I wasn't at all surprised when my brother told me that he was proposing to his girlfriend. These two have been inseparable since the day they met and frankly, she's quite the catch for him. Bob, now temporarily based in Chicago, and Diana, holding down the fort in Philadelphia, have made it through the torments of long distance dating for the past 2 semesters. It doesn't seem to bother them in the slightest as they frequently end up at each other’s doorsteps, rotating weekends in the "neighboring" cities.
What did come to a surprise to me was the proposal itself. Completely to Bob's credit, he pulled off the unthinkable - lying about his whereabouts in the era of location tracking phones, completely surprising his intelligent and intuitive fiancé (to be), and seamlessly created the most genuinely heartfelt proposal I've ever heard of. I had never known my brother to be such the charmer until I saw it unfold last night. I believe the images will tell the story themselves.
Bob and Diana, I wish you both all the best in the future! It was an honor to share this special moment with you. AND I walked out of it with a new sister! Woop woop!