The next day we went to Lagoon courtesy of Clint's brother Dirk. We were able to buy some discounted tickets through his work. We are a pretty large group every where we go now.
It was a fun day at Lagoon with great weather. Kamille and I had to split up every now and then because Wyatt and Blake aren't quite tall enough to ride all the rides. One of us would take the bigger kids on the big ride and the other would accompany the two little boys on their ride.
Here's our fantastic clan of 9.
On Saturday morning I told Kamille and her kids that we were going to do a scavenger hunt. At this stage of life a marriage isn't solely about me and my partner, but it also needs to be about the kids. Since we have 7 fun and energetic kids, I wanted to incorporate them into the proposal as well. I had to do some prep work before hand to pull this off, and thanks to the help of some other people the scavenger hunt went exactly as planned. At 10:00 I texted her the first clue. Each destination had a meaningful and symbolic representation of something I love and admire about Kamille and she was required to complete a specific task at each location.
Her first clue sent her to her yarn shop that she owns and operates. It represents her tremendous work ethic that I love. She is such a hard worker. While there she had to knit a row and then was given her next clue.
Her next destination was REI. I love her sense of adventure. She loves to get out and do stuff. We have had some fun dates hiking, boating, etc. What better place than REI to represent that outdoor adventure. While there at REI she had to take a bike for a test ride in the parking lot.
Her next clue sent her to a hair salon. She is so beautiful and gorgeous, both inside and out, and I thought a salon was a good symbol of that beauty she has. While there she had to do a braid in Neiska's hair.
The next clue sent her to the Oquirrh Mountain temple where my parents were waiting for her with the next clue. The temple represents her love and devotion to the Lord.
The clue my parents gave her sent her back to her house. I love what a family oriented person she is and wanted to have all of our kids around when I proposed. I parked my truck around the corner so that she didn't suspect anything as she walked in to her house. I had my kids help me with the signs. Each kid was responsible for a word in the phrase "Will you marry me?" They got to design them however they wanted. At the end of the line of my kids holding their signs was me holding a dozen roses and her ring.