beach in Mexico. The moon was full and bright and there were millions of stars in the sky. It was our first night on our first ‘official’ vacation together, and we were loving every minute of it. We hadn’t slept for over 24 hours, but we didn’t care.

We had a fabulous dinner at the Grande Bahia Principe- the servers entertained us beyond our wildest dreams (we even got Tequila shots brought to our table). They knew that we were in love and kept asking if we were on our honeymoon. Some day, I thought.

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After dinner we took a walk around the resort. Nothing but the moonlight lit our path. The night was warm and there was a nice, gentle breeze in the air.


We laughed and played around before settling on a couple of the lounge chairs that we pushed together. We relaxed there in complete and utter peace as the waves crashed around us.


We decided to head back to our room as the lack of sleep was setting in! Just as we were leaving, Eric pulled me aside to a small light that lit the pathway along the beach.

He grabbed my hands and held them in his. And he looked at me, shaking slightly, and said:

“I love you so much. You are my soul mate…

I brought something for you…”

He reached into his back pocket pulling out his wallet.

Some Mexican pesos?! I wondered. :D

He unzipped the change compartment of his wallet and pulled out a folded up piece of lined paper, until a ring popped out and before I knew it he was on the sand kneeling. He asked me if I would marry him.

Me crying, I squeeked, “Are you serious!???? Of course I will!”

It was the happiest day of my life next to our wedding day.


Eric chicken scratched on a piece of notebook paper the timeline of our day- Saturday December 15, 2008- which was exactly 1 year ago today! (PS- the thing about the strip search was a joke!)


 in 8 months we were married!




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Mariposa December 15, 2008 at 10:06 pm

awwwww.. that is beautiful Angela!!! i love your wedding dress too!

My BF and I write letters back and forth like little dorks. I think its great! Lately though, since we got unlimited text.. its been texting.. lol he is seriously the most unlikely romantic guy out there, but once in while he just busts out the romance and knocks my socks off!


girlrunningaround December 15, 2008 at 10:07 pm

What a great memory. Reading it gave me goosebumps. :)


Lindsey (Mrs. LC) December 15, 2008 at 10:24 pm

aw sweet memory :)

hmm, best wife ever? Did you get him a giant flat screen tv? haha that’s something I think any husband would call his wife the “best wife ever” for!


Andrea December 15, 2008 at 10:29 pm

awwwwwww i love love stories :) and happy endings!


VeggieGirl December 15, 2008 at 10:33 pm

AMAZING!! Such a fairy tale reality, I love it :-)


Kris December 15, 2008 at 10:39 pm

So happy for my lil sis….Wow, a year ago today, but look how far you have come in that year. Seems like it was much longer ago. I still remember sitting on the edge of my seat your ENTIRE trip….with not a peep of your news (although I knew it was suppose to happen while you were away). Mom and I were on pins and needles ;) lol….you can imagine our conversations throughout the week….ahh our stress over it all :) haha….
I bet you got Eric some sort of sweet keepsake from that day…perhaps a moment captured in time???


sweetandnatural December 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm

SO touching! I’m such a sucker for love stories! Thank you for sharing that with all of us. :-)


paloma December 15, 2008 at 10:54 pm

WOAH. my husband proposed to me on akamal (sp?) beach in mexico on dec. 19, 2004!! that is too weird!!!

guess our husbands are on the same wavelength… smart boys! ;)


Maggie December 15, 2008 at 11:03 pm

That is the sweetest story :)


jenngirl December 15, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Beautiful pictures, beautiful night, beautiful story!! You two are wonderfully precious, I hope to have that kind of love story one day :)

Can’t wait to hear about tonight!


Melissa December 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

Awwww, what a sweet story. You guys look so cute together!!


kaneil December 16, 2008 at 12:57 am

So freaking cute!!!


Leah December 16, 2008 at 4:24 am

I love this post. Being there throughout the years as your friend and on your wedding day was such an honour because you two are such a beautiful couple and you can see the love you have for each other. Very happy for you! xx


katheats December 16, 2008 at 8:37 am

Awww!! I love that notebook paper :)


Anne P December 16, 2008 at 8:39 am

aw what a sweet story, and very beautifully written as well :)


Denise December 16, 2008 at 8:48 am

Sweet post. You look very happy!


caitlin December 16, 2008 at 10:14 am

that made me super excited for you guys!!

hahah what happened in between 9:30 and 10:30 PM??? i can hazard a guess!


Melanie June 18, 2012 at 8:22 am

How cool!! I got engaged at Grand Bahia Principe Akumal one week after you!!! My husband planned a very romantic dinner for two on the dock there! Staff lined the path with candles, but it was super windy and the poor guy that was waiting on us kept having to stop and re light the candles! But it was very lovely and I have very very fond memories of the resort!


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

awwww that’s so cute!!! haha. Yes I can imagine the wind!! So nice that he planned a dinner outdoors. :) We cannot wait to go back there someday…


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