On January 19, 2008, the day before Mike and mine one year anniversary, Mike gave me a scrapbook of our first year together. He then told me that we would be going on scavenger hunt to places that represented our first year together and each place we went would correspond with a page in the scrapbook.
As the day progressed, each special place we went, someone from either Mike or my family was there. For instance, Mike's dad was at the restaurant where we had their first date and my parents were at the bar where they first met. Mike had timed the day perfectly so that we would arrive at our last stop, Ocean Beach in San Francisco, exactly at sunset.
Mike and I went out onto the beach and there he read to me the last page in the scrapbook. He got about halfway through and started to get choked up, and I finally realized what was going on. Mike ended with the proposal, and through many happy tears, I said yes. When we returned home, both of our families were waiting at Mike's dad's house where we all celebrated with lots of champagne. A perfect way to end a perfect day!