"It was the perfect Christmas day- We were home with our families and celebrating my favorite day of the year and there was not an inch of ground in sight that wasn't covered in snow. We spent the day opening gifts with my family and I was excited to give Michael his present. December 25, 2010 Michael wanted to go to his parent's house so he could give me my Christmas present. Since he is a very talented carpenter, I was sure he had built me something and was keeping it in the garage at his mom and dad's house. When we arrived the evening of Christmas, he took me outside to the exact spot where we shared our first kiss in his parent's backyard. The snow was gently falling and we could hear the Christmas songs playing on the radio in the garage. Michael got down on one knee and asked the big question and gave me a ring. We stayed outside for awhile and slowly danced to the Christmas carols as he held me tight to keep me warm. His parents waited anxiously inside the house to celebrate the new family we were creating. I could not have dreamed up a more wonderful Christmas day than the one when he told me he wanted to grow old together."