Wednesday, March 12, 2014

4 Months and a Proposal!

February 28, 2014 was a GREAT day! 
Not only was it our 4 month anniversary, but Mark asked me to marry him!!!

We have been having wonderful weather in Utah lately so Mark and I had planned on going for a hike on Friday.  Of course that day it decided to be cold, windy, and rainy. Mark told me he had gotten off early because he was suppose to have baseball, but ended up not having it. We met up at his house and headed up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Now I'm not going to lie, in my head I had a feeling he might propose. I had asked him how hard the hike was and if i could wear normal clothes and he assured me I should dress normal because we would probably go to dinner later. (Smart thinking!) Once we got up the canyon we stopped at Storm Mountain. The parking lot was closed because of the winter season, but we thought we would be rule breakers and hike up that way anyways. As we were walking he started going super fast. He was holding my hand as we walked through more of the parking lot and picnic areas. He started almost dragging me along. I laughed and was like um can we please slow down a little bit? he just laughed and slowed down. At one point he said REALLY?? I was super confused. He said oh nothing. You just looked like you made a face. Well come to find out I had walked right through a clue he had left for me. (He went up early to make sure we really could hike up to where he wanted).

Clearly I dropped the ball by not noticing this GIANT M + A in the parking lot. I was too busy noticing the other set of footprints off to the side and trying to see if they matched the boots he had on. Come to find out they were his footprints, but he changed shoes to throw me off!

Once we got up to the top of the mountain we had an incredible view! It really was awesome!
I was busy looking at the view and he quickly turned me around and started to get down on one knee. He got really excited and was jingling his keys a little bit. Being the joker that he is, I assumed he was trying to mess with me. I had looked for all the signs of a ring box and hadn't seen a thing. He is the type to trick me and then surprise me later, so I really thought he was just joking. He told me he loved me and wanted me to be his wife. When he said will you marry me he pulled out the ring from his pocket. My first response was REALLY? I was honestly shocked because I thought he had been joking! He said YES, of course REALLY!!! I was yes and we hugged and kissed. I was so excited to put the ring on my finger and make it official. 
It is PERFECT! I'm in love with my ring. I can't stop staring at it. We were able to sit and enjoy the view and just chat. About 10 minutes after he proposed I really started to tear up and realize this was real. I was engaged. I was just so happy to be engaged to this amazing man.
We hiked back down and decided to go call family and friends. It was very fun to be able to share the news with everyone. We had a nice dinner at Rodizio Grill and walking around City Creek. We are so excited to be able to spend eternity together and start this new adventure together. I'm so grateful I found this amazing man. I've never been happier!

1 comment:

  1. So sweet!! I love that he wrote your initials in the snow :) And your ring is gorgeous!