This past July, the entire Rosa clan and some family friends headed to Vegas to celebrate my dad's birthday. It had been planned for months. About 2 weeks before our trip, Corey mentioned that his family was going to Vegas too, at the same time and were staying at the same hotel. I thought "awesome! The more the merrier!" but for a very brief second something crossed my mind that this was unusual. He was very casual about it, saying they hadn't been in a long time, and when they heard we were going, they thought it would be fun. Sounds perfectly normal to me! So the whole big, happy family headed to Vegas.
|My mom, sisters, and I with Corey's sister and his mom at dinner.|
During dinner, all my sisters were taking a TON of pictures. Not really out of the ordinary, so didn't think anything of it. Corey was being a little quiet and only ordered a salad, saying he wasn't really hungry and that being in the sun all day made him really tired. Made sense to me. Towards the end of the meal, my parents' friends started showing up, just to hang out with us after we were done. Thought nothing of it. Finally, after dinner we were again debating what we should do next. I really wanted to see the volcanoe at the Mirage, but everyone said they really didn't want to walk that far. I was confused because it was only about 2 blocks from the restaurant, so it really wouldn't have been that far to walk. After Corey assured me we would see the volcanoe the next day, I unwillingly started to walk down the street to the Bellagio to watch the fountains. The magical fountains.
|Corey and I at dinner...one of our last photos as just boyfriend/girlfriend.|
On our walk there, everyone separated. Corey and my sisters were nowhere to be found, people were lagging behind...it was a hot mess. I ended up walking with Corey's sister, who had never seen the fountains before, so it became my mission in life to get her to the front and make sure she had the best possible view for her first experience with the fountains. I was clueless to everything else around me.
While I could write the rest of this story like it was yesterday, I am happy to say that we have the video! Just to set the scene, everyone ended up at the fountains, right on time. In the beginning of the video, there is a picture of Corey rubbing my shoulders. I was trying to record the fountains, but he was nervously rubbing my shoulders, making my video very shaky. I was a tad bummed, but I turned off my camera and decided to enjoy the fountains with him. What an experience it was...
As you could see, I was shocked! I think I said "WHAAAAT?" about 5 times. I was so thankful that I could share this moment with my family and our friends that mean so much to us. And so thankful to have the pictures and video to watch it over and over again! Corey knew how important it was to me to have my family there, and he went above and beyond to make it such a special moment in our lives. It is definitely an experience I will cherish forever.
|Corey and I in our hotel room, celebrating our engagement.|
Being engaged to my best friend and the love of my life has been amazing so far, and I can't wait to be married!