Let us start this journey with a little background. Now Amy loves surprises, but only if she has no idea that it is coming. Since she is bound to at least find out a surprise is coming, she mostly kills me leading up to it.
Our first date was simple. We went out to Buca's (mmmm, tasty Italian!), and walked down by the lake. We eventually made it out to the landing outside of the Discovery World Museum, and sat and talked for a while. Fast forwarding two years, the day is April 26th, a Saturday. She knows that I intend to recreate our first date and give her a surprise. To tease her emotions, I had been giving her hints in the weeks leading up to this date.
We walk from my apartment downtown to the Pfister hotel. Amy is on pins and needles for this surprise! We arrive to find... a horse carriage ride! While she has wanted to do this for a while, she was definitely a little put off because my terribly vague hints had lead her to believe the surprise was a ring.
After the carriage ride, we ate supper at Buca's (including mixups in our appetizers and dealing with prom, bleh!) and started the walk back to my place. By this point, it is pretty obvious that she wants that ring and I had already given her the surprise! (Little does she know... muahaha)
We walk down by the lake, and out on the landing area outside Discovery World. We sit and talk some more. Amy starts to feel a chill (but not me! the blood is pumping). She gets up ready to go, and I get down on one knee instead. She presumes that I am just being my sarcastic, joking self (put lightly), and she tells me to get up. That presumption changed very quickly when I pulled out the ring! After asking multiple times if I "was sure", she said yes!
A little fun fact: This was pretty much the exact same spot that my father proposed to my mother!