- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Because we’re both students, my partner and I are on a limited budget, and don’t get vacations often. So we decided this fall, in the middle of academic crazyness to go on a two day get away right before Christmas. We left Monday for our favorite inn, where we get all our meals included plus access to their cross country ski trails.
I had a feeling my partner would choose this opportunity to propose- we’re a pretty non-traditional couple when it comes to this kind of thing, so we had already discussed when we wanted to get married (and when it would work with his schedule as a medical student/resident), and figured out a good time-line for beginning to plan. He’s also a sucker for traditions, and I knew how much he loves this place, so I figured he’d love a reason to make it “our tradition.”
Anyway, on Tuesday we headed out skiing. After about an hour and a half on the trails we came to this beautiful bridge in the middle of the woods. He sort of awkwardly came up next to me on the bridge and said he wanted to stop to take pictures. After a few photos, he fumbled around in his vest and said, “you know, our problems together are the ones I want to have.” I kind of laughed, because this was a reference to an earlier conversation about “the problems you want to have” (for me, its problems like goats getting out that I would prefer to problems related to my current job). Then I figured out what was going on, and he showed me the ring, and we hugged and kissed a lot, and both teared up a bit. It was actually a sort of awkward, wordless moment, which kind of makes sense for us.
Then he told me all about the process of picking out the ring he had chosen. When we had looked together previously I was drawn to sapphires, but he picked out a ring with a diamond. He figured we have similar tastes, so if it was his favorite it would probably be mine too. I do love it! I was surprised by it at first, but as soon as I put it on I figured out how perfect it was. its a vintage ring, he thinks from the 1920’s. He replaced the center diamond with one he picked out because the original wasn’t as nice.
It fits pretty well, but we’re going to get it re-sized next week. I can wear it through the weekend though, and showing all our families. we haven’t told anyone yet, because we want to do it in person…but I’m so excited and had to tell someone!
I tried to upload the photos, but I wasn’t able to right now. The first is of the bridge, and second is of the ring- although not a great photograph. Sorry this is so word-heavy and not very picture heavy- I’ll work on that!