chris and i were dating for about 3 ½ years before he popped the question. it happened this past january 16th out here in colorado.as the story goes…
chris casually tricked me into taking the day off to go snowshoeing in the mountains. so that morning we packed the car with some gear and the dog, stopped for soy lattes and bagels and headed up to find snow. you see… it was about 70 degrees in denver and the mild winter did not produce much snow… so we had a drive a little farther up to find it. after some detours, which included getting stuck in the snow and having to get pushed out by some friendly mountain men, we found a greats secluded spot right by "burning bear" campground in the mount evans wilderness.
we started out hiking in our snowshoes under a bright blue sky. the sun was shining and we were huffin it up the mountain. it was great. about an hour in we stopped to take some pictures and that was when i turned around to find chris down on one knee. he asked me to marry him and of course, i said yes.
it was an amazing day of love and celebration and pure happiness. we toasted with a drink at lunch in morrison, co after our long and eventful hike.
a few days later i got to pick out the most lovely ring i have ever seen.