Cyndal and Kyle started dating in, 2002, Cyndal's sophomore year, and Kyle's senior year. A few significant people were involved in setting us up and they apparently were excellent "match-makers."
For 2008's New Years Kyle decided to take Cyndal on an unexpected New Year's trip to Las Vegas. They arrived in Las Vegas at 10:30 pm New Year's Eve. They we able to make it from the airport to the strip in time to see the fireworks take off over the packed Las Vegas Boulevard. Kyle kept the ring in his pocket was nervously clutching it as they wondered through the thousands of people.
On New Year's day Kyle convinced Cyndal that they should get a caricature drawing done. Which of course she thought was a great idea. So they walked to Mandalay Bay to have one drawn.
Once there Cyndal decided to look at these odd looking bobble heads near the caricature booth. This gave Kyle the opportunity to tell the artist that he was planning on proposing and if she could tie that into the drawing. But for some reason Cyndal had decided that the drawings weren't big enough and didn't want to do the drawing. So they walked away from the very confused artist, who's name was, Marina, they later found out.
After a little while Kyle told Cyndal that they may as well just do the drawing at Mandalay Bay and if they saw another artist they like later they would just do another one. Cyndal soon agreed.
They walked back to the caricature booth and Cyndal told Marina that they had changed their minds. They sat down to have their drawing done as a small crowd gathered around the artist. The people in the crowd were whispering and smiling big at the couple. While Kyle was nervously fidgeting, Cyndal was thinking that the drawing must really look like them by the crowds reaction.
Soon Marina was done with the drawing and asked if they were ready to see it. Cyndal quickly responded with an "of course." Once turned around Cyndal and Kyle could see that Marina drew a picture of Kyle down on one knee in front of an 'ah' struck Cyndal with a bubble from his head. In the bubble "Will you marry me?" was written.
Because Cyndal is not always the fastest at putting two and two together. She simply thought that Marina thought they made a cute couple and thought they should get married. To which she started to stammer out, "Oh, Kyle! She thinks we should get married!" Only to turn around to find Kyle on his knee with 'the ring' in hand!
Cyndal some how managed to say YES!!! While the crowd clapped!
The attachment below is our caricature drawing :-)