We’ve got another big life moment to celebrate with the Bates family as Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart are engaged! Since Carlin has an affinity for lighthouses, Evan surprised her with a trip to visit some in Maine… and one ultimately served as the backdrop for his romantic proposal.

An ecstatic Carlin shared the following with People.com:

“To say ‘yes’ to the man of my dreams is an opportunity that is a once in a lifetime dream come true! I’m overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness that Evan put into this surprise destination engagement. It was a magical place with the one person that completes me in every way! I’m overjoyed to be his fiancé!”

Watch this video of the couple discussing their engagement, and view stunning photos of the magical moment below. Also, witness Kelton Balka’s proposal to Josie Bates on the “Bringing Up Bates” one-hour season finale. Watch it with your family Thursday, September 27 at 9 PM ET!

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