That’s right!! Trevor Easton Langer proposed to me on HIS birthday and for the record I was completely shocked and didn’t see this coming. Here’s the story:
The day started out early, surprising him with coffee, dark chocolate peanut butter cups, and little gifts wrapped up in a present (like protein bars, a jar of kisses “for when im not around”, our fav Mont Blanc Legend cologne, etc). There was still a package to arrive with the main gift.
I worked at Starbucks till 3pm and headed home to find the gift at the door. I gave it to him and he opened it. A leather with brass bracelet with the coordinates of Perrys Cafe (where we originally met in China 3.5 years ago!!)
Shortly after we began getting ready. Getting all done up for his birthday dinner at the fancy J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort here in Fountain Hills, Arizona. We got an Uber and arrived an hour or so before our reservation to see the beautiful property.
We went into the hotel and asked the concierge about a map of the grounds. There was a Cactus Garden that Trev really wanted to see so we figured we’d head there first. It was right outside the hotel up a half round staircase. We were just saying how beautiful and perfect the day was and being able to be out for his bday, on a date cause it had been a while and we really treasured our fine dining experiences in Chicago.
The weather was about 75, the sun and moon were both out and there was a slight breeze as the sun was just beginning to set.
The Cactus Garden was so beautiful (not what I expected cause of what I was thinking a cactus garden was.. lol). The path was windy with over 200 species of cacti.
I was like can we please not walk too much tho I’m in heals with the path being slightly hilly.. We walked a few more steps towards this particular cactus and Trev said “you know there’s a reason I didn’t want you to get me anything for my birthday”, I said “what?” then he said it again, then I was a couple steps ahead of him, he got down on his knee, and right as I turned around he said “because the greatest gift you could give me is if you’d marry me” and I said “what the fuck…. are you serious..” then he said “it’s right here haha” then I said “YES” and then “this doesn’t feel real”..
It’s sort of a fuzzy, magical kind of blur but he stood up and we looked at each other and were like what side does it go on?!? I think left, yeah left 😂 and then we kissed and hugged a million times and walked back to the hotel and up to the 5th floor to J&G Steakhouse.
We were still early so got a seat at the bar and had an IPA and just talked about the whole thing, like there’s tons of stories, his parents knowing, his Gma works at a jewelry store and apparently the ring almost didn’t make it because of a wrong address and then it actually arrived while I was home (I signed for it!!!) haha! It was fun just remembering and putting everything together.
We sat down for our reservation at 6:45pm. We had patio seating with a ridiculously amazing view. Bre (the hostesses who I guess we had both been in contact with for both our surprises) had my surprise for him of bubbly and a handwritten note that said “To my most favorite human, Happy Birthday I love you.”
We had a lovely dinner (tuna tartar, butternut squash soup, a burger, salmon, a lava cake, and a cheesecake). 3 glasses of bubbly!! And then met his parents out after and had an amazing time. We even played my favorite basketball arcade game Goodwood. We were around 1 and then slept the most refreshing sleep. I worked in the mornin’.
Truly the most magical perfect and unforgettable day/night ❤ 03.08.17 #engagedaf
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