I was looking through photos the other day, and I came across a few from when Brandon and I lived in Medina Ohio. Medina was our home from 2001-2004. It was such a quaint little town. We lived in an old remodeled apartment right off of the town square. There was a Gazebo in the center of town surrounded by little shops and a great library. We used to walk around the square very often, especially in the winter time when we didn’t feel like driving in the snow. We would take our backpacks and walk to the library on the other side of the square. It was a great library. It had cookbooks, CD’s, DVD’s, comics, it really did not give us any reason to visit Barnes and Noble or Borders. We loved the town square, during the 4th of July they would deck the place with flags, and live bands would play in the center of the park. We really enjoyed living there. It holds a special place in my heart because that’s where Brandon proposed to me. It was mid January, and everything was covered in snow. We had just gotten home from work and decided that we wanted to visit the library that day. We were on a kick- watching old movies was our new favorite thing to do. We had watched Lawrence of Arabia, and I wanted to see Breakfast at Tiffany’s so we decided to check out what movies the library had. Like usual, we put on our backpacks so that we didn’t have to haul all those books and movies home by hand. It was such a romantic evening. We didn’t quite make it to the library before Brandon said to me, “it is such a nice night out, why don’t we sit down and talk for a while.” We sat on some of the benches in front of the Gazebo which was located in the center of the square. We held hands and talked. I rested my head on his shoulder just watched as snow fell on the ground. We were so young at the time I had just turned 21 and he was 23. We started looking at the Gazebo and admired its detailed architecture. It really was a moment that I will never forget. No one was out except the two of us. We stood up and walked into the gazebo which faced the city hall and the library. I was captured by the moment, because I didn’t even realize when Brandon took something out of his back pack. Suddenly, he called my name and there he was, by the steps of the Gazebo, holding a single red rose. He looked into my eyes, caressed my cheek and told me the most romantic things. Then as if in a fairy tale, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was so emotional, I could barely speak. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. It was so surreal, so wonderful. We stood under the starry sky and just relished the moment. Of course it was no surprise that we decided to take pictures on our wedding day at the Gazebo. It was 17 degrees. The tops of my ears felt like they were going to break off, but it did make for some beautiful pictures, and beautiful memories. I sit here almost 6 years later and reminisce on what a wonderful time that was, and how many great memories we’ve had since then. Our anniversary is coming in March, and I want to do something really special to show him how much I love him.