My (now) husband and I were traveling to Florida to visit his sister in Tampa. I was super excited, but we took a trip there each year so I didn’t think much of it. We had an early flight around 5 am, so of course I wasn’t looking the cutest. When we arrived, we went straight to the beach and spent the day there. Chris got stung by a sting ray shortly after, so I spent the rest of the day with him by the tub bringing him food as he soaked his foot. I thought, “What a crappy way to start a vacation”. His sister is absolutely OBSESSED with watching the sunset, so when she mentioned going back to the beach to watch it, I also didn’t think anything of it. We packed our coolers filled with wine and (in the same clothes I was wearing to the beach earlier mind you) headed to the beach. We parked our chairs in the sand and wine cooler in hand, I finally sat to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. Not 30 seconds later, Chris asked me if I wanted to go and feel the water. I looked at him like he was a weirdo and thought “Why would you want to feel the water, we were at the beach all day”, but instead I smiled and agreed to go feel the water with him. We started walking towards the ocean, and I noticed that he kind of lagged behind me which I thought was weird. Then I saw him throw his wallet into the sand like he was going into battle, and run towards me. He grabbed my hands and just stared into my eyes and I thought “Is he drunk or something?”. When I noticed the tears welled in his eyes I knew what was about to happen. After saying some of the most romantic things (which never happens), he got on his knee and asked me to marry him. I of course said yes and we stood in the water for a while just enjoying the moment. What I didn’t realize was, we had an audience. When we started to walk back to our chairs, everyone started clapping and cheering. Chris grabbed my arm and yelled “She said yes!”. To this day that was one of the happiest days of my life. A year and a half later, we got married on the beach in Jamaica with 42 of our family and friends surrounding us. The beach will forever be our “thing”.