My fiancé and I have been together for five years and are high school sweethearts. One weekend that we were home, we decided to go for a walk on the beach, one of my favorite places in the world during the fall because the wind whips the air and there is no one around you. As we were walking, I looked for things in the sand like shells and money. Well, this time, I stumbled across an old bottle. I picked it up and inside was a note. I took it out and it read, "I wanted to ask you once we were home… " I looked up at Tyler, but he was already on one knee, holding a ring in his finger. He then said, "Will you marry me? " And then I said "Yes! " Afterwards, we went to a friend's house for drinks, where our family and friends had gathered for a surprise engagement party. It was so nice being home on the island and being with our loved ones to celebrate. I couldn't think of a better place in this world to propose!