I knew it was coming, but I didn’t know when.
I thought it may happen on our anniversary, January 21…but nope. No proposal.
In the meantime, Josh was having fun tricking me. One day when we went snowshoeing, he bent down on one knee…and told me he was checking to see if my snowshoes were on properly. Another day we were in the kitchen, talking, and he knelt down – and told me I had something on my shoe. Ha! The trickster.
So on Saturday morning when he asked if I’d like to go snowshoeing, cause it had been a while, and we both were itching to get some exercise (the temps have been below freezing here – and close to 0°F – for way too long), I was up for it. And I thought maybe this time, this was it.
We got bundled up, I packed homemade muffins and a Garuka Bar sample (which Josh would not let me put in the backpack, which made me quite suspicious), and we were on our way up the mountain.
We went for about half an hour, and eventually Josh sat down in the snow, said he got off the trail somehow, and he looked pretty tired. I sat down with him, and while he was fiddling with his phone (more suspicions), I opened up the backpack to take out a snack.
Josh sat in front of me, and I immediately stuffed a big piece of Garuka Bar in his mouth since he looked so hungry. I started eating some too, and, mouth full, he began to say, “Lisa, I love you very much.”
I immediately started crying (anyone who knows me well knows that I cry super easily, especially to movies both happy and sad), and he told me that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me, and asked if I would marry him.
I immediately said yes. Of course. He is the most wonderful guy, and I am a very, very lucky girl.
His phone fiddling was to take some snapshots of the proposal, which is really special to have captured. Of course I had my sunglasses on the whole time – whoops! But it was just us, in the woods, in our new home of Vermont.
The ring is gorgeous! I love it, and keep gazing at my hand in awe. It’s absolutely beautiful yet and simple - just what I had hoped for.
We started getting cold, so we headed back down the mountain to head home, but first, Josh wrote a quick message on the car.
When we got home, I asked him for all the details of the engagement – about him asking my parents, and looking at rings, and all of the planning. I called my parents and my sister, and Josh told me that a week ago he had made a dinner reservation for Mint, a vegetarian restaurant in Waitsfield.
We got dressed up for a celebratory three-course dinner, which was absolutely delicious and special. Josh had even arranged for them to order flowers in advance, so a beautiful bouquet was awaiting us at a private corner table.
The full moon we saw as we left dinner ended everything perfectly. Wow.
We are both so happy and excited. Thank you for your sweet comments.