We hiked back to the house and Matt surprised me with a sweet breakfast on the beach, he left nothing out! He gave me a photo album of the last two years of dating. I took a while perusing my new gift, having no clue that Matt had another treat burning in his pocket :)
I read a sweet note he left for me in the album, where he wrote for the first time ever those three little words "I love you!" When those words came I knew a ring was next, since that was our agreement surrounding those powerful words. As I looked up, Matt was on his knee holding the ring before me... He said, "Jill, I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I love you! Will you marry me?!" I answered him with a kiss and "Yes, Yes, Forever, Yes!"
Because Matt had made sure to ask me in the morning we were able to talk to our family (given the 3 hour time difference for my family and 6 hour time difference for his.) He is very thoughtful! :)