My boyfriend and I had been dating for almost a year, and it was going to be our first holiday season together. I was very excited to be spending Christmas with him and his family. Since I live in Pennsylvania and he lives in Maryland, sometimes we don't see each other for two or three weeks, which can put a strain on our relationship. I drove down to Maryland on Christmas Eve, and we left that day to spend the night with his family at his parents' house in Deep Creek.
It took a few hours to get there, but when we did, it was well worth it because the place was amazing. It was a quiet neighborhood near a ski resort, and the houses were gorgeous. We were exhausted that night and went to bed pretty early. The next morning was Christmas Day, and I woke up to my boyfriend bringing a tray of breakfast foods to my bedroom. Just as my boyfriend set the tray down on the bed in front of me, he said, "Oh wait, I forgot one thing. " He pulled out a small jewelry box and placed it on the tray. I picked it up and as I did, he got down on one knee. He said this whole long story about how I mean the world to him and asked me to be his wife. I said yes of course. Not only was it our first Christmas together, but it was also the day of our engagement.