My best friend Sable's boyfriend texted me and another one of our friends in reference to a message we'd sent a few months back.
"Are you sure that's the style she likes? ;)"
I paused for a minute and thought, "why is Shawn asking me about style?" Then I realized he was talking about engagement rings for Sable! (To free up some storage, I'd previously deleted the thread of engagement ring photos we jokingly bombarded him with awhile back). Like any true, sane friend, I immediately texted back "OMG OMG OMG I AM DYING" and started freaking out about this soon-to-be engagement like it was my own. After five years of dating, it was clear to anyone who'd met Shawn and Sable that they were meant to be together, and I was thrilled that they were about to take the next step toward "forever."
I offered to be sneaky and take pictures of the proposal, and Shawn agreed! I was lucky enough to be the first person to get to see them in all their newly engaged glory. But not before wearing a scarf around my head and hiding behind boardwalk steps. I managed to cut my toe open on a shell whilst photographing, but it was a sacrifice that I was more than willing to make.
Shawn and Sable go fishing together all the time, so it was the perfect opportunity for Shawn to pop the question when she was least expecting it, and while doing something they love together. Although considering the proposal happened less than 10 minutes after arriving, it's safe to say that no fishing was done that day.