On Chris' 40th Birthday Mark surprised him with not just a great party at the Stand Smokehouse, but with 2 surprise guests - his sister Kim from Texas as well as his childhood friend, Sally who performed a song and sang a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday.
Little did Mark know that the surprises did not end there.... well he had one more and that was Chris' gift, but he wasn't expecting a thing. After a few hours greeting and mingling with about 40-50 guests, Chris calls Mark over and sits him down across from him. All their friends gather around them in a circle and watch what comes next. Chris pulls out a ukulele and starts singing Mark's favorite Ingrid Michaelson song "Giving Up". Mark is smiling happily as he's serenade, but then realizes that some friends are singing along and that everyone was taking pictures and video. As he continues to beam, he also wells up and starts to cry - Causing EVERYONE to tear up!
What came next was a surprise to a few, ESPECIALLY Mark! Chris pulls out a ring and proposes while the entire group cheers, cries and claps. Congratulations Chris & Mark!