Thanks to: Purple Café and Columbia Winery for letting us take photos in your beautiful establishments.
In November of 2012, on Veteran’s Day weekend, Jeff surprised Caitlin with a trip to Orcas Island. When they got to the hotel, Jeff told her to close her eyes and she heard a pop of champagne and immediately started to sweat profusely. She bets Jeff did too! When she opened her eyes she had a glass of champagne and one hand and saw Jeff kneeling next to her other asking for her to marry him. Jeff is going to kill Caitlin for saying this, but he actually shed a couple tears, which set off Caitlin’s because she’s a big fat cry baby. Between sobs she said “YES!!!!!!!!!!” She went to call her parents. Her dad, Tom, answered and the conversation went like this:
“Hi Daddy!! Guess what!?”
“Sh*t, your mom isn’t home”
“Call back in an hour”
Obviously, Caitlin’s dad already knew what had happened because Jeff was the proper man and asked her parents’ blessing earlier that week. Gayle, Caitlin’s mom, had gone grocery shopping when Caitlin had called with her big news. Eventually, Caitlin was able to get a hold of both her parents at home and shared the joyous news! Everyone is ecstatic because Jeff is a great guy and her parents, and brother, know that he will take care of her FOREVER.