11) Down Under

When Christmas arrived, I purchased a stuffed
Kangaroo. When Kathy opened the present, she thought, "How
cute, a stuffed animal." I proceeded to tell Kathy to look
in the pouch, that is where she found the airline ticket to Australia.
After the excitement died down, she told me she would never be able
to take the time off, that’s when I proceeded to tell her, "It
is already taken care of!"

So, less than three months later, with my 401(k)-loan
check in my hand, we flew to Australia. After a week in Australia,
we were in the outback at Ayers rock, the largest monolith in the
world. The day happened to be Kathy’s birthday. I told Kathy that
I would make arrangements to get a helicopter for her birthday.
As we flew over Ayers rock, I told the pilot over the headsets that
I had an announcement to make… "Here we are, flying over
the most famous rock in the world, and I would like to give you
another rock that I hope you will treasure as much as this moment."

Well, Kathy and I were married this past May and
we are still traveling.

Marcus Holmberg,

Shoreview, MN


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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