Date of Proposal: December 26, 2008

Erik surprised Lauren the day after Christmas by whisking her away to San Diego for the weekend suggesting that they visit the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. 

After checking into the beautiful and old Horton Grand Hotel, Erik took Lauren to dinner at the Hotel Del Coronado, a place he knew Lauren had wanted to visit for a while. 

Instead of going straight into one of the hotel restaurant Erik led Lauren to the terrace overlooking the ocean right at sunset.  It was there that Erik pulled the exact ring Lauren had wanted for three and a half years out of his pocket and asked her to be his wife

… and she said yes… about twenty times.