So, first things first, I'll tell y'all about the best weekend of our lives. It was in every way perfect. While I've always known I was going to marry Steven, it still feels so crazy that it's actually happening! We couldn't be more excited about starting our life together, and we're overwhelmed by the love and support from our friends and family.
I landed in Colorado on Thursday morning for the Air Force Academy Ring Dance. It's a huge celebration and tradition at the Academy where the junior cadets get their class rings and officially become seniors. Steven and his friends had been waiting for this night for three years, and they deserved it after all of the grueling hard work they have put in. It had been raining all week so we had spent the majority of our days prior praying that it wouldn't that night. As we were getting ready tere was thunder and lightening and it was pouring. But luckily the weather was on our side and right as we were headed out, the rain stopped and the sun started peaking through the clouds, talk about perfect timing!! The dinner and the dance were so much fun. I don't think I've ever seen a bigger smile on Steven's face than when he put that ring on his finger, and I'm so glad I got to share it with him! I couldn't be more proud of that guy.
We headed up to a beautiful cabin in Breckenridge after the dance to celebrate with our friends for the weekend. The next day, we headed into town around 2. Breckenridge's Main Street is one of my favorites, aside from Park City's of course. It's so charming and pretty, and despite the fact that it was the end of May, it was lightly snowing most of the day. I had been expecting a proposal but I thought that it was going to be the weekend in April when I went to see him and pretty much begged him to tell me if he had the ring or not...I know that's not the traditional way of how it's supposed to go but I'm neurotic and hate surprises, luckily he still loves me. When there was no agenda to our day and we were just wandering around town, I thought that maybe he had something planned for that night or the next day. So, we went shopping and had a fun lunch with our friends and when it started getting late, we headed back to the car.
The cutest stream runs through Main Street and as we were passing the snow started to fall. Steven suggested we go for a walk so I knew something was up...subtle, really...and when that happened I got so nervous. We walked down to the little stream and Steve said the sweetest words and then got down on his knee asked me to marry him. It was sweet, simple and perfect, and holy heck I can't wait to be his wife!
We drove up to a trailhead afterward to look the most gorgeous view ever...I love Colorado! After that we dropped our friends off at the cabin and Steven took me out to a fancy dinner at Hearthstone. In jeans and Vans we didn't really fit in, but we couldn't have cared less because we were ecstatic. Before dinner we called our parents and family to share the news with them all, and we celebrated with our friends that night at the cabin to top off the best day ever! The fun continued the rest of the weekend too. We are so blessed to have such amazing people in our lives to share the excitement with!
We started the wedding planning process and have a venue and date...more to come on all that fun wedding stuff!