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Heather and Sean Get Engaged!

Geocaching Leads to a Proposal!

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We love how this was a really imaginative and personal proposal!

"I am sure I have told this story close to a hundred times but each time I do, a huge smile comes across my face when I remember that day...


Firstly I knew there was a ring... well I knew that Sean had been looking at rings. How could I not with the, lets say, "less than subtle" hints being left everywhere. However, that being said, I was not expecting a ring to appear as early on as it did. April 5th was not a particularly beautiful day to say the very least. It was cloudy and cold outside, and had just had begun to rain, when Sean had suggested that we go geocaching before I had to go to work (something that was not totally out of the ordinary as we had gone out in MUCH worse weather before).

For those of you who do not know what geocaching is, the best way I can explain it is that it is a sort of outdoor treasure hunt. Members log on to the geocaching website and search for different caches around the area they would like to look (thousands of caches are hidden all over the world!). You then take the coordinates or clues, put them into your gps, and begin your search. That day Sean had chosen a cache near Esquimalt Lagoon (somewhere that was close to my work and also a place that we often frequented). It was with some reluctance that I agreed to go but Sean convinced me that it would be a quick one anyway.

When we got to the parking lot we got out of our car and headed down the trail. I never suspected a thing! When we got down close to where the cache was (a steep embankment), Sean offered to go down and then bring it up for me to open. I didn't think this was particularly unusual as he had done this for me many times before. A few minutes later he came up with cache in hand and then gave it to me to open.

Carefully I pulled back the tupperware lid to reveal....... a bug! Squeemish as I am, I spent the next few minutes telling Sean that he needed to dig through the rest of it himself. He told me to just get rid of the bug  and I managed to flick it off of a small black box. I thought to myself that it was a little strange to have a box like that in a cache and decided that I should open it.

Inside was a beautiful diamond ring.... my first thought was 'why would someone put a ring in a cache'? It was then that I looked over to find Sean down on one knee, and he asked me to be his wife!! Well of course there were many tears before I managed to squeak out an enthusiastic 'yes'! I think everyone who walked by us must have thought we were crazy. The rest is, as they say, history.  A memorable event, to say the very least!"



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