Tyler got engaged August 16! I know it's a little late posting on here but he had to go to Illinois and tell his Grandma Taft in person. So now we can shout it from the roof tops. Yeah!!
Ok, now for all of the details. Tyler took Emma to Galena, IL so he could show her Eagle Ridge Golf course and Spa, where he worked when he was in college. He showed her the ballroom where they had the Emmaus banquets and where a lot of weddings were held and the balcony that looked out over the lake. Then they walked around the grounds and when they got to the gazebo overlooking the lake they sat and talked and he told her he really wished he could of gotten her ring because this would be a perfect spot to get engaged. (She was really disappointed because he had been so busy that week at work that there was no way he could get to Des Moines to get the ring.)They talked some more and he kept trying to think of a way to get her to look away so he could get the ring out of his pocket. And then he got down on his knee and proposed. She was really surprised and didn't expect it at all. Of course she said yes! So now we are planning a wedding for the spring.