At the beginning of July 2008, I created this three-day proposal, finishing day with a picnic at the park on July 3. The picnic setting is on a ledge next to a stream tucked away in the trees at Creekside Park in Archdale, NC; the location of our second date. The picnic basket was packed with Turkey wraps, chips and her favorite (that I made myself)…banana pudding.
On the picnic blanket is a book I made with a card that read, “Chapter Three: Where I Fell.” The book included a picture of me and our children, each wearing a different shirt:
- A Will Smith shirt,
- An Uncle Sam shirt that says “You!,”
- A Virgin Mary shirt…
And then, there I am on one knee with a shirt that says “Me.”
After what felt like an eternity, she finally said, “OF COURSE!!!” This is by far the greatest picnic I’ve ever had. Not only did we have a nice meal, it is a memory that will never be forgotten.
Jorge won a $100 Earth Fare gift card for being the winning entry! To find out how to enter this month’s “You tell us…” contest, pick up a copy of the June sales flyer at your local Earth Fare.