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Proposal SURPRISE!!!!

Warning: This post may quickly turn into a novel. I'm writing this not just for you, but for me so I may always remember this magical moment:) -Also, I am writing this late at night, so it is definitely not my best writing.

 I'm going to start this story a few months ago -actually like 14 months ago. So my best friend, Ralynne, is an amazing performer (singer, dancer, the works...) and she ended up getting an internship at Disneyworld as "friends" with Pluto and then a job as one of the lead performers in the High School Musical 3 show. She'd been asking me to come visit since she got there, but timing and money just never worked out until this fall. I had a break from school for the second week of October, so I booked a flight and made plans with Ralynne to party it up in Florida together. I was so excited, but a little bummed to be away from Camaron for about a week (because he was visiting his new niece in Nebraska a few days before I left). He and I had spent almost everyday together since we'd started dating, so we definitely missed each other.

Also, our relationship was pretty serious. We had been talking about marriage for some time, but didn't want to rush it. But because I teach school, my schedule is pretty packed, so we decided it would work out best if we got married over Christmas break (2 weeks off of school, relatives would be in town, Christmas together...) So once mid-September hit, I really started pressuring Camaron about marriage (because I felt I couldn't really start planning things until it was official). After talking about it a lot, I knew it was coming soon. I had told Camaron that I really love being surprised, but it's kind of a bummer, because I usually figure out planned surprises and then miss all the magic of it. So that put some pressure on Cam and I was already trying to figure out how he'd do it. I knew he needed to ask my dad first, so I figured he'd do that while I was visiting Ralynne (because that is what I'd do). Then I figured he wouldn't be able to wait any longer, so he would propose after picking me up from the airport when I came home. This was my prediction.

Camaron asked if I thought I knew how he'd do it. I told him yes, but I wouldn't tell him my prediction (because I was so sure I was right and I didn't want to steal his fire by revealing that I knew). We talked about this over the phone while he was back in AZ (after seeing his new niece in Nebraska), and Camaron mentioned how he didn't have a ring yet. I was kind of frustrated by this news because I didn't want to have to wait until after Thursday(the night I'd get home) to get proposed to, and this would mess things up. I then apologized for making a big deal of it and secretly stressed more. On Wednesday (Oct 13), Ralynne and I decided to hit up Disney World. So we started in the Animal Kingdom and then headed over to Hollywood studios (because one of Ralynne's friends was Belle in The Beauty & the Beast show and she was going to get us VIP seating and then pictures with the cast afterwards). So Ralynne and I had to book it to the show so we could get our VIP seating. The show was awesome! I texted Cam a few times about what I was doing and how I was enjoying the show.
Me texting Camaron while we waited for the cast to come out

When the show ended, we stayed after everyone else left. Then, the stage curtain opened and revealed the whole cast! I was surprised that the whole cast was willing to take some pictures with us. And everyone was super nice and really wanted to get to know me. So we got some good pictures and someone was taking video on Ralynne's camera. When we were finishing up, I told the cast thank you and was about to head off the stage, but Prince Beast (?) stopped me and told me they had one more surprise.

Earlier, they had given away the new Beauty & the Beast DVD to a lucky audience member. I totally thought the cast was going to give us one too, but then they all turned toward the back curtain. A drumroll played and then the curtain opened and revealed ...CAMARON!!!!
Click on the pic to see the magic up close ;)

WHAAAAAT????!!?!!!! (That was basically my reaction) He walked down the steps toward me and then got down on one knee and proposed! I was in so much shock from surprise of seeing Camaron in Florida! I was shaking like crazy, but I said yes and then he slipped on the gorgeous ring (that he picked:)  ) And then the whole cast cheered while I was still busy trying to pick up the pieces of my exploded brain. I was just so happy!!! Camaron had surprised me big time and had proposed in the most perfect way ever!!!!! (for me). I absolutely love all things Disney and Beauty & the Beast is my fav, so this was just too much to handle and I was still shaking most of the day. Surprisingly, I did not cry. I guess I was just too happy and shocked.

It was just so wonderful to have Camaron there. A lot of the trip, I had been thinking, "Oh Camaron would love this! ...I can't wait to come back someday and do this with Camaron...etc..." -Not that I wasn't having a blast with Ralynne, but just everything is that much better when Camaron is there too. So we got to spend the rest of the day together playing in the parks. Ralynne had to leave early for a rehearsal, so I would have been left alone in the parks to play. But now Cam was there and we had so much fun:) Along with the rides, we also spent much of the day texting and calling friends and family -which was so fun to share the news. But I quickly came to find out that EVERYBODY knew about Camaron coming to propose -except me! Thank you everyone who worked to pull this off and kept it a secret. It was seriously the biggest and best surprise EVER!

10 comments

  1. Oh my gosh!!! A fairy tale proposal?????!!!!!!!! I'm crying. Love that story!

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  2. As my brother said, "Laura Winslow and Steve Urkle aint got nothin on this." Jenny, I miss you so you need to come to the wedding:)

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  3. YES. My brothy is a stud :) Now he can be the prince and you can be the princess it's a love story baby you said yes!!

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  4. Andrea, that is a beautiful story! I am so happy for you! You will make a beautiful bride! Do you have a date picked out?

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  5. wooooohooooo!!!!! Congrats girl!!!!! that is so awesome!!!! i love disney as well and beauty and the beast is my favorite movie to!!!!! your story is so cute!!! classic fairy tell as we would say. your gonna make a beautiful bride!!!! :-D

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  6. Holy cow andrea I like him already!!! he is so perfect for you!! Wow i am speechless for you! working there I always got to see and hear those stories bt now that it is someone I know that is way awesome!!!

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  7. I'm bawling like a baby! haha I knew about this before you went. (Alex told me) and I cried then, and now I'm crying even more. hahah LOVE this! Congrats that is SO special!

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  8. K, most adorable story EVER.
    Seriously.

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  9. just died from the cuteness.

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  10. Goose bumps galore! What an awesome proposal story!

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