Monday, July 13, 2015

Photos: Scavenger Hunt Engagement

Happy Monday! Take a look at these snapshots from Michael Bates and Brandon Keilen's engagement trip to Washington D.C.

Michael arrives in Washington D.C., thinking she is surprising Brandon.


 Michael and Brandon visit with two of Brandon's sisters, Becky and Angie.
 

Later, the four sightseers take a Ferris wheel ride and tour D.C.






Michael and Brandon are in a long-distance relationship, so they cherish every moment together.


The next morning, Michael and Brandon wake up before sunrise to visit the cherry blossoms at the Jefferson Memorial.




Brandon tells Michael that he has work to do, but he hands her the first clue of a scavenger hunt before leaving. 


Michael follows the clues across the city and ends up at Great Falls Park in Virginia, where Brandon is waiting to propose.


Brandon pulls out a ring. "Michael, I want to say three things to you. The first thing is: I love you. The second is: I want to spend the rest of my life with you. And the third is a question: Will you marry me?"


Michael is thrilled. "Yes!" she responds, with tears in her eyes. "I've wanted to from the very first day I met you."


The newly engaged couple shows the ring to their parents, who are standing nearby. 



Photos courtesy of UP

17 comments:

  1. Wow! I have watched this several times already.
    So encouraging!

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  2. That was the sweetest & most romantic proposal I have ever seen. She is a very blessed young lady to have such a thoughtful, kind & loving future husband. I wish them many happy years together.

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    1. Hi Deb,

      It depends on how many comments we receive. Our goal is to moderate them the same day they are posted, but that doesn't always happen. :)

      We are blessed to have you as a reader.
      Lily and Ellie

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  3. thanks for sharing the pictures. I greatly enjoyed them. Love the Bates family.

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  4. I am so thrilled for Michael and Brandon...they are such a sweet couple! The ring Brandon designed for her is absolutely gorgeous! I wish this special couple all of God's blessings as they prepare for their upcoming marriage and I look forward to seeing the wedding pictures.

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  5. I posted a comment 2 days ago. How long does it take to get through moderation?

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  6. So sweet of him !

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  7. I was so thrilled for them, I watched it twice.

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  8. thank you for sharing your wonderful story with us. Love the Bates family

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  9. That is so sweet!! May God bless you both!

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  10. Gil looks like the Skipper from Gilligan's Island in that picture.

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    1. Lol. That's so funny !

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  11. They make a lovely couple. Saw this episode several times. And I was deeply moved and cried. Brandon put a lot of thought into this proposal. And Michael was so overcome. Her dream came true.

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  12. How many years are there between Michael and Brandon? . I thought you had it posted before with all the birthdays ? Isn't Michael a few years older ?

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    1. Michael and Brandon are less than a year apart in age. Michael was born January 23, 1990, and Brandon was born September 15, 1989.

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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  13. I just read about Micheal' s name. I don't know why you wouldn't go back to the original spelling! I like it better ! Who cares about the biblical meaning behind it (and I am a Christian )? If you look up other names ( through the Bible) you will see several different people having the same name giving it different meaning. A person defines the name. The name does not define the child anyway ! Many mother do this. I would rather name a baby after a family member instead. And, I have not heard any of the Bates calling her Michaella, only Brandon' s sisters.

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