Looking Forward to a Slow Summer

We survived the month of May! After being away from home for 13 days out of the month on three separate trips driving to Southern Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut we were very excited to do nothing our first weekend at home. After the rush of spring, we have been looking forward to a calm summer. We spent Saturday getting things done at our respective houses. On Sunday we went to church in the morning then played tennis at the park down the street from my house, then headed to Berlin to meet our friend Adrianne for dinner at The Atlantic Hotel.

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If you don’t know about the area, Berlin was voted America’s Coolest Small Town 2013. The Atlantic Hotel was used in the filming of Runaway Bride as were a number of other locations in Berlin. It’s a beautiful historic hotel. After dinner as we were leaving, the woman working the front desk (whose name I later learned is Kathy) offered to give us a tour of the hotel as they are promoting Berlin’s new ghost tours. I was excited to see the hotel as I had never been past the restaurant before. Kathy took Roland and I upstairs as Adrianne stepped outside to take a phone call. We looked into some of the rooms then walked out onto the balcony off the front of the hotel.

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It was a beautiful view of the town. I turned to go back inside, but Roland stopped me. He put down the bag of leftovers we were carrying around, got down on one knee, pulled a ring box out of his sock, and asked me to marry him!

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I said yes! Obviously! đŸ™‚

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He pointed out our fabulous friend Adrianne taking pictures from the street.

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And then he remembered that he was actually supposed to give me the ring, not just show it to me, so he got back down on his knee.

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I now have a stunning engagement ring and a fiance that I could not be any more in love with!

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We started our summer off with a bang! I can’t wait to start planning our wedding and our future together.