On my way home from a business trip, I stopped by my parent's house in California. My boyfriend, who recently moved to another state, was driving out to spend the weekend with me. We had talked earlier in the evening and decided that he would meet me at my parent's house, so we could spend some time with my family before beginning our fun weekend together.
When I got to the house, he was already there, having a beer with my Dad. He helped me unload the car and I told him that I was going to do my laundry and if he wanted to give me his, I would do it all together. When he came back in with the laundry, we were alone in the dining room and he started to tell me how much I meant to him and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me.
At this point, I was starting to figure out what was happening, and all I could think of was that he was proposing to me while I had a bag of dirty laundry in my hand! I blurted that thought out, and he quickly tossed the laundry bag on the couch, got down on one knee and finished the proposal. Along with my beautiful ring, he gave me letters from his kids that officially welcomed me to the family. This was the most perfect proposal I could ever imagine - he caught me completely off guard and I was so touched by the letters from his kids. Although the proposal was private, I was able to walk into the next room and share my happiness with my family right away!