Due to the economy in Michigan, my fiancé Nate had to move out to Wyoming for a job. At that point, we had been together for almost five years. I stayed in Michigan for my job since we weren't engaged yet. Nate and I were only able to see each other about every two months and talked constantly. On a trip home, Nate had told me not to make any plans for Friday night. I was told I had to dress nicely, so I went out to purchase a little black dress. The Thursday night before we were supposed to spend together, he called to say that he was going golfing the next day. I was upset that he was making other plans when we wouldn't see each other for long, but he told me to get my nails and toes done and get ready to go at 5 pm.
While he was golfing, I went to get pampered. As I was getting ready, my mom asked me if I thought Nate would propose, and I laughed at her. I had expected it a few times before and had ruined it for myself, so I didn't think anything would happen this time. Once we get on the road, Nate's dad kept calling and asking him if he had the "package. " I asked Nate what his dad was talking about, and he said his dad was referring to the golf clubs. Once we got to the restaurant where we had gone on our very first date, Mountain Jack's, we saw that there was a line. I was so hungry that I got bummed out that we would have to wait. Little did I know that my boyfriend had made reservations, so we got right in.
Next, we were taken to a little secluded area of the restaurant with candles on the table and a sweet round booth. During dinner, Nate giggled constantly and started saying things and then all of the sudden stopping. I kept thinking something was up and asked him repeatedly, "Honey, what's the matter? " Nate then asked me how his being in Wyoming had affected me, and I told him how I felt and continued eating my food. Nate got a little upset and asked why I didn't ask him how being in Wyoming had affected him. So, I apologized and then asked him, and that's when everything fell into place.
He asked me to move to the edge of the booth, and I said, "What's wrong? " He then moved out of the booth and asked me if I would marry him. I said yes and took the ring. I couldn't stop looking at it and hugging Nate! The staff was wonderful and gave us free dessert along with taking some pictures for us. Now Nate and I are both in Michigan, planning our wedding for April of 2010. It's been a wonderful experience and I wouldn't have wanted it with anyone else!