It all started with a Missed Connection for Caitlin and Nate.
"I saw him at the grocery store in April 2015 and could tell he’d noticed me too. I was annoyed at myself for not saying anything, so I wrote a Missed Connection on Craigslist, and against all odds, he saw the post AND we’re the same type of weirdo!"
Straight out of a romantic comedy and into a love affair that would ultimately end in the fairytale promise of a lifetime of love. During a camping trip in the Redwoods to celebrate their three year anniversary of this magical romance, Nate decided to take it to the next level.
"On our anniversary we went to dinner in Port Orford, then out to the beach for a sunset walk."
When the couple got to the beach, they quickly realized they had the whole place to themselves. Nate suggested that there on the beach would be the perfect place to exchange anniversary gifts, so sitting on a log on the beach Caitlin and Nate began to trade their gifts.
"I gave him my gift first (he loved it), then he gave his gift."
Then Nate surprised her with ANOTHER gift. It was a puzzle box, much larger than a ring box. Caitilin wasn't expecting a proposal so she suspected nothing.
"When I opened the box happy tears exploded out of my eyes and I started nodding my head before he’d even asked the question. I’m not usually a crier so we still make fun of the number of tears that came out of my face."