Logan proposed at Minnehaha Falls on September 26th, 2007:
Logan was ready to propose and was working with his brother Brody on getting the proposal setup for when we took our trip to San Diego to visit Brody and Aimee. The plans were set, proposal in San Diego....
We had been dating for over 6 years and were just out of college. Logan never gave me any hints about proposing, we never went ring shopping, and I had no idea what Logan’s plan was which started to frustrate me. He wanted to totally surprise me, so he would make up excuses like yes, but we just got out of college and student loans.
So one day I started talking to Logan about our upcoming trip and told him that a lot of my friends were asking me “do you think he will propose there? I bet he will!!” And Logan’s thinking… shoot!
Few Day Before Proposal:
So much for the San Diego proposal :) After hearing that from me, only a few days before our trip, Logan decided he had to change plans quickly because he wanted this to be unexpected. He decided to do it before the trip! So he called his sister, LaDieh, and asked for some help because Logan wanted to capture the moment. Logan thought of Minnehaha Falls so he, LaDieh, and Carson all drove to the location to scope it out. They walked through a nonpath along the creek and found a big tree stump that fell to the ground that looked like a perfect bench on the creek. They figured out all the plans and were set for the big day!! LaDieh's spot was across the creek up about 15 feet above where the proposal location was set. It was perfect spot for photographing the moment.
On September 26th, 2007 Logan called me and said "you know we just got these new cameras and we always talk about taking more pictures. I read that Minnehaha Falls is beautiful right now with the tree changing colors. Let’s go there." I wasn’t completely convinced because it was a week or two until the best colors came out and most the trees were still green. But I agreed and not thinking anything of it (as you can tell by my outfit!).
When they got there, the leaves were barely changing but Logan said "oh well, we can till take some good pictures." Logan was trying to be careful not to go too fast, or too slow and lead me in the correct path without being too obvious. He noticed a storm brewing so in addition to being nervous about proposing, the weather enhanced it tenfold. Just what a guy needs.
Logan finally got me to the planned spot and looked to see that LaDieh was in place peeping out from behind a tree across the creek. When I saw the tree, I thought it would be a cool place for a picture and when over without coaxing. I was taking a picture of the two of us and I finally noticed Logan was acting a little weird. He totally surprised me by getting down on one knee and proposing! He seemed to have a little speech planned out but I can’t really remember what he said or what I said other than YES!
LaDieh took a few photos after she came out from her hiding spot, which was another surprise for me! After a little while, we all walked back to the cars, storm over head, but not a single drop of rain. When we stepped into our car it instantly started down pouring. Logan had champagne waiting in his trunk, which would have been sweet, but with the rain we didn’t have it. But I was too excited to worry about that! We went to dinner and shared the news with our families. I was so happy and it worked great that we got to leave for our trip after we got the chance to see our families first. I got lots of bridal magazines to look at on the plane ride and we had blast in San Diego.