Joe and I have known each other for over 25 years. After being in separate (failed) marriages we reconnected our friendship in 2011. After hanging out and spending time together we started a relationship in October 2014. Since we knew each other rather well things were progressing quickly. We bought a condo in August 2015, one month later we had an Open House Warming party. Joe gave me a large box as an "Open House" gift and at the bottom of the box under other gifts there was a teddy bear holding a small box. Inside that box was an engagement ring.....he got on one knee and popped the question in front of approximately 40 people. He was confident I would say YES!!! Our wedding was held offsite at our marina and pool ,catered by Martin's. We were told it was the best event EVER held at our community pool.