At this point I was not thinking
"proposal". Tom and I were participating in an iron chef cooking
challenge for a date night the Friday night of this week (July 6th). The entire
week thus far had been Tom quizzing me about what I would make if the secret
ingredient was ______. With how
competitive Tom is I actually thought, seriously?!??! You are going to make me participate in an
iron chef challenge this evening as prep for our date tomorrow night!!!
As I made my way to the kitchen
there was another note on the cabinet that read:
1: Follow "The Perfect, Long Lasting Relationship Brownies"
recipe. You must complete it to move onto
the next step (get them in the oven and you can move to step 2).
2: go to the back yard and read "A Game of Luck" instructions. Follow the instructions exactly as they are
Each of the brownie ingredients were
separated into mason jars and labeled with their meaning. When I began to read the recipe my heart
started beating out of my chest. My
hands starting shaking as I added each ingredient to the mixing bowl. Here is what the recipe said:
Perfect, Long Lasting Relationship Brownies
make perfect, long lasting relationship (brownies) you must start with the
finest, highest quality ingredients! You
must marry together a careful balance of love, family, patience, trust and
respect. Follow the recipe below to make
the "brownie" that will last a lifetime!
& Tom (brownie mix): a perfect combination of sugar and spice! Lots of laughter, happiness and sweetness
that is the base for these perfect, long lasting relationship brownies.
(oil): Gives these brownies consistency and a foundation to rise on.
(water): The most abundant resource in these "brownies". All natural and there from the beginning!
(egg): The binding element of these "brownies". When combined with
the first three ingredients it makes for the strongest "brownie" you
could ever imagine.
(peanut butter chips): The best part of the "brownie". There can never be too much of this in your
perfect, long lasting relationship brownies!
1: Mix respect (water), family (oil) and trust (egg) together in the mixing
bowl. Stir together until they are fully
2: Add Sophia & Tom (brownie mix) to the bowl and mix together until well
3: Add love (peanut butter chips) to the mixture.
4: Spray baking pan with non-stick spray and add your perfect, long lasting
for approximately 3 years (45 minutes) to allow ingredients to develop, rise
and become one.****
After getting the brownies in the
oven I was in such awe of the romantic recipe it took me a few minutes to
realize that I wasn't done yet! I still
needed to go outside. When I got into
the back yard our patio table was in the yard displaying a chilled bottle of
champagne, champagne glasses, red roses and another set of instructions which
Game of Luck!
is easy to say that we were both very lucky to meet each other a few years
ago. You were talked into going on a
camping trip at the last minute and I almost went home after not being able to
find the campsite! But as luck would have it, we both made it there and we met
for the first time! Little did we know
this would be the start of a wonderful relationship that has taken us to this
point in our lives. Every day I wake up
and realize how lucky I am to have such a beautiful, loving, caring and
thoughtful woman in my life. Now let's
see if a little more luck can take us to the next step!
There are 4 small covers that are covering a part of the aspen trees in the
corner of the yard. You are allowed to
choose one of the covers to be removed by you.
After you have made your choice, walk over to your selection and untie the
Read the message behind the cover.
If you think removing more covers will reveal a larger message, feel free to
uncover them :)!
At this point I knew I was going to
untie the third tree almost certain it would say "marry". I made my way over to the aspen trees in the
corner of our yard and began to remove the burlap piece tied over the 3rd tree.
After removing the burlap the word "marry" was engraved into the
tree. Still in shock I continued to
uncover each of the trees. As I was uncovering the entire message Tom had come
outside, kneeled down and asked me to marry him!!!
As I stood in awe looking at our
carved trees that individually said will you marry me and the final tree having
our initials in a heart with the proposal date of 7/5/12 I looked at Tom and of
course said YES!!!
We popped the bottle of champagne
enjoyed some delicious brownies and began on our journey as fiancés!
I am so excited to marry the most
incredible man I have ever met!! I look in our back yard, see the carvings and
can't help but smile. Our trees will forever be a reminder of our special day! "
We thought this was so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us and we wish you and Tom the best!