Tuesday, March 24, 2015

sol15 #24: underwater engagement

Last week, my sister-in-law called us with the best news - she is engaged! We've been waiting for this moment for quite some time, so when we heard that he popped the question, we were thrilled!

Their proposal story is by far one of the best I've heard:

They were in the Florida Keys scuba-diving, and Michele, my sister-in-law had one last dive to do to get her open water certification. As they were descending, they were leisurely swimming around enjoying the underwater landscape. Little did Michele know, her now fiancé, Tom, had orchestrated this master plan to ask her to be his wife.

A few minutes after being underwater, Tom swims up behind Michele, taps her on the shoulder, and she turns around to see him writing something on his board. He writes, "Will you be my dive buddy for life?" She shakes her head yes, and then he goes to unzip the pocket of his dive glove. He pulls out the ring, not tied to anything, and slips it on her finger. Absolutely ahhhhmazing!

The best part is, their dive guide caught the whole thing on video! Definitely a moment that will be shared over and over again for years to come.

They got back late Sunday night and we are all going to my in-laws house tonight to celebrate! Can't wait to hear both versions of the story ;)

In his words, "no, she didn't drown and yes, it's insured." haha!


  1. This is a terrific story! So glad it was captured on tape! I'm sure it will be replayed many, many times!

  2. Amazing story!
    Sidenote: When I first say the title I read "Underwear Engagement" and thought, "No way is Christine writing about underwear!"

  3. What a great slice! That is truly a memorable engagement!

  4. I agree that this is such a great story - but the picture definitely completes it! It's absolutely what I had in my head from reading your writing, but seeing it for real made it all the more cool. Way to go! Congrats to them!!


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