ryan & rylee
July 4, 2012
PROPOSAL Location:
Sioux City, IA

Ryan and I decided to spend the 4th of July in Okoboji for the weekend like we have for the last 3 years. As our tradition holds, we had plans to go watch the fireworks at the Park. The fireworks started early due to a storm coming and it was starting to sprinkle, but we watched them outside anyway. It started raining a little harder and as I tried to get back in the pickup, Ryan was persistent that I stay outside until the grand finale. When he stopped me and I turned around, he was on one knee and popped the question. Of course, I said, “Yes!” and cried. The rain may have put a damper on his original plan but in my eyes, it was simply perfect!

After the fact, I found out Ryan did everything very traditional. He met my parents at my sister’s softball game to ask them permission and was extremely nervous. He had also met with Breanne, my old babysitter and Gunderson’s Vice President, at Gunderson’s and she had picked out rings for him to look at. After looking at the three she picked out, he knew which one was right for me. I had no idea this had even happened so the surprise of it all was better than anything. We couldn’t be happier to spend the rest of our lives together with a great memory! - Rylee

July 4th, 2012
Sioux City, IA