My soldier proposed to me on the 3rd of July 2010

He and I are big fans of how penguins keep the same mate for their entire lives. Penguins go searching for the perfect pebble to then bring it over to the other penguin that they want to make with and they put the pebble at it's feet in hopes that they accept their request for mating. Shawn took that idea and ran with it. He bought a little wood carved penguin box. He'd go for walks all the time around the Army Post in search of a little rock/pebble that he liked. Then he puts the pebble in the penguin box. Meanwhile, I flew into NC and as soon as we got to the hotel, Shawn tells me to sit on the couch because, apparently, it's super comfortable. I sit on it and then he kneels in front of me. I didnt think anything of it because I can be pretty unobservant. He pulls out the penguin box, takes the pebble out and places it by my feet. Then he proceeds to slip his hand under the coffee table in front of the couch where he had apparently hidden the ring box. He holds it out, opens the box and asks me if I'll marry him... It was amazing. He was shaking like a leaf! So was I. I couldnt even complete my sentences. I dont think I said yes until like 3 minutes later after my mind could comprehend what was happening. =] We have the date set at Feb 3rd, 2011. (He might be deployed before that so the date might change)