|This would become our official engagement photo - Cameron proposed just after this photo was taken|
|When Cameron & I fly, we always make sure we have time at the airport to have a drink to help calm our nerves|
|Cameron's typical pic at airports prior to vacation|
|You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get a shot of him like this - ever! It easier with kids now.|
|We got in late the first night so we headed to a 24-hour restaurant where Cameron got this massive pile of nachos. I shouldn't have ordered my tomato soup and grilled cheese!|
|Our first day in Vegas we went and visited the Mandalay Bay Hotel's Aquarium|
|We took a backstage tour where we saw this cute guy! He was new and adjusting to life in the aquarium.|
We'd talk/fantasize how we would want to get married on his family's ranch, with him skydiving in and then have the reception at Peach Tree golf course, where his family had been members for years, followed up with partying out at the bars in Chico where our relationship started and blossomed.
And then we planned a trip to Vegas for Christmas. And suddenly Cameron started jokingly asking me about my thoughts of eloping while there. I was fine with that, as long as my dad & mom were there. I love Christmas and I love Cameron. It would make Christmas more special for both of us, had we eloped. And Cameron tried to get my parents there, along with his mom and Joe, without telling any of them that he was going to propose and with them there, we would likely just get married. But that didn't work out - it was just the two of us on that trip.
And so he then just starting to mention that we should make everyone think we had eloped through photos, reminding me that he wanted to wait to even think about getting married until after he finished his masters - that was a year away! How he wanted to fake every one out, was to take pictures, like him down on one knee and one of me in front of the Mandalay Bay Chapel:
We'd then post them on Facebook without saying anything about them.
Cameron kept talking about this "joke" we were going to play right up to and throughout our vacation.