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Katie & Bill’s engagement, Lucy the dog too!
Historic Barns of Nipmoose

My first clue was a package. I discovered it in our mailbox after work one day and it was suspiciously expensive to ship considering its weight.  To be completely honest, my first thought was that it might be a ring.  I pushed that thought to the back of my mind, thinking it couldn’t be! There were no other clues; we hadn’t looked at rings and he is not so good at keeping secrets.  When I asked him what was in the box was he came up with a clever story about it being my birthday present, which was four months away.  He isn’t usually a planner to that extreme but I had a feeling that I shouldn’t push this one.  It would probably be best to let it go and see what happened.

 

Well, happened it did.  A few weeks later I got my second clue.  One Sunday in May he asked if I wanted to go up to Thatcher Park for a picnic with our dog, Lucy.  This wasn’t out of the ordinary since we like to venture up there a few times a year.  What was curious was that he picked up my favorite foods from a deli in Albany to bring up there.  After choosing a nice, secluded spot we settled in and enjoyed the spring sunshine.  We went for a walk and I didn’t realize it at the time but Bill ducked behind a tree to untie his shoe, setting the stage for what would come next.   Before I knew it he bent down on one knee to “tie his shoe.”  Instead, he reached in his pocket, pulled out a beautiful ring and asked if I would marry him.  I tearfully said yes, of course.  It was amazing, absolutely perfect, absolutely us.  Bill is a wonderful, loving, generous soul and I am so fortunate to marry my best friend.  

We are so looking forward to our wedding day, October 18, 2013 at Saratoga National Golf Club and are very excited to share this day with our family and friends!

-Katie