I thought it was just a walk on the beach to go swimming. At 11:00 in the morning, and with my friends Cara and Sarah along for the trip, I certainly wasn't expecting a proposal! But, alas, my amor had spent his free hour in the morning, while we girls took a quick walk to town, creating this message with the rocks that are oh-so-pleniful on this black-sand beach in El Salvador. When we headed out for our swim we took a detour to walk along private property (it was easier than the rocks, and Daniel assured me it'd be fine.) Turns out he had planned for the guard to kick us out...conveniently in front of his "Marry Me". I didn't notice it at first, honestly. But when he took my hands in his and I felt them shaking, I knew.
He had to ask me twice, because my initial reaction was a series of, "Oh-my-gosh-are-you-kidding-me-really???" I hope the my tears conveyed my joy a little better than my verbal responses. :)