My brother planned a big surprise for October 4th and enlisted his family and his girlfriend's family to help pull it off.
For months, he planned a surprise engagement - coordinating 13 people's schedules, booking flights for three of Rebecca's family members, buying decorations, custom designing an engagement ring, and renting out a beautiful home in Tahoe to serve as his backdrop. Every detail was thought out. Every person sworn to secrecy.
My brother, husband, mom, dad, and sister drove to Tahoe early to set up the house - moving furniture, hanging twinkle lights, spreading rose petals, and lighting candles.
When we arrived, I texted everyone and people came quickly and scooped up my kids. After Becca got her stuff out of the car, I told her Connor had a surprise for her and he wanted to perform something for her. She needed to count to 50 and then come inside. Unfortunately, she didn't hear me and stood outside and waited for Connor to come get her - in the cold, shivering. Oops. Finally she walked in, followed the rose petals, and saw my brother down on his knee in front of her.
I am so excited for them, and can't wait to have her as my sister-in-law!