Brandon and I were watching I Am Number Four on my laptop in my hotel room last Thursday after he was granted an off-post pass for the day. Becca said she was going out to the pool for a while and left the room, so it was just me and him watching this movie. He started to play with my promise ring, which isn’t all that strange so I stopped really paying attention to what he was doing. I remember him taking it off and asking if any of the stones had fallen out. (When we got it resized, it loosened up the diamonds and two fell out.) I answered his questions and went back to the movie, and then he put it back on my finger.
A few minutes later he said, “Ashley.”
Obviously, I look at him, and say, “What?”
He smiled and said, “Will you marry me?”
Without hesitation, I replied, “Of course!”
And then I said, “But wait, you did this wrong. You’re supposed to have a ring?”
He told me he had one, and then showed it to me on my finger.
Haha, that sneaky little soldier. He switched out my promise ring for my engagement ring before I even said yes:)
That’s how he “popped the question.”