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I don't usually post details about my personal life, but being that this is big news for me, I just wanted to share this with a community I've been a part of for so long.

I met my girlfriend Becky in school, where we both attended to become veterinary technicians. She's always wanted to work with Elephants, so, I contacted the Zoo and got a behind the scenes tour with their Elephants scheduled.

I then found the perfect ring for her, and waited over a month for it to be custom made.



I told her we were going to brunch with friends, (who were in on it) and on the way asked her to get directions from the glove box (really, the tickets). She was so blown away that we'd be going to see the Elephants that she had no idea that I was going to propose! (The zoo staff was in on this too!)

Towards the end of the tour, we got to ask the elephants to show us some tricks in exchange for some treats. And while Becky asked the elephant to bow, I was beside her, got on my knee, and asked her to marry me. And she said YES!







Needless to say, this is by far the best day of my life, and I wanted to share it with the many people that have supported us through the years, because many of you have shared so much with us.
post #2 of 14
Wooooo!

Congratulations XNine bro! thumb.gif

"She Loves Elephants!" wheee.gif

My Alina's favorite animal is/are bears, we drove a few hours down to south Florida so she could spend some special time with some newborn baby bears, she cried the entire time, the handlers thought something was terribly wrong. I had to assure them the crying was from sheer happiness and normal and daily for her...an emotional soul. And her nickname is babybear, although that also has something to do with our "age difference" and we have Boyd's Bears the larger ones strown over the house.


Wishing you both many years of happiness together! smile.gif
     
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post #3 of 14
Huge hugs to both of you!

Well done on the delightful subterfuge - I am terrible at keeping secrets myself!
post #4 of 14
XNine,

I flipped this link to my wife who just happens to have a passing interest in diamonds biggrin.gif ... her response ...

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I think that's wonderful! And you know I love elephants - so it makes total sense to me. smile.gif

Congratulations to both of you from both of us.

Ruff
post #5 of 14
Nicely done mate. A big step on an age of individuality and selfishness. I am really happy for you and Becky cheers.gif
post #6 of 14
Well , you already know how I feel about this but band.gifwheee.gifcheers.gifdrunken.gifthumb.gif
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Congratulations cheers.gif
post #8 of 14
Grats
post #9 of 14
Congrats Jason!
post #10 of 14
Grats! And remember, it's sometimes cheaper to kill'em...
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