In the summer of 2009, Marcus left me for a 6 week study abroad trip to Tuscany. He traveled all over Italy and at the end of his trip, met his sister and me in Venice. Much to my surprise, my romantic husband proposed at sunrise in front of St. Mark's Basilica. Needless to say, it was beautiful and our time in Venice was amazing. But now that tie to Europe is strong in both of us... and we want to go back!