love is in the air

Monday, December 8, 2014

Last Friday afternoon, I got off work and headed to the airport to meet Zack. We were planning to fly to the beach to spend the weekend with our friends, but a couple of hours before I left work, Zack's sister texted to ask if we could fly south to take her some things she had left in his truck, on our way. 

Little did I know, Zack was painting this giant sign while I was at work, and his sister was in on the surprise. 

Zack had scoped out his friend's field from the air earlier in the week, and he spent Friday picking out paint and supplies and painting the sign. 

We took off and headed to look at my workplace, which is close to the airport. We had never done this before, but I didn't think anything of it. Then, Zack turned and started descending rather than climbing and heading toward his sister. I was a little confused until I saw the sign. 

I asked, "is that for me?" and Zack pulled out the ring and proposed. I said "yes," of course (!!!), and we circled the field taking pictures of the sign and watching his mom, dad, and friends wave to us. 

On the way back to the airport, he let me know that my mom was going to meet us at the airport along with our family and friends who had been waiting, guarding the sign, in the field. 

Since it's impossible to get down on one knee while flying our plane, Zack got down on one knee once we'd landed and taxied. 

Torri was "hiding" and taking photos of us. 

We took a few photos then spent the evening celebrating with our families. We are so happy to be engaged! 


  1. Congrats! What a neat proposal!

  2. I loooove reading our story...almost as much as I love actually living it!!

  3. I'm not sure if my last comment worked, sorry if it did & this is repetitive.. But WOW Zack, good job! What a creative proposal & beautiful ring!! These pictures are awesome. & Ya'll look perfect together. I can't wait to meet you, Kathryn!


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