Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On Top of A Mountain





I got engaged!!! On Peak 7 in Breckenridge, Colorado this past Friday. We had been planning a snowboarding vacation with friends for months, literally since June. After a heavy day of traveling on Friday, people were too tired to ski and still waiting for more people to arrive. Mike suggested the two of us hit the slopes for a half day. On the last run of the day, I boarded a little down Peak 7 and stopped at a cross section of the mountain before going down the whole trail. My legs were getting to feel like jello and I was happy that my first runs of the season had gone so well. I told Mike, "I think this is my last run." So he scooted over to me on his knees, still strapped into his board. He said, "I know you've been waiting for this for a long time...but I wanted to do this on top of a mountain." He pulled out the ring that he had in his pocket the entire time! He asked me to marry him but I was so shocked and excited and stunned by the ring, I just said, "YES!!!" and threw my arms around him and kissed him. I was totally surprised and then he told me he MADE the ring.

I told him I loved the design and then he said, "Good...I made it." He then told me how he had worked with a goldsmith over the past couple months and actually cut the platinum and heated the metals to make six tiny rings that he soldered together. The stone is a blue sapphire, my favorite, and my birth stone. It was an amazing moment.

We snowboarded down the mountain, called our family in the car and then picked up two bottles of champagne. We walked into a house full of friends and announced our engagement and popped the champagne.

When I said it was the best weekend ever, I really meant it. Love you, handsome.


8 comments:

Sarah O'Holla said...

OMG congratulations!! The ring is so beautiful and special. So happy for you guys :)

Carmen said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY!

Erin said...

So, so happy for you two!
The ring is so beautiful and such an amazingly special and meaningful gift.
Can't wait to see you guys and to hear the plans for the big day ; )
xoxoxo

- said...

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





I'll put you in touch with the 'pound event planner so you can figure out what dates are available...

SteveB said...

Congratulations!! And making the ring? Holy crap -- that's a big win right there.

Jenn and Casey said...

Yay!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! What a special ring, too!!! <3

Lindsey said...

Thank you!! It's been an awesome few days!

naomi said...

congrats again!!!!! im so excited for you two!!