A Magical Night 12.15.12


At McClure's Orchard, I was told one of the horses was loose and we needed to help look for it.

 "But I have my pretty boots on," I said.  

She said, "I have rubber boots in my car.  You can wear those."  


"That horse isn't lost.  There's someone on it.  Who is that?"  "I think it's your main squeeze," she said.


"Honey, let's go over here and have a talk," he said.


(secret conversation)

"YES!!!" I said with eyes stinging and laughter and kisses to the most beautiful, handsome, funniest, kindest man.


And then our song played loudly over the trees and down to the most magical gazebo in the whole wide world.  Only at McClure's Orchard does such magic happen by the way.


The cork was popped.


Cats were let out of bags.


Happiness was everywhere.


So was the sparkle.

And we are now engaged and on our way to live happily ever after.

XOXO.  I love you tons, Aaron McCoart.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! Yay! What a fun proposal!

  2. Laura (@darcybear) says

    I am so happy for you both! Let me know if you need help with any wedding crafty things!

  3. wooo hoo!!!! yay!! congrats to you both!!!

  4. I could not be more happy for you…..little tears of joy are trailing down my cheeks! xoxoxooxo

  5. Joel Barrus says

    Awesome!! Congrats to both of you!

  6. awwww so romantic!!! made me cry! so happy for both of you! xoxo!!

  7. Congratulations, Candie! I’m so happy for you and your beloved. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a “happy ever after!”

  8. Sweet! Congratulations, Candie! šŸ™‚

  9. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Congratulations Candie and Aaron! šŸ˜€

  10. How exciting! So happy for you. šŸ™‚

  11. How magical, marvellous, a fairy tale in the making. Congratulations dear Candie, now and forever!

  12. Hooray! Now I only know you in a sort of way as I met you once when we first came to the area, but I’ve ready your facebook statuses (stati?) and your blog and if he makes the online you this happy, it’s got to be a even better in real life. Congratulations.

  13. Sandra sorg ----- soon to be Stapleton says

    That’s so cool, best wishes to u both

  14. Andrea kaufman says

    Congratulations. You guys are too cute!

  15. Aw! How sweet! I love a good engagement story (and a good proposal!) Wonderful that someone was able to get photos for you, too!
    I enjoyed meeting you at CHA!

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